Indiana Soldiers
2nd Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Mexican War
Company B

The war with Mexico in 1846-47 brought out more than a full company from Orange County. On the 13th of May, 1846, President Polk called for volunteers and soon afterward, in response to this, William A. Bowles, Trustin B. Kinder, William T. Spicely, John Murray and others began the formation of a company in the county. The organization was completed some time in June and the following officers were elected: William A. Bowles, Captain; Trustin B. Kinder, First Lieutenant; William T. Spicely, Second Lieutenant; John Murray, Third Lieutenant. Soon after this the company assembled in Paoli to march to New Albany, where the Second Regiment, to which they were assigned, was being organized. He boys in bright new uniforms were drawn up in front of the residence of the Captain, and were there presented with a beautiful banner in behalf of the county by one of the Doughertys, it is said. Captain Bowles replied in a short, eloquent speech, pledging the lives of his company for the preservation of the national flag. Lieutenant Kinder, a talented young lawyer, delivered a speech of considerable length and of great strength. He declared that he would leave his bones to bleach on the sunny plains of Mexico rather than see his country’s flag dishonored and trailed in the dust. Lieutenant Spicely also delivered a speech to the same effect. The company then, in wagons and on horseback, started for New Albany, being escorted some distance from town by the brass band of Paoli and a large delegation of sorrowing relatives and friends, some of whom continued on to New Albany. The company became B of the Second Regiment Indiana Volunteers, and at New Albany Captain Bowles was promoted to the colonelcy of the regiment, and was succeeded as Captain of Company B by Trustin B. Kinder. In July the regiment started for Mexico. An account of the service of this regiment will be found in another part of this volume. The roll of the company at the date of muster-in cannot be given. The following is the roll June 23 1847, at the time of muster-out: William T. Spicely, Captain; John Murray, First Lieutenant; John Gullett, Second Lieutenant; D. S. Lewis, Third Lieutenant; John Hungate, Augustus G. Brooks, James H. Vandeveer, and Abner Dougherty, Sergeants; Eli McDonald, Albert Mayfield, Christian P. Leatherman and Christopher C. Shore, Corporals. Privates – David A. Apple, John Allen, John R. Allen, William Burks, James Blackburn, John Brown, Robert W. Bolton, Thornton Burgess, William Cook, Patrick Cosgrove, Martin Cutsinger, James Cobble, Alexander Conklin, G. Dougherty, Abe Dover, Epaulette Dufriend, James Dooley, Irwin Drake, Charles Edwards, Henry Edwards, Martin Gobble, Daniel Hulmstutter, John Hulmstutter, Samuel Harris, Samuel Hostetler, B. N. Hostetler, H. B. Hawkins, William Henson, Edward W. Hollowell, Nelson Johnson, Squire Kesterson, Joshua Y. Lewis, John R. McGhee, Elihu McDonald, Elias F. Moyer, James Moyer, William Morgan, Francis N. Noblitt, James M. Pinnick, Elijah Pinnick, Josephus Pounds, Jonathan Palmer, Elisha Pruett, Jacob Quinlan, Hiram Russell, W. J. Shelton, William Scarlett, John A. Smith, Eli Stalcup, Oliver M. Throop, Angel Tillery, George H. Tyler, Samuel VanCamp and Benjamin Walker. The following were killed at Buena Vista: Captain T. B. Kinder, John T. Hardin, Joseph Lafferty, Arthur Massey, David McDonald, John Shultz and Joseph H. Harrison. The following died of wounds or disease: James H. Edwards, James H. Smith, David W. Johnson, Wesley Edwards, John Robertson, Benjamin Taylor, William Goldsmith. The following were discharged, probably for disability: William Warren, Robert Dougherty, Henry Harrison, Joab Burt, Enos Evans, Alexander Keith, Harvey Morris, Clement McDonald and John P. McDonald. At the battle of Buena Vista Captain Kinder was dangerously wounded, and was placed in an ambulance which started for the rear, but was upset in one of the many ravines on the battle-field. Here the wounded Captain was killed by the Mexican Lancers. His body was brought to Paoli where it was publicly received by a large assemblage at the court house, and was then conveyed to Indianapolis, the former home of the young soldier, for interment, being publicly received by a large throng of citizens at Orleans on the way. John T. Hardin was killed by a spent ball just as the battle was over. Another company of this regiment was partly raised in Orange County, an account of which will be found in part 5.


