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Mexican War

This database indexes Virginians' service in the Mexican War. The content is built from several printed and archival sources that may be consulted for further information as available. See below for complete citations.

Sources as referenced in the database:

Executive Communications
Executive Papers
Journal of the Virginia House of Delegates
Legislative Petitions
Martin Papers
Mexican War Veterans
Muster Rolls
Officers of the Virginia Regiment of Volunteers for the Mexican War (Accession 21057)

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Full Source Citations

John K. Martin Records, 1777–1907. Accession 12, Business Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War between the United States and Mexico, from 1846–1848 (Washington, 1887).

"Muster roll of the Virginia Militia in the War with Mexico," in volume 2 of Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852), 57–78. Also available on microfilm.

Officers of the Virginia Regiment of Volunteers for the Mexican War, Accession 21057, Private Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia General Assembly, House of Delegates, Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1846–1848.  Available on microfilm 331.

Virginia General Assembly, House of Delegates, Speaker, Executive Communications, Letters and Estimate, 1847, January 11, Accession 36912, State Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia General Assembly, Legislative Petitions, Accession 36121, State Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia Governor (1846–1849: Smith), Executive Papers, 1846–1848, State Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia Governor (1849–1852: Floyd), Executive Papers, 1849–1851, State Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Additional Resources

National Archives Military Records
Cyndi's List Military Resources
Virginia Heritage DatabaseOnline resource of finding aids of Virginia archival and manuscript collections.