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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]

Date: August 4, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a marriage between Jimmie and Mary Tate which would take place on August 25, 1859, the couple's plans for their honeymoon, and their plans to board with Maude; a discussion of gifts made by Maude for her granddaughter (David's daughter); reports of the weather and its affect on the crops; a discussion about David's delayed visit; a discussion about the health of Eva Polk's infant; a brief recap of the most recent happenings in town.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress,  August 29, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 29, 1859 ]

Date: August 29, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee which includes: Maud's health and the health of Anne and Sallie; home improvements made to Maud's house; a horse purchased by Maud; the health of the cattle and the hogs as well as the death of a cow from "black tongue" and the death of ten hogs from cholera; news of David's baby, it's growth and health, and it's appearance; news of the weather; a dialogue about Jimmie and Mary as well as details on their whereabouts; a discussion about how lucky Maud is to have "so good a daughter-in-law and two such nice daughters-in-law; a request for David to send the ten dollars in interest, though not by mail; a dialogue about sending David's letter to Neely; news about John Wood's marriage to Miss Guy; a discussion about Frank's eligibility for marriage; and a dialogue regarding Mary Tate, Jimmie, and "Old Pitner."
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

Date: March 1, 1856
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing a compromise for the "Jones suit" that she was able to work out with his Uncle John, other news from his uncle, and a note about the local doctor buying a 15-year-old girl.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

Date: March 4, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
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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, Janurary 15, 1864]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]

Date: January 15, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

Date: August 23, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties.
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