Download Full Text (225 KB)


Vigo County, Indiana, resident Jeremiah Mewhinney (1825-1864) served in the 4th Indiana Infantry during the Mexican War. He again joined a volunteer regiment at the outset of the Civil War, serving as a Captain of Company C, 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

The collection contains letters written and received by members of the Mewhinney family. Most were written by Jeremiah Mewhinney during his service as a member of the 4th Indiana Infantry during the Mexican War. The letters describe military experiences in camp on the Rio Grande and in Mexico, including an account of the battle at Huamantla in 1847. Some of the letters were transcribed by Mewhinney's father, apparently for publication.


Mexican War, Correspondence

Publication Date


Mewhinney Family Letters, 1847-1852



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.