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

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 Washington County, Indiana, called the Posey Guards.


Captain
Nathan Kimball
Washington County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Was a Doctor in Civilian life.  Served in the Civil war as a Brigadier-General.
1st Lieutenant
William Schoonover
Washington County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
2nd Lieutenants
Thomas T. Hogan
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James J. Hogens
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, resigned 30 Sep 1846.

William E. Panabaker
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Sergeants
Elhanan Blalock
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Daniel Haines
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Arthur Horner
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. Born Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana, 1820.  He married Elizabeth 
Gasaway in Washington County, Indiana in 1848.  They had a son named John Vancleave 
Horner. They were in Parke County, Indiana in 1850, and then moved to Hancock County, 
Illinois by 1860.  There, they had a daughter named Emma.  The family moved to Sacramento, 
California by 1870 and remained in California.  John married Mary Daton Orgon 
and Emma married a Smith.  Source is Mary Ann Lewis Holt  PSBF51A@prodigy.com

Philander D. Kelso
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Corporals
James Codle
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Jackson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Simeon Lynn
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Rawlins
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Musicians
John M. Redfield
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas B. Wilmoth
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  My Mexican War grandfather was Thomas B. Wilmoth/Wilmouth.  He was a 
drummer in Company G, in the Second Regiment.  Mustered in 17 Jun 1846 at New 
Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.  He was mustered out 27 Jun 1847 at New Orleans 
Louisiana.  Thomas was about 46 years old when he enlisted. We know nothing of 
Thomas' family.  He was born about 1800, married Jane/Jennie Cheshire in Bullitt 
County, Kentucky on 14 Aug 1823.  Jane was the daughter of John Baptist (a 
Revolutionary War Soldier), and Sarah Cheshire. Thomas moved to Clark County, 
Illinois, then to Harrison County, Indiana.  At the time he enlisted they were living 
in Martinsburgh, Washington County, Indiana.  Three weeks after he returned home 
from the war, he died of what sounds like typhoid fever.  We don't know where he is 
buried, somewhere in or near Martinsburgh.  His children were Lucinda, born 1825, 
Elias, born 1829, Thomas J., born 1831, Mary Jane, born 1835 and Eliza, born 1844.  
His widow never remarried, she was on pension until she died 2 Sep 1876.  She is 
buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Source of this information is 
Patricia O'Connor at email p-oconnor@worldnet.att.net and [1]
Privates
William Andrew
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Deserted, 26 Jun 1846.  [1]

John Arnold
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

Edward Biles
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Died 21 Nov 1846.

Dekalb Blalock
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Younger Boston
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Brewer
Washington County. Discharged for Disability.

Sebastain Burkhart
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Ingledon Burton
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Cooper
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James A. Cravens
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, transferred 26 Jun 1846, mustered out 21 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill. HON. JAMES A. CRAVENS Of Madison Township, is one of 
Washington County's most prominent and distinguished men.  His family is of English, 
Irish and Scotch descent, and its history dates back to the first settlement of Virginia. 
The head of the Washington County branch of the Cravens family was Rev. William Cravens, 
who was born in Rockingham County, Va., July 31, 1776.  His wife, who was Jane Harrison, 
bore him a family of three children, named Hannah E., John and Benjamin.  He was one of 
the earliest and most prominent preachers of the Methodist Church in Indiana, where he 
settled in 1819.  In the spring of 1827 he located in Washington County.  His son John 
was born April 3, 1796, and on the 6th of January, 1818, he was married to Ann C. Newman, 
by whom he was the father of five children, and of which James A. is the only one now living.  
He was a blacksmith by trade, and in 1819 settled four miles south of Salem, in Washington 
County, Ind.  He remained there the balance of his life, and was noted for his integrity and 
industry, and was a strong and ardent member of the Masonic fraternity.  He died October 
15, 1879, at the age of eighty-three years.  Maj. James A. Cravens, who lives on a farm in 
the southeastern part of Washington County, was born in Rockingham County, Va., 
November 4, 1818, the oldest child of his parents.   With them he came to Indiana in 1819, 
and has since played an important part in the history of Washington County.  He was 
raised on a farm and received most of his education in the country schools.  On September 
21, 1843, his marriage was solemnized with Susan, a daughter of Aaron and Sarah 
(Leatherwood) Hardin.  This union has been blessed with a family of seven children, six 
of them still living.  In June, 1846, he enlisted as a private in Company K, Second Regiment 
of Indiana Infantry, destined for service in the Mexican war.  He was soon promoted to Major, 
and by lot was declared the ranking Major in the First Brigade of Indiana Volunteers.  His 
time of service having expired, he was honorably discharge in July, 1847.  He was engaged 
in the battle of Buena Vista.  He was elected School Trustee in 1848, and during the session 
of 1848-49, was a member of the State Legislature.  In 1850 he was elected to the State 
Senate and served in that capacity for three years.  He was commissioned a Brigadier-
General of the State Militia in 1854, and five years later was appointed by the State 
Legislature to the important position of State Agent.  He was a member of the Thirty-
seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, and in both served on the Committee on Territories.  
He was a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions in 1868, 1876, 1880 and 1884.

