Indiana Soldiers
3rd Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Mexican War
Company D

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 Switzerland County, Indiana, called the Switzerland Riflemen.


Captain
Scott Carter
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Served in the Civil War as a Colonel.
1st Lieutenant
William Price
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
2nd Lieutenants
Silas Caulkins
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Smith Dumont
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 
Sergeants
John Davidson
1st Sergeant, Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Tigner Smith
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Rheuben Terry
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Corporals
Ebinger Bright
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas McDowel
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Miles Mendenhall
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Musicians
Privates
David Allen
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Bosan
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Richard Bright
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 27 Nov 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Johnson Brown
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William B. Brumer
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jesse Burton
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 8 Jul 1846. 

Jesse Cole
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Alfred Cook
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 29 Sep 1846.

Theopler Danglad
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Edward Detraz
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 21 Mar 1847. 

William Dilks
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Franklin Dufor
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Gabriel Dulmayzo
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, transferred 1 Dec 1846.

John L. Duplan
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Elsrod
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Elston
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 23 Nov 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Richard Fallis
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Goddard
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

William Guard
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas Gustin
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Hart
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nathan Harwood
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Arden Heath
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Henderson
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jeremiah Hinkle
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 15 Mar 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Hooper
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Wilson Houston
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 23 Feb 1847.

Charles Humbut
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Hiram Hunt
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Eli Jessup
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Jan 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

David Kelly
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Lemuel Kirtley
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Lemuel Kirtley, Co. D, 3rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry 
(please note correct spelling of last name).   Lemuel Kirtley was born 26 Dec 1826 in Vevay, 
Switzerland County, Indiana.  He was the son of Abraham Kirtley (b. 1795-d. 1871) and Lydia 
(Underwood) Kirtley (b. abt. 1801-d. 1856). Abraham and Lydia had five children: John (b. abt. 
1818-d. unknown), Emily (1822-1907), Lemuel (1826-1910), Gideon (abt. 1835-1854 ), and Sarah 
(1837-1915). Lemuel returned to Switzerland Co. after the Mexican War and at some time after 
the 1850 census, he moved from Switzerland Co. to Tipton Co. Indiana where he had previously 
secured a patent for 80 acres of land. Abraham, Lydia and the two younger children were 
already there, living on their own patent land which was adjacent to Lemuel's property. In 
about 1854 Lemuel's younger brother Gideon died, and his mother died in January of 1856. 
On 15 Jul 1856, in Sharpsville, Tipton Co., Lemuel married Mary Jane Covert (b. 27 Aug 1837). 
He and Mary Jane remained in Tipton County for the rest of their lives. They had twelve 
children, ten of whom lived to maturity: Sarah Catherine (1857- ca. 1930), Abraham (1858-1916), 
Martha Ann (1860-1938), Daniel (1861-1905), Mary Etta (1863-1944), Lewis A. (1865-1954), Emily 
Alice (1869-1959), Eva Jane (1870-1940), Charles (1872-1956), Oliver P. (1878-1933). Lemuel died 
27 Feb 1910 and Mary Jane died 4 Nov 1912. They are buried together at Sharpsville Cemetery, 
Sharpsville, Tipton Co., IN.  Source for this information is Ann Carstens at email address 
LCar49@aol.com  

Hugh Manfred
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

James Marsh
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Marsh
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Lewis Marston
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 31 Mar 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Wilson McCrary
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Alexander McCreg
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Columbus McCullough
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

William McKinzey
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Allen Merril
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Eugene Monerod
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Moore
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jackson Mounts
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Michael Oran
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Patterson
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nathan Peak
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Levi Phillips
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Charles Pleasants
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Presser
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George Richmond
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Lorenzo Roberts
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

John Rochat
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George Sadler
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Scott
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Scott
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Edward Sheifelbaine
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Baily Shelby
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Isaac Sheridan
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Robert Sheridan
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jesse Stepleton
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Rufus Stevens
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 20 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Abel Stout
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Terry
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 31 Oct 1846.

James Torrence
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Robert Torrence
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Henry Turner
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Benjamin Viles
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Walker
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, deserted 25 Jun 1846.

Jackson W. Waltz
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 10 Oct 1846, at Matamoros.

Charles White
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Rial Wilcox
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Wiles
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Lewis Wilkinson
Switzerland County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 25 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill

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