Mexican War Veterans
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Andrew Jackson Clark
Andrew Jackson Clark was born on February 14, 1827, in Daviess County. He was the son of Westley Clark and Sarah Osmon. The book,Indiana in the Mexican War by:Oran Perry, published at Indianapolis, In, 1 Aug. 1908, contains the following information concerning his service in the Army during that war: Andrew Clark, Pvt., Co. H., 5th Reg. Sworn in: 14 Oct 1847. By: Maj. Morrison. Discharged: 24 July 1848, By: Maj H. A. Goff. A copy of the above book is located in the public library at Washington, IN. The following detailed account of Andrew Jackson Clarks service in the Mexican War, is based on the information given in the book,"Ours is a Food Family", written by C. Walter Clark, Sr. and copyrighted in 1983. On Oct 14, 1847 Andrew joined the US Army to take part in the Mexican War. He was assigned to Company H. Fifth Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers at Madison, IN. The 5th Regiment was ordered to Mexico on Oct. 26 to reinforce the army of Gen. Winfield Scott. They embarked at Madison with 31 days of rations, floated down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to arrive in New Orleans on Nov. 6. The Volunteers reached Vera Cruz on the coast of Mexico on Nov 24, 1847. Scott's army captured Vera Cruz on Mar 29. It the engaged in several battles on its way to Mexico City. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo", on Feb 2, 1848. Andrew and the Daviess Co. Volunteers, the "Washington Guards", returned from mexico and were mustered out at Madison on July 24, 1848.
Donated by John D. Clark
Fielding Colbert, Sr.
He served in the war against Mexico & later when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted in Company D, 24th regiment, Indiana volunteers. He was a member of the G.A.R
Born ca 1824, France; died 14 May 1864, Battle of Resaca, Georgia from a gunshot wound to the neck. Veteran of the Mexican War (Company H, Briggs Company, Second Regiment of Indiana Vounteers). Enlisted 1 August 1863 at Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, Company I, 65th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. Mustered into service as a private on 7 Sep 1863 at Knoxville, TN. His widow, Rachel A. McCracken Moots, was pensioned beginning 14 May 1864.
Charles Childs, Thomas Coulter, Nelson Bolton, Patrick Carley, Jacob Leap, Capt. Joseph W.Briggs
These patriots served one year and fought in the battle of Buena Vista. In 1847 Capt. Ford, Third United States Dragoons, recruited in this county: Alexander H. Dougharty, Thomas Coneter, William Samples, William Sanders, John Samples, Jacob Leah, William Smith, William Hubbard, Nelson Jackson, Enoch Wood WallaceAlso served as 2d LT in the 61st IL Infantry,who made it no further than Jefferson Barracks, MO Nicholas Farmer Wallace,who made it no further than Jefferson Barracks, MO , See Civil War Veterans,42nd IN He got his men as far as the barracks in St.Louis, but no farther, peace having been declared between the bellegerents before he could proceed to the front.