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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160335/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160332/
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160331/
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160337/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160330/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 18, 1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160338/
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160334/
[Letter from W. M. Yandell to M. C. Fentress, October 29,1865]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160339/
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160336/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160333/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 19, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his trip to Houston to acquire medicine for his troops. He gives details of his trip, how much he spent, and his plans to send his wife some money. He passes on news of the war. He says that the Monitor Fleet is a failure. He also speculates on the future of the war. He gives an update on his health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160265/
[Letter to David Fentress, July 27, 1863]
Letter by an unidentified author to David Fentress regarding sharing federal newspapers and the banning of federal newspapers in some areas. The author passes on the news of the war including the destruction of the Federal merchantmen by the Confederate fleet. He passes along world news: Russia preparing to go to War with Europe and how that could negatively affect the Confederacy. There is also speculation on the future of the war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160262/
[Letter from David Fentress,1863]
Partial letter from David Fentress to an unknown recipient. In the letter he describes his new location near bayous and lakes, and compares it to Brazos Bottom. He also discusses the living arrangements of him and his men, and mentions that he has lost one man in his time there. He ends the letter hoping to be home by Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160261/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the order from Captain Weir stating that the men are to report to their captains in their respective counties. He writes of his plans to return home. He also gives an update on his health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160267/
[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]
Letter from David Fentress to his aunt in which he catches up on family news and comments on the daughter he has not yet met. He says that he sent a prescription to his wife to help heal her facial problem. He says he told William Berry of his son's death. Then he recounts speculation on Clara Berry's association with Dr. Van Dorn. He notes that a plantation house has been turned into a hospital and that one third of his men are sick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160260/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 27, 1864]
Letter written by David Fentress to his wife stating that his brigade has been furloughed and requesting that she come to collect him in Bastrop. He has been sick since the party at Colonel Groce's and she needs to bring a wagon or ambulance to move him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160268/
[Letter from from David Fentress to his wife Clara, c.1864]
Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara that is badly faded. Most of the letter cannot be read. It appears that in one place he says that he plans to stay at his post out of a sense of duty. It also appears that he sends his love to his wife and children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160264/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160269/
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, February 22, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara states that he handed Major Morgan money and candy for his family. Dr. Fentress gives her instructions on how to retrieve it and what debts to pay. He give an update on his health. He also has received an invitation from Colonel Groce for a "gathering." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160266/
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 10, 1864]
Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara which starts out with a description of his health. He recounts the his encounters with the people living near his camp; the cost of housing; eating with Captain Weir; and the cost of common goods. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160263/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160306/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the gifts she has sent his daughter; the potential purchase of David's mare by Maud; a fight among people they know; the weather and what to wear; and news of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160303/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the trunk of gifts she has sent him. The weather in Bolivar, Tennessee has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. She is concerned about his prospects in Texas and sends him Bright's yellow corn. She sends information on friends and family. The work on the well continues. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160309/
[Elizabeth Simpson Cooper Memoir]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160229/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]
Letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160235/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160232/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160231/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing Jimmie and Mary's return from their travels and their change in plans to board with Mr. Miller instead of Maud, Jimmie's financial proposition to exchange bottom land for David's lot, the town physician's move to Nashville, a financial proposition from Maud to purchase Sallie which is David's horse if Neely does not purchase her, Maud's preparations for Jimmie's party, a discussion about David's failed crops, a dialogue on the raising of stock prices, Maud's purchase of a cow for $25 from Bright, a dialogue concerning Maud's loss of cows, hogs, and a horse this year, news about sending gifts for the baby, and news about Kate's progress in boarding school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160237/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160230/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160238/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 29, 1859 ]
Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee which includes: Maud's health and the health of Anne and Sallie; home improvements made to Maud's house; a horse purchased by Maud; the health of the cattle and the hogs as well as the death of a cow from "black tongue" and the death of ten hogs from cholera; news of David's baby, it's growth and health, and it's appearance; news of the weather; a dialogue about Jimmie and Mary as well as details on their whereabouts; a discussion about how lucky Maud is to have "so good a daughter-in-law and two such nice daughters-in-law; a request for David to send the ten dollars in interest, though not by mail; a dialogue about sending David's letter to Neely; news about John Wood's marriage to Miss Guy; a discussion about Frank's eligibility for marriage; and a dialogue regarding Mary Tate, Jimmie, and "Old Pitner." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160234/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160239/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing Kate, Sallie, and financial transactions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160236/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a marriage between Jimmie and Mary Tate which would take place on August 25, 1859, the couple's plans for their honeymoon, and their plans to board with Maude; a discussion of gifts made by Maude for her granddaughter (David's daughter); reports of the weather and its affect on the crops; a discussion about David's delayed visit; a discussion about the health of Eva Polk's infant; a brief recap of the most recent happenings in town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160233/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 3, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress giving him news of the war and describing its effects on her surrounding community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160315/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160312/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160311/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160317/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses Frank's illness; the problems Jimmie has had in his Company; and the reluctance of some men to go to war. She tells him the current price of swine. She continues to give a description of the division of Union and Confederacy supporters around her. She finishes the letter with news of the war, the shortage of physicians, and the people she knows who are unwell. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160310/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, January 1, 1864]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress updating him on the war and it's impacts on her local surroundings. She also gives him news about family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160318/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160314/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 2, 1865]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress encouraging him to write her. She claims that she has not heard from him in two years, and tells him news of friends, family and the wars' impact on the local community. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160319/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, updating him on the events of the war and their impacts on the community, and pleading with him to write her more regularly. She also gives him news of family and friends. She also includes information on the lack of availability and rising cost of goods. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160316/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160313/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to one of her sons, October 19, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160325/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to move home for the sake of his family. She also updates him on local life, telling him of improvements that have been made in the town and business. In addition, to gives him updates on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160322/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 4, 1865]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress urging him to raise godly children and to pursue a life of piety. She also updates him on the lives of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160321/
[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160327/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion regarding finance; news concerning the financial situations of family; a dialogue regarding crops to be planted and animals to be raised; news about Frank becoming Chancery Clerk and his plans to study law; news about Kate and her portion of the family's land which will be farmed on a small scale between Frank, Maud, and Kate; financial advice from Maud and news about a real estate transaction in Bolivar; a discussion about the state of society in Bolivar; a dialogue about David moving; updates on the lives and health of family and friends; a discussion about endeavoring to be a pious christian; and a dialogue concerning David's debt to Maud. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160320/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]
Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160328/