Indiana Soldiers
4th Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Mexican War
Company B

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 Owen County, Indiana, called the Gosport Guards.


Captain
Jesse G. Alexander
Owen County.  Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  Served in the 
Civil War as a Colonel.
1st Lieutenant
Benjamin F. Hays
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  Served in the 
Civil War as a Colonel. 

Gustavus H. Way
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
2nd Lieutenants
Alfred Glover
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
resigned. 

Joel Stamper
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
resigned.

Charles Tansey
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
discharged 26 Oct 1847. 
Sergeants
Sidney S. Bryant
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Sanford Cummings
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Andrew Thomas Welman
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Samuel Yakeley
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Corporals
James Campbell  Sr.
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Canon
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Cotter
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Owen Hancock
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Stone
Owen County.
Musicians
David McHolland
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Andrew Wilson
Fifer, 4th Regiment, Company B, Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at 
Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, 
Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Privates
James Allen
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joseph Anderson
Owen County.

Oliver Barras
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William H. Bivins
Owen County.  Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. When I visited 
Bedford, Indiana last year, I found his tombstone in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Bedford, 
Indiana. It mentioned he served 11 months in the Mexican War, nothing on the Civil 
War. There was a flag decorating the grave. William H. Bivins pension information:
William H. and Sarah, Indiana , 6/28/1887, C7863. William H. Bivins, enlisted 10 Jul 
1863, 112th Regiment Minute Men, Company B. Residence Lawrence County, Indiana. 
This regiment served from 10 Jul 1863 to 17 Jul 1863. They were formed to turn back 
Morgan as he made his raid into Indiana. It moved from Mitchell to Seymour, thence 
to North Vernon to intercept General Morgan, thence to Sunman's Station, and was 
then sent home. Source for this information is Frank Uffner at email address 
Fmuffner@aol.com 

David W. Bland
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Bowen
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
died 26 Jan 1848.

Washington W. Bradly
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John  Brazill                 
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Point Isabel. 

Benjamin F. Brinegar
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Jeremiah Buffington
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Isaac V. Buskirk
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Buskirk
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Thomas Butler
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James M. Campbell
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Point Isabel. 

Allen Carmack
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Daniel Carmack
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Carson
Owen County.

Adam Conder
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James F. Cooper
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Craiger
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Peter W. Craiger
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
discharged 1 Jul 1848, for disability.

Stephen D. Crouch
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Cutter
Owen County.

James Daugherty
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
deserted, no date given. 

Joseph Daugherty
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Milo Davis
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
died 11 Jul 1848.

Adam Dittimore
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Nichodemus Dorne
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William I. Ellrod
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Robert Foote
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Enoch Foxworthy
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Orlindo Frazier
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

George W. Glover
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Charles Goodwin
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Grady
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Grady
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Benjamin F. Hancock
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Peter Hayes
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
discharged, no date given, for disability. 

John Hirsh
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Humpson
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Hurst
Owen County.

George W. Hutchinson
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Porote. 

Samuel Jackson             
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Kreeger
Owen County.

Wesley Kreeger
Owen County.

Isaac F. Little
Owen County. 
Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, transferred to 
Company F. 

Barnabas Lookingbill
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

David Lookingbill
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Daniel March
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Fielding Marsh
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Henry Martin
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Isaac P. Martin
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Alexander McClelland
Owen County. 

Phillip McDade
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Thomas L. McMurray
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James McNeely
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Meares
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Henry Meares
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Eli T. Mendenhall
Owen County.  Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Anthony W. Moore
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Mugg
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Point Isabel, died 13 Oct 1847. 

Silas Pettit
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
discharged 15 Jan 1848. 

Reuben Pitcher
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Vera Cruz.

James Prather
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

George Martin Raudeman
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Esquin Ray
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
deserted.

George Reuter
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Rile
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Sackett
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Secrests
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Eli Sink
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Frier L. Stevens
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Vera Cruz. 

William Tansey
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

George J. Taylor
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  George was 
born in 1825 in Indiana, he died 14 Mar 1894 in Bloomington, Indiana, Monroe 
County.  He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, West 5th Street, Bloomington, 
Indiana, along side his wife Adaline B. Acton.  Adaline was born in 1840 in Illinois, 
she died 29 Nov 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Marion County.  To this union were 
born the following children: W. L. Harum Taylor, born in 1859; Charles Preston 
Taylor born 1860, married Hester A. Garrison; Catalonia Taylor, born in 1861; S. A. 
D. Taylor born 1864; George Taylor, born in 1866; Alice M. Taylor, born in 1867, 
married W.  K. Hamlin; Mabel Taylor born in 1868, married M. Oliver McCord; 
Martha Ann Taylor, born 22 Mar 1870, married William Henry Harris; Robert Taylor, 
born in 1872; Emma Taylor, born in 1875; and Brstnis C. Taylor born in 1878.
Source for this information is Judy Jefferson, email judymom@scican.net, 
address P. O. Box 5444, Bloomington, Indiana, 47407, and Indiana in the 
Mexican War, Oran Perry, 1908.

Montgomery Taylor
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Tobias Tolliver
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Campbell Wallace
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Thomas Wallace
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Point Isabel. 

James Watts
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
left sick, at Vera Cruz, died 25 Nov 1847.

David Franklin White
Owen County.  Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
died 19 Jan 1848. 

William Allen Whitson
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Isaac Winans
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Wood
Owen County.

Dobson Woods
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joseph Woodward
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Worman
Owen County. Mustered in 8 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain Gatlin, 
mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.