Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters

Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bradley family
Title: Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters
Dates: 1853-1881
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3343

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Lynne S. Wilcox.

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Correspondence, 1853-1881
3Annotated transcriptions of correspondence