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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...
Dates: 1847

James Henry Lane Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 28
Overview

The collection includes correspondence, notes and source material, clippings, maps, photographs, documents, and other related items, dating primarily from 1841-1923.

Dates: 1841 - 1923

James William Denver letters

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1066
Overview

This collection consists of official letters to and from James Denver during his military service in the Mexican-American War, as well as personal letters to Denver's brother Arthur of Platte City, Missouri; his sister Elizabeth A. Johns of Wilmington, Ohio; and his wife Louise Catherine Denver of Wilmington, OH. These latter letters were written while he was serving as governor of the Kansas Territory.

Dates: 1846 - 1865

Old Sacramento; an account of the cannon reputed to have fired the first shot against slavery

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS D29
Overview

This is an account of the artillery piece originally captured by Col. Alexander Doniphan during the Mexican War. The cannon is reputed to have "fired the first shot" against slavery as well as in support of the cause. It is now on permanent deposit with the Douglas County Historical Society, Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1935