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

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 Dearborn County, Indiana, called the Grabbers No. 2.


Captain
Aaron C. Gibbs
2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment, Company K, Captain, 5th Regiment, Company G, Dearborn 
County.  Mustered into 3rd Regiment, 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel 
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel 
Churchill.  Mustered into 5th Regiment, 13 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
1st Lieutenant
Lewis S. Moffatt
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
2nd Lieutenants
Henry W. Jones
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Gerothwell Maxwell
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Sergeants
George W. Claypool
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Harris
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Christian Lenberger
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Frederick White
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Corporals
William H. Bisbee
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Ewing
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Thomas B. F. Hewitt
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Henry O'Brien
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Patterson
Dearborn county. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
deserted 31 Oct 1847. 

Joshua Shaffer
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 19 Jan 1848.
Musicians
Andrew Herzogg
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Privates
James D. Ayers
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company I, Oct 1847.

Jonathan Budd
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 20 Jan 1848.

David Bush
Dearborn County. Mustered in 22 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company I Oct 1847, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, 
by Major H. A. Goff. I found your web site by searching on the net. My 3x great 
grandfather is on your site.  J. David Bush 1801- 25 Aug 1848. He was mustered 
out through Madison Indiana on 28 Jul 1848 and was in the 5th Regiment, Indiana 
Infantry.  My cousin and I are trying to find more about him for genealogical 
purposes and to find where he was buried at. According to family history he was 
mortally wounded and died a few days afterwards from the wounds suffered in 
the Mexican War. He was married to a Roxalania Minter who later moved to 
Kentucky and died of illness therein.  His father was Benjamin Bush from Parke 
County Indiana, originally from Pennsylvania.  No one seems to have an idea where 
he is buried at back in Indiana. I was wondering if you have info on this that would 
help me out to locate and let others know he died for his country those long ago 
years back.  J. David Bush's grandfather, Captain John Bush was a Revolutionary 
War vet and we have records and pictures of his final resting place from Danby New 
York.  I was pleased and grateful to see the page devoted to the Indiana veterans 
and my ancestors name in it. A lot of my family were in major conflicts and did not 
wait to be called to duty but went and volunteered instead. A lot of our families 
lives have been affected because of wars.  J. David's children were left fatherless 
and poor due to his service.  Parke county Indiana records showed this that my 
cousin obtained. The Civil war devastated his children's home in the south when 
Union forces destroyed land close to their plantations.  Thomas I. Bush, 1505 N. 
West street #9 , Wichita Ks. 67203.

William Byram
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 22 Feb 1848. 

David W. Cable
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847. 

John C. Campbell
Dearborn County. Mustered in 21 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company C Oct 1847.

John Cavanaugh
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Samuel Chapman
Dearborn County. Mustered in 22 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Lieutenant 
Rodman, transferred to Company D, Oct 1847, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, 
Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Joseph W. Cheesman
1st Sergeant, 3rd Regiment, Company K, Dearborn County, Private, 5th Regiment, 
Company G, Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, by 
Colonel Samuel Churchill.

George P. Christopher
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Michael Church
Dearborn County. Mustered in 30 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
deserted 31 Oct 1847. 

Samuel Cowden
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
discharged 31 Oct 1847. 

William Crook              
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
missing, 1 Jun 1848; supposed to have been murdered at San Augustine, Mexico.

James Curtis
Dearborn County. Mustered in 25 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847. 

Ephraim Darnby
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Diehammer
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
left, sick at Vera Cruz, 25 Nov 1847. 

Samuel Dougherty
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered in as William Dougherty, Missing Dec 1847 murdered near that place.

William Duncan
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Elijah Earley
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 18 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847.

Abram Ferrill
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Jackson Foland
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Frost
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to 2nd Ohio Regiment 14 Dec 1847.

Andrew I. Gray
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
discharged 24 Feb 1848. 

Robert Green
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Griffith
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 19 Jan 1848. 

Pacter T. Harden
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

James Headrick
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel Henderson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Giles Hoff
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 19 Jan 1848. 

David James
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joseph Jenkins
Dearborn County. Mustered in 22 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847.

George W. Johnson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Zachariah Lacy
Dearborn County. Mustered in 22 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company C Oct 1847, 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 W. Lawrence
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

David C. Lord
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
discharged 12 Jan 1847. 

William G. Lyon
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
discharged 12 Jan 1847. 

Allen Major
County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Enoch McCarty
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.  He died 23 Jan 
1900 in Sarpy County, Nebraska.  Source for this information is Willis Sexton at 
email address nannwill@redshift.com 

James R. McClure
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Michael McGary
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Asa McManaman
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John S. Merrill
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Nicholas Mitchell
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jacob Murray
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company C, Oct 1847, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, 
by Major H. A. Goff. 

John M. Myers
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to appointed field officer Oct 1847. 

Benjamin E. Noster
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
left, sick at New Orleans 25 Nov 1847.

Charles Palmer
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 22 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company C, Oct 1847, 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 P. Pepper
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Abram Peters
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
deserted 30 Jan 1847. 

Jacob Phillips
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel Plomteaux
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel Rayson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Andrew Robbnett
Dearborn County. Mustered in 18 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847. 

Joseph Rounds
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joshua Rounds
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Patrick Ryan
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 9 Apr 1848.

Elzy Spurgeon
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
left, sick at Talapa 4 Dec 1847, died 29 Dec 1847.

John A. Stephenson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Isaac Strimback
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Robert P. Sunman
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 30 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Principal Musician 30 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison,  
died 14 Feb 1848. 

Benjamin Swan
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
left, sick at Talapa 4 Dec 1847. 

Frederick Swatfager
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Abram Teney
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Teney
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
left sick at Vera Cruz 25 Nov 1847; died at Talapa hospital 8 Jan 1848.

John H. Touner
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Truitt
Dearborn County.  Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
left sick at Talapa 4 Dec 1847. 

Gilbert Tumer
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Thomas J. Webster
Dearborn County. Mustered in 25 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847, mustered in 25 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana,
by Major Morrison, deserted 31 Oct 1847.

Joel Wilson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 25 Oct 1847 at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
transferred to Company B Oct 1847, mustered in 25 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, 
by Major Morrison, mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. 
Goff. 

William Wilson
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
died 19 Jul 1848. 

Stephen Wood
Dearborn County. Mustered in 13 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by Major Morrison, 
mustered out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

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