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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 10, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 10, 1864]

Date: February 10, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara which starts out with a description of his health. He recounts the his encounters with the people living near his camp; the cost of housing; eating with Captain Weir; and the cost of common goods.
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[Letter from from David Fentress to his wife Clara, c.1864]

[Letter from from David Fentress to his wife Clara, c.1864]

Date: 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara that is badly faded. Most of the letter cannot be read. It appears that in one place he says that he plans to stay at his post out of a sense of duty. It also appears that he sends his love to his wife and children.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 19, 1864]

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

Date: February 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his trip to Houston to acquire medicine for his troops. He gives details of his trip, how much he spent, and his plans to send his wife some money. He passes on news of the war. He says that the Monitor Fleet is a failure. He also speculates on the future of the war. He gives an update on his health.
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[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, February 22, 1864]

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

Date: February 22, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara states that he handed Major Morgan money and candy for his family. Dr. Fentress gives her instructions on how to retrieve it and what debts to pay. He give an update on his health. He also has received an invitation from Colonel Groce for a "gathering."
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[Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]

[Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]

Date: 18uu-06-12
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, describing a man's poor health, items that she's sending to David's wife Clara, the weather, and the condition of his property.
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[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]

Date: August 30, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara recounting the news of the war; his movements; his assessment of the territory he has crossed and whether it would be good farm land; his and his friends health; what is being eaten; and finally declaring his devoted love for his wife and family.
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[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

Date: July 17, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara, stating that he will be allowed ten days leave so that his uniform can be made at home; he gives information on the welfare of family and friends; and says he gets paid $20.00 monthly; he also gives news of the war including a victory over George McClellan, that Vicksburg still holds out, and the movement of Northern troops.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Date: November 12, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara detailing the process and difficulties of sending mail; the winter weather; illness in another company; his duties as a physician and schedule; how to care for sheep with scab; his personal health and a declaration of love for his wife and children.
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[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.
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[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.
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