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ILLINOIS GENEALOGY TRAILS

Mexican American War Rosters


Illinois Second Regiment, Company “E”
By Martin W. Johnson

This is a listing of the soldiers in the Illinois Second Regiment Company “E’ that fought in the Mexican War. There were a lot of soldiers from Belvidere, IL in this unit.

Name and Rank

Place of Enlistment

Enrolled

Remarks

Captain

     
William Shepard Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847  

First Lieutenants

     
Thomas Oates Belvidere, Illinois “ Died at San Juan, Mexico, Oct 2, 1847
Lyman Andrews “ “ Elect’d (from 2d Lt.) Oct. 1847; died Mar. 11, 1848
Thomas D. Timoney “ “ App’d Dec. 24 1847; elec’d Mar. 1847; died Apr 16, 1848
Sylv’us M. Geotchius “ “ App’d Sergt. Mar. 22, 1848; elec’d 1st Lt. Apr. 25, 1848

Second Lieutenants

     
William Haywood “ “ Supp’d resigned; left at Jalapa, sick, Mar. 14, 1848
Elisha Lewis “ “  

Sergeants

     
John Pook “ “ Appointed from Corporal March 12, 1848
John Joel “ “ Appointed from Private February 7, 1848
Moses Doyle “ “ Appointed from Private April 30, 1848

Corporals

     
Leroy Benson “ “ Appointed from private December, 1848
William Bush “ “ Appointed from private April 30, 1848
George S. Whiteman “ “ Appointed from private April 30, 1848
John Lower “ “ Appointed from private April 30, 1848

Privates

     
Bowman, Ira “ “  
Burton, Burwell “ “  
Cox, Robert L. “ “  
Dewey, George S. St. Charles, Illinois Mar. 1848  
Dennis, George Belvidere, Illinois June 1847  
Durkin, Frederick “ “  
Harrison, John C. “ “  
Hanlon, John “ “  
Irish, John F. “ “  
Judy, Andrew “ July 1847  
Jones, Thomas C. Chicago, Illinois Apr. 1848  
Kellogg, Lockwood Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1848  
Kingsley, DeWitt C. Belvidere, Illinois June 1847  
Keenan, John “ “  
Katers, Theodore “ “  
Lynch, William “ “  
Miller, Rueben “ “  
Mier, John “ “  
Murphy, Peter “ “  
Mullery John “ “  
Moore, William “ “  
Rose, William L.      
Pearsall, Philetus      
Smith, Frank Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1848  
Shearer, Alvin Belvidere, Illinois June 1847  
Shepard, David N. “ “  
Schwatkin, John “ “  
Thomas, John P “ “  
Worrell, John Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1847  
 

DIED

Sergeants

     
Matthew Smith Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 21, 1847
Nathan Taylor “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Feb. 6, 1848

Corporals

     
Oliver B. Whitmore “ “ Died at National Bridge, Nov. 5, 1847
Alexander Rice “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 29, 1847
Henry A. Granger “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 19, 1848

Musicians

     
Roman P. Holcomb “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 21,1847
Frederick Van Dyke “ July 1, 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 12, 1847

Privates

     
Astrop, John Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 25, 1848
Allen, Conolly S. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 20 1847
Allen, Simon “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Feb. 14, 1848
Applehoff, Adolphus “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Nov. 27, 1847
Beecham, George “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 26, 1847
Brown, Charles Chicago, Illinois Feb. 1848 Died at New Orleans, La., July 4, 1848
Brenan, Michael Belvidere, Illinois June 1847 Died at Puebla, Mex., May 5, 1848
Cunniman, Frederick “ “ Died at Puebla, Mex., May 28, 1848
Doyle, Daniel “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 9, 1848
Fuller, James E. “ “ Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Dec. 4, 1847
Harran, John “ “ Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Nov. 11, 1847
Hawes, Solomon “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 13, 1847
Hyde, William “ “ Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Nov 15, 1847
Kraaganger, Wm Alton, Illinois Aug. 1847 Died at Puebla, May 19, 1848 murd’d by Mexic’ns
Kodling, William K. Belvidere, Illinois June 1847 Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Dec. Nov.22, 1847
Johnson, Thomas “ “ Died at Puebla, Mex., April, 15, 1848
Lewis, James H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 7, 1848
Manson, John M. “ “ Died at New Orleans, La., Nov. 8, 1847
Mills, John J. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 17, 1847
Miller, Samuel H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec 23, 1847
Myers, Abraham “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 25, 1847
Oswald, William H. “ “ Died at Puebla, Mex., May 19, 1848
Phelps, Alanson H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 13, 1848
Phelps, Elisha Alton, Illinois Aug. 1847 Died at Puebla, Mex., May 10, 1848
Rollins, Charles Belvidere, Ill June 1847 Died at National Bridge, Mex., Nov. 10 1847
Robinson, George Chicago, Illinois Mar. 1848 Died at St. Louis, Mo. July 14, 1848; drowned
Reams, John Belvidere, Illinois June 1847 Died at Jalapa, Mex., Nov. 10 1847
Sullivan, David E. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 22, 1847
Schwatkin, Gerard H. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 3, 1848
Swift, Warren “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 25, 1847
Sponable, William “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec 30, 1847
Ward, John C. “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 12, 1847
Whitback, Jasper “ “ Died at Jalapa, Mex., May 19, 1848
Young, Joseph A. “ July 1847 Died at Vera Cruz, Mex., Oct. 29 1847
 

DESERTED

Burlingame, Rhodes Belvidere June 4, 1847 Deserted at New Orleans Aug. 24, 1847
Dunsing, Henry “ “ Deserted at New Orleans Aug. 24, 1847
Koter, Ditherick “ June 5, 1847 Deserted at New Orleans Aug. 21, 1847
Sutton, Ebbert “ June 4, 1847 Deserted at New Orleans Jan. 15, 1848

DISCHARGED

Sergeants

     
James L. Kennedy Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Discharged at New Orleans, La., June 11, 1849
Matthew McWorter “ “ Discharged at Vera Cruz, Mex., Jan. 3, 1848

Privates

     
Duvall, Augustus “ “ Left at V. Cruz Hosp. Sept. 1847 supp’d disch.
Giese, Henry “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 11, 1848
Gilmore James W. “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 11, 1848
Loop, Murray “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Dec. 19, 1847
Loop, Edgar S. “ “ Disch at New Orleans, La., June 1848
Russell, Francis A. “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Feb. 21, 1848
Rogers, John “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan 11, 1848
Sherwood, Jackson A. “ ‘ Disch at New Orleans, La, June 1848
Towner, Hiram G. “ June 27, 1847 Disch at New Orleans, La., June 1848
Ward, Alfred “ June 4, 1847 Disch at New Orleans, La., Mar 15, 1848
Wheeler John L “ “ Disch at Jalapa, Mex., Jan. 11, 1848
Wyde, George “ June 7, 1847 Disch at New Orleans, La., June, 1847

MISSING

John Coleman Belvidere, Illinois June 4, 1847 Lost on march from Puebla to era Cruz June, 1848; supposed captured.

This company was discharged on July 24, 1848, at Alton, Illinois.

Sources:
World Book Encyclopedia, Mexican War
1902 Illinois Adjutant Generals Report; volume 9, roll no. 97840 at Ida Public Library History Room.