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William H. Daniel Diary,1846-1847

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William H. Daniel Diary




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], William H. Daniel Diary, 1846-1847, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1 v. (137 p.)

Scope and Content

A private in Co. F, known as the "Jessamine Blues," commanded by Captain William T. Willis, Second Regiment, Kentucky Foot Volunteers, during service in the Mexican War. Military diary, 4 June 1846 - 23 June 1847. In the diary, Daniel describes the regiment's movement from Nicholasville, Kentucky to Point Isabel, Texas; reports of battles, especially Monterrey and Buena Vista; the capture of Major John P. Gaines and Captain Cassius M. Clay; being reviewed by General Zachary Taylor on 2 February 1847 at Saltillo; personal appearance of Taylor; and descriptions of camp life and experiences in Mexico


  • Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Personal narratives.
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
  • Willis, William T., 1794-1847.

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