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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]

Description: 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.
Date: March 31, 1862

[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

[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

[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

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the situation at home (the peach orchard, spinning, and a spinning wheel), how to send letters to him, his experience in the army (his need for more clothing, his health, what food the unit is eating, and statistics of his unit), and war news.
Date: unknown

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his health, health of the unit,which he sends many soldiers to hospitals with guards. He mentions how the weather is not helping people get better and gives his wife advice on agriculture. He also mentions his wish for the end of the war.
Date: unknown

[Transcript of letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, June 18, 1863]

Description: Transcript of a letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, discussing the nearly total failure of fruit crops in the hilly part of Bedford and that there has been steady rain after a dry season that is threatening the other crops. There has been no groundwater due to the local creek overflowing, so they've had to make do with buttermilk. He also mentions that illness has been unusually common lately. Other local news is discussed.
Date: June 18, 1863
Creator: Tarpley, E. D.