[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

Date: December 21, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that he is sending food, candy, and cloth. He requests that she sew the cloth into drawers and send them back to him. He states his salary will be $110 per month. He then lists his expenses. He tells Clara he has had Yellow Fever. He requests cotton socks. He ends by regretting not being able to spend Christmas with his family.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 30, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 30, 1864]

Date: December 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his being ordered to take charge of Hospital No. 2 in Houston. The letter is badly faded, but it appears that he is discussing his plans for travel to take up his post.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 10, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 10, 1864]

Date: February 10, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 19, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 19, 1864]

Date: February 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]

Date: February 22, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 27, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 27, 1864]

Date: February 27, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

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

Date: August 25, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

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

Date: August 28, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

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

Date: August 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: 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
[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
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