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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[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 Fentress - October 21, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - October 21, 1858]

Date: October 21, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress in which she gives advice on the building of David's home. She gives details on the ownership of slaves and the division of property. She describes Jimmie's masquerade act. She also says that she will be sending seeds to Clara Fentress, David's wife. Maud updates David on who is in school, which schools, and the cost. Also included is news of family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]

Date: May 14, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she requests more letters from him. She gives news of her health. The Episcopal convocation and baptisms are discussed. Maud gives news of their family and friends; asks after David's baby; and requests news of his crops.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]

Date: August 10, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the gifts she has sent his daughter; the potential purchase of David's mare by Maud; a fight among people they know; the weather and what to wear; and news of family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

Date: October 8, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion about Mag which details her travels and her request to live with Maud for the remainder of her pregnancy; news about Anne and Eliza's health; a discussion about Maud trying to sell her horse in order to buy Sallie from David if Neely does not buy her; a dialogue about the possibility of a trip to Texas with Clara Bills which depends on McNeal's decision to make his way to Texas from 'Orleans'; Maud's concerns about traveling and leaving Kate and Sallie; news about the fair in Bolivar; an update on family and friends; and news about the health of family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - November 12, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - November 12, 1859]

Date: November 12, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she updates him on the activities of family and friends; her purchase of a mare; the search for land to buy; and the weather.
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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 her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]

Date: March 18, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter written by Maud Fentress to her son David in which she congratulates David and Clara on their recent marriage. She gives advice on buying land; discusses recent gifts she has sent; she sends information on family and friends; and Anne's illness and the treatment she received.
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