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

Source for these records are Indiana in the Mexican War, by Oran Perry, Adjutant General, Indianapolis, 1 Aug 1908; and Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County by C. C. Oakey, Volume I, Lewis Publishing Company, 1908; The History of Vigo County, Indiana and Biographical Selections, 1891, by H. C. Bradshaw, Chicago, 1891. This Company consisted mostly of soldiers from Vigo County, Indiana, called the Fort Harrison Guards.


Captain
Landon Cochran
Captain, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  
Landon Cochran, who was a native of Scotland, came to Pennsylvania before the 
War of 1812, at the beginning of which war he enlisted in the United States 
Navy.  During his term of service he was in Commodore Perry's fleet, taking part 
in the celebrated naval battle of Lake Erie, and for bravery was awarded a medal 
by the United States Government.  After the war he turned his attention to the 
gunsmith's trade, at which he worked until 1846, when he organized Company H, 
Fourth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, of which he was made Captain.  They fought 
the Mexicans in several engagements.  At the time of his death he was seventy 
two years old.
1st Lieutenant
Edward Cole
1st Lieutenant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain 
R. C. Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
2nd Lieutenants
Caleb D. Davis
1st Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, 
Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana 
by Major H. A. Goff.
John W. Mullen
2nd Lieutenant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain 
R. C. Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Jonathan Lee
3rd Lieutenant.
Sergeants
George Donham
1st Sergeant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. 
C. Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Joseph Donham
Sergeant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James Alexander Manning
4th Sergeant
Jeremiah Mewhinney
3rd Sergeant
Thomas I. Mewhinney
Sergeant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
George Taylor
Sergeant, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Corporals
William F. Lewis
Corporal, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Sears Norris
Corporal, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
David C. Stunkard
Corporal, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James West
Corporal, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 7 Mar 1848.
William B. West
Corporal, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Musicians
Daniel Fisk
Drummer, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 23 Feb 1848.
William M. Lynde
Drummer, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Edward Brammar
Fifer, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C.
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Privates
R. H. Allen
Private.
T. J. Allen
Private.
I. L. Adams
Private.
John Bannon
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Hiram Bates
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Frederic Beeler
Private.
Josiah Bennett
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
John Bogart
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  From 
near Terre Haute, Indiana.
John J. Boston
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Robert Boston
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Isaac Brecklehamer
Private.
Joel Carter
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Moses Chadd
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James Chamberlain
Private.
James Cochran
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 2 Nov 1847
Josephus Collins
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James S. Conover
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Henry Cottem
Private, could be Henry Cotterman.
Henry Cotterman
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
B. H. Crist
Private.
Joseph Cook
Private.
Minot Cumming
Private.
Addison Curry
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  From 
Terre Haute, Indiana.
Ansil Curry
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 2 Feb 1848.
Anson L. Curry
Private, could be Ansil Curry.
Aaron Darnell
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, from Terre Haute, deserted 15 Jun 1847, at Fort Clark.
William O. Donham
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Thomas Duckart
Private, could be Thomas Duckworth.
Thomas Duckworth
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 12 Sep 1847.
Elijah Ferguson
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 13 Jun 1848.
John Finley
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Samuel Fogg
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 12 Nov 1848.
Aaron Frakes
Private.
Francis Garret
Private.
James Gibson
Private
James P. Gibson
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
John P. Gibson
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 14 Feb 1848
William F. Gibson
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James Gipson
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  Could be 
James Gibson.
Lewis Goins
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Amos H. Gray
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Benjamin Grimes
Private.
G. W. Hannah
Private.
Joseph Hartley
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
G. W. Haskett
Private.
James Hays
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
B. S. Henry
Private.
George W. Hickerson
Private, could be George W. Hixon.
James Hicks
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
George W. Hixon
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James M. Hoskins
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
John A. Hoskins
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Hamilton I. Hyde
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, from Bowling Green, deserted 15 Jun 1847, at Fort Clark.
Foation A. James
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 13 Mar 1848.
Edward Jones
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Hiram Lackey
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
George Lander
Private.
Curtis Laughlin
Private.
Oliver Lawrence
Private.
David Lee
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Henry Long
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James Lowe
Private.
W. N. Lyons
Private.
Daniel P. Manning
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James Alexander Manning
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  He 
was the son of William C. Manning who came to Vigo County in the early 1830's
John Mason
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Hiram McAffee
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
John McCroskey
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  
Youngstown.
Lewis McCroskey
Private.
Thomas McKenzie
Private.
David Menard
Private.
Andrew I. Mewhinney
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Jeremiah Mewhinney
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Winchester P. Moberly
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Alanson T. Moore
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
James A. Morris
Private.
John Mundell
Private.
Enos Myers
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Harvey Neal
Private.
Wesley W. Norris
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Richard Parrish
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Robert Phillips
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Henry T. Pierson
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
David Raker
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Thomas Randolph
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
William Randolph
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 14 Jul 1847.
William H. Rector
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 23 Feb 1848.  From Clay County, Indiana.
Alfred Reed
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff. Could 
be Read.
George Rinegar
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 14 Nov 1847.
William Rynearson
Private.
John Shire
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
George Slocum
Private.
Asa Smith
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
John Smith
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 15 Sep 1847.
William Smith
Private.
Richard Snider
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, from Terre Haute, deserted 15 Jun 1847, at Fort Clark.
Josiah Stanley
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Enoch Stark
Private.
Solomon Steele
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 18 Mar 1848.
James H. Taylor
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Joseph Taylor
Private.
George Taylor
Private.
John H. Vest
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 7 Aug 1847.
Alexander A. Wall
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Edmund Watson
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.  From 
Clay County, Indiana.
Alexis Wellman
Private.
Marcus L. West
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Thomas West
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Samuel Wheeler
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, died 22 Nov 1847.
Esau Worrell
Private, mustered in 6 Jul 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Captain Monroe, 
mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Milton L. Wyeth
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, discharged 12 Dec 1847.
Willis B. Wyeth
Private, mustered in 12 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. 
Gatlin, mustered out 16 July 1848 at Madison, Indiana by Major H. A. Goff.
Samuel L. Young.
Private.





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