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[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, July 12, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore about local news and discussing politics. Charles discusses the war, the fall of Atlanta, and the death of Union General James McPherson. Portions of the letter have been omitted due to damage.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, June 15, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, wherein Charles copies and forwards a letter from Jim Wilson to be sent to Wilson's family. Jim Wilson is writing from Rock Island Prison in Illinois, thanking Charles for his offer of money and offering some news.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, March 13, 1864]
Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, in which Charles has copied and forwarded a message from Captain C. C. Allen regarding the pervasive thievery in Izard County, Arkansas, and that Moore would do well not to return. He also discusses some local news, including further arrests of a gang of horse thieves.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, March 1864]
Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, in which Charles copies and forwards a letter by E. D. Rushing. Rushing wrote about the whereabouts of Charles' brother and sister, Henry and Sabina, and of the violence in Izard County, Arkansas. Rushing reports that his two eldest daughters and their husbands are dead. He then describes how Union sympathizers are seeking a new constitution in Arkansas. Rushing concludes with his ideas about the Civil War being a race war and that non-white races must be forced out of the country. Charles Moore then adds a conclusion, lamenting the state of things.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, May 25, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, relating local and family news, as well as news about the continuing war. Charles gives a brief account of his conscription into the Confederate army and expresses a desire to never be caught by Confederates again. He gives some news on the various troop movements and battles.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Liza Moore, September 19, 1864]
Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Liza Moore, wherein Charles talks about troubles coming from the war and hoping for peace to come soon. He copies a letter from his Uncle H. C. "Bill" Moore regarding the sacking of Atlanta.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, March 24, 1863]
Transcript of a 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] Marmaduk, and wonders if Vicksburg has fallen to the Union. In addition, he discusses civil unrest in Texas and expresses his desire to return.
[Transcript of letter from Charles Moore to Ziza Moore, May 24, 1865]
Transcript of a letter from Charles Moore to Ziza Moore comparing the Civil War to the American Revolution, considering the future of the nation, and relaying local news.
[Transcript of Letter from D. M. Biddle to Albert, June 4, 1858]
Transcript of a letter to Albert from D. M. Biddle regarding the condition of Biddle's mill and business.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, February 27, 1864]
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."
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 15, 1865]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, describing various aspects of his life, including gifts he has purchased for her, as well as his current living conditions. He also includes details about plants that he has seen.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 25, 1865]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, August 30, 1862]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress - December 7, 1864]
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."
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, July 17, 1862 ]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, May 6, 1865]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara requesting various things, including food, linens and a horse. He also discusses the lumber market and mentions being ill.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress - September 11, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara Fentress, describing his new orders to Houston, Texas. He also discusses the possibility of a leave of absence.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding war news and concern for her finances. He asks about the cane crops and talks about buying a horse.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, June 23, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, March 29, 1863]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 9, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 18, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the finances at home and clothing. He mentions the worth of Confederate money is low, his transfer out of the field, and asked Clara to write more often.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 10, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara which starts out with a description of his health. He recounts the his encounters with the people living near his camp; the cost of housing; eating with Captain Weir; and the cost of common goods.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 19, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his trip to Houston to acquire medicine for his troops. He gives details of his trip, how much he spent, and his plans to send his wife some money. He passes on news of the war. He says that the Monitor Fleet is a failure. He also speculates on the future of the war. He gives an update on his health.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]
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."
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, February 22, 1864]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the order from Captain Weir stating that the men are to report to their captains in their respective counties. He writes of his plans to return home. He also gives an update on his health.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 12, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 18, 1863]
Transcript of a 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).
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 19, 1864]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he sends news of arriving at Camp Terry, near Austin, Texas. He describes his housing conditions, the items that were purchased and their three week supply of provisions. He also updates her on his health. He asks that her father bring her to the camp to visit him.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara - May 7, 1865]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding her wool, his cold, and the losses of their peach trees and grapes. He requests that she send bucket butter at the first opportunity.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara - May 19, 1865]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara - May 29, 1865]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. He states that he is copying all his notes. He also received a present of a pound of butter. Most of the letter is faded and is difficult to read
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]
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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]
Transcript of a 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.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that Mr. J. H. Hodges would be returning home to collect clothing for his company. He gives updates on the war; his health; and the health of his fellow soldiers.
[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]
Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers advice on the agriculture at home- cattle, horses, and her father’s crops.