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Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh letters to Mrs. Annie Kimbrough Kavenaugh, 1864-1865

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Title

Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh letters to Mrs. Annie Kimbrough Kavenaugh

Date

1864-1865

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh letters to Mrs. Annie Kimbrough Kavenaugh, 1864-1865, 1F67M-62, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

1 reel of microfilm (15 ft.)

Biography/History

Minister. Kavenaugh served with the sixth Kentucky Infantry Regiment of the First Kentucky or "Orphan" Brigade, which was composed of volunteers who chose to fight for the Confederacy.

Scope and Content

This reel of microfilm is a copy of letters sent by a Confederate chaplain, Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh, to his wife Annie. Kavanaugh, a Methodist minister, did not include many battle details in the letters, but he did write about his feelings against the war. In one letter he described his ministry to five men of the unit who were to be shot for desertion, despite being absent only three hours.

Subjects

  • Kavanaugh, Hubbard Hinde, 1836-1892.
  • Kavanaugh, Annie Kimbrough.
  • Confederate States of America.--Army.--Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 6th.
  • Methodists--Kentucky.
  • Clergy--Correspondence.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Religious aspects