Kansas
  • Wattles, Victor C., 1843- Correspondence, 1865. 1 folder. Correspondence includes a letter from Wattles in Fort Leavenworth (Kan.), dated June 1, 1865, to "Friend Jasper" wishing they could be together, describing his plans to visit Salt Lake City (Utah), the lack of during the trip, the desertion of about one hundred soldiers in Kansas, and that he traveled from Alexandria (Va.), through Washington, D.C., Blodensburg, took a steamer to Saint Louis (Mo.) and then traveled to Leavenworth (Kan.). There is also a photocopy of his service record. Bio: Wattles enlisted in Company L, 7th Michigan Cavalry on Feb. 28, 1865 at Battle Creek (MI) and was promoted to Corporal on May 1, 1865. He was mustered out at Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) on Dec. 8, 1865.