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 Serial/Series Title: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Transcript of  a Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]

[Transcript of a Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]

Date: 18uu-06-20
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, describing a man's poor health, items that she's sending to David's wife Clara, the weather, and the condition of his property.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October]

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October]

Date: 186u-10
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress informing him that she has begun his package the way that he instructed her to. Tells him that it is a valuable bundle, and that she has also written to him twice. She discusses the naming of a child, and brags about David's wife Clara.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]

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

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a 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 Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]

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

Date: June 14, 1864
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

Date: August 25, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he states how upset he is that he has not heard form her since June. He recounts a bad dream he had. He updates her on his effort to gain a leave of absence and a transfer. He also describes his health.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

Date: August 28, 1863
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing the toll that sickness has taken on the Confederate troops; troop movements; demoralized troops deserting and going home; his personal health; and comments on family news.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

Date: August 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the difficulties he faces applying for a transfer and/or a leave of absence. He states that he has 110 men in hospitals. Dr. Fentress's brigade is to march to Arkansas and only waits for Hardeman's Brigade to arrive. He also states that his men look forward to leaving Louisiana and moving to Arkansas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

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

Date: August 15, 1863
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a 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 Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Date: December 10, 1862
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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