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Mexican War Veterans from Kane County, IL

Place of Enlistment was St. Charles

NAME

RANK

CO.

UNIT

ENLISTMENT

AUSTIN, Z C

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BARNIM, GEORGE W

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BENNETT, THOMAS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BOOSE, GEORGE

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BREWER, JACOB

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BROUGH, DAVID

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BULSON, WARREN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

BUTTON, ENOS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

CHASE, FREEDOM

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

CONKLIN, WILLIAM G

2LT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

COREMAN, AOP

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

COURTNER, WILLIAM

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

CRAP, JOHN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

CREY, THOMAS D

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

DAWSON, FRANCIS

PVT

K

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

DEWEY, GEORGE S

PVT

E

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

DORCHESTER, FREDERICK

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

DORTORT, STEPHEN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

DUNFIELD, PERRY

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

EFNER, PHILLIP

SGT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

ELEE, JULIAN

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

ELLIS, JOHN I

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FINCH, STEPHEN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FOOT, HENRY

CPL

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FOUTS, JACOB

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FREBERT, GEORGE

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FREEMAN, WILLIAM

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FRIEND, ASA M

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FULLERTON, HUGH

2LT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

FURGESON, STEPHEN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

GODFREY, CALEB

PVT

A

2 IL INF

ST CHARLES

GORTON, SAMUEL A I

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

HARVEY, EDWARD W

CPT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

HENRIES, HENRIC

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

HERRICK, EDWARD

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

HILL, ASA I

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

HOFFMAN, PAUL

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

JAQUSCH, CHARLES

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

KEESAR, SALLAS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

KLEYBURGH, CHARLES

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

LAWSON, WILLIAM H

MUS

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

LEIBIENSTIEN, LESSER

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

LELIGAR, JOHN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

LEWIS, ISAAC

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

LEWIS, SPAULDING

MUS

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MARSHALL, HENRY

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MASSEY, ROBERT D

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MATTHEWS, PETER

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MC COLUM, MALCOLM

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MC DONALD, PATRICK

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MC DONALD, SAMUEL

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MC GILL, THOMAS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MEAD, JOHN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MERRIFIELD, CHARLES E

SGT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MOONEY, DAVID

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MOORE, NICHOLAS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

MORAN, MATTHEW

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

NEWTON, DAVID

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

NORRIS, JOHN S

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

NORTON, LEWIS A

AAQM

HQ

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

NORTON, LEWIS A

1LT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PALDY, JACOB

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PATTEN, OHN A

CPL

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PEASE, ANSON

PVT

K

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PHELPS, JOHN

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PHILIPS, ORRAN H

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PHILLIPS, JEDEDIAH

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PORTORD, STEPHEN B

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PRICE, JAMES

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

PRIDEMORE, THOMAS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

REED, HAYWOOD

SGT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

RINTEW, GEORGE W

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

ROMINE, ALFRED

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

ROSE, JOHN

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

RYAN, TIMOTHY

CPL

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SAFFORD, OLIVER

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SARGEANT, PHILIP H

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SCHOOMAKER, JOHN D

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SERBER, THOMAS

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SLOSS, WILLIAM

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SMITH, HENRY

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SMITH, SEWELL W

CPT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SOULE, ALONSO

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

SPENCER, JOHN

SGT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

STEPHENS, ANDREW

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

STICKLER, HENRY

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

THATCHER, BENJAMIN B

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

THOMPSON, GEORGE A

CPL

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

THOMPSON, JAMES

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

TUBBS, DAVID

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WALKER, JOHN M

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WARNER, NELSON

SGT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WELCH, JAMES

MUS

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WENTWORTH, HENRY

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WILGER, FREDERICK

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WILSON, JOSEPH P

PVT

I

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES

WOOD, SHERMAN D

PVT

A

2 IL FOOT

ST CHARLES


MEXICAN WAR.

Early in the spring of 1847, Governor French, of Illinois, issued a call for volunteers to go to Mexico, and under this call Edward E. Harvey, of Elgin, and William G. Conklin and Lewis A. Norton, of St. Charles, raised a company of infantry, reporting to the governor for duty about the 15th of June. The company was promptly accepted, and about the 5th of July received marching orders, and proceeded to Alton, Illinois, where it was mustered into service on the 20th of the same month.

