US Mexican War Casualty Records
Casualty Records[edit | edit source]
- Roll of Honor (Descendants of Mexican War Veterans) - lists wounded and killed soldiers of the Mexican War.
- The "Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army..." by Francis B. Heitman lists Regular Army and volunteer officers from 1789 to 1903 in two volumes giving a brief history of the officers service and awards received. Casualties (including prisoners of war) from 1789 to 1902 are also listed as well as a chronological list of battles, actions, etc., in which troops of the Regular Army have participated. See Vol.2 pp.13-42 for a list of officers of the regular army that were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner between 1789 to 1903.
For medical information about volunteer soldiers who fought in the Mexican war, consult the National Archives series,"Carded Medical Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the Mexican and Civil Wars, compiled 1846 - 1865" found in Record Group (RG) 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 17862-1984, entry 534]. These cards relate to volunteers admitted to hospitals for treatment and may include information such as name; rank; organization; complaint; date of admission; hospital to which admitted; and date returned to duty, deserted, discharged, sent to general hospital, furloughed, or died. This series is arranged by state, thereunder by the number of the regiment (cavalry, infantry, and artillery are filed together under the common regiment number) and then by initial letter of surname.
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