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  • LOWNDES GUARDS
    COMPANY A, 2ND MISSISSIPPI RIFLES (VOLUNTEER)
    MEXICAN WAR
    7 DECEMBER 1846 TO APR 1848
    
    
    The following company history and roster is taken from the 
    original muster rolls stored in the old military and civilian 
    records branch of the National Archives and Records 
    Administration in Washington, D.C.
    
    Company History
    The company formed on 7 December 1846 in Columbus, 
    Mississippi.
    
    Mustered in on 5 January 1847 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
    
    The company left Vicksburg at night January 12 47 on board 
    the steamboat Sam Dole and arrived in January 14 at New 
    Orleans & encamped on the Battle Ground, left the Battle 
    Ground January 30 47, anchored off the Island of Lobos on 
    Feb 18 47, went ashore 19th & encamped on the island 3 
    days, was ordered aboard again by Maj. Gen. Scott, set 
    sail from Lobos Feb 24, Anchored off Brasos St. Iago 
    Feb 25, left the mouth of the Rio Grande, arrived at 
    Matamoros March 5, left Matamoros March 14, arrived 
    at Camargo 17th & encamped until March 26, took ? of 
    March 16tgh for Monterey, arrived at Monterey 
    April 6, 1847.
    
    By order of Maj.. Gen. Taylor May 26 at 11 o'clock 
    took up march for Saltillo under command of Capt. 
    Charles Clark commanding Regt. & arrived at Camp 
    Taylor, Buena Vista, on Sunday May 30, 1847.
    
    Apr 1848 were at Cedros, Mexico.
    
    Muster Roll
    
    Officers
    Andrew K. Blythe					Captain
    Everend Dowsing						1st Lieut.
    	1 April 1847 acting Assist. Reg. QM
    Christopher C. Chinn					1st Lieut.
    William C. Lauderdale					2nd Lieut.	
    	July 1847 absent on furlough
    	Jan 1848 present sick
    	Feb-Jul 1848 absent on recruiting detail
    Beverly Matthews					2nd Lieut.
    
    Non-commisioned Officers
    Charles H. Bagby					Sergeant	32
    
    John B. Curry						Sergeant	27
    	surgeon discharge 15 May 1847 at Monterey
    Jeremiah Dowsing					Sergeant	24
    	surgeon discharge 31 July 1847 Monterey
    James M. Goodman					Sergeant	23
    	surgeon discharge 10 April 1847 Monterey
    
    Edward C. Rich						Corporal	22
    	surgeon discharge 23 May 1847 at Matamoros by Surgeon McPhail
    James B. Covington					Corporal	21
    	promoted to Sergeant 13 April 1847
    	surgeon discharge 4 May 1847
    Washington L. Doss					Corporal	21
    	reduced by resignation 7 April 1847
    	Oct 1847 a scout by order of Gen. Wool
    	promoted to Sergeant 1 December 1847
    William A. Freeman					Corporal	23
    	surgeon discharge 25 March 1847 Camargo
    
    Privates
    John R. Adams						Private		18
    	died at New Orleans 25 Jan 1847
    Caswell D. Beckham					Private		25
    	died at Point Isabel 29 Mar 1847
    Francis Bekeart						Private		22
    Isaac M. Bennett					Private		25
    William Branch		
    	joined 18 July 1847
    Beverly B. Burge
    	mustered 23 Aug 1847 in Monticello, MS
    William Burnet						Private		25
    	promoted to corporal 13 April 1847 
    	promoted to Sergeant 9 August 1847
    Alexander Cabler					Private
    Joseph A. Cayce						Private		25
    Thomas C. Cooper					Private		20
    	died in hospital 4 August 1847 in Buena Vista
    	had been in hospital since 30 April 1847
    Fleet M. Coor						Private		26
    	Jun to Dec 1847 detached to Reg. QM detail
    	QM had to pay him an additional $25 per month
    Benjamin W. Drake					Private
    	recruited from Recruiting Depot at New Orleans 25 Feb 1847
    	AWOL since 4 July 1848
    		supposed to have falled overboard and drowned in the MS River
    
