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

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

Date: June 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara that informs her that his Brigade is being sent back to Texas by detachments. He says that he will try to obtain a furlough once he reaches Houston, Texas, so that he can see her, the children, and pick up some books.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

Date: 1864-05-26/1864-05-30
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara to give her information on where to send her letters to him. He also gives news on the categories of soldiers that are being granted furloughs. There is a note on the back, dated May 30, that gives an update on his health and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. May 29, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. May 29, 1865]

Date: May 29, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. He states that he is copying all his notes. He also received a present of a pound of butter. Most of the letter is faded and is difficult to read
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]

Date: May 30, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which lists the items he has sent her. He also sends and toothbrush as well as instructions on keeping her teeth polished. He states he has sold 3 cords of wood for $5.00 a cord. He has not purchased olive oil because it is so expensive.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

Date: September 3, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara seeking to reassure her about his recovering health. He updates her on the sickness among the troops. He also comments on the dispirited populace and troops since the fall of Vicksburg.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

Date: September 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that Mr. J. H. Hodges would be returning home to collect clothing for his company. He gives updates on the war; his health; and the health of his fellow soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

Date: 1863- 03-29
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that he despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives