Kenney-Prater collection

Kenney-Prater collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Kenney-Prater collection
Dates: circa 1860s
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (19 items in 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms3343

Biographical/Historical Note

Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney's father-in-law, John James N. Kenney, fought with Company G of the Georgia 1st Infantry Regiment and died at Crampton's Gap, Maryland. Her uncle, Francis Marion Bradley, died of disease in Company B of the 16th Infantry Regiment of Georgia on 19 January 1863 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Another uncle, James M. Bradley, just released from a POW camp in a prisoner exchange and recovering from his wounds, took his brother Francis' body home. Yet another uncle, Thomas J. Bradley, fought in Company B of the Georgia 16th Infantry Regiment and was killed at Gettysburg, PA, on 3 July 1863. Every male member of Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney's extended family that was of age served in the Confederate Army, and most were casualties of the war.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, mainly addressed to Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney. There are also transcriptions of these letters and an all-in-one family tree of Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Bradley family
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Military life
Genealogical tables.
Kenney family
Kenney, Eliza Frances Bradley -- Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kenney-Prater collection. MS 3343. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Material removed from notebook