[Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard, November 20, 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 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 ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 20 cm. x 31 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. November 22, 1862.

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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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[2] p. ; 20 cm. x 31 cm.

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  • November 22, 1862

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[Letter from David S. Kennard to A.D. Kennard, November 20, 1862], letter, November 22, 1862; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182778/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.