Mexican War, 1846-1848
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 records:
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...
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
Call Number: RH MS 1066
Overview James William Denver held many high offices during his U.S. military service and political career, serving as captain of the 12th Missouri Infantry Regiment during the Mexican War, as Governor of Kansas Territory, and as namesake of Denver, Colorado. In this collection are official letters to and from Denver during his military service, as well as Denver's personal letters to his brother Arthur of Platte City, Missouri, and to his sister Elizabeth A. Johns of Wilmington, Ohio.
Dates: 1846 - 1865
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.