Captain
William A. Bowles
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, transferred 31 Jul 1846 to 
Colonel, mustered out 21 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

William Thomas Spicely
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at 
New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill. Served in the Civil War as a Colonel. Colonel, 24th Regiment Indiana 
Volunteer Infantry. Brevet Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, 13 Mar 1865.

Trustin Brown Kinder
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  He was born and raised in 
Indianapolis, his parents being early residents of that "city in the wilderness." I also know that he graduated from 
Indiana Asbury College [DePauw University] in 1843. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 in Orange County before joining 
the Mexican War. On 23 Feb 1847 at the battle of Buena Vista Captain Kinder was dangerously wounded, and was placed in 
an ambulance which started for the rear, but was upset in one of the many ravines on the battle-field. Here the wounded 
Captain was killed by the Mexican Lancers. Trustin's body was actually brought back home to Indiana for burial. A special 
ceremony was held in Trustin's honor in his adopted home of Paoli, where it was publicly received by a large assemblage 
at the court house, being also publicly received by a large throng of citizens at Orleans on the way. before the body was 
sent on to his parents in Indianapolis for burial. I'm not sure where he was initially buried in Indianapolis but he is 
now buried in famous Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis which opened in 1863. Trustin Brown Kinder is the only soldier 
to have died on the battlefield in the Mexican-American War who is buried there, according to someone I spoke with who 
works there. He was a good friend with Andrew Jackson ("Jack") Carr of Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana who served in 
the Third Indiana Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant, Company I. Jack Carr's father was a U.S. Congressman from Indiana in the 
1830's.   He was a 1st Lieutenant before being promoted to Captain.  Source for this information is William Griffing at 
email address griffing@fnal.gov 
1st Lieutenant
John Murray
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

William Thomas Spicely
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill. Served in the Civil War as a 
Colonel. Colonel, 24th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Brevet 
Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, 13 Mar 1865.
2nd Lieutenants
John Gullett
Orange County. Mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

David S. Lewis
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

John Murray
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

William Thomas Spicely
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill. Served in the Civil War as a 
Colonel. Colonel, 24th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Brevet 
Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, 13 Mar 1865.
Sergeants
Augustus G. Brooks
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Abner Dougherty
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

John Hungate
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

David W. Johnson
Orange County,  mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 27 Jan 1847.  [1] 

James H. Vandeveer
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]
Corporals
Christian Peter Leatherman
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill. Christian Peter Leatherman, Manufacturer, Mason, 
son of John Leatherman, was born July 10, 1814, in Dayton, Ohio. When he 
was four years old his parents moved to Orange County, Indiana. He was 
married in 1836, to Miss Elizabeth Krutsinger, daughter of Jacob Krutsinger, 
of Orange County, Indiana. He served an apprenticeship at blacksmithing, 
under a brother, David L., and pursued that business in Orange County, 
Indiana till 1853; he than moved to Clay County, Ill., and in 1869 to Mason, 
Effingham Co., Illinois, following his trade in the two last places. He is 
a plow-maker also, and turns out quite a number each year, for which he finds 
ready sale. Thousands of pounds of iron has he wrought into implements of 
utility, year after year he has toiled, over the furnace and forge. It is 
the many hard and repeated blows over the anvil that sends the blood rushing 
through the veins, and makes life long and healthful. Labor and honesty go 
hand in hand, and Mr. Leatherman is honest and one of the first citizens of 
our county. Subject has a family as follows: Miss Sarah Cornwell, William 
Leatherman, a resident of Vandalia; Jacob Leatherman, Miss Mollie Hale, James 
Leatherman, George Leatherman, Mrs. Alice Goodnight, Harvey Leatherman. Pension 
Information: Elizabeth, Ind, Ill, 3/5/1887, C1483.

