Topic: Mexican War

Governor Houston at His Trading Post on the Verdigris

In February, 1828, the vanguard of Creek immigrants arrived at the Creek Agency on the Verdigris, in charge of Colonel Brearley, and they and the following members of the McIntosh party were located on a section of land that the Government promised in the treaty of 1826 to purchase for them. By the treaty of May 6, 1828, the Government assigned the Cherokee a great tract of land, to which they at once began to remove from their homes in Arkansas. The movement had been under way for some months when there appeared among the Indians the remarkable figure of Samuel Houston. The biographers of Houston have told the world next to nothing of his sojourn of three or four years in the Indian country, an interesting period when he was changing the entire course of his life and preparing for the part he was to play in the drama of Texas.

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Western Garrison Life

Grant Foreman describes the early life in a Western Garrison; providing insights on some of the traders in the region, the deaths of Seaton, Armstrong, Wheelock and Izard, all soldiers obviously familiar to him. But he also shares the story of the elopement of Miss Sarah Knox Taylor, daughter of General Taylor, to Lieutenant Jefferson Davis… yes, THAT Jefferson Davis.

An interesting section of the chapter are the references to the punishments inflicted upon the soldiers in the event of their disobedience.

Painted by Catlin in 1834, the picture attached is of Clermont, chief of the Osage Tribe. Clermont is painted in full length, wearing a fanciful dress, his leggings fringed with scalp-locks, and in his hand his favorite and valued war-club.

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The Osage Massacre

When the treaty council with the Osage at Fort Gibson broke up in disagreement on April 2, 1833, three hundred Osage warriors under the leadership of Clermont departed for the west to attack the Kiowa. It was Clermont’s boast that he never made war on the whites and never made peace with his Indian enemies. At the Salt Plains where the Indians obtained their salt, within what is now Woodward County, Oklahoma, they fell upon the trail of a large party of Kiowa warriors going northeast toward the Osage towns above Clermont’s. The Osage immediately adapted their course to that pursued by their enemies following it back to what they knew would be the defenseless village of women, children, and old men left behind by the warriors. The objects of their cruel vengeance were camped at the mouth of Rainy-Mountain Creek, a southern tributary of the Washita, within the present limits of the reservation at Fort Sill.

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Descendants of Leonard Crocker Couch of Taunton MA

COUCH (Taunton family). The family bearing this name at Taunton whose representative head is now Leonard Crocker Couch, Esq., who since boyhood has been a resident of the city, occupied in mechanical and business lines, and for years one of the substantial men and useful citizens of the community, is one of long and honorable standing in the neighboring State of Connecticut and of distinction in our country. And through its Taunton alliance of a generation ago – that of Maj. Gen. Darius Nash Couch, of Civil war fame, the father of the present Leonard Crocker Couch just alluded...

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Record of Connecticut Men in the Mexican War

Record of Connecticut men who served in the Regular Army during the Mexican War compiled from rosters on file in Adjutant-General’s Office, Washington D. C. by authority of the general assembly Record of Connecticut men who served in the Regular Army during the Mexican War Page 171 Record of Connecticut men who served in the Regular Army during the Mexican War Page 172 Record of Connecticut men who served in the Regular Army during the Mexican War Page 173 Record of Connecticut men who served in the Regular Army during the Mexican War Page 174 Record of Connecticut men...

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Norwich Soldiers in War with Mexico

Names of soldiers from Norwich Vermont in the War with Mexico T. B. Ransom, Colonel 9th United States Infantry. Killed at Chapultepec, September 13, 1847. Henry O. Brigham, Drummer 9th United States Infantry. Died at Detroit, Mich. James Crangle, Hudson Kimball, Oramell Chamberlain, Ezekiel V. Hatch, George Hatch, Rowell, Elijah Hatch. Died at Tunbridge, Vt. Frederick K. Spear. Died at West Point, N....

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Indian Hostilities in California and New Mexico – Indian Wars

The Indian tribes of California are in a degraded and miserable condition. The most numerous are the Shoshonee, the Blackfeet, and the Crows. Many of them have been brought to a half civilized state, and are employed at the different ranches. But those in the neighborhood of the Sierra Nevada are untamable, treacherous, and ferocious. They wander about, for the most part going entirely naked, and subsisting upon roots, acorns, and pine cones. Since the discovery of the gold, they have acquired some knowledge of its usefulness, but no clear conception of its value, and they part with their...

