Mexican-American War

Records of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in the Black Hawk War, 1831-32, and in the Mexican War, 1846-8 by Isaac H. Elliot (pub. 1882), was compiled by volunteers for the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park into this database. This is a database of almost 5,600 Illinois men who enlisted as volunteers for the Mexican War (1846-1848). The place of enlistment is listed by city, not county. The troops would organize and then travel to a designated city to be enlisted. Illinois in the Mexican War is available for search at ILGenWeb.

In the Adjutant General's report the names of the soldiers who served from this county in the Mexican War were recorded but their address is not given, only the place of enlistment, consequently it is only possible to gather these names from accidental lists and old people and many may be unintentionally omitted.
Mexican Soldiers and widows living in Goreville Township 1887: Daniel Lingle, E. F. Francis, George Black, Mathew Bradley, Mrs. G. W. Gillespie, Mrs. James Stone. Other names given are George Pendergrass, R. C. Miller, A. Cover, Mr. Washer, Joe Thomas, Jack Smith, Jason, B. Smith, Colonel Samuel Hess, D. C. Chapman, Blewitt Bain, Joshua Simpson, James Jackson, John Oliver, Isaac Bain, G. W. Chapman, Green B. Veach, James B. Murray, Samuel Whitemore, Elisha Ladd, B. F. Hayward, Elisha Axley, Larkin and Daniel Simpson, widows Mrs. Pack and Mrs. Short.

Extracted 30 Apr 2016 by Norma Hass from 1925 History of Johnson County written by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 175.

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