St. Louis Mercantile Library

M-21: Henry G. A. Caspers Journal

 

HISTORY: Henry G.A. Caspers was corporal, later promoted to sergeant, in the artillery company of Capt. Fischer, organized in St. Louis, Missouri. At Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, the company was mustered into the service of Col. Kearney. Most of Casper's military service was served in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the time of the Mexican War.

SCOPE: The journal dates from June 13, 1846 - December 1848. Caspers included lists of company members; duties and battles; plus references to Col. Doniphan's victory at Chihuahua, Mexico; General Kearney's march to California; and the murders of Santa Fe Governor Bent in Taos, New Mexico.

HOLDINGS: 1 small leather-bound, handwritten volume. 34pp.

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited please contact the staff member listed below.

A digital copy of this collection is available in Adobe .pdf format.

M-21 Henry G. A. Caspers Journal