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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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[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 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 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 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, 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 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 W.H. Wood to David W. Fentress, May  5, 1856]

[Letter from W.H. Wood to David W. Fentress, May 5, 1856]

Date: May 5, 1856
Creator: Wood, W. H.
Description: Letter from W. H. Wood to David Fentress concerning the event of David's father dieing, someone being arrested, and the selling of a slave.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 3, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 3, 1862]

Date: March 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress giving him news of the war and describing its effects on her surrounding community.
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