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Wiley, Benjamin Ladd, 1821-1890

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Benjamin Ladd Wiley diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P450
Overview A typed transcription of a diary kept by Benjamin Ladd Wiley on his march from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, with the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Company. The diary covers a period during the Mexican-American War, from July 6 through December 22, 1847. In his daily entries, Wiley notes the number of miles traveled that day, quality of the camping site, and weather conditions. As the company gets further south, his entries begin to include an occasional Spanish word...
Dates: 1847