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Yale University
Wynkoop Family Holdings

1. Author: Wilkins, John Darragh, d. 1900.
Title: Memorandum and letters, 1846-1848.
Description: 147 p.: illus.
Notes: In July 1846, John D. Wilkins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joined the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant under the command of General Taylor, and was ordered to join the 4th Infantry at Matamoros where he reported to Major William Graham in October 1846. Army Chronicle, which Wilkins wrote about the Mexican war, contains pencil, pen and ink, and water color illustrations of army personnel, places, and a diagram of the army's route from Vera Cruz to Puebla, Mexico. Letters to his family describe the trip by land and sea from Pennsylvania to Mexico, military personnel, the country, the battles of Monterrey, Cerro Gordo, Churubusco, Chapultepec, the surrender of Verz Cruz, and the possible court-martial of William S. Harney.

Available on microfilm.
John Darragh Wilkins Memorandum and Letters.
Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Subjects:
Soldiers -- United States. lcsh
Anaya, Pedro María, 1795-1854.
Arista, Mariano, 1802-1855.
Black, Samuel Wylie, 1818-1862.
Butler, William Orlando, 1791-1880.
Cadwalader, George, 1806-1879.
Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879.
Duncan, James, 1810-1849.
Hamer, Thomas Lyon, 1800-1846.
Harney, William Selby, 1800-1889.
Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848.
Montgomery, Samuel H. d. 1864.
Patterson, Robert, 1792-1881.
Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878.
Quitman, John Anthony.
Riley, Bennet, 1787-1853.
Rincon, Manuel.
Ringgold, Samuel, 1800-1846.
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1795-1876.
Scott, Winfield, 1787-1866.
Shields, James, 1806-1879.
Smith, Persifor Frazer, 1798-1858.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874.
Twiggs, David Emanuel, 1790-1862.
Valencia, Gabriel, 1799-1848.
Wilkins, Hugh B.
Wilkins, John Darragh, d. 1900.
Wilkins, Mary, Mrs.
Worth, William Jenkins, 1794-1849.
Wynkoop, Francis M.
Castillo de San Juan de Ulúa (San Juan de Ulúa Island, Mexico).
St. Mary (Man of war)
Texas Rangers.
United States. Army. -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1846-1847)
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1848)
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1847-1848)
Cerro Gordo, Battle of, 1847.
Chapultepec, Battle of, 1847.
Churubusco, Battle of, 1847.
Contreras, Battle of, 1847.
Monterrey, Battle of, 1846.
Palo Alto, Battle of, 1846.
Resaca de la Palma, Battle of, 1846.
Typhoid fever -- Mexico.
Brazos Island (Tex.)
Ciudad Camargo (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Lobos Island (Mexico)
Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Mexico City (Mexico)
Monterrey (Mexico)
Perote (Mexico)
Puebla (Mexico)
Rio Grande.
Saltillo (Coahuila, Mexico)
Tampico (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
United States -- History -- War with Mexico, 1845-1848.
Veracruz Llave (Mexico) -- History -- Capitulation, 1847.
Location: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Box 1603A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520.
Control No.: CTYAFFZ6225-A

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2. Author: Moore, H. Judge, d. 1847.
Title: Mexican War diary, 1846-1847.
Description: 116 p.; 12 cm.
Notes: The diary written by H. J. Moore, a volunteer from Greenville, South Carolina, describes his journey to Lobos Island, camp life, trip from Lobos Island aboard the ship Alhambra to the mainland, the days preceding the siege of Vera Cruz, and Gen. Worth's skirmish with the enemy.
    The diary was found on the Churubusco Battlefield by Thomas J. Davis on September 21, 1847.

H. Judge Moore Mexican War Diary. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Subjects:
Diaries -- United States. rbgenr
Soldiers -- United States. lcsh
Butler, Pierce M., d. 1847.
Davis, Thomas J. fl. 1847.
Dickenson, James P., d. 1847.
Gladden, Adley H.
Quitman, John Anthony.
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopéz de, 1794?-1876.
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
Twiggs, David Emmanuel, 1790-1862.
Urrea, José, 1797-1849.
Worth, William Jenkins, 1794-1849.
Wynkoop, Francis M.
Alhambra (Ship)
Montgomery (Steamer)
Potomac (Man of war)
Princeton (Ship)
St. Mary (Man of war)
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
Lobos Island (Mexico)
San Juan de Ulúa Island (Mexico)
Tampica (Mexico)
Verzcruz Llave (Mexico) -- Siege, 1847.
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Location: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Box 1603A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520.
Control No.: CTYAFFZ5728-A


Source:

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
Box 1603A Yale Station,
New Haven, CT 06520.

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