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 Resource Type: Letter
 County: Warren County, MS
[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

Date: 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

Date: September 3, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara seeking to reassure her about his recovering health. He updates her on the sickness among the troops. He also comments on the dispirited populace and troops since the fall of Vicksburg.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

Date: August 23, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

Date: September 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, however it is unclear who she is writing to. In the letter she gives updates on the changes that have been going on throughout the community during the war, and gives information on friends and family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a 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.
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, June 30, 1863]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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