Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Augustus Ehinger diary transcript, 1846-1847 MS 282

creator Ehinger, Augustus
Title: Augustus Ehinger diary transcript
Dates: 1846-1847
Abstract: A diary written by Augustus Ehinger during his year in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War.
Identification: MS 282
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents

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.


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Augustus Ehinger diary must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

Mexican War (1846-1848)
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1846-1847)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Augustus Ehinger diary transcript, 1846-1847, MS 282, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This diary was donated on October 10, 1979 by Colonel Charles F. Ward via the Jefferson Davis Association, Rice University.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Diary transcript

1 116 page typed transcript of Augustus Ehinger’s diary 1846-1847