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Augustus Kerr Riggin diary

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1273
Scope and Contents Photostat of diary kept while teaching school, mostly in Petersburg. Discusses his students, their studies and school programs which he organized. Discusses his social activities and the people he visits with. Describes the celebration in Petersburg for the soldiers returning from the Mexican War. Writes of his plan for studying the law.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1848

B. F. Perry letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1164
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother in Woodford County, Illinois tells the amount of pay for various ranks, describes the uniforms and insignia and gives their cost. Describes the barracks and gives a hand drawn map of it. Describes the funeral of Captain Page who was shot at Matamoros. Gives news of soldiers known to his brother.
Dates: Created: July 14, 1846

Benjamin L. Wiley diary

 Collection — Box: 97
Identifier: MS-SC1656
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept July 6-December 27, 1847 describing the 1st Illinois Infantry's march from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then part way to El Paso, Texas. Discusses terrain, weather, standing guard, and distances marched.
Dates: Created: July 6 - December 27, 1847

Bernard Stuvé letters

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1506
Scope and Contents Letter, June 1865, to his nephew encourages his studies. Letter, Feb. 20,1880, to the editor of the Chicago Times in response to an article that attributed the winning of the Battle of Buena Vista to Mississippi troops. He gives an account of the actions of Illinois regiments in the battle, particularly the 2nd Illinois Infantry under command of Colonel Bissell, and their substantial part in winning it.
Dates: Created: 1865 and 1880

Charles J. Sellon papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1363
Scope and Contents A booklet of poems and essays written by Sellon while in Mexico. Letters to Marilla mostly expressing his love for her. One written from San Antonio gives a precise description of the city and the "old church called Fort Alamo". Mentions the battle of Buena Vista. Two letters from Marilla discuss family problems and her love of Charles. Sellon's commission as Major in the Civil War. One letter, 1839, from Anne Brodie to her niece in Bristol discussing her will. Three letters (1862, 1864, 1865)...
Dates: Created: 1839 - 1865

David B. Tower diary

 Collection — Box: 91
Identifier: MS-SC1553
Scope and Contents Typed copy of diary tells of trip to Mexico, marching through the country with the different towns they pass through. Describes the country, vegetation and crops, people they come in contact with, some small fights, his wounding with brief entries during hospital stay and the trip home. After returns home writes minimal entries about activities and people.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1854

Eaton G. Osman reminiscence of the Mexican War

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1126
Scope and Contents An article written by Eaton re: his father's work on "The Picket Guard". A brief description of several newspapers written and edited by soldiers to give news of the war to the soldiers who were fighting it. Gives a physical description of the paper, and examples of articles. The newspaper editorializes on the fact that they get no outside newspapers because of the expense of mailing them. There is an example of an advertisement. Quotes articles on the battle of Buena Vista, the capture of Vera...
Dates: Created: undated

Isaac Watkinson letters

 Collection — Box: 95
Identifier: MS-SC1624
Scope and Contents Letters from Mobile, Alabama to Henry Irving in Jacksonville, Illinois, discussing the Mexican War, yellow fever, and a prospective transcontinental railroad from Mobile, as well as property management in Jacksonville. The 1846 letter was written by Watkinson's wife, Maria.
Dates: Created: 1846 - 1849

James Carroll Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1283
Scope and Contents Teacher's certificates and schedule of students taught in Clark County, 1849-1851. Certificate of election as Justice of the Peace, 1853, signed by Governor Matteson. Certificate of election to Congress, 1870, signed by John Palmer. Papers re: pension for Judeah Walker Robinson, his wife, who received the first certificate for pension for the soldiers or widows of soldiers of the Mexican War.
Dates: Created: 1850 - 1887

James Shields letters

Identifier: MS-SC1385A
Scope and Contents Eight letters written to William Martin, a legislator from Madison County, Ill., discuss the campaign of 1844, the 1853 election and mentions Sloan, Scates, and Breese, political appointments and Martin's military claim for helping organize volunteers for the Mexican War. An 1849 letter responds that he will do all he can to help Mr. Davis after all he did to support Shields while in Mexico. An 1850 letter mentions "friend Davis", the slavery question and Clay's compromise.
Dates: 1844 - 1853

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