The company was assigned to the Sixth Regiment Illinois Infantry, commanded by Colonel Collins, of Jo Daviess county. Lieutenant Colonel Hicks and Major Livingston were both from Jefferson county. The regiment mustered 1,139 men, and consisted of twelve companies, of which one (Company I) was from Kane county, the others being one each from Jefferson, Fayette, Greene, Boone, Monroe, Washington, Franklin, Warren. Madison, and two from Jo Daviess. From Alton the command proceeded on board a Mississippi transport to New Orleans, thence on the steamship "Ohio" to Vera Cruz. Mexico. At that point the regiment was divided; the first battalion, consisting of Companies A, D, E, F, and H, under Colonel Collins, was for a time stationed at the San Juan bridge, on the national road, where there was some skirmishing, in which one man was killed and two were wounded. The second battalion, consisting of Companies B, C. G, I. and K, under Lieutenant Colonel Hicks, was sent to Tampico, where it did garrison duty until relieved by a Louisiana regiment, when it proceeded to Vera Cruz and marched inland toward the City of Mexico.

Company I lost, from sickness, thirty-four men, including Captain Harvey. Lieutenant Norton was on detached service during most of his term, acting as quartermaster and commissary. The regiment remained until the close of the war. when it returned to Alton, and was there mustered out of service. Lieutenant William G. Conklin afterward, during the war of the Rebellion, served as battalion major in the Eighth Illinois Cavalry. The recruiting headquarters of the above company, which saw hard service during its period of enlistment in Mexico, were at St. Charles.

Its roster was as follows:

E. E. Harvey, captain; Lewis A. Norton, Hugh Fullerton, and William G. Conklin, lieutenants: Nelson Warner, first sergeant; Benjamin F. Garfield, second sergeant; Smith M. Berry, third sergeant; S. D. Padelford, first corporal: Jonathan Ellis, second corporal; Andrew J. Hill, fourth corporal; James Welch, first musician; Charles E. Merrifield, second musician.

PrivatesóWarren Bulson, George Boss, Jacob Brewer, Thomas Bennett, David Brow, Eleazer Button, A. Corman, William Courtner, Freedom Chase, John Crap, William H. S. Carlisle, Thomas Christie, Frederick Dorchester, Perry Dunfield, Philip Effner, Henry Foote, George Fribert, Asa M. Friend, Jacob Fouts, William Freeman, Stephen Finch. Stephen Ferguson, James Gange, George Hicks, Benjamin B. Thatcher, Paul Hoffman, Edward Herrick. Harry Henries. Edward H. Johnson, Charles J. Gush, George Kleeburgh, Charles Kleeburgh, Silas Klesalar, Lesser Lebenstein, William H. Lawson, Isaac Lewis, Spaulding Lewis, John Siliger (Leligar?), Samuel McDonald, Matthew Moran, David Mooney, Alexander McMillen, Peter Matthews, Robert D. Massey, Nicholas More, Henry Marshall, John Mead, Malcolm McCallum, John S. Norris, David Newton, Michael Phelps, James Price, Orange H. Phelps, Stephen B. Portwood, Jacob Pauley, Thomas Pridemore, John Phelps, Jedediah Phillips, George D. Roberts, Alfred Romain, George W. Rintew, Timothy Ryan, Philip H. Sargent, Thomas Sirben, Henry Stickler, William Sloss, John Spencer, Sewell W. Smith, Henry W. Smith, George A. Thompson, James Thompson, David Tubbs, John M. Walker, Fred Wilger, John D. Scomaker, Harvey Wakeman, Charles P. Brown, John Norton.

During its term of service the regiment lost three hundred and thirty-two men, who died of disease, four killed in battle, one hundred and thirty-five discharged by surgeon, thirteen transferred or resigned, eighteen by desertion, and received seventy-two recruits. At the final muster-out at Alton, in the latter part of July, 1848, there remained but three hundred and sixty-seven of the one thousand, one hundred and thirty-nine who had gone bravely out but a year before, and this handful of survivors returned in such a state of physical prostration and general ill health that a number died after reaching Alton. Lieutenant Conklin, the only one of the commissioned officers of Company I living in 1888, removed some years before that from St. Charles to De Soto, Wisconsin.


Source: "History of Kane County, Ill." by R. Waite Joslyn, 1908
Submitted by K. Torp

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