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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[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 Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

Date: September 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, however it is unclear who she is writing to. In the letter she gives updates on the changes that have been going on throughout the community during the war, and gives information on friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]

[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]

Date: October 10, 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter Maud Fentress wrote to her family regarding the problems she experienced when trying to send letters. She discusses the cotton crop and what her expenses are. The difficulties in acquiring a horse are given. She discusses the risk of capture, pillaging, and warns not to wear uniforms if going on furlough. She gives updates on family and friends. She expresses her anxiety over the freed slaves. She also gives her opinion on books she has read.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]

Date: March 31, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he sends news of arriving at Camp Terry, near Austin, Texas. He describes his housing conditions, the items that were purchased and their three week supply of provisions. He also updates her on his health. He asks that her father bring her to the camp to visit him.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[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 Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]

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

Date: August 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers advice on the agriculture at home- cattle, horses, and her father’s crops.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

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

Date: August 15, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]

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

Date: May 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he recounts his participation in a battle that took place before May 19, 1864. He writes about the successes and set backs. He writes of the soldiers killed, wounded and missing. He says that some of the soldiers who died were accused of smelling of Louisiana rum. He ends the letter with news of his health and the health of friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

Date: June 2, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the situation at home (the peach orchard, spinning, and a spinning wheel), how to send letters to him, his experience in the army (his need for more clothing, his health, what food the unit is eating, and statistics of his unit), and war news.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]

Date: June 7, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his health, health of the unit, which he sends many soldiers to hospitals with guards. He mentions how the weather is not helping people get better and gives his wife advice on agriculture. He also mentions his wish for the end of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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