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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]

[Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]

Date: 18uu-06-12
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, describing a man's poor health, items that she's sending to David's wife Clara, the weather, and the condition of his property.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

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

Date: December 25, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
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 David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

Date: July 17, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara, stating that he will be allowed ten days leave so that his uniform can be made at home; he gives information on the welfare of family and friends; and says he gets paid $20.00 monthly; he also gives news of the war including a victory over George McClellan, that Vicksburg still holds out, and the movement of Northern troops.
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 David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]

Date: August 30, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara recounting the news of the war; his movements; his assessment of the territory he has crossed and whether it would be good farm land; his and his friends health; what is being eaten; and finally declaring his devoted love for his wife and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

Date: August 4, 1869
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, detailing local activities in Bolivar, Tennessee including information about crops, local marriages, and the management of the John Fentress Estate. In addition she mentions various people's children and how they are growing up.
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 Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October]

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

Date: 185u-10
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress informing him that she has begun his package the way that he instructed her to. Tells him that it is a valuable bundle, and that she has also written to him twice. She discusses the naming of a child, and brags about David's wife Clara.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 1, 1861]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 1, 1861]

Date: March 1, 1861
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the making of clothes for the family; a report that a man was killed by Indians; the military build up in the south; and her opinion of Abraham Lincoln.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives