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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

[A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

Date: 1862/1865
Creator: Lenert, A. C.
Description: Photocopy of a handwritten memorandum book written by A. C. Lenert documenting his experiences as a member of Waul’s Texas Legion at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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[Copy of Narrative From A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

[Copy of Narrative From A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photocopy of a partial, typed transcript of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book documenting his experiences as a member of Waul’s Texas Legion at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. This transcription includes only the narrative portions of the memorandum book describing military experiences and is not formatted to match the original.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]

Date: March 1, 1856
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing a compromise for the "Jones suit" that she was able to work out with his Uncle John, other news from his uncle, and a note about the local doctor buying a 15-year-old girl.
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[Elizabeth Simpson Cooper Memoir]

[Elizabeth Simpson Cooper Memoir]

Date: 1931-02-24/1932
Creator: Cooper, Elizabeth Simpson, 1840-
Description: Photocopy of Elizabeth Simpson Cooper's memoir about her childhood in Virginia and later her time in Kansas after moving westward with her family. In the text of her memoir, she describes her school days in Virginia, church, Cooper family history, "Bleeding Kansas" (the period of conflict over deciding if Kansas would be a free or a slave state), and the Civil War in Kansas as well as her personal encounters with Native Americans in Kansas.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

Date: March 4, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

Date: August 25, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he states how upset he is that he has not heard form her since June. He recounts a bad dream he had. He updates her on his effort to gain a leave of absence and a transfer. He also describes his health.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

Date: August 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the difficulties he faces applying for a transfer and/or a leave of absence. He states that he has 110 men in hospitals. Dr. Fentress's brigade is to march to Arkansas and only waits for Hardeman's Brigade to arrive. He also states that his men look forward to leaving Louisiana and moving to Arkansas.
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[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, September 11, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, September 11, 1864]

Date: September 11, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara Fentress, describing his new orders to Houston, Texas. He also discusses the possibility of a leave of absence.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 30, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 30, 1864]

Date: December 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his being ordered to take charge of Hospital No. 2 in Houston. The letter is badly faded, but it appears that he is discussing his plans for travel to take up his post.
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