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Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh letters to Mrs. Annie Kimbrough Kavenaugh
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh letters to Mrs. Annie Kimbrough Kavenaugh, 1864-1865, 1F67M-62, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm (15 ft.)
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.
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.