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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]

Date: March 18, 1858
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter written by Maud Fentress to her son David in which she congratulates David and Clara on their recent marriage. She gives advice on buying land; discusses recent gifts she has sent; she sends information on family and friends; and Anne's illness and the treatment she received.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - July 2, 1858]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - July 2, 1858]

Date: 1858-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, in which she sends information on the welfare of family and friends; the cost of property; photographs recently taken; and a seed exchange.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from M. C. Fentress to her son David - May 31, 1858]

[Transcript of Letter from M. C. Fentress to her son David - May 31, 1858]

Date: May 31, 1858
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses financial arrangements to buy land and what her son will raise on his land. She also fills him in on family activities and health.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Transcript of a 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 11, 1860]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 11, 1860]

Date: July 11, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Transcript of a 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress - February 27, 1862]

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

Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Transcript of a 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W.Fentress, June 1860]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W.Fentress, June 1860]

Date: June 1860
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

Date: February 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Transcript of a 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Date: February 19, 1862
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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