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

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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.

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Fentress, David July 21, 1863.

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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.

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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.

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863] ,DWF_94-009-010,/ark:/67531/metapth182672/

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  • July 21, 1863

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Fentress, David. [Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863], letter, July 21, 1863; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160260/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.