Indiana Soldiers
3rd Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Mexican War
Field and Staff Officers

Source for these records are Indiana in the Mexican War, by Oran Perry, Adjutant General, Indianapolis, 1 Aug 1908.

Colonel
James Henry Lane
Service: Mexican War, Captain of Company K, 3rd Regiment, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, 
Colonel, 5th Regiment, Allen County. Mustered into the 3rd Regiment 25 Jun 1846 
at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, 
at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill. Mustered into the 5th 
regiment, 22 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. Colonel James Henry Lane was 
born in Lawrenceburg, in 1814. He was a merchant at Lawrenceburg, and afterward 
studied law. He was colonel of the Third Indiana Regiment, in the Mexican War, 
and afterward of the Fifth Regiment. His gallantry at Buena Vista reflected great 
credit on his native State. He was lieutenant governor of Indiana from 1849 to 
1853. He represented his district in Congress, from 1853-1855. He was elected as 
a Democrat, and in Congress voted for the Kansas, Neb., bill. He subsequently went 
to Kansas, and there became noted as a leader of the Free-State party. When he went 
to Kansas, he had no expectation of leaving the Democratic party: he desired by a 
conservative course to make Kansas a free State and a Democratic State, but when he 
got there, he found that no man could occupy a middle ground, much less a conservative 
position. He was compelled to choose between the pro-slavery cause and the Republican 
party; he became a Republican more from necessity than choice, and when once inside 
of that party he remained. General James Henry Lane was as brave a man as ever faced 
an enemy, as those associated with him will cheerfully testify, and as Stringfellow 
and Atchison found to their cost. He was elected to the United States Senate from 
Kansas, and was serving his second term in that body when he ended his life by suicide. 
While in Mexico, he contracted from (drinking poisoned) water a diarrhea, which became 
chronic and afflicted him to the grave, and no doubt produced that aberration of mind 
which was apparent on a number of occasions for several years before his death, and 
which prevented him from gaining high rank in the civil war. "He was a man of restless 
ambition, unconquerable energy and imperious will. For his services in repelling the 
border ruffians' of Kansas, and preserving that beautiful country from the curse of 
slavery, he deserved well of his country, and will occupy a prominent and honorable 
position in the history of the great struggle between freedom and bondage." He shot 
himself in the mouth and died Sunday afternoon, July 1, 1866, near Lawrence, Kansas. 
James H. Lane was married in 1841 to Miss Mary Baldridge, a grand-daughter of General 
Arthur St. Clair. Of their children three are living at this time: Lieutenant James H. 
Lane, late of the regular army; Thomas Davis Lane, and Mrs. Annie E. Johnson. He was a 
merchant of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, a young son of Amos Lane and Mary Foote. He organized 
Company K, as volunteers for the Mexican War, and was the first to report to the Governor, 
the organization of a company. Served in the Civil War as a Brigadier-General.
Lieutenant Colonel
William M. McCarty
Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  He was the Captain of the 31st Company, but the 
company was rejected because the quota for Indiana was filled with 30 companies.
Major
Willis A. Gorman
Major, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill.  Colonel, 4th Regiment, mustered in 22 Jun 1847, at Fort Clark, by 
Captain Gatlin, mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Served in the Civil War as a Brigadier-General.
Captain, Com. Sub.
Nehemiah Hayden
Captain, Com. Sub., 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  
1st. Lieutenant and Adjutant
Heman H. Barbour
First Lieutenant, Adjutant, 3rd Regiment.  Mustered in 25 Jun 1846, Resigned 16 Sep 
1846.  Missing.

Harrison Daily
1st Lieutenant, Adjutant, 3rd Regiment, Company I. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846 at New 
Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, transferred to staff, mustered out 24 
Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Sergeant Major
Jonathan W. Gordon
Private, Sergeant Major, 3rd Regiment, Company B. Mustered in 22 Jun 1846 at New 
Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, transferred 26 Jan 1847, discharged 14 
Sep 1846, on Surgeons certificate.  Maybe Missing.

John M. Myres
Sergeant Major, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Quartermaster Sergeant
John Slater
Quartermaster Sergeant, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, 
Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

G. Delmazzo
Quarter Master Sergeant, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846 at New Albany, 
Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Surgeon
James S. Athon
Surgeon, 3rd Regiment, 5th Regiment. Mustered into the 3rd Regiment 25 Jun 1846 at 
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, appointed Surgeon 14 Jul 1846, 
mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  
Mustered into the 5th Regiment, 22 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Assistant Surgeon
John G. Dunn
Assistant Surgeon, 3rd Regiment, Company K, Dearborn County. Mustered in 25 
Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, appointed Assistant 
Surgeon, 14 Jul 1846, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Principal Musician
Washington A. Peaslee
Musician, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, Resigned 13 Sep 1846.

Henry Humbert
Private, Musician, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, transferred 13 Sep 1846, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New 
Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.

Robert Pharis
Musician, 3rd Regiment. Mustered in 25 Jun 1846 at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 24 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill.

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