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A Mexican War Diary Online
Posted by: Nora Tocus (ID *****4300) Date: April 11, 2005 at 23:27:06
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I have posted the diary kept by an ancestor during his service in the Mexican War 1846-1847. It's on Illinois Trails website; click onto Montgomery County and scroll down to "The Mexican War Diary of Wiley B Smith". I don't think Wiley had much education (he tends to ignore punctuation almost entirely) but he has an excellent eye for observing and recording detail and presents vivid images.

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