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[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
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from Alice M. Eanes to Lizzie Johnson, dated July 17, 1863]

Description: Letter from Alice M. Eanes to Lizzie Johnson. From the text of the letter, Eanes is one of Lizzie's former students. The letter also contains printed tactic swatches and samples - which are not mentioned in the letter.
Date: July 17, 1863
Creator: Eanes, Alice E.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from Celia Carroll to Joseph A. Carroll, December 28, 1863]

Description: Letter from Celia Carroll to Joseph A. Carroll asking him to come home soon so he can see his daughter. She mentions dresses she is making for herself, and promises that she will make him some clothes soon.
Date: December 28, 1863
Creator: Carroll, Celia J. Burrows
Partner: Private Collection of Jim McDermott

[Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, March 24, 1862]

Description: 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] Marmaduke, and wonders if Vicksburg has fallen to the Union. In addition, he discusses civil unrest in Texas and expresses his desire to return.
Date: March 24, 1863
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: August 7, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 9, 1863]

Description: 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.
Date: August 9, 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, 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, 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, July 18, 1863]

Description: 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).
Date: July 18, 1863
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, 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, 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 from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]

Description: 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: August 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard Jr, January 3,1863]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard regarding his health and the regiment's health is good. They have moved into their almost finished houses. Rain, not cold winter, some cavalry men and their slaves went down by the Mississippi River with some supplies of salt, ammunition, coffee, and liquors. He mentions a dissenter and the supplies for food of his regiment, salt, pork, and tobacco.
Date: January 3, 1863
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dora to Lizzie Johnson, dated May 12, 1863]

Description: Letter from Dora to Lizzie Johnson. Dora inquires as to why she has not heard from Lizzie, questions Lizzie's loyalties to the Union or the Confederacy since Lizzie lives in Austin. Dora also states that she knows both her and Lizzie's brothers were taken prisoner at the Post [Arkansas Post] earlier in 1863.
Date: May 12, 1863
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, June 18, 1863]

Description: 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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections