Duncan F. Kenner
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-65)
Date of Birth: 1813
Date of Death: 1887
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Farmer, Lawyer, Businessman, Banker, Politician, Diplomat
Spouse: Anne Guillemine Nanine Bringier
Political Office(s): Confederate States Representative from Louisiana
Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Political Party: Confederate Party

Duncan Farrar Kenner (February 11, 1813 – July 3, 1887) was a Louisiana farmer, politician, lawyer, and diplomat for the Confederate States.

Duncan Kenner in The Guns of the South[]

Duncan Kenner was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives from Louisiana and member of the Confederate Party ticket. As such, he supported President Robert E. Lee's proposal to eliminate slavery.[1]

Kenner was part of a delegation of Congressmen and Senators that Lee had invited to examine the captured Rivington Men's headquarters in Richmond after the Richmond Massacre occurred on March 4, 1868. He had been primed by Judah Benjamin to ask the purpose of the meeting allowing Lee to explain what he had discovered about the Rivington Men.[2] As part of his explanation, Lee had laid out captured reference books and other documents for the delegation to examine. This strengthened Kenner's support for Lee's position.[3]


  1. The Guns of the South, pg. 446, TPB.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid., pgs. 447-449.