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  Partner: UNT Archives
 Resource Type: Letter
 Serial/Series Title: A. D. Kennard Family Papers, 1842-1884
[Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother, January 4, 1861]
Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother discussing his mother staying with Mr. Fanthorp. He mentions that his wife and children have been visiting in Houston. The crop failures are causing him financial difficulty and his legal work goes well, but people can't pay because of the crop failure. He shows his support for secession, he expresses wishes for the return of the "Lone Star Republic," and he discusses his unhappiness with a "Black Republican President." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182801/
[Letter from D. S. Kennard, February 2,1862]
Letter from D.S. Kennard to his mother regarding the letter he received from her and Jenni. He mentions the health of everyone, and he also mentions a case where a hundred were killed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182765/
[Letter from D. S. Kennard to A. D. Kennard Jr., February 2,1862]
Letter from D.S. Kennard to his father regarding his health and the weather. He also discusses the battle where a hundred Yankees died. He mentions the prices of food, shoes, and books. He comments on the poor food they are eating, but is willing to suffer as long as he can fight for independence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182766/
[Letter from D. S. Kennard to A. D. Kennard Jr., January 29,1862]
Letter from D.S. Kennard to his father A.D. Kennard regarding the health of his company and of himself. He mentions a battle which took place in Kentucky and comments on muskets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182764/
[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 4, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182768/
[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 20, 1862]
Letter from D.S. Kennard to his father informing him that his regiment will be leaving for Arkansas in two weeks. They will be marching between the Trinity and Brazos Rivers and maybe through Waxahachie texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182769/
[Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard, November 20, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182778/
[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. 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182775/
[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 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182779/
[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. 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182798/
[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., 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182774/
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard, September 10, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182776/
[Letter from David S. Kennard to his sister, March 24, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182770/
[Letter from David S. Kennard to Jennie Kennard, June 6, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182799/
[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, June 11, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182773/
[Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, October 12, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182777/
[Letter from David Smith to Daughter, April 21, 1852]
Letter from David Smith to his daughter and someone else. He writes about the prices of cattle, horses, and the price of Beef. He also mentions wheat crops, corn, and coming home at end of May. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182755/
[Letter from H. W. Raglin to A. D. Kennard Jr., July 27, 1858]
Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard Jr regarding the period of Kennard's service and the certificate waiting at the Claims Office for approval. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182756/
[Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard Jr., October 15, 1859]
Letter from H. W. Raglin to A. D. Kennard Jr. regarding the service requests of both M. (Michael) Kennard and A.D. Kennard and how those requests are doing. He also mentions prices on food and transportation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182759/
[Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard, November 9, 1860]
Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard regarding a patent, office fees, and the costs for surveys. Ragling says he will send the other surveys as soon as issued, asks who is representing Mr. Kennard and gives an update on the local elections. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182761/
[Letter from I. H. Fantharp to his Uncle A. D. Kennard, November 8,1861]
Letter from I.H. to his uncle A.D. Kennard, regarding I.H.'s father's cattle. The deaths of Mr. Wanack, and Mr Baker, I.H.'s mother is sick, and his uncle John has a company in Virginia Point. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182762/
[Letter from John Dowell, April 20, 1876]
Letter from John Dowell notifying the recipient of the new legislation on pensions for the soldiers or volunteers of the war between Texas and Mexico. Dowell is offering his services if the recipient believes that he qualifies for the pension. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182793/
[Letter from Joseph Graham to Thomas Westbrook, May 9th, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182772/
[Letter from M. A. Hamner to A. D. Kennard, October 6, 1859]
Letter from M.A. Hamner to A.D. Kennard regarding a suit Kennard had with a Mr. Baker. Hamner refers some people for Kennard to ask regarding how Hamner handled the case. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182758/
[Letter from M. M. Kennard to A. D. Kennard, December 18, 1861]
Letter from M.M. Kennard to A.D. Kennard writing about the family doing well, John Fanthorp is getting married, his son died of typhoid fever, and is giving his son's mare to A.D. Kennard's son Mark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182763/
[Letter from M. Thomas to his Brother, August 22, 1859]
Letter from M. Thomas to his brother regarding selling something in the Fall and mentions Thomas's baby. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182757/
[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]
Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182800/
[Letter from Phillip Sanders to A. D. Kennard, March 24, 1862]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182771/
[Letter from W. Nason & Co., September 20, 1860]
Letter from W. Nason & Co's Office regarding a prize in exchange for influence on farms of Lattenies. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182760/
[Letter from William D. Shrewsbury to H. A. Hamner, Novemer 25, 1858]
Letter from William D.Shrewsbury to H.A. Hamner regarding Salt Springs in Jack County and the "Galveston News." Shrewsbury then asks 12 questions regarding the Salt Springs. Shrewsbury showed interest in salt production and in Kanawha Salines Virginia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182802/
[Letter from William McMahan to A.D. Kennard, March 7, 1862]
Letter from William McMahan to A.D. Kennard discussing salt, sugar and bacon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182767/