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 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., 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 Joseph Graham to Thomas Westbrook, May 9th, 1862]

[Letter from Joseph Graham to Thomas Westbrook, May 9th, 1862]

Date: May 9, 1862
Creator: Graham, Jos. & Westbrook, Thomas
Description: Letter from Jos. Graham to Thomas Westbrook movement of company that is camped 9 miles west of Clarksville and on its way to Little Rock, Arkansas. Fears that company may be dismounted and have to continue without horses. Asks about Rachel Kennard. Discusses successful battle at Yorktown and the enemies possession of New Orleans. Mentions leaving 9 men behind at Bonham because of illness.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Phillip Sanders to A. D. Kennard, March 24, 1862]

[Letter from Phillip Sanders to A. D. Kennard, March 24, 1862]

Date: March 24, 1862
Creator: Sanders, Phillip
Description: Letter from Phillip Sanders to A.D. Kennard from Camp Young, Austin County, saying the boys are well except a few who have mumps. He is concerned that his company will disband and is discussing the other possibilities, maybe joining J. Wats. He has heard nothing from David S. Kennard since arriving.
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 sister, March 24, 1862]

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

Date: March 24, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
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.
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 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 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 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
[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
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