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

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 Laporte County, Indiana, called the Northern Rangers.


Captain
Robert Fravell
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
1st Lieutenant
Albert G. [maybe J.] Brackett
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  Served in the Civil War 
as a Colonel.
2nd Lieutenants
Luther S. Allard
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Dannel S. Barber
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Sergeants
John W. Eggbert
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Earson Harris
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Charles W. Lewis
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Newton Loward
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Marcellus M. McCoy
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, 30 Nov 1847. 
Corporals
John Barrett
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Elmore Burgon
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Charles W. Evans
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Charles Warrick
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Musicians
John Crook
Drummer, 4th Regiment, Company I, Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at 
Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, died, 7 Aug 1847.

George W. Fairbrother
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Spinks
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  
Privates
James Scott Ashman
Clinton County.  James Scott Ashman enlisted as a Private in Capt. McCoy's Co., which
subsequently became Co. I, 4 Regiment, Indiana Infantry at age 20 on June 5, 1847 at 
Frankfort, Indiana for a period stated as During the war.  He was mustered in at Old Fort 
Clark, Jeffersonville, Indiana, on June 15, 1847, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  Ashman served 
with this company until he was mustered out at Madison, Indiana on July 16, 1848, by 
Major H. A. Goff.  James Scott Ashman was the son of George Ashman and Jane Scott.  
He was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania on 30 May 1828.  The family immigrated 
to Clinton County, around 1840.  After his discharge Ashman headed to California one of 
many to follow the gold rush.  He was a miner, store clerk, store owner and Sheriff of 
Fresno County for some 17 years.  He was married twice in California.  James Scott Ashman 
died in Fresno, California on 31 Jan. 1879.  Submitted by James Scott Ashman III, great 
grandson of James Scott Ashman.  Jim Ashman at email address ashman@humboldt1.com

William N. Bailey
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel Baily
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jacob S. Baker
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, no date. 

John Ballinger
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, no date. 

Joel E. Bancroft
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
deserted, 4 Sep 1847. 

Jacob R. Barlett
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Elias Bowen
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Lebulon Bringon
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Ezra D. Burge
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Lucan L. Burt
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 22 Feb 1848. 

Peter Campbell
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Carlisle
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
left sick at the mouth of the Rio Grande, 12 Sep 1847, died, 24 Sep 1847. 

David E. Castleman
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, 10 Apr 1848. 

Jacob Castleman
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 10 Mar 1848.

John A. Chapman
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
transferred 20 Dec 1847, to the 5th Regiment.

George W. Creson
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

George Crook
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Moses M. Crook
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Perry Dearman
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
transferred 1 Oct 1847, to Company G. 

Martin Dormor
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Evans Elliott
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Graves
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Jacob Hathaway
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Moses Hicks
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 8 Apr 1848.

Alexander Hinds
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 23 Feb 1848. 

George Hinds
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jacob Hontz
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin. 
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Henry P. Kelly
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

H. Drake Leonard
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 12 May 1848. 

James McDormott
Laporte County.  Mustered in 16 Jul 1847, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, by Captain R. 
Fravell.  Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Mark McGraw
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Miller
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Martin Miller
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
left sick at Vera Cruz, 19 Sep 1847.

Samuel Miller
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Richard Monroe
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Morris
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John T. Morris
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, 17 Mar 1848. 

James Munroe
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 5 Dec 1847.

John Murphy
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
deserted, 26 Jun 1847.

Thomas Murphy
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, 3 Dec 1847, General Court Martial. 

Asa Nye
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 10 Oct 1847. 

Cornelius N. Obrine
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
deserted, 6 Jul 1847. 

Edward E. Paige
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 30 Oct 1847. 

John Parker
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 3 Jan 1848. 

James H. Patterson
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jul 1847, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, by Captain R. 
Fravell.  Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Richard Rudd
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Thomas Russel
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 23 Jan 1848. 

Hugh M. Scott
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, 18 Mar 1848. 

Samuel Sheerer
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Daniel Shewey
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William W. Sleeper
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
deserted, 26 Jun 1847.

George D. Sluth
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 9 Nov 1847.

John Smith
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Stever
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Stewart
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Frederick Swartz
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Trainor
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Michael Tristler
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Stephen C. Waldruff
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
discharged, 17 Mar 1848.

Willard Warner
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Warrick
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
left sick at Point Isabel, 12 Sep 1847. 

James Warron
Laporte County.  Mustered in 8 Sep 1847, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, by Captain R. 
Fravell.  Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Isaac Warwick
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Perry Watkins
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin,
left sick at Vera Cruz, 19 Sep 1847.

Lemuel C. Whitaker
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Schuyler Williams
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Williamson
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, no date. 

Zini Williamson
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
died, 18 Dec 1847. 

Josiah Wood
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
deserted, 26 Jun 1847.

Gilbert Woodard
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel A. Woodard
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Lucian I. Woodbury
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin, 
deserted, 21 Jun 1847. 

John Wynders
Laporte County.  Mustered in 15 Jun 1847, at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Captain R. C. Gatlin.  
Mustered out 16 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

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