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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

[A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

Date: 1862/1865
Creator: Lenert, A. C.
Description: Photocopy of a handwritten memorandum book written by A. C. Lenert documenting his experiences as a member of Waul’s Texas Legion at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

Date: June 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

Date: August 7, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara requesting that she look after the orchard, plant grapes, and care for the garden. He states his interest in teaching his daughters how to garden and "kitchen education" before other branches of learning. He describes his health and says that he has not lost any of his sick soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

Date: June 23, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing his ill health. He remarks that he has had no letter from her, yet hopes to hear from her before the end of the war. Included in the letter are remarks on troop movements; a request for a photograph; talk of good crops; family updates; and the weather.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

Date: August 28, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing the toll that sickness has taken on the Confederate troops; troop movements; demoralized troops deserting and going home; his personal health; and comments on family news.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Date: December 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

Date: September 3, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara seeking to reassure her about his recovering health. He updates her on the sickness among the troops. He also comments on the dispirited populace and troops since the fall of Vicksburg.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 18, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 18, 1863]

Date: July 18, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he tries to set the record straight on his relationships with other women before their marriage. He was also concerned about the corn crop and the state of the garden. He writes down what he has read about President Lincoln's recently published proclamation that would take freed slaves and allow them to fight in the northern army (possibly the Emancipation Proclamation).
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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