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[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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.
Date: February 19, 1864
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Company Orders Book, June 15, 1864-June 1865]

Description: Company order book with special orders, many of them for promotions and demotions. They include demotions for robbing a paroled rebel soldier, incompetence, intoxication, and disorderly behavior. There is an order that all men must turn in all civilian and rebel clothing. The book also appears to have been used for schoolwork and drawing by children at some later date. It also includes some song lyrics or poetry. Many pages are cut out of the back of the book and some pages partially missing.
Date: June 15, 1864
Creator: U.S. War Department
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[General orders no. 231, July 18, 1864]

Description: General orders no. 231 details the following Acts and Resolutions of Congress:I.) Appropriations for fortifications; II.) Act to authorize commanders to execute sentence against guerrillas, spies, deserters, murderers, and for other purposes; III.) Act concerning pensions; IV.) Act for better organization of Quartermaster's Department; V.) Resolution to settle Captain Hebard's accounts, the accounts of the United States volunteers, and other officer's accounts; VI.)Resolution in amending act concerning pay of officers and men in Western Department; VII.) Resolution for publication of the Army register; VIII.) Resolution for relief of officers of 4th and 5th Indian regiments; IX.) Resolution in relation to leaves of absence to professors at Military Academy; X.) Resolution explaining act of June 20, 1864, to increase soldier's pay; XI.) Resolution to increase pay of hospital matrons; and XII.) resolution to explain resolution relative to pay of staff of Lieutenant General.
Date: July 18, 1864
Creator: War Department, Adjutant General's Office
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope, August 1864]

Description: Envelope from Charles Ramsay of the Ordnance Department to the Commanding Officer of Company F, First New York Veteran Cavalry in 1864. A note on one end of the envelope says "Ordnance Returned."
Date: 1864~
Creator: Ramsay, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Statement of Oath, December 1, 1864]

Description: Documentation of an oath sworn at Kelley's Creek, West Virginia, by Mrs. Patten and her daughters, stating: "We Mrs. Nancy Patten, Miss Amanda Patten, Miss Mary Patten, Miss Alice Patten - Do most solemnly promise and swear that in passing through the National lines, into the so called Confe-derate States, We will give no informati-on regarding the position of troops wit-hin these lines, nor any other of like contraband character, also that we will not take any packages or letters except those examined, approved, and delivered to me by the Military Authorities - & We furthermore find ourselves to remain outsi-de the National lines - during the war. So help us God."
Date: December 1864
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections