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

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 Harrison County, Indiana, called the Lanesville Legion.


Captain
Cyrus Gresham
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 31 Jan 1847, by order of General Taylor.

John Jeffers
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date, on Surgeon's Certificate.

F. McRae
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas E. Vanfossen
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date.
1st Lieutenant
George Foreman
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date, by Court-Martial.
2nd Lieutenants
Edward L. Pennington
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Philip Zenos
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Sergeants
Benjamin Q. A. Gresham
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Jackson Gwin
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas I. McIntyre
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Sylvester Riley
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date.

Daniel K. Starr
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Corporals
David Decker
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George H. Gwin
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nehemia Norton
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Robert B. Pennington
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Yeager
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 23 Feb 1847.
Musicians
William Decker
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William L. Carter
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. He was born 15 Feb 1823, the son of George W. Carter and Hester Kelly, 
in Harrison County, Indiana and died 26 Apr 1898, in Harrison County, Indiana.  He
is buried at Pfrimmer's Chapel, near Lanesville, Indiana. He married Sarah Catherine 
Mayers, 8 Sep 1850. Mexican War Service : Served in Company I, 2nd Indiana Volunteers. 
He enlisted 16 Jun 1846, mustered in June 20, 1846, at New Albany, Indiana. He served 
in Capt. Gresham/Capt McRae’s company. ( Lanesville Legion) mustered out with Company 
as Musician, June 28, 1847, at New Orleans, LA. Source for this information is Holly
Jenkins-Evans at email Montyholly@aol.com 
Privates
Steven Allen
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 14 Aug 1846.  Source is Indiana in the Mexican War, Oran Perry, 1908.

William Allen
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 11 Dec 1846.

John Asken
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date.

Harvey Barn
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Silas H. Beason
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Henson Blunk
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 6 Aug 1846.

Thomas Bowman
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Brent
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James R. Bruce
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 19 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Jefferson H. Byrely
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted, 19 Jun 1846.

William W. Campbell
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 23 Feb 1847.

William Carpenter
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Henry Coats
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Lawson Cooper
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Oliver Crone
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James H. Davis
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Abraham Dyer
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nathaniel Elliott
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Ellis
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Elisha Engleman
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 3 Mar 1847.

Joseph Engleman
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 2 Aug 1846.

George L. Esque
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 19 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Daniel G. Everhart
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Alexander F. Fishburn
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date, on Surgeon's Certificate.

George W. Fox
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Halcomb
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date.

Elisha Harriett
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Rubin Harriett
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 23 Feb 1847.

Jacob Harrison Hemp
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Thank you for your work on the Indiana Mexican War Veterans, I found the 
information extremely helpful in helping me with the history of my 2nd great-grandfather, 
Jacob Harrison Hemp a Private in Company I, 2nd Indiana. I would be pleased if you 
would include the following under his name. Jacob Harrison Hemp was born 22 September 
1826 in Harrison Co., Indiana, the last of 5 children born to Jacob Hemp and Catherine 
Blume. Jacob was a carpenter by trade for his entire working life. He married Rachael 
Nadal, the daughter of Thomas S. Nadal and Elizabeth Gafford in Louisville, Kentucky 
on 15 January 1862. He and Rachael had 4 children and resided in Louisville until the 
late 1890's when they returned to New Albany and the Silver Hills area. Jacob died in 
New Albany on 07 December 1915 at the age of 89. He is buried with his wife Rachael in 
the New Albany National Cemetery, his stone bearing the inscription of Pvt. Co. I., 2nd 
Ind. Inf. Again, your work is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Carl C. Gage e-mail: 
carl@ivfneedles.com 

George Heninger
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Burel J. Hubbard
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, missing after battle, 23 Feb 1847.

Addison Hull
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Daniel F. Hull
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas D. Jeffers
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 27 Aug 1846.

George L. Key
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James H. Lahue
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Lahue
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Daniel P. Long
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jonathan J. Long
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, 25 Jul 1846.

John Luke
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Erwin Lynn
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, no date.

Prison Lynn
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 19 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Peter May
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died, no date.

James McRunalds
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas W. McRunalds
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas T. Norton
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nimrod Payton
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Alexander Pennington
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 22 Jun 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Noah Rumley
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Sand
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Harrison H. Sears
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jacob Senn
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Frederick Shuck
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jeremiah Shuck
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Westley Simes
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Barnabas Swank
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 19 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

George L. Tranum
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jacob Trice
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Andrew J. Walk
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged, 17 Mar 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Jonathan I. Walk
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Peter Wise
Harrison County.  Mustered in 20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 28 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.



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