Benjamin Ladd Wiley diary
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 or phrase. The company never participated in combat during the time covered in the diary.
- Wiley, Benjamin Ladd, 1821-1890 (Person)
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RH MS P450
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Frank H. Wiley, July 1982
- Guide to the Benjamin Ladd Wiley Collection
- Benjamin Ladd Wiley diary
- lt Aug 1982; revised by eear, 2013 mg 2004
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Benjamin Ladd Wiley Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P450, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas