Mexican War
Company H Roster of Vicksburg Volunteers
First Regiment of Mississippi Volunteers

Contributed by Hugh LeBaron of Starkville, Mississippi [HLebaron@aol.com]

 

Extracted from National Archives Microfilm Series M - 863 Records of the Adjutant General's Office Compiled Service Records of the Mexican War

Compiled by J. Hugh LeBaron author of "Perry Volunteers in the Mexican War, First Regiment of Alabama Volunteers and the Mexican War Diary of Captain William G. Coleman" (Heritage Books, Inc., 2002)


 

Company H - Vicksburg Volunteers

Uniform: Red shirts worn outside white duck pants and black slouch hat

Vicksburg Volunteers left Vicksburg in early July 1846 by steamboat bound for New Orleans. Left New Orleans on board the steamboat Alabama 26 Jul 1846 bound for Brazos Island, Texas, commanded by Colonel Jefferson Davis.

Vicksburg Whig, 27 Oct 1846: "When I saw the place [Monterrey], every house . . . is a perfect fort of itself and was fortified; . . . every street was barricaded and ditched . . . . I cannot for the life of me see how we made such progress into the town as we did, without losing more men . . . "

 

Edward C. Allen, Private; 29 Feb 1847 Promoted to corporal

Ervin Barefield, Private

Daniel S. Bird, Private; 1 Sep 1846 Sick at Camargo, Mexico

John J. Bobb; Elected 2nd Lt. of Company H; 6 Sep 1846 Resigned because of illness; [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 181A]

Simeon Brown, Private

Richard S. Burney, Private

Stephen D. Carson, Private; 6 Sep 1846 - Physician, left at Camargo, Mexico to tend to sick volunteers; 6 Mar 1846 Discharged

William Chaffin, Private

John S. Clendenin, Corporal; 29 Jan 1847 Elected Captain

Thomas J. Coe, Private

Edward Cox, Private; 21 Jul 1846 Deserted in New Orleans, Louisiana

George A Crump, Captain; 21 Dec 1846 Resigned at Victoria, Mexico; Nov 1846 Granted a 60-day leave of absence to Mississippi [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 197A]

John Dart, Private

Thomas J. Davidson, 1 Feb 1847 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico

James C. Davis, Private; 20 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Daniel Dunlap, Private

Edward Dunn, Private; 11 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

James H. Dupree, Private; 1 Feb 1847 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico

Samuel M Edwards, Private; 23 Feb 1847 Wounded at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 209

Samuel Ferguson, Private; 18 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico

John Finch, Private; 8 Oct 1846 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 218B]

Robert Gregg, Private; 21 Sep 1846 Wounded at the battle of Monterrey, Mexico by fire from Fort Diablo

Benjamin L. Groves, Private

George Hackler, Private; 15 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at Matamoras, Mexico

James Hackler, Private; 20 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Charles T. Harlan, Sergeant; 23 Aug 1846 Appointed Sergeant Major; served as a messenger for Colonel Jefferson Davis during the battle of Monterrey, Mexico; 24 Oct 1846 Discharged

John A. Harris, Private [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 220A]

William D. Harrison, Private; 23 Feb 1847 Killed at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico

William H. Harvey, Private

Benjamin Hatton [Hathen], Private

Sanford H. Hill, Private [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 176A]

George W. Hise, Private; 12 Dec 1846 Dishonorably discharged

Richard Hopkins, Private; Elected 2nd Lieut.

Isaac Johnston,Private

Andrew Kramer,Private

Henry H. Lauel, Private; 4 Nov 1846 Promoted to Corporal; 23 Feb 1847 Wounded at the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 179A]

John J. Locke, Private; 23 Feb 1847 Killed at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico

Armstrong Little, Private; 15 Nov 1846 Promoted to Corporal

Hugh M. Markham, 2nd Lieut.; 19 Oct 1846 Resigned

Humphrey Marshall, Private; 24 Jul 1846 Appointed Sergeant Major; 8 Oct 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Francis M. Martin, Private; 11 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Joseph Martin, Private

