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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Serial/Series Title: A. D. Kennard Family Papers, 1842-1884
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard Jr, January 3,1863]

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

Date: January 3, 1863
Creator: Kennard, David S.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard, November 20, 1862]

[Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard, November 20, 1862]

Date: November 22, 1862
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard from Camp Nelson, Arkansas, discussing all the sickness in the camp. Wesley Gentry is very sick and old man Gentry is staying with him in a house, William Sanders was sick, and Henry Walker died about a week ago. Old Mr. Higgens and Simian came by with Jim Higgens, who they were taking home. William Boathright paid money he owed. They may be marching soon. Heard about big battle in Virginia where General Lee routed McClelland's whole army. Kennard mentions he heard that France had recognized the South and the "Old United States" had declared war against her.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, October 12, 1862]

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

Date: October 12, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard, September 10, 1862]

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

Date: September 10, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Court summons issued to A.D. Kennard, September 8, 1862]

[Court summons issued to A.D. Kennard, September 8, 1862]

Date: September 8, 1862
Creator: Hines, James
Description: Summons to A.D. Kennard requesting his appearance in Buchanan, Johnson County, as a defendant in a case with Hiram Bayes, plaintiff, on September 8th, 1862.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard, Jr., August 24, 1862]

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

Date: August 24, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard,Jr, June 21, 1862]

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

Date: June 21, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, June 11, 1862]

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

Date: June 11, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S. & Kennard, Sarah
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to Jennie Kennard, June 6, 1862]

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Jennie Kennard, June 6, 1862]

Date: June 6, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Description: Letter from David S. Kennard, to his sister Jennie updating her on his current living situation. He describes how often he has been traveling, and he also mentions how he is in need of a wagon. He tells her about a skirmish that resulted in the death of 200 Yankees. He also promises to send her needles if he finds the correct size.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard Jr, June 2, 1862]

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard Jr, June 2, 1862]

Date: 1862-06-02~
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard Jr. regarding his health recovery from fever. He tells of England sending two ministers and France one to settle peace, although David is not sure as to its authenticity. Travels 16-18 miles a day. Asks for Jennie to write him. He has inclosed some needles for Jennie as well.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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