Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1842-1880
Scope and Contents: The A. D. Kennard Family Papers contains documents that focus on A. D. Kennard Jr.’s cattle business in Texas. The collection also includes the undertakings 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 moving, the official news of the war that was given to the soldiers, and descriptions of the fortification of Galveston after three Union war vessels are seen in the Gulf of Mexico from that town. Included in the collection are slave bills of sale, pension notification for soldiers who volunteer in the war between Texas and Mexico.