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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2760. Diary of Jason S. Wiltse, kept while serving as a corporal with the 23rd Michigan Infantry. He describes the countryside, weather and conditions during his tour of duty in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and notes the names of his correspondents. He also describes the battle of Campbell’s Station near Knoxville, Tennessee, and refers (p. 68) to having been in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Christmas Day 1862. Includes a photograph of Wiltse in uniform.


Military History | United States History

SC 2760 pp 1-39.pdf (8673 kB)
Wiltse diary pp. 1-39

SC 2760 pp 40-79.pdf (6317 kB)
Wiltse diary pp. 40-79

SC 2760 pp 80-123.pdf (6478 kB)
Wiltse diary pp. 80-123



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