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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

Date: December 25, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
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[Letter from  Maud C. Fentress to one of her sons, October 19, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to one of her sons, October 19, 1862]

Date: October 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her sons- it is unclear if she's writing to David or Frank Fentress. In the letter she gives updates of the wars' effects on the local people and community. She gives updates on family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

Date: September 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, however it is unclear who she is writing to. In the letter she gives updates on the changes that have been going on throughout the community during the war, and gives information on friends and family.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]

Date: September 28, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion regarding finance; news concerning the financial situations of family; a dialogue regarding crops to be planted and animals to be raised; news about Frank becoming Chancery Clerk and his plans to study law; news about Kate and her portion of the family's land which will be farmed on a small scale between Frank, Maud, and Kate; financial advice from Maud and news about a real estate transaction in Bolivar; a discussion about the state of society in Bolivar; a dialogue about David moving; updates on the lives and health of family and friends; a discussion about endeavoring to be a pious christian; and a dialogue concerning David's debt to Maud.
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[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.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

Date: July 11, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the trunk of gifts she has sent him. The weather in Bolivar, Tennessee has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. She is concerned about his prospects in Texas and sends him Bright's yellow corn. She sends information on friends and family. The work on the well continues.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]

Date: November 30, 1861
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses Frank's illness; the problems Jimmie has had in his Company; and the reluctance of some men to go to war. She tells him the current price of swine. She continues to give a description of the division of Union and Confederacy supporters around her. She finishes the letter with news of the war, the shortage of physicians, and the people she knows who are unwell.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Date: February 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]

Date: June 6, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

Date: September 24, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to thank him for the newspapers she has received from him; learning about a new method of growing corn; hear health; the weather; and she ends by sending her love to Davids wife, Clara.
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