Indiana Soldiers
1st Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Mexican War
Company B

Source for these records are Indiana in the Mexican War, by Oran Perry, Adjutant General, Indianapolis, 1 Aug 1908. This Company consisted mostly of soldiers from Miami County, Indiana, called the Wabash Rangers.


Captain
John W. Wilson
Miami County.  Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Served in the Civil War as a Colonel.
1st Lieutenant
John Volney Curtis
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jonas Hoover
Miami County.
2nd Lieutenants
Philip Parcels
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Was stabbed by Michael McDonald of the same company, 10 Jul 1846.  
The Lieutenant of the Wabash Rangers, who was stabbed at Camp Whitcomb, grew 
worse, so that we left him with a friend at St. Francisville, some distance above 
Baton Rouge.

Levi Shellenberger
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Sergeants
John S. Crooks
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 4 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Hampton Davenport
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Samuel W. Grinnold
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William A. McClane
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Stephen Segraves
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

David R. Todd
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Corporals
Quincy A. Fisk
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Isaac Harter
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James C. Harvey
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Nichals
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 31 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Skidmore
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  I have a 2nd Great Uncle that was in the Company B, 1st Indiana Volunteers.  
His Name is William Skidmore any info would be grateful.   Source for this information 
is Mark Wengler at email address mwengler@ldd.net

A. M. Suttonfield
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 6 Mar 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.
Musicians
Gilmore Jordon
Miami County. Transferred to non-commissioned staff. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at 
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at 
New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Privates
Edward Annibal
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

A. I. Ashton
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Judge Barnet
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 29 Jan 1847.  Source is Indiana in the Mexican War, Oran Perry, 1908.

Nathan Barrett
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Richard Bell
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 2 Sep 1846, of disease.

Joseph Bishop             
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 21 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

F. F. Bolton
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Jessie Bowdle
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Pollard J. Brown
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jacob Bruce
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Carpenter
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jackson Caster
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

A. Cave
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 29 Jun 1846.

Samuel L. Clark
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William L. Clark
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Henry Collins
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

John S. Denton
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 16 Aug  1846.

Jay Dibray
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 31 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Doughty
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

C. M. Droullaird
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 4 Jan 1847.

Timothy Fadley
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Flagg
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Joel B. Franklin
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 5 Dec 1846.

Joseph Gertis
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Nathan Gibson
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Alexander Holiday
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 30 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

James Hoover
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Humphrey
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

James Kalahar
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 3 Jul 1846.

Irenieus Keicher
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Kelly
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William G. Kersner
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Lantz B. Lynch
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Cyrenno Marquis
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Michael McDonald
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 4 Nov 1846.  Stabbed Lieutenant Philip Parcels, of the same 
company and was court-martialed for it.

Edward McManis
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

John D. Mellan
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged on Surgeon's Certificate.

Conrod Metser
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Dennis Naughton
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Michael O'Niel
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 13 Aug  1846.

James Parr
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Passons
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. William Passons was born 26 Mar 1806 in Charleston, Virginia, now West 
Virginia.  His parentage is unknown and his life a mystery until after he migrated to 
Indiana sometime before 1842 where he married Mary Price in Peru, Miami County.  
He and Mary separated sometime in 1844 and William reported on his application of 
disability pension that she died in that same year.  On 22 Jun 1846, William Passons 
was mustered into the 1st Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, Company B, in New 
Albany, Indiana.  Service record of Company B: 7 Sep 1846, Mouth of the Rio Grande; 
31 Oct 1846, Mouth of the Rio Grande, Texas; 31 Dec 1846, Mier, Mexico; 28 Feb 
1847, Matamoras, Mexico, 20 Apr 1847, Monterey Mexico.  According to his pension 
records, the Regiment was engaged in a skirmish with the Mexicans at Old Rinosa, 
Mexico, on or about 4 Jan 1847.  They were on the ship, Boston of Kuzan, crossing 
a part of the Gulf when they were blown ashore.  In the confusion of the battle, 
William was thrown against a barrel on the ships deck.  He sustained a wound in 
his left groin area which he carried for the rest of his life.  On another page of his 
application, he states this skirmish occurred at Pedros Island, Texas on or about 
30 Jun 1846.  I have no information which date is correct.  William further states he 
had land warrant issued to him as a Mexican War Soldier.  Private Passons was 
mustered out in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 16 Jun 1847 and returned to Peru, 
Indiana.  He married Susanna Michaels on 5 Apr 1849 in Tipton County, Indiana.  
They moved to Linn County, Iowa, where a daughter, Eliza Jane, was born 10 Jul 
1853.  William stated they moved to Kansas in 1884.  It is believed Susan Michaels 
Passons died in Quincy, Greenwood County, Kansas in 1870 though no record has 
been found to date.  William lived near his daughter, Catherine L. Butler, wife of 
Samuel Butler in Marshall County, Kansas for many years.  He died as William 
Parsons on 6 Apr 1904 in that place.  He and Susan Michaels hade five children: 
Marianna, John B., Catherine L., Eliza Jane and Christopher.  Submitted by Sharon 
Johnson cheraj@northcoast.com, and  [1]

Adam Pence
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Henry W. Penny
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Martin Pitts
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 24 Jun 1846.

Valentine Presler
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William L. Price
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Reeves
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 22 Aug  1846.

James H. Reid
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Richardson
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Richardson
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Sylvanius Rodgers
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

George Roudebush
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

John Scarce
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Howard Shaddinger
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Samuel S. Shafer
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Shahaw
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Martin M. Way
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Edward Wilson
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Abraham Wright
Miami County. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

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