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M-021: Henry G. A. Caspers Journal

DATE: June 13, 1846 - December 1848

CREATOR: Caspers, Henry G. A.

SCOPE: 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.

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

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.

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited.

A digital copy of this collection is available in Adobe .pdf format: M-21 Henry G. A. Caspers Journal

A digital copy is also available online: View in the UMSL Digital Library

The collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material in Special Collection M-021 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.


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