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Biography of Shiloah Gill

Shiloah Gill, an old Mexican soldier, and one of the pioneer settlers in Bowdre Township, was born at Gill’s Mills, Bath County, Kentucky, September 11, 1827, and is a son of Samuel C. Gill, who was a son of Capt. Thomas Gill, a Revolutionary soldier and a son of the Irish waif (see history of the Gill family in America, by Thomas F. Gill). Samuel C. Gill was born in the state of South Carolina November 22, 1783, and was reared on a farm. He was wedded to Sarah Malone, a daughter of Jonathan and Mary Malone, the latter of whom lived to be nearly one hundred years old. The family came from Tennessee and settled in Montgomery County, Kentucky, later removing to Boone County, Indiana, where she died. Samuel Gill and wife were very poor, their stock of goods consisting of one bay pony, one dollar in money and a feather bed. They packed all on the back of the pony and settled in Bath County, Kentucky. He built a mill, one of the first built in that section. He after-ward entered large bodies of land in Putnam Montgomery, Boone and Henry counties, Indiana, and also entered several tracts in what is now Douglas County. It looks as if this old gentleman foresaw everything and selected the creme de la creme of the land. He became very prosperous....

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Georgia Light Infantry – Columbus Muscogee County Georgia

J. S. CALHOUN, Captain. E. R. GOULDING, 1st Lieutenant. H. C. ANDERSON, 2d Lieutenant. W. B. PHILLIPS, 1st Sergeant. ASA B. HOXIE, 2d Sergeant. W. T. SMITH, 3d Sergeant. M. H. BLANDFORD, 4th Sergeant. R. R. HOWARD, 1st Corporal. A. SCOTT, 2d Corporal. TH. REYNOLDS, 3d Corporal. GEO. LINDSAY, 4th Corporal. Privates E. C. Allen Lucius A. G. Allen James Arledge Charles J. Barrow Leonidas T. Belk William Blankenship George W. Bronson Zachariah Boothe Amor Boyd Frederic E. Brooking Jesse S. Bryan Calvin Bryant Young G. Burke Lewis Chandler Cicero J. Clarke David S. Cooper Joseph Crepps James T. Cunningham John R. Cushing Stephen Daniels Richard Delanay Absalom M. Dennis Nathan B. Duke James F. H. Ellington John H. Ellis William Forsyth Bryant Farmer William Farmer Peter F. Farrar Michael Fitzpatrick Thomas R. Flournoy Richard Fox Albert L. Garrard Thomas Gilbert Obadiah B. R. Graham Jackson M. Greenhow Sidney Grigg James R. Hanson Upton S. Heath William M. James John G. Jones James E. Johnson William Kelley Joseph Kelley James Kellogg John Law Robert D. Lee James Love Alexander Lowther John R. Moore William Myrick Duncan H. Nix Henry C. Overton Henry S. Orr Andrew J. Pickens William V. Porter Lincoln Preble John W. Park Jesse B. Reeves Granville L. Robinett Joseph T. Robison James T. Rogers William M. Rogers Lucius C. Saunders Samuel Hedge Samuel B. Spencer Lindsay...

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Canton Volunteers – Canton Cherokee County Georgia

K. GRAMLING, Captain. A. KEATH, 1st Lieutenant. W. F. MULLENS, 2d Lieutenant. W. G. GRAMLING, 1st Sergeant. S. J. COOK, 2d Sergeant. D. F. DANIEL, 3d Sergeant. N. F. STRAIN, 4th Sergeant. JOHN G. RHODES, 1st Corporal. ALLEN MOODY, 2d Corporal. ROBT. S. KNOX, 3d Corporal. JOSHUA HUGHES, 4th Corporal. Privates William T. Archer George F. Amos Alfred H. Burns Alexander F. Burns Daniel H. Bird Elijah W. Bond John M. Bond Joseph B. Cook William S. Cook John B. Cook Alfred Cook Ludy Cothren Chesley C. Curtis Wm. M. Camp Isaac W. Carpenter Lewis A. Carpenter David P. Copeland Thomas E. Dickerson Benjamin Dean James A. Delaney Alexander M. Delaney Stephen P. Ellis John T. Dickerson John W. Finchen Richard M. Gramling Henry J. Galt. Nehemiah J. Garrison Elisha Hillhonse Samuel W. Hillhonse Joseph Heard John O. Hobson Nathaniel M. Harris Christopher Hullett John C. Hatiley Luther R. Henley Isham Jordan George W. Keith George W. Lawhorne John B. Lawson Sanford Lovers John Lusk William Lusk Zimmerman Lawhorne Henry M. Long James M. Long Levi Lancaster Joshua McConnel John C. Maddox Jesse E. Machen Samuel McConnel James McMahan Samuel G. Mathis Christenbury Phillips James O. Phillips John A. Roberts Samuel M. Rice Albert Rodgers John A. Roark William A. Rivers Ray Manning William W. Rich Isaac L. Scago Benjamin F. Strain Henderson Simeraly John B. Sutherland Robert Spriggs...

