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

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

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Transcript of a 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.

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[2]p. ; 22X28cm.

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Creator: Unknown. August 28, 1863.

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Transcript of a 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.

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[2]p. ; 22X28cm.

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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.

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  • August 28, 1863

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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863], letter, August 28, 1863; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182668/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.