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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, 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 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 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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 3, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

Date: February 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
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 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.
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