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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, February 27, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara states that he handed Major Morgan money and candy for his family. Dr. Fentress gives her instructions on how to retrieve it and what debts to pay. He give an update on his health. He also has received an invitation from Colonel Groce for a "gathering."
Date: February 27, 1864
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 19, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara that informs her that his Brigade is being sent back to Texas by detachments. He says that he will try to obtain a furlough once he reaches Houston, Texas, so that he can see her, the children, and pick up some books.
Date: June 19, 1864
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara to give her information on where to send her letters to him. He also gives news on the categories of soldiers that are being granted furloughs. There is a note on the back, dated May 30, that gives an update on his health and news of the war.
Date: May 26, 1864
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
Date: August 16, 1864
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that he is sending food, candy, and cloth. He requests that she sew the cloth into drawers and send them back to him. He states his salary will be $110 per month. He then lists his expenses. He tells Clara he has had Yellow Fever. He requests cotton socks. He ends by regretting not being able to spend Christmas with his family.
Date: December 21, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he states how upset he is that he has not heard form her since June. He recounts a bad dream he had. He updates her on his effort to gain a leave of absence and a transfer. He also describes his health.
Date: August 25, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the difficulties he faces applying for a transfer and/or a leave of absence. He states that he has 110 men in hospitals. Dr. Fentress's brigade is to march to Arkansas and only waits for Hardeman's Brigade to arrive. He also states that his men look forward to leaving Louisiana and moving to Arkansas.
Date: August 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress - December 7, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from the David Fentress to "My Dear Wife" (Clara Fentress). The letter is badly faded. It appears to inform the recipient that the writer is about to take a trip of several days. The trip may have been delayed so he can "wait until all danger is past."
Date: December 7, 1864
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara Fentress requesting money to purchase a saddle as well as urging her to write him more regularly. Towards the end of the letter, he tells her that he has read that several foreign nations have begun to recognize the confederacy and he also speculates on the events of the war.
Date: February 26, 1865
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 25, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing a recent purchase he made for gifts for her and the family. He also discusses his personal finances and requests that she assist him in tailoring a uniform. He also includes his shopping list, which describes each item and it's cost.
Date: April 25, 1865
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara - May 19, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara giving her a description of a tree that came down in a storm. He states that he has purchased books for the children. He also gives an update on his family's correspondence and that the bonds had not yet arrived.
Date: May 19, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from A.G. Lee, February 15, 1865]

Description: Letter from A. G. Lee about transportation furnished for Moses Saporius Private of Redway's company from Rochester to Baltimore at the cost of $7.30.
Date: February 15, 1865
Creator: Lee, A. G.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Haylon, January 24,1865]

Description: Letter from Wm. Haylon that Wm. R.? received transportation from Baltimore to Harpers Ferry at the cost of $3.00.
Date: January 24, 1865
Creator: Haylon, William
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. Lewis, January 13, 1865]

Description: Letter from Lewis that transportation was furnished from Cincinnati OH to Chenango Falls NY for Sergh. L. Cross at the cost of $13.30.
Date: January 13, 1865
Creator: Lewis, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Statement of Transportation Costs Submitted to Army Paymaster]

Description: Form letter from Lewis to Lt. Col. Hiram Leonard (U.S. Army Paymaster) stating that transportation was furnished for Sergt. L. Cross from Cincinnati OH to Chenaugo Falls NY at the cost of $13.30.
Date: January 13, 1865
Creator: Lewis J.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections