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Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters

Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters
Creator: Bradley family
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1881
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3343
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Every male member of Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney's extended family that was of age served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. John James N. Kenney, Company G, Georgia 1st Infantry Regiment, died at Crampton's Gap, Maryland. Francis Marion Bradley, Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, Georgia, died of illnesses in Fredericksburg, Virginia. James M. Bradley, released from a POW camp, took his brother Francis' body home from Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, mainly addressed to Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney, from 1853-1881. Correspondents include John Robertson, Rusk County, Texas; Susan Bradley, Walton County, Georgia; James Bradley, Richmond, Virginia and Camp Cooper, Macon, Georgia; F.M. Bradley, Yorktown, Virginia; W.J. Hale, Camp Lamar, Yorktown; E.F. Kenney, Rusk County, Texas; Mary J. Phillips, Milton County, Georgia; Mary Jamerson, Milton County, Georgia; R.A. Bell, Forsyth County, Georgia; William Bell, Forsyth County, Georgia; and Mollie Bradley. Correspondence concerns health of family members, marriages, deaths, the war (fear of the ongoing fighting, firing in Atlanta, the Roswell Factory, hearing cannons in Ringgold and Tunnel Hill, prisoners), illnesses (including smallpox and measles), and crops (including cotton, wheat, and corn). The collection also includes a handwritten will and testament of John J.N. Kenney, an envelope postmarked 1881, family tree of Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney, and a page from the Kenney family bible.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Lynne S. Wilcox.

Preferred Citation

Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters, ms3343, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bradley family
Confederate States of America. Army
Kenney family
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Correspondence, 1853-1881
13Annotated transcriptions of correspondence