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Kenesaw Rangers – Marietta Cobb County Georgia

A. NELSON, Captain. JAS. M. DOBBS, 1st Lieutenant. W. J. MANAHAN, 2d Lieutenant J. H. MEHAFFEY, 1St Sergeant. H. TROTTER, 2d Sergeant. ANDREW B. REED, 3d Sergeant. JOSERP H. WINTERS, 4th Sergeant. S. M. ANDERSON, 1st Corporal. WM. D. NEAL, 2d Corporal. WM. D. GRAY, 3d Corporal. WM. H. CRAFT, 4th Corporal. Privates W. A. Appling Cicero H. Allen T. J. Boyce A. M Boyd. W. W. Brown Jesse Blackburn Thomas A. Burroughs John I. Bennett J. B. Burton Ephraim Bishop Daniel R. Bruce William Buse L. D. Buse John E. Conger E. W. C. Champion James J. Crawford J. N. Carter Green Copeland John A. Cox John Dunwoodie Jr. William F. Davenport Thomas Dillon John D. S. Foote James C. N. Foote C. C. Farris W. H. Goodwin Washington Green Hugh Gray John Gray W. D. Gann Andrew P. Guess W. P. Guess J. O. Hackett J. H. Hand W. J. Haines J. B. Haden Cicero C. Hammock William H. Head George Hodge Nicholas Hunt Samuel Hawkins Caleb Higgins J. M. Jordan Josiah Jordan B. D. Jordan Thomas R. Johnsop David P. Kendrick Andrew J. Lafoy John B. Lindley John Merrett John C. McConnell John McConnell John McAdams J. N. Miller William H. Miller J. M. McGuire W. H. McCuchin John McGuffe Chandler McGuffe Bedney F. McDonald James W. Mann L. P. McCarthur Elisha N. Knight Thomas A....

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Fannin Avengers – Pike County Georgia

H. J. SARGENT Captain. G. D. ALEXANDER, 1st Lieutenant. H. B. HOLLIDAY, 2d Lieutenant. F. M. ISON, 1st Sergeant. G. D. JOHNSON, 2d Sergeant. WILLIAM F. MOORE, 3d Sergeant. ROBT. LATTIMER, 4th Sergeant. ALEX. 0. REED, 1st Corporal. T. D. PERTODY, 2d Corporal JOS. JOHNSON, 3d Corporal BENJ. F. INGRAHAM, 4th Corporal Privates Jonathan Allen Thomas R. Arnold William Aycock William E. Beall John H. Baker Osborn Brewer Cicero L. Brown George D. Boutwell John I. Belcher Thomas Burks Robert I. Bedell William D. Bailey David AI. Crenshaw Nathaniel L. Collins William T. Crawford Alfred Carpenter Henry F. Carpenter Henry Coker John W. Crow Wm. W. Campbell George Dugan Frederick Dickens Wm. Deloaeh Jesse N. Davis Ruffin Durham Thomas Dye John B. Folds James A. Green Archibald Gibbes Henderson Gibbs James R. George Eliphalet Hatton Wm. R. Head Thomas I. Ison Anthony Ivy Benjamin F. Jones Samuel A. Kennedy John T. Leggett Andrew J. Low John W. Lake Burrell Lawrence Hilliard I. Legg Andrew Lendberg Drury Lewis John Millen Dawson Millborn John G. Morgan Hugh C. McGehee Joseph B. Matthews Gerardin I. Ogilsby Sterling C. Pritchard John C. Pryor William I. Perry Wm. L. Prescott John T. Reid David R. Ross Wm. T. Ready John C. Smith Robert Shaws Joseph H. Shivers James W. Spencer John Stewart Benjamin Shinn Robert W. Terry Henry I. Tidd John W. Turner Thomas...

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Crawford Guards – Moscogee County Georgia

