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Guide to the Augustus Ehinger diary transcript, 1846-1847
Augusts Ehinger was born in Speyer, Rhein Phlaz, Bavaria, on September 14, 1821 and came to the United States with his parents at the age of twelve. He lived in Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa where he died on January 9, 1881.
The diary of Augustus Ehinger begins June 15, 1846 and ends June 28, 1847. The diary chronicles Ehinger’s travels and experiences as a private in the Second Illinois Regiment during the Mexican-American War. Ehinger writes about simple daily activities as well as battles, marches, and other soldiers in his regiment. The location of the original diary is unknown.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Augustus Ehinger diary must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
Augustus Ehinger diary transcript, 1846-1847, MS 282, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This diary was donated on October 10, 1979 by Colonel Charles F. Ward via the Jefferson Davis Association, Rice University.