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[Amount of Forage Received for April 27, 1863]

Description: Report of the amount of forage received for April 27, 1863. A total of 36 sacks of corn, 32 sacks of oats, and 37 bales of hay were received. The report was created on May 1 as indicated on the back page.
Date: May 1, 1863
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Certificate of Allegiance for Ziza Moore, August 14, 1863]

Description: Certificate of oath for Ziza Moore. The document certifies that Moore took an Oath of Allegiance to the Government of the United States, and filed a Bond in the office of Provost Marshal in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars.
Date: August 14, 1863
Creator: Scarritt, J. J.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Certificate of enlistment, September 7, 1863]

Description: A document certifying that Hamilton K. Perry's name appeared in the master roll of C.B 1st Vet Regiment NYS in the service of the United States.
Date: September 7, 1863
Creator: Adjutant General's Office
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Civil War Muster Booklet]

Description: "Muster into service" booklet listing all the men, presumably in Company F, 1st New York Volunteer Veterans Cavalry. The lists contain physical descriptions of men, place of birth, location of enlistment, etc.
Date: 1863/1865
Creator: [Redway, Hamilton K.]
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Criminal Docket, District Court, Cooke County, 1871-1874]

Description: Ledger from Cooke County, Texas, containing docket information that includes attorney names, the names of the parties involved, offenses, witnesses, and orders made.
Date: 1863-11~
Creator: Cooke County (Tex.)
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Empty envelope, 1863]

Description: An empty envelope labeled "Ziza Moore papers, certificates, passes, etc."
Date: 1863
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, March 24, 1862]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, relating his visit with relatives in Monroe County, Iowa. He also tells the story of a man who was waylaid by [Brigadier General John Sappington] Marmaduke, and wonders if Vicksburg has fallen to the Union. In addition, he discusses civil unrest in Texas and expresses his desire to return.
Date: March 24, 1863
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

Description: Partial letter from David Fentress to an unknown recipient. In the letter he describes his new location near bayous and lakes, and compares it to Brazos Bottom. He also discusses the living arrangements of him and his men, and mentions that he has lost one man in his time there. He ends the letter hoping to be home by Christmas.
Date: 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his aunt in which he catches up on family news and comments on the daughter he has not yet met. He says that he sent a prescription to his wife to help heal her facial problem. He says he told William Berry of his son's death. Then he recounts speculation on Clara Berry's association with Dr. Van Dorn. He notes that a plantation house has been turned into a hospital and that one third of his men are sick.
Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara requesting that she look after the orchard, plant grapes, and care for the garden. He states his interest in teaching his daughters how to garden and "kitchen education" before other branches of learning. He describes his health and says that he has not lost any of his sick soldiers.
Date: August 7, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 9, 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which tells her how often he has been receiving mail from her; troop movements and his speculation on what the Northern Army will do; how the populace is treated when the U. S. Army moves into their territory; illness among the men; his health; and seeds for his garden.
Date: August 9, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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.
Date: August 28, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
Date: August 15, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 12, 1863]

Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara informing her of his improving health; the continuing problems of sickness among the troops; the movement of the troops; a description of how his wife can treat a problem with her face; and news of the war.
Date: July 12, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 18, 1863]

Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he tries to set the record straight on his relationships with other women before their marriage. He was also concerned about the corn crop and the state of the garden. He writes down what he has read about President Lincoln's recently published proclamation that would take freed slaves and allow them to fight in the northern army (possibly the Emancipation Proclamation).
Date: July 18, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing his ill health. He remarks that he has had no letter from her, yet hopes to hear from her before the end of the war. Included in the letter are remarks on troop movements; a request for a photograph; talk of good crops; family updates; and the weather.
Date: June 23, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that he despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.
Date: 1863- 03-29
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara seeking to reassure her about his recovering health. He updates her on the sickness among the troops. He also comments on the dispirited populace and troops since the fall of Vicksburg.
Date: September 3, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections