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

One of 49 letters in the series: A. D. Kennard Family Papers, 1842-1884 available on this site.

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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 ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

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Kennard, David S. October 12, 1862.

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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.

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[2] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

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  • October 12, 1862

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Kennard, David S. [Letter from David S. Kennard to Sarah Kennard, October 12, 1862], letter, October 12, 1862; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182777/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.