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A. D. Kennard, Jr. Family Papers
A. D. Kennard, Jr. was in the cattle business near Buchanan in Johnson County, Texas in the mid-19th century. His son, David S. Kennard, served in the Confederate Army in Texas and Arkansas during the Civil War and wrote letters home. David S. Kennard is listed on the roster of the Texas 10th Infantry Regiment, Company C, as well as John R. Kennard, who may have been a relative. The Texas 10th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Waco, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862. It served in the Department of Texas, then was captured at Arkansas Post in January 1863. Exchanged and reorganized, the unit was assigned to Deshler's, J.A. Smith's and Granbury's Brigade and in September 1863, consolidated with the 6th Infantry Regiment and the 15th Cavalry Regiment (dismounted).
The A. D. Kennard, Jr. Family Papers contain documents that focus on A. D. Kennard Jr.'s cattle business in Johnson County, Texas. The collection also includes papers that reflect the activities of his son, David Kennard, while he was in the Confederate Army in Galveston County, Texas and in Arkansas. David Kennard's letters discuss the boredom of waiting for battle, rumors of his unit's movement, the official news of the war that was given to the soldiers, and descriptions of the fortification of Galveston after the siting of three Union war vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Included in the collection are a slave bill of sale and a pension notification for soldiers who volunteered in the war between Texas and Mexico.
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This collection was donated to the UNT Archives in the 1970s. Donor(s) unknown.
A. D. Kennard, Jr. Family Papers, University of North Texas Archives, Denton, Texas.