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

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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.

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Fentress, Maud C. February 19, 1862.

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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.

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[4]p. ; 25 x 39 in cm.

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

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.

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862], DWF_oversized_94-024, ark:/67531/metapth182716

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  • February 19, 1862

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Fentress, Maud C. [Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862], letter, February 19, 1862; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160313/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.