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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Military Service Records
Record Group RG 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917
Collection years 1846-1848
Microfilm Publication M616. Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War. 41 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetical by surname
National Archives Identifier 654518
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What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of a name index to the compiled military service records (M616) for the Mexican War and compiled service records for the states of Mississippi, Pennsylvania,Tennessee,Texas and Mormon Organizations. The records are a part of Record Group 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917.

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War in Organizations from the state of:

Mustered In-Mustered Out [Date and Place][edit | edit source]

Mississippi [M863][edit | edit source]

  • First Infantry: Company A: June 6, 1846- June 9, 1847, New Orleans, La.; Company B: June 12, 1846- June 11, 1847, New Orleans, La.; Company C: June 3, 1846-June 10, 1847,New Orleans, La;Company D: June 6, 1846-June 12, 1847,New Orleans, La.; Company E:June 6, 1846-June 11, 1847, New Orleans, La.; Company F: June 15, 1846-June 10, 1847, New Orleans, La.; Company G: June 6, 1846-June 12, 1847, New Orleans, La.; Company H: June 9,1846-June 9, 1847,New Orleans, La.; Company I: June 15, 1846-June 11, 1847, New Orleans, La.; Company K: June 15, 1846-June 12, 1847, New Orleans, La.
  • Second Infantry: Company A:Jan.5, 1847, Vicksburg-July 8, 1848,Vicksburg;Company B: Jan. 2, 1847, Vicksburg-July 10, 1848, Vicksburg; Company C: Jan. 4, 1847, Vicksburg-Jul 10, 1848, Vicksburg; Company D: Jan. 5, 1847, Vicksburg-July 11, 1848, Vicksburg; Company E: Jan. 4, 1847, Vicksburg-July 13, 1848, Vicksburg; Company F: Jan. 5, 1847, Vicksburg-July 12, 1848, Vicksburg; Company G:Jan. 4, 1847, Vicksburg-July 8, 1848, Vicksburg; Company H:Jan. 5, 1847,Vicksburg-July 13, 1848, Vicksburg; Company I: Jan. 6, 1847, Vicksburg-July 13, 1848, Vicksburg; Company K:Jan. 2, 1847,Vicksburg-July 10, 1848, Vicksburg
  • Anderson's Rifles: Company A: Sept 25 & 29, 1847, Vicksburg;- June 28, 1848, Vicksburg; Company B:Nov. 13, 1847, Vicksburg-June 28, 1848, Vicksburg; Company C: Nov. 19 to Dec. 4, 1847, Vicksburg-June 28, 1848,Vicksburg; Company D: Nov. 29 to Dec. 15, 1847, Vicksburg-June 28, 1848,Vicksburg; Company E: Dec. 23,1847 to Jan. 10, 1848, Vicksburg- June 28,1848,Vicksburg

Pennsylvania [M1028][edit | edit source]

  • First Infantry: Company A: Dec. 16, 1846-Pittsburg;Company B: Dec.15, 1846,Pittsburgh-July 27, 1848, Philadelphia; Company C: Dec. 17,1846, Pittsburgh- July 29, 1848, Philadelphia; Company D: Dec. 14, 1846, Pittsburgh- July 31, 1848, Philadelphia; Company E: Dec. 14, 1846,Pittsburgh- Aug. 5, 1848,Philadelphia;Company F:Dec. 15, 1846,Pittsburgh- July 28, 1848, Philadelphia; Company G: Dec. 17, 1846, Pittsburgh- July 29, 1848, Philadelphia; Company H: Dec. 16, 1846,Pittsburgh- July 29, 1848, Philadelphia; Company I: Dec. 16, 1846,Pittsburgh-July 20,1848,Pittsburgh; Company K:Dec. 16, 1846,Pittsburgh-July 25, 1848, Pittsburgh
  • Second Infantry: Company A: Jan. 5, 1847, Pittsburgh-July 21,1848, Pittsburgh;Company B: Jan. 3, 1847,Pittsburgh-July 14, 1848,Pittsburgh; Company C: Jan. 3, 1847,Pittsburgh-July 20, 1848,Pittsburgh;Company D:Jan. 4, 1847,Pittsburgh-July 14, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company E: Jan. 1, 1847, Pittsburgh-July 14, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company F: Dec. 22, 1846, Pittsburgh-July 15, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company G:Jan. 2, 1847, Pittsburgh-July 20, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company H: Jan. 4, 1847,Pittsburgh- July 12, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company I: Jan. 4, 1847,Pittsburgh-July 20, 1848,Pittsburgh; Company K: Jan. 1, 1847, Pittsburgh- July 12, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company L: May 26, 1847,Pittsburgh- July 14, 1848, Pittsburgh; Company M: May 18, 1847,Pittsburgh-July 2, 1848,Pittsburgh

