Indiana Soldiers
5th Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Mexican War
Company C

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 Fountain County, Indiana, called the Covington Guards.


Captain
R. M. Evans
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
1st Lieutenant
Sylvester Crane
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
2nd Lieutenants
William R. Keep
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James V. Moore
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Sergeants
Daniel Crider
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Hay
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Isaac N. McAllister
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James H. Wood
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Corporals
Moses Fowler
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848. 

Francis M. Glascock
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Guston
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Nehemiah Mathews
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 10 Feb 1848. 

Daniel West
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 14 Jan 1848. 
Musicians
Thomas Bailey
Fountain County. Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Hall
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William K. Miller
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
transferred to Staff Roll, Principal Musician, 23 Oct 1847, mustered in 22 Oct, 1847 at 
Madison, Indiana, by major Morrison, died 24 Dec 1847. 
Privates
Samuel W. Adams
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jonathan W. Aldridge
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

George G. Armstrong
Fountain County.  Mustered in 3 Mar 1847, at Lafayette, Indiana, by Lieutenant Crane, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Willis T. Bartlett
Fountain County.  Mustered in 28 Feb 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Jones, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Green B. Beard
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
left sick at hospital.

William Bender
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

George Bishop
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  My g-grandfather, 
George Bishop, was a veteran for the Mexican War. In his obituary, it says he moved to 
Lafayette, Indiana. However, the obituary states that he enlisted in the Mexican War in 
Fountain County, Indiana. He married his second wife in Indiana, Mary Cady Allen. Don't 
know parents, first wife or siblings!  Obit states: He was born on December 13, 1823 at 
Pickaway County, Ohio. When a boy he moved with his parents to Lafayette, Indiana, 
where he enlisted in Company C. Vol. Inf. 5th Regiment of Indiana, in the Mexican War.  
Source for this information is Maureen Brook at email address at 
mbrook@extremezone.com 

Grandison R. Boswell
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William M. Brewer
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Mahlon S. Brown
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Brown
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Bull
Fountain County.  Mustered in 14 Feb 1848, at Rensselaer, Indiana, by Lieutenant Crane, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Campbell
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William P. Carothers
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 6 Mar 1848.

John M. Carter
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joseph W. Catick
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Ira S. Clarke
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Samuel Cosner
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
deserted, 5 Nov 1847, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Major Cummings
Fountain County.  Mustered in 19 Feb 1848, at Lafayette, Indiana, by Lieutenant Crane, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Isaac N. Dehaven
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848.

Franklin Dice
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
deserted 15 Oct 1847. 

Peter Dimmig
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Robert Eastman
Fountain County.  Mustered in 15 Mar 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Daniel Etuire
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James J. Gilmore
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 20 Oct 1847.

Amos Gustin
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Robert C. Hall
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Alfred Hamblin
Fountain County.  Mustered in 23 Mar 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Jones, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Hamblin
Fountain County.  Mustered in 4 Apr 1848, at Newport, Kentucky, by Lieutenant Jones, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joseph T. Hardesty
Fountain County.  Mustered in 17 Feb 1848, at Rensselaer, Indiana, by Lieutenant Crane, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William R. Hays
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
deserted 5 Nov 1847.

Samuel Henceley
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 14 Feb 1848. 

Jesse P. Hendrick
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 1 Jun 1848. 

James A. Hoff
Fountain County.  Mustered in 17 Mar 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Jones, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Berryman Hunt
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 24 Apr 1848. 

John A. Jenkins
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Benjamin F. Johnson
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Johnston
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848. 

William S. Klady
Fountain County.  Mustered in 4 Apr 1848, at Newport, Kentucky, by Lieutenant Jones, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Pascal Lapieree
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Henry C. Lawson
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Volney P. Ludlow
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

David Lyons
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 7 Feb 1848. 

Samuel Independence Mayhall
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. My Paternal Great
Grandfather who was Samuel Independence Mayhall was also in the war with Mexico, was 
a private and served with Company C, 5th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He did not get 
killed or wounded, that we know of, though and lived to be reasonably old. He moved 
to Texas in the late 1860's from Illinois where he had settled when he left Indiana.
Source for this information is Billie Mayhall Freeman of Amarillo, Texas at email
address bfree@amaonline.com 

James H. McBroom
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 3 Jul 1848.

Joseph McGinniss
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Samuel McIrvin
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Thomas M. Mitchell
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848. 

William Murray
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James G. Myers
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848.

Thomas Neal
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 19 Mar 1848.

Joseph Norriss
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848. 

Henry W. Parcus
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 30 Oct 1847. 

Samuel E. Parker
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James H. Peck
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John E. Pugh
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Dow Ray
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Thomas Redden
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Edward W. Redding
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 26 Oct 1847. 

John M. Reed
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jesse Reese
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Meinrod Reiglespeiger
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 7 Feb 1848.

William M. Robinson
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Cyrus S. Rockwell
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
left sick at Vera Cruz, 5 Nov 1847. 

James Rogan
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Sylvester D. Scofield
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Slattery
Fountain County.  Mustered in 19 Feb 1848, at Rensselaer, Indiana, by Lieutenant Crane, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Newman S. Snow
Fountain County.  Mustered in 19 Feb 1848, at Rensselaer, Indiana, by Lieutenant Crane, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Steadman
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
discharged 21 Feb 1848. 

David B. Tower
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jacob Troyer
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Josiah Ullum
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Noah Vail
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Abner Vickery
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Erasmus Vickery
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Irvin Webb
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 11 Jan 1848.

Josiah Wilson
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
deserted 18 Oct 1847.

James Wood
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
died 8 Feb 1848.

Berryman Young
Fountain County.  Mustered in 11 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant Rodman, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.