Publication Date

2-18-2011

Comments

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434; mssfa@wku.edu

Abstract

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 186. Daily diary, 26 October to 4 November 1851, kept by Simon Bolivar Buckner while he is travelling on military duty from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Atkinson in the Kansas Territory. This record takes the form of ten letters to his wife, Mary, in which he comments on the countryside, the Indians, and the wildlife, vividly describing vast herds of buffalo.

Disciplines

History | Military History | United States History

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