Robert M. Martin, Corporal; 11 Oct 1846 Discharged

Frederick Mathews, Private; 21 Sep 1846 Wounded at the battle of Monterrey, Mexico; hit in the head by grape shot which fractured his skull and the wound was believed to be mortal; 29 Jan 1847 Discharged at Monterrey, Mexico

John F Mattingly, Private; 3 Oct 1846 Discharged for disability at Matamoras, Mexico

David H. McClure, Private; 25 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at Matamoras, Mexico

Thomas H. McGaughey, Private; 5 Oct 1846 Discharged at Monterrey, Mexico

William H. McKinney, Private; 31 Mar 1847 Promoted to Corporal [[[[See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 174A]

Theodore McMorrough, Musician

Moses McMurray, Private; 11 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Robert McNair, Musician

Adam McWillie, Private

Horace H. Miller, Sergeant; 8 Jan 1847 Appointed Sergeant Major

Robert L. Moore, 1st Lieut.; 23 Feb 1847 Killed at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico; wounded in the leg while leading the Vicksburg Volunteers against the Mexicans and sought protection in a ravine; there the Mexicans found him and he met with a brutal and horrible death; his body was found after the battle and it was pierced repeatedly; he was stripped of his clothes and money

William M. Moore, Private; 11 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Phillip Muldoon, Private

Andrew J. Neely, Private

Albert M. Newman, Private

Avery Noland, Private; 21 Sep 1846 Wounded at the battle of Monterrey, Mexico

William Norworthy, Private; 12 Jul 1846 Deserted at Vicksburg, Mississippi

Elijah A. Peyton, Private; 2 Dec 1846 Discharged at Monterrey, Mexico

John C. Peyton, Private; 24 Sep 1846 Died at Matamoras, Mexico

John J. Poindexter, Corporal; 29 Jan 1846 Elected Lieutenant

William C. Porter, Sergeant [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 212A]

Henry F. Raim, Private; 6 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at Camargo, Mexico

Patrick Reardon, Private; 23 Feb 1847 Killed at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico

Hugh Riley, Private [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 182B]

Benjamin F. Roberts, Private; 21 Sep 1846 Wounded at the battle of Monterrey, Mexico; 24 Oct 1846 Discharged at Monterrey, Mexico

Mitchell M. Roberts, Private

William D. Robinson, Private; 20 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

John Ross, Private; 16 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

R. Ross, Private

Benjamin F. Sanders, Private; 29 Feb 1847 Promoted to Sergeant

Joseph Schmaling, Corporal; 10 Oct 1846 Promoted to Sergeant [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 190B]

Richard D. Shackleford, Private

George W. Shaffer, Private; 11 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Joseph Shannon, Private

Samuel Shaw, Private [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 175A]

Joseph Sillers, Private; 11 Oct 1846 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico

Charles E. Smedes, Private; 28 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 178A]

John Smith, Private

James W. Stevenson, Private [See 1850 Census of Warren County, Miss., page 200B]

James E. Stewart, Private; 12 Oct 1846 Promoted to Corporal; 23 Feb 1847 Wounded and made prisoner at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico; 2 Mar 1847 Exchanged; 6 Mar 1847 Elected Lieutenant

John Straugh, Private; 12 Oct 1846 Discharged for disability at Monterrey, Mexico

Charles Strouse, Private; 9 Oct 1846 Discharged for disability at Matamoras, Mexico

James M. V. Steele, Private; 11 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Joseph P. Tunnell, Private; 21 Sep 1846 Killed at the battle of Monterrey, Mexico

John E. Vandivure, Private; 10 Nov 1846 Died at Monterrey, Mexico

William W. Wadsworth, Private; 20 Aug 1846 Discharged for disability at the mouth of the Rio Grande

Thomas White, Private; 23 Feb 1846 Died from wounds at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico

John M. Williams, Private; 5 Oct 1846 Died at Cerralvo, Mexico

Rufus R. Williamson, Private; 17 Sep 1846 Discharged for disability at Matamoras, Mexico

William Winans, Private

Augustus Wood, Private


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