[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]

One of 211 letters in the series: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969 available on this site.

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Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers ...

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

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Fentress, David August 4, 1863.

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Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers advice on the agriculture at home- cattle, horses, and her father’s crops.

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

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives consists of eight archival collections reflecting the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. Altogether, these Civil War and Reconstruction-era papers include information about events in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. They reflect the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. The project was generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers advice on the agriculture at home- cattle, horses, and her father’s crops.

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  • August 4, 1863

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Fentress, David. [Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863], letter, August 4, 1863; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160331/: accessed December 2, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.