Tennessee [M638][edit | edit source]

  • First Infantry: Company A: June 1, 1846,Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company B:June 2, 1846,Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans;Company C: June 1, 1846,Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company D: June 1, 1846, Nashville- May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company E: May 28, 1846, Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans: Company F: June 2, 1846, Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company G: June 2, 1846- May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company H: June 1, 1846- May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company I: June 2, 1846, Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company K: June 1, 1846-May 23, 1847, New Orleans;Company L: May 28, 1836, Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans; Company M: June 1, 1846, Nashville-May 23, 1847, New Orleans
  • First Mounted Infantry: Company A: June 13, 1846,Memphis- May 31, 1847, New Orleans; Company B: June 8, 1846- May 31, 1847,New Orleans; Company C: June 6, 1846,Columbia-May 29, 1847, New Orleans; Company D: June 6, 1846,Columbia- May 31, 1847,New Orleans; Company E: June 8, 1846,Nashville-May 31, 1847, New Orleans; Company F:June 10, 1846,Knoxville-May 31, 1847, New Orleans; Company G: June 15, 1846, Memphis- May 31, 1847, New Orleans; Company H: June 14, 1846- May 31, 1847, New Orleans; Company I: June 5, 1846, Nashville- May 31, 1847, New Orleans; Company K: June 10, 1846, Knoxville-May 31, 1847, New Orleans;
  • Second Infantry: Company A: June 12, 1846- May 25, 1847, New Orleans; Company B: June 4, 1846- May 25, 1847, New Orleans; Company C: June 15, 1846,Knoxville-May 25, 1847, New Orleans; Company D:June 4, 1846,Memphis-May 27, 1847, New Orleans; Company E: June 4, 1846,Memphis-May 27, 1847,New Orleans; Company F: June 4, 1846,Memphis- May 25, 1847, New Orleans; Company G:June 18, 1846,Chattanooga - May 25, 1847, New Orleans: Company H: June 16, 1846, Kelly's Ferry - May 27, 1847, New Orleans
  • Third Infantry: Company A: Sept 30 - Oct. 11, 1847, Nashville-July 22, 1848, Memphis; Company B: October 2, 1847, Nashville-July 22, 1848, Memphis; Company C: October 7, 1847,Nashville-July 24, 1848, Memphis; Company D: Sept 24 - Oct. 11, 1847, Nashville-July 24, 1848, Memphis; Company E: Oct. 4, 1747- Nashville-July 24, 1848, Memphis; Company F: Oct. 5, 1847, Nashville-July 22, 1848, Memphis; Company G: Sept. 20 to Oct. 11, 1847-July 24, 1848, Memphis; Company H: Sept. 24 - Oct. 11, 1847- July 24, 1848, Memphis; Company I: Oct 2-9, 1847 - July 22, 1848, Memphis; Company K: Sept. 30 & Oct. 12, 1847- July 24, 1848, Memphis.
  • Fourth Infantry:Company A: Oct. 2, 1847-July 31, 1848, Memphis; Company B: Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 1847- July 31, 1848,Memphis; Company C: Sept. 30, 1847- August 1, 1848, Memphis; Company D: Sept. 28, 1847, Knoxville- July 31, 1848, Memphis; Company E: Oct. 23, 1847, Nashville- July 31, 1848, Memphis; Company F: Oct. 5 - Nov. 11,1847, Memphis- July 31, 1848, Memphis; Company G: Nov. 11, 1847, Memphis - July 31, 1848,Memphis; Company H: Oct. 2, 1847- August 1, 1848, Memphis; Company I: Sept. 28, 1847 - July 31, 1848, Memphis.
  • Fifth Infantry:Company A: Nov. 15, 1847,Knoxville- July 20, 1848,Memphis; Company B: Nov. 10-15,1847, Athens & Knoxville- July 20, 1848,Memphis; Company C: Nov. 9 -Dec. 3, 1847, Athens & Knoxville- July 20, 1848, Memphis; Company D:Nov. 7- Dec. 4, 1847, Knoxville- July 20, 1848,Memphis; Company E: Nov. 2, 1847 - July 20, 1848,Memphis; Company F: Nov. 12, 1847- July 20, 1848, Memphis; Company G: Nov. 10 - 30,1847,Knoxville- July 20, 1848, Memphis; Company H: Nov. 6, 1847, Athens- July 20, 1848, Memphis; Company I: MI [No Data] - July 20 1848, Memphis; Company K: MI [No Data]- July 20, 1848,Memphis; Company L: MI [No Data] - July 20, 1848,Memphis
  • Wheat's Co.,Mounted Infantry: May 28,1847, Jalapa- July 25, 1848,Memphis

