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Write-up about Indiana in the war

Listing of those in Co K. 1st Indiana (when mustered, rank ...)


See also: (Sorry, will get this all straightened out when we get the site changed over) --

Indian Creek Cemetery, Brown Township, near Browns Valley, Indiana

Alexander Moore



Maple Ridge Cemetery, Brown Township, Waveland, Indiana

Jacob Oldshue
Peter K. Smith


If anyone knows of Mex-Amer War soldiers of the area or good links for this war, PLEASE let me know :) kbz



Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 1 March 1895 ST. LOUIS Globe-Democrat:

It is a curious fact that a Democratic Congress has fixed the minimum pension of soldiers of the civil war at $6 per month, and that of soldiers of the Mexican war at $12 per month. It is proper to add that a large majority of the former are Republicans, while most of the latter are not.


New Richmond Cemetery

Mahlon Jackson Mason - born 21 Mar 1816 died 23 Feb 1884



Waveland Presbyterian Cemetery

Casper Budd (Colonel)



BRYANT, Col. Robert E. - this one is so long, here's a link to it and thanks muches to Kim H

Crawfordsville Daily Journal 31 March 1891 p 4 Mrs. Mary Campbell died of general debility at the residence of her brother, Benjamin Misner, at Smartsburg, where she has lived for 36 years. She was born in Butler County, Ohio in the year 1802. At the time of her death she was 88 years old. She was a Mexican pensioner and a member of the old school Baptist. Church. Interment was made at Smartsburg Cemetery. - kbz
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 28 March 1891 p 5 Mrs. John Campbell was buried at Smartsburg this morning. She died Thursday evening at the age of 88 years. She was a Mexican War pensioner and the second to die in this county within two weeks. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 22 April 1898 - Chilkoot Pass -- In the event of war, the Pass will organize a regiment of about 50 men. It will be known as "The Regiment from the Chilkoot, with T.P. Brown, Captain; Dr. BF Rush will be surgeon and Davy Pen (sic Penn) 1st Lt. J.M. Dallas will be chosen Chaplain. -kbz

LEWIS, Nathan

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 29 June 1900

Nathan Lewis, on old Mexican war veteran, and for many years well known in this vicinity, died at his home in Tippecanoe county and was buried in the Clouser cemetery Tuesday. - thanks to Kim H



Source: Crawfordsville Journal July 26, 1920

Distribution of medals to men who served on the Mexican border will be made by the war department. Application blanks for this purpose have been received in Crawfordsville by EF Otto. A bronze medal with a distinctive ribbon will be issued to those who took an actgive part in the Mexican campaign. Other types of medals will be issued to those who served wit hthe US Army on the boarder but were not called into action. A meeting of the former members of Company C, 2nd Indiana Infantry will be held at the courthouse next Thursday night when application blanks may be secured = kbz

OLDSHUE, Jacob - obit, etc.

OWENS, James


SMITH, William E.L.

Source: The Washington Register Washington County Thursday December 1, 1904

Wm. E. L. Smith. Wm. E.L. SMITH was born August 16, 1823, in Piqua county, Ohio, married January 12, 1854, to Mrs. Martha TANSEL at Montgomery county, Indiana. Four children were born to this union, two sons and two daughters. They lived in Missouri for some years and afterwards moved to Kansas where he spent his last days. He united with the Presbyterian church about fifty years ago but had his membership with the Methodist church during the last twenty-eight years of his life. He served through the entire service of the Mexican war, and also belonged to the Home Guards of the Civil ar. He was a loving companion, kind father and good neighbor. He died November 26, 1904, at the age of eighty-one years, three months and two days. His aged companion, four children, and three step children, A. Tansel, Sparks, Ok., Mrs. Albertine MYERS of this city and Mrs. May Campbell, Grand Junction, Colo., and many friends are left to mourn his loss. His children are Mrs. Geo. COLEMAN, Beloit, Kan., W.H. SMITH of this city, Mrs. R.L. CHRISTIAN, Clyde, Kan., and Elmer E. SMITH, city. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church by the writer at one o'clock, November 27, 1904. He was laid to rest in the Washington Cemetery. Albert L. Young. - kbz

WALDON, J.H. - letter to Capt. Talbot - love it !

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