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

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 Allen County, Indiana, called the Wayne Guards.


Captain
David W. Lewis
Captain, 1st Regiment, Company F, 5th Regiment, Company K, Allen County.  Mustered 
in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 
Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Mustered into 5th 
Regiment, Company K, 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848 at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
1st Lieutenant
Bradford B. Stevens
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
2nd Lieutenants
Samuel H. Chapman
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Hunter
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Russell
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 22 Sep 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.
Sergeants
Jonathan Dewitt
Allen County.  Discharged 11 Dec 1846 for Disability.

Daniel Edgerly
Allen County.  Mustered in 7 Sep 1846, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill.

John Keiser
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Kiser
Wabash County.  John Kiser went from La Gro, in Wabash County, was elected 
Sergeant of Company F, and served for one year.  Returning home, he remained in this 
county a few years, and afterward moved to California, which continued to be his home.

David W. Magee
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Peter McGowan
Allen County. Mustered in 7 Sep 1846, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill.

Jonathan D. Witt
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 11 Dec 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.
Corporals
David Eads
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Ebenezer R. Eastman
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 8 Nov 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Moses W. Ross               
Wabash County, Indiana Moses W. Ross, born in Decatur County, Indiana, in 1823, 
and came to Wabash County in 1838.  In June, 1846, he enlisted in Captain Lewis' 
Company [F, 1st Regiment], and afterward, when the company was organized, he 
was elected Corporal.  His enlistment was for one year, and at the end of his term 
of service he returned and was an honored citizen of Wabash County, Indiana.

William Trader
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Musicians
Privates
Peter Bayles
Allen County.

Neely Benge
Wabash County, Indiana.  Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Neely Benge was the son of Thomas 
Benge, who was in the same company and regiment.  Neely enlisted as a 
private in Company F, but being in poor health started home on sick leave and 
died near the mouth of the Ohio River.

Thomas Benge
Wabash County, Indiana.  Thomas Benge was a member of Company F, and 
enlisted in this county for one year.  With the company he went to the seat of 
war.  His health soon failed, after reaching the Rio Grande, and he was honorably 
discharged on the 5 Sep 1846, on disability.  He returned home and died at 
North Manchester, Indiana. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill, discharged 25 Aug 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Michael Bixler
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jonathan A. Bower
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Peter Boyles
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Daniel Brower
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 15 Jul 1846.

Simpkin Bytt
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Charles Clinesmith
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Cornelius
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Denkes
Allen County.  Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 25 Aug 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Joseph Dinkee
Allen County.  Discharged 23 Aug 1846 for Disability.

James L. Doddard
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Andrew Easterman
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 5 Jul 1846.

David Foley
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jacob Fordeny
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 15 Jul 1846.

Daniel Fox
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George W. Fry
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 14 May 1847, killed by the Mexicans near Monterrey, Mexico.

John S. Gifford
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 19 Aug 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

John G. Grier
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 21 May 1847, at Monterrey, Mexico.

Simon Hamilton
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Charles Hartman
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 23 Aug 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

John R. Heaton
Allen County.

Andrew Hollinger
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Charles Huntington
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Hurley
Wabash County, Indiana.  Thomas Hurley went from La Gro, in Wabash County, 
served during the term of his enlistment, and then returned home, where he died. 
Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, 
mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

John Irvin
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 7 Sep 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Lemuel James
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 20 Sep 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

William Johnson
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 6 Jul 1846.

John R. Kealor
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Dennis Keyton                 
Allen County.  Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 6 Jul 1846, on the Mississippi.  On the night of the 7th Dennis Keyton 
of the Wayne Guards died after a very short illness.  He was a native of Scotland, 
but had adopted America for his home.  He was a warm-hearted associate, a true 
patriot and a brave soldier.  On the 8th we stopped at Memphis to bury our fellow 
soldier, and I am informed he was refused a burial place in the graveyard.  After 
the sun had set and it began to grow dark we stopped five miles above Helena and 
buried him.  He deserved a better interment, but it was not in our power to do better.

Alexander Kulby
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 27 Jul 1846, of disease, at Brazos Santiago.

Clinton Lafavour
Wabash County.  Clinton Lafavour, from this county, [Wabash] enlisted as a private 
in the same company [1st Regiment, Company F].  Having served his full term of 
twelve months, he returned home, and a few years later moved to Sedan, Kansas,
in Chautanqua County, where he resided. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, 
Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Anson Lawrence
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 8 Oct 1846, at Matamoras, Mexico.

James B. Leach
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Michael Lear
Allen County Discharged 8 Oct 1846.

Cornelious Martin
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John McMahon
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Francis Menelly
 Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 11 Dec  1846, drowned in the Rio Grande River.

Charles Moore
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Oct 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Watson Moore
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Samuel Ninde
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 9 Sep 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Isaac R. Norman
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Kennedy O'Brion
Private, 1st Regiment, Company F, 5th Regiment, Company K, Allen County. 
Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, 
mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  
Mustered into 5th Regiment, Company K, 15 Apr 1846, City of Mexico, by Captain 
Alvord, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

George B. Quinley
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Ribble
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 23 Aug 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

William Robinson
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 15 Jul 1846.

Levi Ross
Wabash County, Indiana.  Levi Ross, a younger brother of Moses W. Ross, was born 
in Hancock County, Indiana in 1829, and moved to Wabash County with his father in 
1838.  In June, 1846, he volunteered in the same company with his brother, as a 
private, followed the fortunes of his company through the campaign, and after the 
expiration of his term of service, he re-enlisted for three years or during the war, as a 
regular.  Upon the restoration of peace, he returned home and resided in Wabash 
County until the inauguration of the rebellion.  In August 1861, he assisted in recruiting 
Company F for the Second Cavalry, of which company he was elected First Lieutenant.  
After the battle of Pittsburg Landing, for meritorious service he was promoted to Captain 
of his company.  While at Louisville, Kentucky, on official business, he died, 7 Mar 
1863, and his remains were sent home for interment, and he was buried with the honors 
of war in the new Cemetery. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill.

Albert F. Royce
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 12 Oct 1846, at Point Isabel Texas.

Charles Rozelle
Wabash County, Indiana Charles Rozelle went from La Gro, Wabash County, Indiana, 
served his full term and then returned to Wabash County.  A few years afterward he 
went to California, an is now a resident of Sacramento, City, California. Mustered in 
23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 
Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Ebenezer Rozelle
Wabash County, Indiana.  Ebenezer, a brother of Charles and William, enlisted also 
as a private in Company F.  He went with his company to the seat of the war, but 
soon after reaching the Rio Grande he was taken sick and died on 23 Oct 1846.

Isaac B. Rozelle
Wabash County, Indiana.  Isaac, a brother to Charles , William and  Ebenezer, 
enlisted as a private in Company F.  He also went with the company to the mouth 
of the Rio Grande, where he died from sickness 23 Aug 1846.

William Rozelle
Wabash County, Indiana William Rozelle, a brother to Charles, above, enlisted at 
the same time and place, served one year, came home, and subsequently 
accompanied his brother to California, where he now resides. Mustered in 23 Jun 
1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 
1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Michael Sear
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 8 Oct 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Perry Spratt
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Wallace M. Sutton
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 10 Sep 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Laughlin Thomas
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Thompson
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George A. Tingley
Allen County.

Marshall Violet
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 8 Oct 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

David G. Warren
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 22 Dec 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Gipson Watkins
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Weller
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Oct 1846, on Surgeons Certificate.

Enos P. Wiley
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George W. Williams
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Wireman
Allen County. Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 16 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

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