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Capt. Smith's 1st Mounted Texas Volunteers
Posted by: Russell Windle (ID *****6868) Date: October 03, 2008 at 10:25:41
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I am looking for information on Capt. Smith's 1st Mounted Texas Volunteers, any information of the battles they fought in, muster rolls, etc. My gr gr grandfather, John William Windle fought in the Mexican war along with his brother James W Windle.

This is the only information I have been able to attain on them both and their service in the Mexican war. James W Windle appears near the end of the first paragraph, and William Windle appears in the second near the end with the rank of Corporal (although his first name was John, he went by his middle name which is a German custom).

"May 6,1846, marked the date that Rusk County’s third military company was mustered into service. This company included seven men who had previously served in Company “G”. James Smith was elected captain. Other officers were: Alfred G. Walling, Eli F. Graham and John McClarty. Enrolled as the 9th Company of the First Mounted Volunteers, Captain Smith’s unit of eighty-three men served only a total of twenty-nine days and apparently was mustered out of service without having a participated in any battles. Privates in this company were: John Atkinson, Abraham Baggett, Joel Baggett, Carroll Baner, George Barksdale, Elliot Barton, Samuel Beck, William Bergman, James Blythe, Frederick Bonner, James Bradley, George W. Brown, William Brumley, William I. Campbell, Abram Chancellor, Julius Creamer, William Criswell, Andrew I. Crockett, Moses M. Crow, John Dilliha, Jesse Emery, Samuel Groupe, John D. Hamilton, Young H. Hamilton, Allen J. Hart, George Harshaw, William Hicks, John Hinson, McKnight Hogue, Jacob Hohn, John W. Howeth, Rufus Jameson, Benjamin F. Killen, James A. King, William L. Magee, Martin Mahaffey, John Martin, Albert Maschaik, Francis McElroy, George Melton, William Morgan, Jacob Mushack, Walter C. Nicholson, Isaac G. Parker, George Pierce, Riley Pierce, William C. Pittman, Charles L. Price, Daniel I. Price, Stephen B. Price, Thomas B. Ragsdale, Dymont W. Reeves, James Ringo, Harmon Sehast, Jasper Smith, William Thalmair, George W. Tipps, John Timler, Samuel Timler, Preston M. Walling, Richard A. Wells, Newton Williams, Joseph Williamson, James W. Windle, Hiram Wood, John W. Wood, Washington Wyatt, William Wyatt and Willis M. Yates.

The remaining Company of officers and men of this Company were: Sgt. John Dorsett, Sgt. Thomas Heath, Sgt. William E. Lemmons, Sgt. James H. Nelms, Cpl. Benjamin K. Barton, Cpl. Andrew I. Smith, Cpl. John C. Walling, Cpl. William Windle, Eli Magee (bugler), Leopold Fink (blacksmith).

If anyone has any information on what battles they might have fought in during the war with Mexico, or where I can get a copy of the handwritten copy of the transcribed muster roll above it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Russell Windle

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