01/HM.0004 Guide to the Maud C. Fentress Papers Fentress, Maud C. Finding Aid Authors: Perri Hamilton, Nicole Yatsonsky.

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Guide to the Maud C. Fentress Papers 1856/1869 University Archives Overview of the Collection Maud C. Fentress Papers 1856-1869 1862-1865 01/HM.0004 3.00 English University Archives Correspondence from Maud C. Fentress to her son Doctor David W. Fentress, her other children, and between Dr. Fentress and his wife Clara. Administrative History:

David Wendel Fentress was born on December 5, 1833, in Hardeman, Tennessee to David Fentress (1794-1856) and Matilda “Maud” Caroline Wendel Fentress (1809–1887). In 1856 he received his M.D. degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. By 1858 he was living in Texas, and on March 10, 1858 he married Clara Frances Brown (1836-1872) in Caldwell County, Texas. He farmed in Texas until the start of the Civil War. On March 27, 1862, he enlisted as a private, Company K, Allen’s Regiment (17th Texas Infantry), 25th Brigade, Confederate States Army. On October 28, 1862, he passed the Confederate Army Board of Medical Examiners for the post/rank of Assistant Surgeon, Little Rock, Arkansas. He was then transferred to Morgan’s Squadron. On April 4, 1963, he was confirmed as Assistant Surgeon from Texas by the Confederate States Senate, and ordered to report to General T.H. Holmes, and became Assistant Surgeon, Morgan’s Squadron Texas Cavalry, District of Arkansas, Trans-Mississippi Department. He subsequently served with Carter’s Brigade, Gen. J.S. Marmaduke’s Division, District of Arkansas, as Assistant Surgeon, General Hospital, Houston, Texas, and as Assistant Surgeon, Post Hospital, Houston, Texas. In February of 1865 he was transferred to San Antonio, Texas. After the war, he went back to his farm in Texas, but in April 1871 he and his family moved to Bolivar, Tennessee, where he continued his medical practice. On February 7, 1872, his wife Clara passed away in San Saba County, Texas. In 1873 or 1874, he married his 2nd wife, Nancy Elizabeth “Connie” Murray (1854-1915). In June 1880, he was working as a druggist in San Saba County, Texas. Dr. David W. Fentress passed away on May 16, 1889 in San Saba, Texas.

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Preferred Citation:

Maud C. Fentress Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections.

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Arrangement of Materials:

The correspondence are arranged by the name of the person who wrote the letter, then by date.

Scope and Contents

Contains the papers of Maud C. Fentress and the Fentress family concerning life in Tennessee and Texas during the Civil War period, including David W. Fentress's letters to Clara Fentress about Confederate activity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas; treating the Confederate sick and wounded; and personal and family news. Also included are notes David made of telegrams received by his unit with news of progress in the war. He corresponded with his mother, Mrs. Maud C. Fentress, who lived in Bolivar, Tennessee, and wrote to his wife, Clara, who lived somewhere in Texas. There are a few other letters from other family members. Dr. Fentress wrote from several locations in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, including: Camp Groce near Hempstead, Texas; Camp Perry near Austin, Texas; Bastrop, Texas; Houston, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Bayou Bluff in "Landry Parish", Louisiana; and Alexandria, Louisiana.

Detailed List of Contents id130123 94 704256 id166251 94 1 Letters from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Son, Dr. D. W. Fentress 1856-1858 id166252 94 2 Letters from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Son, Dr. D. W. Fentress 1859 id166253 94 3 Letters from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Son, Dr. D. W. Fentress 1860-1861 id166258 94 4 Letters from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Son, Dr. D. W. Fentress 1862 id166270 94 5 Letters from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Son, Dr. D. W. Fentress 1863-1869 id166272 94 6 Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Brother 1859 id166276 94 7 Letters from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children, Specific Identities Unknown 1861-1864 id166278 94 8 Letters from Dr. D. W. Fentress to His Wife, Clara 1862 id166279 94 9 Letters from Dr. D. W. Fentress to His Wife, Clara; His Aunt; to Unknown Recipient 1863 id166280 94 10 Letters from Dr. D. W. Fentress to His Wife, Clara 1864 id166281 94 11 Letters from Dr. D. W. Fentress to His Wife, Clara, 1865; Letter from Kate Fentress to Her Brother, D. W. Fentress 1862 id166282 94 12 Fentress Family Letter 1865 704256 id129052 94a 642674 id166296 94a Letter from J. J. Neely to Dr. D. W. Fentress 1856/07/05 id166305 94a Letter with Faded Ink undated id166310 94a Letter (Faded) From Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son undated id166318 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/03/18 id166325 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/06/30 id166337 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/05/31 id166348 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/07/02 id166356 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/08/08 id166362 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/09/01 id166365 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/09/29 id166369 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1858/10/21 id166371 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1859/01/04 id166378 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1859/05/14 id166382 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fenress to Her Son, David Fentress 1859/05/16 id166388 94a Letter from M. C. Gentry to Her Brother, 1859/05/07 id166393 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1859/08/11 id166399 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1859/11/12 id166403 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1860/06/05 id166408 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1860/06 id166411 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1860/07/10 id166413 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1860/07/11 id166415 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1859/10/08 id166416 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1861/11/30 id166418 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1862/02/03 id166420 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress, 1862/02/14 id166425 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1862/02/19 id166427 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1862/02/27 id166429 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1862/03/03 id166435 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1862/03/10 id166441 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1864/01/01 id166445 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1865/02/02 id166450 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1865/09/28 id166454 94a Letter from M. C. Gentry to Her Brother undated id166459 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1863/08/23 id166463 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1865/12/04 id166470 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1865/02/04 id166472 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1861/11/10 id166475 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Son, David Fentress 1862/10/19 id166479 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children 1863/09 id166484 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children 1863/10/10 id166487 94a Letter from Mrs. M. C. Fentress to Her Children 1864/01/15 id166495 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1862/03/31 id166500 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1863/03/29 id166507 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1863/08/04 id166509 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1864/06/02 id166510 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1864/06/07 id166512 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1864/06/14 id166513 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1864/07/08 id166514 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1864/12/18 id166515 94a Letter from W. M. Yandell to Mrs Clara Fentress 1865/10/29 id166516 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1864/05/19 id166518 94a Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress 1863/08/13 id166213 3 Letter Transcripts 708127 id166214 3 1 Letter Transcripts 1856/03/01 - 1859/05/14 id166215 3 2 Letter Transcripts 1859/05/16 - 1859/10/26 id166218 3 3 Letter Transcripts 1859/11/12 - 1862/02/03 id166220 3 4 Letter Transcripts 1861/11/30 - 1862/10/19 id166221 3 5 Letter Transcripts 1862/11/12 - 1863/07/12 id166222 3 6 Letter Transcripts 1963/07/18 - 1863/08 id166223 3 7 Letter Transcripts 1863/08/04 - 1863/10/10 id166226 3 8 Letter Transcripts 1864/01/01 - 1864/06/14 id166228 3 9 Letter Transcripts 1864/06/19 - 1865/05/30 id166231 3 10 Letter Transcripts 1865/09/28 - 1869/08/04