Military Resources for Carroll County

The Mexican War - 1846-1848:

Regiments and Units Mustered from Mississippi

When the United States declared War against Mexico because of disputes over the Texas-Mexican border, Mississippi was asked to raise one Regiment of Army Volunteers.   As a part of that request, Carroll County organized Company D of the 1st Mississippi Regiment, known as the "Carroll County Volunteers".  Company D was primarily raised from the Carrollton area and was commanded by Captain Bainbridge D. Howard.  A second company known as the "Carroll Guards" a Cavalry Company, was commanded by Captain William H. Curtis and was formed at Middleton.  Two other companies, one at Greenwood and one at Black Hawk, was also raised.

Regiments and Units Mustered from Carroll County

1st Regiment of Mississippi Rifles Volunteers, Company D- Carroll County Volunteers

1st Regiment of Mississippi Rifles Volunteers, Company D, Carroll County (From Military Annals of Carroll County)

2nd Regiment of Mississippi Volunteers - Choctaw Volunteers (included several Carroll County Men)

Company raised at Greenwood, Mississippi

1st Battalion of Mississippi Rifle Volunteers for the war. (5 companies) Oct. and Nov. 1847 to June 1848.

Company raised at Black Hawk, Mississippi

Carroll County


I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

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