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United States Army units and personnel in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). If possible, add individual profiles to the appropriate unit. If that is not known, add the profile here for further research of the unit they served in.[1][2]

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Regiments of Dragoons

1st Regiment of Dragoons, Colonel Richard B. Mason.
2nd Regiment of Dragoons, Colonel William S. Harney.
3rd Regiment of Dragoons, Colonel Edward G. W. Butler, (appointed from Louisiana).

Mounted Riflemen

Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, Colonel Persifor F. Smith.

Regiments of Artillery

1st Regiment of Artillery, Lt. Colonel Benjamin K. Pierce.
2nd Regiment of Artillery, Colonel James Bankhead.
3rd Regiment of Artillery, Colonel William Gates
4th Regiment of Artillery, Lt. Colonel Matthew M. Payne.

Regiments of Infantry

1st Regiment of Infantry, Colonel William Davenport.
2nd Regiment of Infantry, Lt. Colonel Bennet Riley.
3rd Regiment of Infantry, Lt. Colonel Ethan A. Hitchcock.
4th Regiment of Infantry, Lt. Colonel John Garland.
5th Regiment of Infantry, Lt. Colonel James S. Mcintosh.
6th Regiment of Infantry, Colonels: Zachary Taylor; Newman S. Clarke.
7th Regiment of Infantry, Lt. Colonel Joseph Plympton.
8th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel William J. Worth.

Regiments of Infantry, 1847

These units were raised according to an act of Congress, 11 February 1847 for an enlistment period of one year.

9th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Truman B. Ransom, (appointed from Vermont).
10th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Robert E. Temple, (appointed from New York).
11th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Albert C. Ramsey, (appointed from Pennsylvania).
12th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Milledge L. Bonham, (appointed from South Carolina).
13th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Robert M. Echols, (appointed from Georgia).
14th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel William Trousdale, (appointed from Tennessee).
15th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel George W. Morgan, (appointed from Ohio).
16th Regiment of Infantry, Colonel John W. Tibbatts, (appointed from Kentucky).
Regiment of Voltigeurs and Foot Riflemen, Colonel Timothy P. Andrews, (appointed from District of Columbia).

Volunteer Regiments Raised by States

Illinois

1st Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, for 12 months; June 1846 – June 1847. Colonels: John J. Hardin (Killed at Buena Vista); William Weatherford (Lt. Colonel to February 26, 1847).
2nd Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, for 12 months; June 1846 – June 1847. Colonel William H. Bissell.
3rd Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, for 12 months; July 1846 – May 1847. Colonel Ferris Foreman.
4th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, for 12 months; July 1846 – May 1847. Colonel Edward D. Baker.
1st Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, for the duration; June 1847 – October 1848. Colonel Edward W. B. Newby.
2nd Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, for the duration; August 1847 – July 1848. Colonel James Collins.
Independent Companies of Illinois Mounted Volunteers
1st Company Illinois Mounted Volunteers; 21 May 1847 – 7 November 1848. Captain Adams Dunlap.
2nd Company Illinois Mounted Volunteers; August 1847 – 26 July 1848. Captain Wyatt B. Stapp.
3rd Company Illinois Mounted Volunteers; 13 August 1847 – 26 October 1848. Captain Michael K. Lawler.
4th Company Illinois Mounted Volunteers; 13 September 1847 – 25 July 1848. Captain Josiah Littell.

North Carolina

Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers, for the duration; January / February 1847 - August 1848. Colonel Robert T. Paine.

Tennessee

Regiment of Tennessee Mounted Volunteers, for 12 months; June 1846 - May 1847. Colonel Jonas E. Thomas.
1st Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, for 12 months; May / June 1846 - May 1847. Colonel William B. Campbell.
2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, for 12 months; June 1846 - May 1847. Colonel William T. Haskell.
3rd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, for the duration; October 1847 - June 1848. Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham.
4th Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, for the duration; November 1847 - August 1848. Colonel Richard Waterhouse.
5th Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, for the duration; December 1847 - July 1848. Colonel George R. McClellan.

Sources

  1. Mexican War Veterans : A complete roster of the regular and volunteer troops in the war between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848 ; the volunteers are arranged by states, alphabetically, William Robarts, 1887.
  2. Wikipedia:List_of_United_States_military_and_volunteer_units_in_the_Mexican–American_War




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