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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, January 4, 1861]

Date: January 4, 1861
Creator: Kennard, A. D.
Description: 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."
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[Letter from D. S. Kennard, February 2,1862]

[Letter from D. S. Kennard, February 2,1862]

Date: 1862-02-02~
Creator: Kennard, D. S.
Description: 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.
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[Letter from D. S. Kennard to A. D. Kennard Jr., February 2,1862]

[Letter from D. S. Kennard to A. D. Kennard Jr., February 2,1862]

Date: 1862-02-22~
Creator: Kennard, D. S.
Description: 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.
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[Letter from D. S. Kennard to A. D. Kennard Jr., January 29,1862]

[Letter from D. S. Kennard to A. D. Kennard Jr., January 29,1862]

Date: 1862-01-29~
Creator: Kennard, D. S.
Description: 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.
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[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 4, 1862]

[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 4, 1862]

Date: March 4, 1862
Creator: Kennard, D. S.
Description: 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.
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[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 20, 1862]

[Letter from D. S. Kennard to his Father, March 20, 1862]

Date: March 20, 1862
Creator: Kennard, D. S.
Description: 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
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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