JOAN JONES, Captain. R. G. MITCHELL, 1st Lieutenant. J. S. DISMUKES, 2d Lieutenant. T. SCHOONMAKER, 1st Sergeant. H. S. TISDALE, 2d Sergeant. A. M. SAULS, 3d Sergeant. D. A. WINN, 4th Sergeant.. JOHN MAY, 1st Corporal. JOHN LOCHABY, 2d Corporal. JAS. B. WELLS, 3d Corporal. N. J. PEABODY, 4th Corporal. Privates Matthew Allen William Barbarce Charles L. Bass J. R. Beck Tryon Best A. Blake Wesley R. Bradford Joshua Canter Thomas Carter Edmond Christian Reuben T. Clayborne Richard C. Clarke Daniel Crane W. G. Cunningham John H. Davis John C. Davis W. C. H. Doyle David B. Edwards Theophilus Fowler George W. Farrar Samuel D. Gamble William B. Garratt Calvin Going John Hancock Sterling E. Hannah John R. Hall Richard W. Hinton Robert H. Hood Matthew A. Hubert David Huson Joseph T. Hyde Cader C. Knowles Moses Land Arthur Lawrence John Leigh John Magner Elijah Martin Patrick McCabe John R. McCorkle Hezekiah McGraw William Misenheimer William Moody Martin Mooney James Moran Andrew L. Mott Patrick O’Haire Gustavus A. Palmer William B. Parker Joseph Perdue James Pettitt Elbert Presly Mitchell Ralston Harvey Rice Thomas R. Robinson Milton Rose Thomas J. Salter Christopher Salvo Allen W. Sanders William Slaught Abner Smith Thomas J. Stockton John Sullivan Coleman B. Tait Samuel L. Taylor William H. Tillotson John F. Turner James Welden Thomas White Uriah Williams T. H. Wooten Musicians William M. Champion...

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Sumter County Volunteers – Americus Georgia

J. A. S. TURNER, Captain. 0. C. HORNE, 1st Lieutenant. J. COTTLE, 2d Lieutenant. S. P. WOODWARD, 1st Sergeant. N. N. THOMPSON, 2d Sergeant. L. T. TAYLOR, 3d Sergeant. G. HUGHES, 4th Sergeant. H. EDWARDS, 1st Corporal. C. H. COTTLE, 2d Corporal. M. S. THOMPSON, 3d Corporal. W. A. ELKINS, 4th Corporal. Privates Jeremiah B. Ansley Thomas J. Aiken James T. Ballard Joshua Boyd Salathiel Buckner John Burgess Abner B. Conner William J. Connier Norman Carmichael Elias Clarke John Clarke William B. Chandler John M. Cauthen Uriah Collpm William Champion George W. Compton Shadrick Crawford Daniel J. Derrizeaux George Derrizeaux Franklin Duvan Jacob Duckworth Richard O. Echolls James Fudge William Goodson John B. Gibson William K. Gilmore Robert R. Golding Charles Graham James H. Hefting William Hardy John H. Horne John W. Haugabook John A. Hunter Sylvester Hewitt Hugh G. Ivy Bradford Johnston Jeremiah Jackson William P. Jourdan James Jackson James Lewis Rasco Lepsey John G. McDonald Joseph McMath Jacob McNair John J. Murphy Jefferson Morris John Morris Jefferson Montgomery Milus F. Noland Jacob Newman Albert Peddy Joshua Richards James Richards Samuel Smith Abram R. Smith Daniel Smith James R. Smith John D. Smith Wesley A. Smith Henry J. Smith Albert Sorrell Oliver N. Stewart James Seahorn Franklin Singleton Norban T. Taylor James J. Tompkins John Taylor David Turner Albert T. White George M. Welda Barton P. Wright William...

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Macon Guards

ISAAC HOLMES, Captain. E. L. SHELTON, 1st Lieutenant. E. S. RODGERS, 2d Lieutenant WM. D. GRIFFIN, 1st Sergeant. J. B. CUMMING, 2d Sergeant J. A. McGREGOR, 3d Sergeant P. J. SHANNON, 4th Sergeant. A. B. ROSS, 1st Corporal. EDWIN HARRIS, 2d Corporal THOS. E. ORCUTT, 3d Corporal R. T. McGREGOR, 4th Corporal Privates James A. Abbott Wilson J. Aderhold Edmund Barnard James W. Beasley Orran W. Buffington Edward Curd Peter W. Clayton William J. Cumming Rufus Cook William Carter John W. Cooper John Cleesby James Carson John R. Candler William Davis Isaac Domingos John L. Fells William English James E. Flint Elijah Foster Alfred T. Franklin Alexander II. Franklin Charles E. Flanders Simon W. Freeman George .A. Grimes Lewis Gee Solomon Groce Richard Head Elliott Higgins William Hughes Alexander Hammersley Andrew W. S. Harris William A. Harris Alexander H. Hawkins Simeon Horton William S. Johnston William Kennedy D. G. Kennedy William King William L. King John T. Lamar Wilson Logue A. D. Logan John Loughridge John H. Lane Allen J. McGraw John McGowan Seaborn Moore James Martin Alfred B. McKee William W. Munson Robert E. Macarthy Thomas McNeely Sanford Moore Robert Melton Sanford F. Miniard Thomas J. McCrary Thomas J. Moody A. A. Park William Robinson Alexander Reynolds William M. Ralston Alexander R. Ralston David A. Ralston Caleb W. Rembert Marcus Roberts Albert L. Ross Thomas Shirty Sebastian Shaw...

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