Texas [M278][edit | edit source]

  • First Texas Mounted Rifles,First Texas Mounted Volunteers,First Texas Mounted Volunteers (6 Months,1847),First Texas Foot Riflemen,Second Texas Mounted Volunteers,Third Texas Mounted Volunteers, Bell's Regimen,Texas Mounted Volunteers, Cady's Co., Texas Mounted Rangers, Chevallie's Battalion, Texas Mounted Volunteers, Beaver's Co.,Connor's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Gillespie's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Gray's Co, Texas Mounted Volunteers,Grumble's Texas Mounted Volunteers, Hill's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Lamar's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Price's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Robert's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Ross's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, McCulloch's Co.,First Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers, Seefield's Co., Texas Volunteers, Shivor's Texas Volunteers, Smith Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Stopp's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Sutton's Co., Texas Mounted Volunteers, Walker's Co, Texas Mounted Rangers, Wyman's Co., Smith Battalion, Texas Mounted Volunteers

Mormon Organizations [M351][edit | edit source]

  • Mormon Battalion: Company A: July 16, 1846,Council Bluffs, Iowa- July 16, 1847, Los Angeles, Cal.; Company B:July 16, 1846,Council Bluffs,Iowa- July 16,1847, Los Angeles, Cal.; Company C:July 16, 1846, Council Bluffs,Iowa-July 16, 1847, Los Angeles, Cal.;Company D: July 16, 1846,Council Bluffs, Iowa-July 17, Los Angeles, Cal.; Company E: July 16, 1846,Council Bluffs- July 16, 1847, Los Angeles, Cal.
  • Capt Davis' Company A, Mormon Volunteers: July 20, 1847, Los Angeles, Cal- March 14, 1848, San Diego, Cal.



  • Military Rank In and Rank Out Terms and Abbreviations:
  • Artificer: Atif.
  • Blacksmith:
  • Bugler: Bug.
  • Captain: Capt.
  • Colonel: Col.
  • Corporal: Corpl.;Cpl
  • Farrier:
  • Fifer:
  • Lieutenant: Lieut.; 1 Lieut.; 2 Lieut.; Lt.; 1 Lt.; 2 Lt.
  • Major:
  • Musician: Musc.
  • Private: Pvt; Priv.
  • Sergeant: Sergt.;Segt.
  • Surgeon:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848.


What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Service

  • Name of soldier
  • Rank and unit(s) in which served
  • State from which served
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date and place of discharge
  • Age
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the soldier
  • Where the soldier lived
  • The date and place of enlistment

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

For a list of all units that participated in the war see United States, Mexican War Military Unit Names (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:


Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Document Type
  2. Select Surname Range or Military Unit and Surname Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date from the enlistment or muster in date
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify brothers, father, uncles, and cousins who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the records of nearby military units
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

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