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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]

Date: 1864-07-08~
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding war news and concern for her finances. He asks about the cane crops and talks about buying a horse.
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[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.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 18, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 18, 1864]

Date: 1864-12-18~
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the finances at home and clothing. He mentions the worth of Confederate money is low, his transfer out of the field, and asked Clara to write more often.
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[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.
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[Letter from W. M. Yandell to M. C. Fentress, October 29,1865]

[Letter from W. M. Yandell to M. C. Fentress, October 29,1865]

Date: October 29, 1865
Creator: Yandell, W. M.
Description: Letter from W. M. Yandell to his aunt Maud Fentress, regarding why he is in Texas. He also mentions family news and his brother David's practice in Memphis. He also asks to come and visit Maud. He asks about Maud and her husband's health and how his cousin David Fentress is doing. The last page is an ad about Dr.David W. Fentress and his services and an ad to sell Fentress's land and animals.
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[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]

Date: June 14, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the weather in Texas and Louisiana. He need for more clothes and he expresses his appreciation of all the work Clara is doing for him and the Army.
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[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.
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