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

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 Allen County, Indiana, called the Wayne Guards.


Captain
David W. Lewis
Captain, 1st Regiment, Company F, 5th Regiment, Company K, Allen County.  Mustered 
in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill, mustered out 16 
Jun 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Mustered into 5th 
Regiment, Company K, 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848 at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
1st Lieutenant
Thomas R. Lewis
1st Lieutenant, 1st Regiment, Company E, Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at New Albany, 
Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Mustered into 5th Regiment Company K, 
6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, mustered out 28 Jul 1828 at Madison, Indiana, by 
Major H. A. Goff. 
2nd Lieutenants
John B. Sawtell
1st Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Regiment, Company E, Mustered in 23 Jun 1846, at 
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Mustered out 16 Jun 1847, at New 
Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.  Mustered into 5th Regiment, 
Company K, 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Ira G. Williamson
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Sergeants
William Benefield
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
25 Jan 1848. 

George A. Gorman
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Luther M. Swartwout
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Joseph H. Weaks
Service: Mexican War, 1st Sergeant, 5th Regiment, Company K, Allen County.

Albert W. West
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Joseph H. Wickes
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 
Corporals
John P. Bales
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Barter
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

David C. Coleman
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Israel Horner
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Benjamin F. Southwick
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
8 Jan 1848.
Musicians
John Coleman
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
Privates
George Adams
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
8 Jan 1848. 

Lewis Agincourt
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

David Allen
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
8 Jan 1848.

Miles C. Armstrong
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died at 
Molino Del Rey, Mexico, 20 Apr 1848. 

Osa Ball
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died 25 
Feb 1848.

William Ball
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Hiram Banks
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died in 
Hospital at Jalapa, Mexico, 5 May 1848. 

Alexander Benson
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
8 Jan 1848.

Joel P. Brooker
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Curtis J. Brown
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Evans Burgan
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Patrick Casey
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Thomas Cater
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John C. Clayton
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Conway
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John Cooper
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, discharged 
25 Feb 1848, at Vera Cruz. 

David T. Davis
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Anthony Davitt
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William W. Day
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Draper
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Durden
Allen County. Mustered in 29 Feb 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Alexander Edwards
Allen County. Mustered in 29 Feb 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 
28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Patrick Flynn
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Don France
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Zenas Fuller
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

August Ganderbaugh
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died 28 
Apr 1848. 

Joseph Glover
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
8 Jan 1848. 

Minor T. Goodrich
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John Hagan
Allen County. Mustered in 9 Jan 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 28 Jul 
1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Abbott Havens
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Alexander Hewitt
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, discharged 
10 Apr 1848, at Vera Cruz. 

Nicholas Klein
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Jacob Knoop
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

George A. Krebb
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
25 Jan 1848. 

Selah Lebrum
Allen County. Service: Mexican War, Private, 5th Regiment, Company K, Allen County.  
Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, discharged at Vera Cruz.

Alexander Lechman
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

William Lonsberry
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Jacob Luther
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
25 Jan 1848. 

John Markle
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John M. Marley
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Tyler Martin
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William Mayfield
Allen County. Mustered in 29 Feb 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

William McCarty
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Cissna McCormick
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James McCormick
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, discharged 
17 Feb 1848.

John McMahon
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died 10 
Feb 1848.

John Meurstoff
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Thomas M. Milbern
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died 1 
Apr 1848. 

Jacob Miller
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Henry A. Moore
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Michael Morebovy
Allen County.  Died on Steamer Rio Grande, 12 Jul 1848, en-route from New Orleans to 
Madison, Indiana. 

Michael Murtaugh
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died 12 
Jul 1848.

Abraham Nibling
Allen County. Mustered in 29 Feb 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

John O'Riley
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Francis Parker
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Martin Parr
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel M. Parsons
Allen County. Mustered in 1 Apr 1848, at City of Mexico, by Captain Alvord, mustered out 
28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Isaac Privet
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Jacob Quinlan
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died at 
Los Vego, Mexico 27 Jun 1848. 

Edward Scheele
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Henry Schultz
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Newton Short
Allen County. Mustered in 29 Feb 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

James Stewart
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Louis Tamron
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Peter Terry
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
25 Jan 1848. 

George Tevault
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff. 

Samuel Turner
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John B. Vonsha
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Thomas S. W. Wall
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
29 Feb 1848. 

William Wallace
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

John C. Ward
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, died in 
Hospital at Vera Cruz, 6 Apr 1848.

Andrew White
Allen County. Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, mustered 
out 28 Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

David Wims
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
8 Jan 1848. 

John Q. A. Woodworth
Allen County. Mustered in 29 Feb 1848, at Mexico, by Captain Ruggles, mustered out 28 
Jul 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.

Joseph Wooten
Allen County.  Mustered in 6 Jan 1848, at Madison, Indiana, by Captain Whiting, deserted 
25 Jan 1848. 

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