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

Description: 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.
Date: {1863-08-15, 1863-08-17..1863-08-18}
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that he 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.
Date: March 29, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Description: 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
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Description: 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.
Date: December 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: June 23, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 12, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: July 12, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: August 28, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: September 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to David Fentress, July 27, 1863]

Description: Letter by an unidentified author to David Fentress regarding sharing federal newspapers and the banning of federal newspapers in some areas. The author passes on the news of the war including the destruction of the Federal merchantmen by the Confederate fleet. He passes along world news: Russia preparing to go to War with Europe and how that could negatively affect the Confederacy. There is also speculation on the future of the war.
Date: July 27, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: 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.
Date: {1863-08-15, 1863-08-17..1863-08-18}
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 4, 1862]

Description: A letter from D.S. Kennard to his father, stating that not much is happening, but his regiment may soon be sent to Arkansas, He also discusses the high price of commodities and dry goods.
Date: March 4, 1862
Creator: Kennard, D. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his sister, March 24, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard from Eagle Grove, Galveston County, to his sister discussing a fire in Houston and his regiment's plans to march to Arkansas. He is not sure if he will get to go home on the way. He received a letter from John Hawthorp saying their relations were well. Also mentioned in the letter is that three or four of the boys have measles.
Date: March 24, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, June 11, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother, Sarah Kennard from Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas discussing his marching from Dangerfield and their continued marching into Little Rock to meet up with his regiment. Mentions meeting soldiers who were discharged because of their age. He met several soldiers in Washington who were in his company and left behind because of sickness and Mart White, who had died. He also discusses the high prices of corn and paper.
Date: June 11, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S. & Kennard, Sarah
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard,Jr, June 21, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father, A.D. Kennard, Jr., detailing news about his time in the camps by the White River in Arkansas and the news includes: the present location of David's regiment who has set up camps on the White River near De Valls, Arkansas; a dialogue about his company who attempted to travel to "Charles town" (Charleston, AR) by boat,fifty miles away, on the night of June the 16th only to discover the "feds" had captured the town that day; a discussion about marching to meet the company who was traveling to "Charles town"; an account of how his company prepared for battle on June the 18th; a detailed dialogue on the reason why they took a "stand"; a discussion about the fight at Charleston, AR; an account of the post-battle preparations of the regiment located near De Valls Bluff, AR; updates on his health and the health of his fellow soldiers; and a dialogue about selling his pony in Little Rock AR.
Date: June 21, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard, Jr., August 24, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father, A.D. Kennard, Jr. detailing news from Arkansas and it includes: details about receiving letters from A.D., from Jennie, and from "Ma"; a discussion about John Westbrook who was going on to Parson's regiment; a dialogue about not being "posted in prices of anything" except tobacco; and an update on his health. He ends his letter stating that he will answer Ma's and Jennie's letters another time and for his father, A.D., to excuse his short letter.
Date: August 24, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard, September 10, 1862]

Description: Letter written by David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard discussing his reception of two of her letters. He details that he has had a "long spell of sickness" which has delayed his response to her correspondence. He discusses updates of acquaintances and mentions to his mother that he has had a photograph taken of himself. He lets her know he will mail it to Jennie on the day he wrote this letter.He closes the letter detailing to his mother that he has nothing more to write and that he would remain affectionately hers.
Date: September 10, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, October 12, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother from Camp Hope, Arkansas, saying he was getting well and had stayed with the sick in camp while the rest of the men marched to the White River. Two men from other regiments died on the prairie and the men from his company had marched in a cold rain, marching in water and mud from the top of their shoes, up to knee height. Uncle George was riding a horse back home, Uncle John is in good health, Bill Harris is getting well, Bill Hadley is well, and Captain Shannon went to the White River where he got sick and remains for now. Colonel A. Nelson was promoted to brigadier general and took sick and died.
Date: October 12, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, March 29, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: March 29, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections