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[Letter from Lieutenant General Longstreet, December 29,1862]

Description: General Orders No. 55. A complete list of officers and men with the information if he had had furlough since his service, when, and for what length of time, also the case of absence of the individual and who gave permission.
Date: December 29, 1862
Creator: Longstreet, Lt. Gen.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lieutenant General Longstreet, December 18,1862]

Description: Lt. Gen. Longstreet expresses his gratitude for those troops of 1st Army Corps. for their firm resistance to the enemy in the Battle of the 13 December, 1862 near Fredericksburg VA.
Date: December 18, 1862
Creator: Longstreet, Lt. Gen.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lieutenant General Longstreet, December 16,1862]

Description: General Order No. 114. Commanders are to make sure that provisions are at hand, ammunition and transportation. Officers are to take care of their men and soldiers are to obey their officers.
Date: December 16, 1862
Creator: Longstreet, Lt. Gen.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.
Date: December 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.
Date: December 10, 1862
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lieutenant General Longstreet, November 28,1862]

Description: General Order No. 52. When waiting for action on an application for leave, no one can make a personal application to support the application for leave. Also no applications will be accepted unless sent through the proper channels, no personal deliveries of applications.
Date: November 28, 1862
Creator: Longstreet, Lt. Gen.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard, November 20, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard from Camp Nelson, Arkansas, discussing all the sickness in the camp. Wesley Gentry is very sick and old man Gentry is staying with him in a house, William Sanders was sick, and Henry Walker died about a week ago. Old Mr. Higgens and Simian came by with Jim Higgens, who they were taking home. William Boathright paid money he owed. They may be marching soon. Heard about big battle in Virginia where General Lee routed McClelland's whole army. Kennard mentions he heard that France had recognized the South and the "Old United States" had declared war against her.
Date: November 22, 1862
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Circular from Lieutenant General Longstreet, November 13,1862]

Description: Circular that Brigade Commanders make sure that adjoining fields or woods are not set on fire by their encampments. If done by accident then they are to try to extinguish it, Brigade Commanders will not be responsible for their recurrences.
Date: November 13, 1862
Creator: Longstreet, Lt. Gen.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara detailing the process and difficulties of sending mail; the winter weather; illness in another company; his duties as a physician and schedule; how to care for sheep with scab; his personal health and a declaration of love for his wife and children.
Date: November 12, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara detailing the process and difficulties of sending mail; the winter weather; illness in another company; his duties as a physician and schedule; how to care for sheep with scab; his personal health and a declaration of love for his wife and children.
Date: November 12, 1862
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to one of her sons, October 19, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her sons- it is unclear if she's writing to David or Frank Fentress. In the letter she gives updates of the wars' effects on the local people and community. She gives updates on family and friends.
Date: October 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, October 12, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother from Camp Hope, Arkansas, saying he was getting well and had stayed with the sick in camp while the rest of the men marched to the White River. Two men from other regiments died on the prairie and the men from his company had marched in a cold rain, marching in water and mud from the top of their shoes, up to knee height. Uncle George was riding a horse back home, Uncle John is in good health, Bill Harris is getting well, Bill Hadley is well, and Captain Shannon went to the White River where he got sick and remains for now. Colonel A. Nelson was promoted to brigadier general and took sick and died.
Date: October 12, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard, September 10, 1862]

Description: Letter written by David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard discussing his reception of two of her letters. He details that he has had a "long spell of sickness" which has delayed his response to her correspondence. He discusses updates of acquaintances and mentions to his mother that he has had a photograph taken of himself. He lets her know he will mail it to Jennie on the day he wrote this letter.He closes the letter detailing to his mother that he has nothing more to write and that he would remain affectionately hers.
Date: September 10, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara recounting the news of the war; his movements; his assessment of the territory he has crossed and whether it would be good farm land; his and his friends health; what is being eaten; and finally declaring his devoted love for his wife and family.
Date: August 30, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara recounting the news of the war; his movements; his assessment of the territory he has crossed and whether it would be good farm land; his and his friends health; what is being eaten; and finally declaring his devoted love for his wife and family.
Date: August 30, 1862
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard, Jr., August 24, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father, A.D. Kennard, Jr. detailing news from Arkansas and it includes: details about receiving letters from A.D., from Jennie, and from "Ma"; a discussion about John Westbrook who was going on to Parson's regiment; a dialogue about not being "posted in prices of anything" except tobacco; and an update on his health. He ends his letter stating that he will answer Ma's and Jennie's letters another time and for his father, A.D., to excuse his short letter.
Date: August 24, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara, stating that he will be allowed ten days leave so that his uniform can be made at home; he gives information on the welfare of family and friends; and says he gets paid $20.00 monthly; he also gives news of the war including a victory over George McClellan, that Vicksburg still holds out, and the movement of Northern troops.
Date: July 17, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara, stating that he will be allowed ten days leave so that his uniform can be made at home; he gives information on the welfare of family and friends; and says he gets paid $20.00 monthly; he also gives news of the war including a victory over George McClellan, that Vicksburg still holds out, and the movement of Northern troops.
Date: July 17, 1862
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard,Jr, June 21, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father, A.D. Kennard, Jr., detailing news about his time in the camps by the White River in Arkansas and the news includes: the present location of David's regiment who has set up camps on the White River near De Valls, Arkansas; a dialogue about his company who attempted to travel to "Charles town" (Charleston, AR) by boat,fifty miles away, on the night of June the 16th only to discover the "feds" had captured the town that day; a discussion about marching to meet the company who was traveling to "Charles town"; an account of how his company prepared for battle on June the 18th; a detailed dialogue on the reason why they took a "stand"; a discussion about the fight at Charleston, AR; an account of the post-battle preparations of the regiment located near De Valls Bluff, AR; updates on his health and the health of his fellow soldiers; and a dialogue about selling his pony in Little Rock AR.
Date: June 21, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, June 11, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother, Sarah Kennard from Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas discussing his marching from Dangerfield and their continued marching into Little Rock to meet up with his regiment. Mentions meeting soldiers who were discharged because of their age. He met several soldiers in Washington who were in his company and left behind because of sickness and Mart White, who had died. He also discusses the high prices of corn and paper.
Date: June 11, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S. & Kennard, Sarah
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Jennie Kennard, June 6, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard, to his sister Jennie updating her on his current living situation. He describes how often he has been traveling, and he also mentions how he is in need of a wagon. He tells her about a skirmish that resulted in the death of 200 Yankees. He also promises to send her needles if he finds the correct size.
Date: June 6, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections