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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

Date: October 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]

Date: September 1, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]

Date: September 20, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing Kate, Sallie, and financial transactions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 25, 1860]

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

Date: 1860-19-25
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress regarding a lawsuit; her health and that of her family; the weather; seeds; and a move to Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]

Date: April 29, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there."
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives