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

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 Dearborn County, Indiana, called the Dearborn Volunteers.


Captain
George Dunn
1st Lieutenant, Captain, 3rd Regiment, Company K, Dearborn County.  Mustered in 18 
Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 
1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Resided in Lawrenceburg, 
Indiana.
1st Lieutenant
William L. Guard
1st Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment, Company K, Dearborn County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at 
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New 
Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
2nd Lieutenants
Aaron C. Gibbs
2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment, Company K, Captain, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn 
County.  Mustered into 3rd Regiment, 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill.  Mustered into 5th Regiment, 13 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by 
Major Morrison, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Benjamin J. Spooner
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Served in the Civil War as a Colonel.
Sergeants
Joseph W. Cheesman
Dearborn County, Private, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn County. Mustered in 
18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 
Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Wallace C. Law
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 30 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Robert McGarvey
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William H. Reed
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Solomon P. Tuney
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William O. Walker
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.
Corporals
John Christy
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Goddard
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas W. McCright
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Thomas W. McRight
Dearborn County.

Charles D. Seeds
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.
Musicians
David G. Conger
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 24 Sep 1846.

David V. Johnson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George W. Hamblin
Musician, 3rd Regiment, Company K, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn County. 
Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, 
discharged 2 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate, from Company K.  Joined from 
desertion 10 Apr 1848, deserted 31 Oct 1847.
Privates
Thomas Bell
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Moses Bennett
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 14 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Anthony Bloster
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Benjamin Bodine
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. Hi, You have my great, great grandfather listed. I don't remember if I 
sent you this information, but I wanted to thank you for your web site.- it clarified 
the military garb my gr-gr grandfather is wearing in an old tintype (see attachment 
Photo - Benjamin Bodine with son George Emerson, 3rd Wife Elizabeth Nocks and her 
daughter Ally). Benjamin Bodine, Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New 
Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill. Benjamin was born Jun 10 1822 in Montgomery, 
Hamilton County Ohio and died 29 Feb 1904 in Kansas. He is buried in Excelsior Cemetery 
in McPherson Co., KS. He married his first wife, Elly McMullen 25 Nov 1847, in Dearborn, 
the same year he mustered out. She died 5 Mar 1853. His son, my great grandfather George 
Emerson Bodine was born Jul 28 1863 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., IN to his second wife 
Maryann McIntyre, who died in 1867. Benjamin remarried for the third and last time to 
Elizabeth Nocks, and they moved to KS. Benjamin BODINE's great grandfather William  
BODINE of Orange/Ulster county NY served in the American revolution in the Orange 
County Militia -- Fourth Regiment, Rank: Enlisted Men. Thanks again for your site, Denise
at email address DOlivervelez@hvc.rr.com 

Simeon Bradley
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Peter Browne
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Strawder J. Byron
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

 John S. Conger
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Samuel Crist
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 3 Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William Croak
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Franklin B. Darling
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George W. Dawson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 15 Jun 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

James Foster
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Alexander Gamble
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

David Gilliland
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Gilmore
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Godfrey
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 3 Nov 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.


John Gras
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Francis M. Gray
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nelson Hammel
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Jabez Heeley
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Samuel Hines
Private, 3rd Regiment, Company K, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn County. 
Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered 
out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Judson Holden
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George Hudson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Richard H. Inman           
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 3 Sep 1846.

Joseph Irvey                 
Private, 3rd Regiment, Company K, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn County. 
Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered 
out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

John Kelly
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George Kempp
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 4 Feb 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Louis Kissley
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

George W. Knapp
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 17 Mar 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Joseph Kussins
Private, 3rd Regiment, Company K, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn County. 
Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered 
out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Solomon Lafollet
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Charles Lauber
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 18 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Gerathnell Maxwell
Private, Captain, 3rd Regiment, Company K, 3rd Regiment, Company G, Dearborn 
County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, 
mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Austin McCright
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Victor McGarvey
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 18 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

John Medd
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  John Medd, also listed in the same regiment, was a brother to Thomas, who 
is listed below.  Don't know much except that he had 12 children, that Thomas and Susan 
raised after his death.  You are free to use my name and e-mail address.  Dennis Mahan 
at email address dlmahan@comsys.net 

Thomas Medd
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  I'm referring to Thomas Medd of the 3rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 
Company K.  He was born in Yorkshire, England, Feb. 15, 1820.   Married Susan Poshar 
on Aug 29, 1852.  He died in 1897. Susan died July 3, 1893 and both are buried at the 
Gibson Cemetery in Bright, Indiana  (Dearborn County). They had 14 children: Francis, 
Frederic, Thomas, John,   William, George, Emma, Joseph, Marry, Sarah, Albert, James, 
Laura, and Anna.    You are free to use my name and e-mail address.  Dennis Mahan at 
email address dlmahan@comsys.net 

Andrew Moss
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 18 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Thomas B. Motherell
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Naylor
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 20 Feb 1847, on Surgeon's Certificate.

George Norris
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 10 Dec 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

William North
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Nathaniel Olmstead
Private, 3rd Regiment, Company K, 5th Regiment, Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 
1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, 
at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

William M. Perks
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph C. Pike
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Moses Pryor
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged Oct 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate

John Ross
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joseph Ross
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

James Russell
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 11 Sep 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

Elisha Scoggins
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Joshua Senit
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

Josh Soppiger
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Todd
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William C. Truitt
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

C. Law Wallace
Dearborn County. Discharged by surgeon's certificate before term of service expired.

Jonathan Walton
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, died 17 Oct 1846.  Here is some information on Jonathan Walton, 3rd Reg Co 
K. He was born 1812, Greene County, PA, married Sarah F. Goodrich, 1832. children 
were William P. (Died aged 20), Asher Goodrich b 1/1/1836, Greene County PA, Ruth 
A., John H., Elizabeth.  Wife Sarah, died 1845, age 31, somewhere in Indiana. (Authority 
1880 Hamilton County IN History, 1874 Hamilton County Indiana Portrait & Biographical 
Record, from information contributed by Asher G. Walton, son.  Mr. Walton was a widower 
with four children at the time he enlisted. I am trying to determine if his records indicate 
the placement of the children, or other family details, where and why he died, and where 
he is buried (and whether still there).  Source is [1], and Larry E. Vaughn at 
email address larry@larryvaughn.com  

Barnhart Werle
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill. 

Jesse White
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, discharged 2 Aug 1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.

John J. Wilson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

William Wilson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

John Wyers
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.

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