US Mexican War Unit Histories

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Unit Histories and Narratives

  • "The Mexican-American War : unit histories and personal narratives" LexisNexis, 2004 (460 microfiches) (Worldcat)
A guide to the publication above is available online:

Alabama

  • Steve R. Butler. Alabama Volunteers in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Richardson,Texas: Descendants of Mexican War Veterans, 1996
  • Steve R. Butler. "Alabama Volunteers in the Mexican War" Alabama Genealogical Society Magazine 23 (1991): 37 - 40
  • J. Hugh LeBaron, et.al. Perry County, Alabama, First Regiment of Alabama Volunteers 1846-1847 and the Mexican War, diary of Captain William G. Coleman. Starkville,Mississippi:J.H.LeBaron, 2002

Arkansas

  • Desmond Walls Allen. Arkansas' Mexican War Soldiers. Conway,Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1988.

California

  • Janin Hunt. The California Campaigns of the U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848. Jefferson,North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2015

Florida

  • Frederick T. Davis "Florida's Part in the War with Mexico." Florida Historical Quarterly 20 (1942): 235-259
  • James D. Russell.Too Late for Blood: Florida Volunteers in the Mexican War. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2005

Georgia

  • Wilburg G. Kurtz, Jr. "The First Georgia Regiment of Georgia Volunteers in the Mexican War. Georgia Historical Quarterly 27 #4 (1943): 301-323

Illinois

  • Otto B. Engelman. ed. "The Second Illinois in the Mexican war. Letters of Adolph Engelman, 1846-1847. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 26 (January 1934)

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

  • Report of the Adjutant General Mexican War Veterans
  • Charles E. Hinds. ed. " Mexican War Journal of Leander M. Cox " Kentucky Historical Society Register 55 (1957): 29-52,213-236; 56 (1958): 47-70, FHL 976.9 B2ky
  • john W. Trowbridge. "The Salt River Tigers:Anderson County and the Mexican War." Kentucky Ancestors Genealogical Quarterly of the Kentucky Historical Society 40, #1 (Autumn 2004): 2-9,50, FHL 976.9B2ka v.40
  • James I Dantic" The Kentucky Volunteer Foot Soldier in the Mexican War: A Social History of Company B, Second Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Volunteers" Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Society 95 (Summer, 1997): 237-283, FHL 976.9 B2k v.95
  • Damon R. Eubank. "A Time of Enthusiasm: the Response of Kentucky to teh Call for troops in the Mexican War." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 90 (Autumn 1992): 323-344, FHL 976.9 B2k v.90

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Fred W Cross. Historical Sketch of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry in the Mexican War. FHL film 1556974 item 11

Michigan

  • Isaac D. Toll. "Michigan Soldiers in Mexico" Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections 7(annual 1884): 112-21
  • Isaac D. Toll. "Michigan's Record in the Mexican War." Pioneer and Historical Collections 2(annual 1877): 171-177
  • Michigan in the Mexican War

Mississippi

  • Joseph E. Chance. Jefferson’s Davis Mexican War Regiment. Jackson ,Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1991
  • H.Grady Howell. Mississippi Rifles.a muster of all known Mississippi soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Greenville,South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 2005
  • Robert A. Brent. "Mississippi and the Mexican War." Journal of Mississippi History 31 (1969):202-214

Missouri

  • William Elsey Connelley. Doniphan's expedition and the conquest of New Mexico and California: war with Mexico, 1846-1847. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2000

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

  • Lee A. Wallace. "Raising a Volunteer Regiment for Mexico, 1846-48." North Carolina Historical Review 35 (1958): 20-33, FHL 975.6 B2h v.35
  • Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War with Mexico.being the muster-out rolls of the first regiment of North Carolina foot volunteers, and the companies "G" and "I" of the twelfth United States infantry. Raleigh [N.C.]: J. Daniels, 1887

Ohio

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

  • Ernest M. Lander. "The Palmetto Regiment Goes to Mexico." Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (Annual 1973): 83-93
  • Jack Allen Meyer. An Annotated Roster of the Palmetto Regiment of South Carolina in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Winnsboro,South Carolina: Greenbrier Press, 1994.FHL 975.7 M2mj
  • Jack Allen Meyer. South Carolina in the Mexican War: a Regiment of Volunteers,1846-1917. Columbia, South Carolina: S.C. Dept. of Archives and History Co., 1996.FHL 975.7 M2mje

Tennessee

Texas

  • Henry W. Barton. Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War. Wichita Falls, Texas: [Texian Press, 1970]
  • Charles D. Spurlin. Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War. Austin, Texas: Eakin Press,1998.FHL 976.4 M2sp
  • Charles D. Spurlin. Texas Veterans in the Mexican War. Muster Rolls of Texas Military Units.Nacogdoches,Texas:Ericson Books, 1984.FHL 976.4 M2sc
  • John K. Holland. ed. " Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War " Southwestern Historical Quarterly 30 (1962): 1-33

Virginia

  • William Page Johnson. Off to War: the Virginia Volunteers in the War with Mexico, or Fuera de guerra: la Virginia volentarios[i.e. voluntarios] en la guerra con Mexico. Westminister, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2002.
  • Lee A Wallace, Jr. " The First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, 1846-1848." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 77 (1969): 46-77, FHL 975.5 B2v v.77
  • Robert R. Jones, ed. " The Mexican War Diary of James Lawson Kemper " Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 74 (1966): 387-428, FHL 975.5 B2v v.74

Saint Patirck's Battalion

Naval Sources

Other Sources

  • James M. McCaffrey. Army of manifest destiny : the American soldier in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York University Press, 1992
  • Richard Bruce Winders. Mr. Polk's Army. The American Military Experience in the Mexican War. Texas A & M University Pres, 1997
  • Tyler V. Johnson. Devotion to the Adopted Country: Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War.University of Missouri Press, 2012
  • George W. Smith and Charles B. Judah. Chronicles of the Gringos: the U.S. Army in the Mexican War,1846-1848; accounts of eyewitnesses & combatants. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexicao Press, 1968

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