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[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to Effie Watts, June 20, 1860]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her sister, Effie Watts discussing her being upset with Effie, for leaving so quickly to a hot state such as Texas. Everyone back home was distressed of her leave, illness struck little Johnnie, and a few family members put some pounds on. All of the fruits grew nicely back home.
Date: May 20, 1860
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to Effie Watts Rector, February 12, 1865]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her sister, Effie Watts Rector discussing how her eyesight is failing her. Slowly. Even though it was leaving, she still wanted to write Effie a letter. Somewhatly happy about the marriage, yet doesn't like Effie going to Texas. Misses her and the kids an hopes her sister is able to make a great fruit garden.
Date: February 12, 1865
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to John Watts, June 24, 1863]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her brother, John Watts discussing how letters coming in were burned by the enemy. So finding out what's going on or a response from someone will be hard. She informs her brother how the family is doing and wishing him good health. Words for Effie Watts were on the last page.
Date: June 24, 1863
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to Kenner K. Rector, November 27, 1873]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her brother in law, Kenner K. Rector discussing needing funds to move things around and also still owing money. Annie speaks of moving to teach elsewhere for awhile, a small update on family, some are sick. An wants to hear more from Kenner and Effie, especially about there move.
Date: November 27, 1873
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Effie Watts Rector to Kenner K. Rector, February 23, 1870]

Description: Letter from Effie Watts Rector, to her husband, Kenner K. Rector discussing how things are going back home. A lot of people have passed away and buried recently. Only one wedding occurred but quite silent some are sick, Calico skirts are in, and Effie would love one. She also wonders if her husband knows how to harvest strawberries.
Date: February 23, 1870
Creator: Rector, Effie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Effie Watts Rector to Rush Rector, March 20, 1891]

Description: Letter from Effie Watts Rector, to her son, Rush Rector discussing how back home is doing. Only Bryd has the smallpox now, the other children are doing well with there writing, and the girls might attend a private school. As for the crops there not hurt yet just not producing much and the fruit trees may not bear because of the weather.
Date: March 20, 1891
Creator: Rector, Effie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Jeanette Rector to Kenner K. Rector, April 16, 1860]

Description: Letter from Jeanette Rector, to her brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing how Kenner is probably wrapped around a damsel's finger to the point where he can't write to his own sister. The school is flourishing, she's learning a lot, but caught a cold like the other students. She sends her love back home and would love a letter from John as well.
Date: April 16, 1860
Creator: Rector, Jeanette
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from John B. Rector to Kenner K. Rector, July 4, 1863]

Description: Letter from John B. Rector, to his brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing the awful weather in Tennessee while dealing with the enemy. He explains the whole battle of how separate groups were on the battleground; he hopes Kenner's arm heals quickly. John warns his brother to not come back to battle, for nothing good is waiting for him. He's starving, in need of sleep, and wishes he was home.
Date: April 4, 1863
Creator: Rector, John B.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from John B. Rector to Kenner K. Rector, June 6 1882]

Description: Letter from John B. Rector, to his brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing selling wool and how to care for the sheep. Cotton seed is too expensive to send out, so getting grass cut as food would be best. Obtaining land for the sheep, someone one will sell them bucks, and how the money will be split between the two; on a five year contract together.
Date: June 6, 1882
Creator: Rector, John B.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from John B. Rector to Kenner K. Rector, September 9, 1864]

Description: Letter from John B. Rector, to his brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing how he's returned to the regiment again. More raids occur, the enemy is killing all who they capture that seem to be scouts, and different battle plans are being set. To strike the enemy from different directions or areas.
Date: September 9, 1864
Creator: Rector, John B.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts, April 16, 1862]

Description: Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts discussing hoe often he writes her and how she probably gets the letters faster. Then when he gets hers, He thinks the war will come to a close soon. Nashville was taken back,had a surprise victory in the Battle of Shiloh, and both armies are using all of there strength in the battle. Managed to acquire supplies when the enemy left a camp in confusion but they were able to capture a few who seemed wanting out of the war. More recruits are arriving and he sends his thanks as well as John, for the sock she sent them.
Date: April 16, 1862
Creator: Rector, Kenner K.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts, December 7, 1861]

Description: Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts discussing how the camp has been moved but now have active service with scouting, doing all the picket guard, and holding the outpost. Even with the move and being in service there's a sickness going around that's deadly. It's late, nothing more to inform.
Date: December 7, 1861
Creator: Rector, Kenner K.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts, January 20th, 1862]

Description: letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts discussing him being cared for in a private house since he became sickly. No one knows when the fighting will occur at Bowling Green, over 100,000 confederate soldiers there now, and some citizens have volunteered to fight. Kenner is still wondering where her letter is.
Date: January 20, 1862
Creator: Rector, Kenner K.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts, June 16, 1862]

Description: Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts, discussing how the Yankees turned the tables on them. By making the rangers retreat for days not able to cross the river, with barely any food to eat to where mush had to be created. Continued killing or capturing the enemy and not much news from Texas so it worries him.
Date: June 12, 1862
Creator: Rector, Kenner K.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group
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