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