Indiana in the Mexican War book Review page 1

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Indiana in the Mexican War book  Review  page 1 - PENCE WRITES OF MEXICAN HEROES "Reviews...
PENCE WRITES OF MEXICAN HEROES "Reviews "Indiana in Mexican War" Compiled by Adjt. Gen. Perry. BARTHOLOMEW IN WAR THI8 COMMUNITY SENT TWO COM-PANIES KNOWN AS BARTHOLOMEW VOLUNTEERS AND THE COLUMBUS LEGION 8T0RIES OF FIGHTS. George Fence has reviewed the -vol- ume Just Issued by the state of In-! dlana entitled "Indiana in the Mex- ' lean War." The book was compiled by Adjutant General 0ran Perry and is of Inestimable value to students of Indiana history. Mr. Pence's review Is of particular interest to Ha rtholo- wey county people, as he deals largely with the local soldiers who fought in that war. His story follows: A ne compilation oi inaiana in me Mexican War" by Adjutant General , Oran Perry, which has just been pub- llshed by the state, is the res.ult of complete research of the scant archives, the weekly newspapers of that period, soldiers letters from Mexico and an historical delving which ..111 .UU 1 il 111.. 4.1. - win reuounu wun iaunn creuu in me compiler. NO one but a man of ys.- tern, Industry and zeal could have pro- duced such a complete report from the authorities furnished, and It fills a gap 1 home in the military history of Indiana not which Is Invaluable. It embraces the ki rolls of the Ave regiments raised in their Indiana for that war. together with a y regiment of mounted riflemen In thelhome United States arntf enlisted in In- : Poge , dlana. As recently mentioned in The km Mr8-Evening Republican, there were twojMoe companies raised' for the Mexican war raias from Bartholomew county.. The first was called "Baltholomew Volunteers" and was captained by Isaac S. Board-man, with Lieutenants Heman H. Barbour and George W. Harrington. This pnmnanv heoanie K of th Third In- ,, . , . , dlana Foot olunteem. The only stir-1 agpd Michael Kmlg, Esq , of this city. The company was mustered in at New A loan y June 22, 184fi. .Fourteen members of the company were from Franklin county and one pf these whs Private James C. HurtOn. who was seriously wounded In the battle of Buena Vista February 23. 1847. His right arm was ammif atd near the shoulder and It is said he refused to aUow anaesthetlcs to be a.lministefel during the operation. Burton returned to Brookvllle and for the civil war raised ono of the early companies, of which ; he was made captain. Two members . ' . vviuaiii i " i f - Allien in ui ni ii,n tie. They were William C. Good and Daniel Owens. The following mem bers are also reported as wounded in the battle: tprvllle Dyer. James Ins-keep, Daniel Hunter. David Conghen- wer Ilenrv (' livlrr nnrt Conwrsl Joahua S. Wilson. ThSs was the onls,,h, aerlous battle In which the company i was engaged " waa t, , , , i fused Company K ot the Third Regiment. m,. i j i over wftlich was raised in Brown county, . , , w , . I came was captained by James Taggart. This ! . -company became noted an being the!1?8 "tallest" companv in the armv from , . . , . J .. . the fact that the average height of i the company was over six feet. Cap-!00 .oi r.. ! . r. S i tain Taggart, who was slain at BueKa ' Vista. it is reported, the tlt man to fall in the battle. The latei,nStl Ellas Weddle, who later resided In Co-Iambus, was. seriously wounded and ffre others of Company E in this fight It was at Buena Vista that Colonel Bowlee, of the Second Indiana, got rattled and at an importune moment gave orders to "ceaste firing and retreat." He was charged with cowardice 1y General Joe Lane. Bowles "became separated from his regiment and was picked up by Colonel Jefferson Davis, of a, Mississippi regiment Jeff Davis was the son-in-law of General Taylor, and it was though his influence Bowles .was able to prevent a : court martial. The Bowles episode and subsequent whitewashing by the commanding general was used later in Indiana politics In the 1848 presidential campaign. ' , General Perry's compilation gares a (Continued m Page Fire.) . HAS aged in of would else. eral (o ,ng of tract ' car time As the (was at a lived small , ihim If ? jnient jand would new would insanity on ttuu the and no men Fogel made his then by seif-destruc-tloo. his

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  1. The Republic,
  2. 17 Nov 1908, Tue,
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