    Samuel J. Dyche						Private		19
    John M. Ellis						Private		22
    	died at Camp Hospital 23 May 1847 Monterey
    William L. Ellis	
    	surgeon discharge 26 May 1847
    William P. Fanning					Private		37
    	died in Camargo 27 March 1847
    Elias D. Fields 					Private		25
    	died aboard ship Henry Pratt 26 Feb 1847
    John Fields						Private		18
    	by order of Col. Clark ordered as a hospital attendant 25 Jan 1848
    	QM duty 25 May 1848
    John J. Ford						Private		18
    	sick in hospital 30 April 1847
    	died in hospital at Buena Vista 7 August 1847
    Carmen Frazee	
    	transferred from Company B 6 October 1847
    Abraham C. Frederick					Private		38
    Thomas C. Glass						Private		22
    	surgeon discharge 25 January 1847 New Orleans
    Robert Gray						Private		22
    Francis M. Greenlee					Private 	18
    	died in route from Camargo to Monterey 3 April 1847
    Archibald F. Hamilton					Private 	26
    	absent March and April 1847
    	March 25 1848 hospital attendant
    Henry F. Hamilton					Private		25
    Theodore Harman
    	joined from recruits October 1847
    	transferred to Company G, March 1848
    Aaron Harrison						Private		38
    	detached to QM Dept. 18 November 1847
    William C. Hearn					Private		18
    	promoted to corporal 12 March 1847
    Jeremiah Hendricks					Private		18
    	surgeon discharge 17 April 1847
    Edward C. Hoberg					Private		33
    	March 1 1847 on duty in Subsistence Dept.
    	Nov 28 1847 deserted
    	Dec 1847 joined from desertion
    	Jan 1848 discharged
    	Jun 1847 in confinement
    	dishonorably discharged by Genl. Ct. Marshall Jan 12, 1848 at Buena Vista
    Samuel B. Hollingshead 					Private		22
    James Huddleston					Private		19
    	promoted to corporal 1 Dec 1847
    William F. Irwin					Private		21
    	absent sick in New Orleans Jan 1847
    	surgeon discharge 26 May 1847 at Monterey
    Blake Johnson						Private		23
    	sick at New Orleans Jan 1847, left sick
    	deserted at New Orleans 30 Jan 1847
    Robert Johnson						Private		31
    Miles F. Jones						Private		28
    	deserted from hospital in Buena Vista 26 November 1847
    Thomas Kewen						Private
    	mustered in at New Orleans 28 Jan 1847
    	promoted to 3d sergeant 7 July 1847
    	reduced to private 1 November 1847
    James Kineamon
    	recruited at Mobile 6 Jan 1848
    	Feb-May 1848 absent sick at Mier, Mexico
    Leonidas W. King					Private		20
    	sick discharge 4 Mar 1847 Matamoros
    Daniel Kirkland						Private		20
    	died 2 May 1847 Monterey
    Oliver O. Kirkland					Private		21
    	surgeon discharge 26 May 1847 Monterey
    John Knapp						Private		18
    	Dec 1847-May 1848 Subsistence Department
    James K. Knight						Private		22
    Raleigh J. Knight					Private		31
    James M. Lee						Private		19
    	discharge 12 May 1847 Monterey
    Jeremiah G. Leverett					Private		24
    	Sep 1847 QM Dept. service
    George H. Lipscomb					Private		18
    	promoted to Sergeant 11 Apr 1847
    	transferred to QM Dept. 25 Nov 1847
    Thomas L. Love						Private		23
    	died at New Orleans 5 May 1847
    Thomas N. Love						Private		28
    	transferred to 2nd MS surgeon 8 Jan 1847
    William E. Maddox					Private		23
    	detached to be hospital steward 23 Feb 1847
    James C. McCarty					Private		18
    	died in Monterey 11 May 1847
    John A. Miller						Private
    	hospital steward 25 May 1847
    	Apr 1848 clerk for adjutant
    Elbert P. Moore						Private		22
    	surgeon discharge 26 May 1847 Monterey
    Samuel Morris						Private		18
    	surgeon discharge 14 Mar 1847 Matamoros
    Washington B. Nash					Private		19
    	died on board ship Henry Pratt 17 Feb 1847 in route to Mexico
    Charles A. Neilson					Private		20
    	surgeon discharge 31 Jul 1847 Monterey
    
    William S. Parker					Private		30
    	in confinement Dec 1847
    John M. Pearson						Private		25
    	absent sick in New Orleans 30 Jan 1847
    Thomas Penny						Private		26
    	promoted to corporal 11 Aug 1847
    John Perkins						Private
    	joined from recruiting depot 14 Aug 1847 at Natchez, Mississippi
    Simeon Pierce						Private		20
    	March 1847 absent sick
    	April 1847 absent
    	Jan 1848 on duty in QM Dept.
    Benjamin N. Pybus					Private		19
    James Roddon						Private		44
    	surgeon discharge 17 April 1847
    James Scott						Private		25
    	surgeon discharge 28 Jan 1847 New Orleans
    Benajah (?) B. Seale					Private		28
    	promoted to 3d Corporal 13 April 1847
    	surgeon discharge 7 Jun 1847 Monterey
    Erasmus Smith						Private		19
    	died in New Orleans 29 Jan 1847
    Eugene A. Spalding					Private		18
    	promoted to corporal 15 May 1847
    William F. Stone					Private		22
    	died 5 Jan 1847 in New Orleans
    James I. Taylor						Private		19
    Hardy J. Teague						Private		19
    James Thurman						Private 	22
    	surgeon discharge 5 May 1847 Monterey
    Calvin C. Tyler						Private 	27
    	died 2 May 1847 Monterey
    James C. Tyson						Private		24
    	transferred to Company F 27 Mar 1847
    William C. Wallace					Private		20
    	promoted to 4th Sergeant 8 May 1847
    	died 4 Aug 1847 Saltillo
    Amos F. Ward						Private		25
    
    William E. Warren					Private		24
    	transferred as QM Sgt. 12 Jan 1847
    	1 Dec 1847 reduced to private
    George M. Webb						Private		18
    William H. Whatley					Private		21
    John W. Willeford					Private		24
    Richard Wynn						Private		19
    

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