Albert Mayfield
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Eli McDonald
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Christopher C. Shore
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]
Musicians
Wesley Elkin
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Barzella Payne
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]
Privates
John Allen
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

John Allen R.
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

David A. Apple
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

William Banks
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

James Blackburn
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Robert W. Bolton
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

John Brown
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Thornton Burgess
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Thornton Burgess, born 16 Aug 1817 in Jefferson 
County, Kentucky and died 24 Apr 1870 at Westfield, Clark County, Illinois.  He 
married Martha Ann Jones on 10 Feb 1850 in Lawrence County, Indiana, and 
had eight children.  Source for this information is Michael Burgess at email
address borbopr@gte.net
William Burks

Joab Burt
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 24 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.  [1]

James Cobble
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Alexander Conklin
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

William Cook
Service: Mexican War, Private, 2nd Regiment, Company B, Orange County. 
Mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, 
mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. William Cook was born in Berks County, Penn., October 3, 1816, the 
fourth child born to Daniel and Hannah (Wicks) Cook, both of whom were natives 
of the Keystone State and of German descent. When but ten years old he was 
left to battle with the realities of his life by the death of his parents, and 
at fifteen began the carpenter's trade, which he completed when twenty-one. In 
1839 he went to Indianapolis, and some time afterward worked at his trade in 
Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. He then came to Orange County, Ind., purchasing 
a saw-mill on Lost River in partnership with a Mr. Moore, which he operated for 
some time. At the breaking out of the war with Mexico he volunteered, and as 
a private, served in Company B, Second Indiana Regiment, in the battle of Buena 
Vista, and at the end of thirteen months was honorably discharged. Since 1850 
he has been engaged in farming and is now comfortably situated, yet engaged in 
that vocation. In 1849, he married Rachel Wires, who was born in Washington 
County, this State, in 1820, and by her is the father of four children: Hannah J. 
(Mrs. Wilson), Francis M. deceased), Washington C. and William S. Mr. Cook 
is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal 
Church.  Source for this information is Goodspeed's History of Orange County, 
1884, page 633

Patrick Cosgrove
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Martin Cutsinger
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

James Dooley
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Gabriel Dougherty
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill. George W. Dougherty, the proprietor of the Spring 
Mill near Paoli, is son of Gabriel and Sarah (Scoggins) Dougherty, and was 
born May 14, 1832, in Stampers Creek Township. Gabriel was a native of 
Kentucky, and in 1815, at the age of six years, he came to Indiana with his 
parents who ever afterward made their home in Orange County. He was a soldier 
in the Mexican war and at the battle of Buena Vista was wounded, and also lost 
an eye. He was a man of little education and an abundance of ability. He always 
refused political honors. He was married three times, his first wife bearing 
him four children, among them George W. She was a widow with one child, as 
was also his second, by whom he was the father of four more children, and by 
his third wife ten more, making in all eighteen of his own. George W. Dougherty 
has always lived in Orange County, and was educated in its common schools. 
January 5,1853, he was united in matrimony to Maria Ann, daughter of William 
and Anna (Cornwell) Grigsby, who were among the earliest settlers in Orange 
County from the South. Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty are parents of ten children; 
of these Sarah A., William, George, McLellan and Albert are yet living. From 
his youth Mr. Dougherty has been a miller by trade. In 1878 he purchased and 
remodeled the Spring Mill, near Paoli, and has since operated it with two sets 
of burrs run by water-power, and is doing a good business. Politically he is 
Democrat and religiously he and wife are Regular Baptists. Pension Information: 
Gabriel and Nancy, Ind, 3/21/1887, C632.

Robert Dougherty
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 23 Jun 1846, subject to fits.  [1]

Abraham Dover
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Ervin Drake
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Epaulette Dufriend
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jul 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Charles Edwards
Orange County, Mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Henry Edwards
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

James H. Edwards
Died of wounds or disease.

Wesley Edwards
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 15 Feb  1847.  [1]

Enos Evans
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 10 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate. [1]

Martin Gobble
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

William Goldsmith
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 21 Mar 1847.  [1]

John T. Hardin
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 23 Feb 1847 at Buena Vista.  [1]

Samuel Harris
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Henry Harrison
Orange County. Mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 24 Jun 1846, by order of Colonel Samuel Churchill.  
[1]

Joseph H. Harrison
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 23 Feb 1847 at the Battle of Buena Vista.  [1]

