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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 the Collection?

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, (M863) 9 rolls, Pennsylvania (M1028)13 rolls, Tennessee (M638) 15 rolls, Texas (M278)19 rolls, and Mormon Organizations(M351) 3 rolls. The records are a part of RG 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917.

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  • Mississippi
  • 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
  • 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
  • First Infantry:
  • First Mounted Infantry:
  • Second Infantry:
  • Third Infantry:
  • Fourth Infantry:
  • Fifth Infantry:
  • Wheat's Co.,Mounted Infantry:
  • Texas

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
  • 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:

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What Can This Collection Tell Me?

Most of the service records include the following information:

  • Name of soldier
  • Name and class of dependent
  • Rank and unit in which served
  • State from which served
  • Date of filing
  • Application number
  • Certificate number
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

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  • Where the soldier live
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I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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  • 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 children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.

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  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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"United States, Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publications M616, M863, M1028, M638, M278 and M351. National Archives, Washington D.C.

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