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[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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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

This project 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. The project was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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

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 January 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.