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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 27, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 27, 1864]

Date: February 27, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife stating that his brigade has been furloughed and requesting that she come to collect him in Bastrop. He has been sick since the party at Colonel Groce's and she needs to bring a wagon or ambulance to move him.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]

Date: February 22, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the order from Captain Weir stating that the men are to report to their captains in their respective counties. He writes of his plans to return home. He also gives an update on his health.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

Date: 1864-05-26/1864-05-30
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara to give her information on where to send her letters to him. He also gives news on the categories of soldiers that are being granted furloughs. There is a note on the back, dated May 30, that gives an update on his health and news of the war.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 19, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 19, 1864]

Date: June 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara that informs her that his Brigade is being sent back to Texas by detachments. He says that he will try to obtain a furlough once he reaches Houston, Texas, so that he can see her, the children, and pick up some books.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

Date: December 21, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that he is sending food, candy, and cloth. He requests that she sew the cloth into drawers and send them back to him. He states his salary will be $110 per month. He then lists his expenses. He tells Clara he has had Yellow Fever. He requests cotton socks. He ends by regretting not being able to spend Christmas with his family.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

Date: September 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that Mr. J. H. Hodges would be returning home to collect clothing for his company. He gives updates on the war; his health; and the health of his fellow soldiers.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his aunt in which he catches up on family news and comments on the daughter he has not yet met. He says that he sent a prescription to his wife to help heal her facial problem. He says he told William Berry of his son's death. Then he recounts speculation on Clara Berry's association with Dr. Van Dorn. He notes that a plantation house has been turned into a hospital and that one third of his men are sick.
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[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

Date: 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Partial letter from David Fentress to an unknown recipient. In the letter he describes his new location near bayous and lakes, and compares it to Brazos Bottom. He also discusses the living arrangements of him and his men, and mentions that he has lost one man in his time there. He ends the letter hoping to be home by Christmas.
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[Letter to David Fentress, July 27, 1863]

[Letter to David Fentress, July 27, 1863]

Date: July 27, 1863
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter by an unidentified author to David Fentress regarding sharing federal newspapers and the banning of federal newspapers in some areas. The author passes on the news of the war including the destruction of the Federal merchantmen by the Confederate fleet. He passes along world news: Russia preparing to go to War with Europe and how that could negatively affect the Confederacy. There is also speculation on the future of the war.
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