Martin Cromer
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Dewees
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 6 Dec 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

James Dicks
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Beverly G. Dollins
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Dougherty
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Elliott
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Christian Gasaway
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Martin Gelwick
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 6 Dec 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

John Grimes
Washington County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  John was born 23 Aug 1807, Washington County, Indiana.  Died Washington 
County, Indiana, 7 Aug 1885, buried Bethlehem Cemetery, Jackson Township, Washington 
County, Indiana.  He was the son of Daniel Grimes, and Sarah Wilson.

Louis Hagee
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Haney
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jesse Henson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Henson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

James J. Hogan
Washington County.  Discharged for Disability.

Lewis Hogan
Washington County.  Discharged for Disability.

Elijah T. Honeyman
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Andrew J. Hurd
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

William J. Hurd
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

David L. Hutchinson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Aaron Kidd
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

David A. Lagle
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Lloyd
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Lloyd
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William P. McBroom
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph McCray
Washington County.  Mustered into service 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate. 

Alexander McKenzie
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

John Jr. McMillan
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Stephen J. Mobley
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

Stephen J. Moore
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Henry Mulvany
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Nelson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William H. Nelson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

Abraham J. Oliver
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Pearson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jonathan Pearson
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Ira Poe
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jonathan Poe
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Cornelius Purkhiser
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, Discharged 3 Jul 1846 on Surgeon's Certificate.

Samuel Purkhiser
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Samuel Queen
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Silas Quick
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Silas Radcliff             
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Ramsey
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 19 Feb 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Wiley R. Reams
Washington County.

William R. Reneav
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Rever
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 3 Jul 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William A. Roll
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  William was the son of Joseph, the 9th child of Jacob and Betsy Mills Roll.
Joseph was born 8 Jan 1802 and died 29 Oct 1856.  He was married in 1825 to Nancy 
Barnet in Crawford County, Indiana.  William A. Roll was born 3 Sep 1827, and died 10 
Nov 1906.  He was united in marriage to Lucy Ann Ray.  She was born 5 Sep 1826 and 
died 25 Feb 1903.  Both William and Lucy are buried in the Providence Cemetery, 
between English and Paoli, Indiana.  William ran away from home and joined the 
Mexican War and served until the war ended.  After his marriage they moved onto 
a farm near Brownstown, Indiana, about four miles south of English, and spent the 
remainder of their lives on this farm of more than 300 acres.  To this union were born 
the following children: Joseph Benton, John Rice, James Hudson (my grandfather), 
Malinda, George, and William Harrison. Source for this information is Arlen Roll at the 
following email address mroll@digisys.net and [1]

Isaac C. Smith
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Simon E. Smith
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Simon Smith was born ca 1823 in Indiana. He married Lucinda WILMOTH on 
Dec. 11, 1845 in Washington County, then served in the Mexican War in 1847.  Lucinda 
was born about 1827 in Indiana.  Children: Sarah Jane, born about 1847 in Indiana, Serena 
M. born about 1849 in Indiana.  Source is[1], and Patricia O'Conner at email 
p-oconner@worldnet.att.net

James R. Spencer
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William W. Standiford
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 3 Jul 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Sullivan
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Benjamin W. Sutherland
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Isaac G. Veach
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Whitaker
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William W. Winders
Washington County. Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Boston Younger
Washington County.

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