Harrison B. Hawkins
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

William Henson
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]
Edward W. Hollowell
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Benjamin N. Hostetler
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Samuel Hostetler
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill. Daniel R. Hostetler Is a native 
of Bono Township, this county (Lawrence County, Ind.), born April 26, 
1848, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Chasteen) Hostetler.  The father 
was born in this county in 1822, and the mother in Washington County.  
Jonas Hostetler came from Kentucky to Bono Township in 1821.  One 
of eight children was Samuel, the father of Daniel R.  Samuel and wife 
had a family of nine children, of whom six were reared.  He farmed and 
operated a saw mill in Lawrence County sixteen years.  He was a 
soldier in the Second Indiana Regiment Mexican war, which regiment 
was hotly engaged at the battle of Buena Vista.  In the last war he was 
First Lieutenant of Company B, One Hundred and Forty-fifth Indiana 
Volunteer Infantry.  He died in 1882, preceded a few years by his wife. 
Daniel was reared on the farm and in the mill at hard work, and with but 
few advantages.  He enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty-fifth 
Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until the troops were 
mustered out.  In 1871 he married Hulda S. Pendergrast, who was born 
in this county in 1850.  They have five children: Oscar, Ollie, Oma, Ambrose 
and Malcom.  Mr. Hostetler owns 200 acres of land (Marion Township, 
Lawrence County).  Much of his time has been spent in saw-milling.  He 
is a Mason and a Republican, and a prominent man.  [1]

Daniel Hulmstutter
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

John Hulmstutter
Service: Mexican War, Private, 2nd Regiment, Company B, Orange County. 
Mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

Nelson Johnson
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill. Born in Orange County, North Carolina; died in 
White River Township, Gibson County, Indiana.  His wife was Elizabeth 
Breeden. He also served in the Civil War.

Alexander Keith
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 10 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.  [1]

Squire Kesterson
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Joseph Lafferty
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 23 Feb 1847 at the Battle of Buena Vista.

Joshua Y. Lewis
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Arthur Massey
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 23 Feb 1847 at the Battle of Buena Vista. 

Clement McDonald
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 23 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate. [1] 

David McDonald
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 23 Feb  1847.  [1]

Elihu McDonald
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

John P. McDonald
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 23 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate. [1] 

John R. McGhee
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

William Morgan
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

Harvey Morris
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 10 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.  [1] 

Elias F. Moyer
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

James Moyer
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Francis N. Noblitt
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Jonathan Palmer
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Elijah J. Pinnick is a native of township [French Lick] and county where 
he now resides, and was born February 3, 1820, a son of James and Mary 
(Cobb) Pinnick. The father was a native of Kentucky, and came to Orange 
County in 1815, and entered in what is now French Lick Township. He 
remained here the balance of his life, raising a family of twelve children. 
Elijah Pinnick remained with his parents during his youth and early manhood, 
receiving only a moderate education, such as the primitive schools of that 
day afforded. On the opening of the Mexican war he enlisted in 1846, in 
Company B, Second Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served for one 
year and was then discharged at New Orleans. The only battle at which he 
was engaged was that of Buena Vista. Returning from the war he made his 
home with his father, until his marriage. That occurred December 23, 1848, 
when Mary A. McBride became his wife. The result of this union is a family 
of nine children, five of which are still living. His wife's death occurred 
June 26, 1868, and on January 31, 1869, his second marriage was solemnized. 
By this wife, whose maiden name was Drusilla Cobb, he is father of four 
children. On November 8, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Forty-ninth Regiment 
Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as Second Lieutenant. This he resigned April 9, 
1862 on account of his failing health. He is now one of the prominent farmers 
of his township, owning 160 acres of good land. He is a member of the G.A.R., 
and a Republican in politics.

James M. Pinnick
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

Josephus Pounds
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Elisha Pruett
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Jacob Quinlan
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

John Robertson
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 13 Mar 1847.  [1] 

Hiram Russell
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

William Scarlett
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

William J. Shelton
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

John Shultz
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 23 Feb 1847 at the Battle of Buena Vista.
James H. Smith
Died of wounds or disease

John A. Smith
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

Eli Stalcup
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1] 

Benjamin Taylor
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, died 21 Mar  1847.  [1] 

Oliver M. Throop
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Angel Tillery
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

George H. Tyler
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill. 

Samuel Vancamp
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

Benjamin Walker
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.  [1]

William Warren
Orange County, mustered in 19 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 18 Jul 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.  [1] 

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