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[LeTourneau Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a LeTourneau Industries hotel, which was designed by Evelyn LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. Evelyn was married to Robert G. LeTourneau, the founder of LeTourneau Industries. The photograph shows an aerial view of the hotel, which was built in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows an aerial view of the facility. The platforms were assembled on the river band and were walked into the river for final fitting. From Vicksburg, the river tow boats transported the rigs to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they were transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs. The first off-shore drilling rig ever created was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau without any formal drawings or plans.
Date: 1945~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows three rigs under construction.
Date: June 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows the final testing for one of the oil rigs built at the facility.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: July 21, 1863
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress,1863]

Description: Partial letter from David Fentress to an unknown recipient. In the letter he describes his new location near bayous and lakes, and compares it to Brazos Bottom. He also discusses the living arrangements of him and his men, and mentions that he has lost one man in his time there. He ends the letter hoping to be home by Christmas.
Date: 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

Description: Photocopy of a handwritten memorandum book written by A. C. Lenert documenting his experiences as a member of Waul’s Texas Legion at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Date: 1862/1865
Creator: Lenert, A. C.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Copy of Narrative From A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book]

Description: Photocopy of a partial, typed transcript of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book documenting his experiences as a member of Waul’s Texas Legion at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. This transcription includes only the narrative portions of the memorandum book describing military experiences and is not formatted to match the original.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book Transcription]

Description: Line-by-line typed transcription of the text portion of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book documenting his experiences as a member of Waul’s Texas Legion at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The expenditure lists and other notes at the end of the original document are not included in this transcript.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Batteries Facing the River at Vicksburg

Description: Map illustrating gun batteries along a river in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Below these river emplacements is a map of a battery at the hospital in Vicksburg, which includes some sketching of elevation. Scale 1:3,600
Date: 1911
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: September 3, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, however it is unclear who she is writing to. In the letter she gives updates on the changes that have been going on throughout the community during the war, and gives information on friends and family.
Date: September 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from L. D. Bradley to Minnie Bradley - March 22, 1863]

Description: Letter from L. D. Bradley to Minnie Bradley, dated March 22, 1863 and sent from Camp Pemberton, in which he writes about recent fighting with the "Yankees" and their subsequent retreat, the future plans for his regiment, and his desire to return home.
Date: March 22, 1863
Creator: Bradley, L. D.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from L. D. Bradley to Minnie Bradley - April 13, 1863]

Description: Letter from L. D. Bradley to Minnie Bradley, dated April 13, 1863 and sent from Camp Pemberton, in which he writes about money issues and the recent news related to the war, as well as a mention of his birthday (the day of writing).
Date: April 13, 1863
Creator: Bradley, L. D.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Captain L. D. Bradley's "Solemn Parole Under Oath"]

Description: Copy of Captain L. D. Bradley's "solemn parole under oath" as a prisoner of war, stating that he will not serve in the military for the Confederate States of America, signed by him as well as John C. Fry in Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 9, 1863.
Date: July 9, 1863
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College