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Honoring those who served in the Mexican War

1846-1848 Mexican War

Barry County, MO

Historians report that the Mexican War, a war between the United States and Mexico, began with a Mexican attack on American troops along the southern border of Texas on Apr. 25, 1846. And that fighting ended when U.S. Gen. Winfield Scott occupied Mexico City on Sept. 14, 1847; a few months later a peace treaty was signed on Feb. 2, 1848 at Guadalupe Hidalgo. In addition to recognizing the U.S. annexation of Texas, the defeated Mexico ceded California and New Mexico, which included all the present-day states of the Southwest, to the United States.
Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO, Thursday, March 1, 1894

Mexican Veteran Association


The meeting of the soldiers of the Mexican War residing in Southwest Missouri, was held at the court house in Neosho on Thursday afternoon, February 22nd. The chairman for the meetings was M. R. Nevins, president of the association and the proceedings were in charge of Daniel Monroe, the secretary of the organization.

The minutes for the last meeting were read and approved.

Roll call was ordered and the following veterans answered to their names.

M. R. Nevins, Co. I, 5th Indiana, age 67 years.

John Farmer, Co. A, 2nd Illinois, age 73 years.

Snyder Rambo, 4th U. S. Infantry, age 71. This veteran has never used eye glasses.

A. C. Cloud, Co. A, 2nd Arkansas, age 67 years.

Henry Williamson, Co. A, 1st U.S. Infantry, age 83.

Daniel Monroe, Co. N. 2nd Mo., Va., age 65 years.

W. C. Berkley, Co. D, 16 & S. Infantry, age 67 years.

John H. Courtney, Co. C, Willock Battalion, MO, age 71.

Austin P. Merrill, Co. E, 2nd Miss., age 64.

V. L. Commors?, Co. K. 1st Tenn., age 65.

H. L. Preobad?, Co. I, 4th Tenn., age 65 years.

The association voted to hold their next meeting Oct. 11, 1894 at Granby, MO, a reduction was then passed, thanking the citizens of Neosho for the cordial reception they rendered them, and after the transaction of some important business the meeting adjourned. Neosho M & M
Nov 21, 1903, Saturday, Cassville Democrat, Barry County, MO

Mexican Veteran:


Purdy, MO, Nov 15, 1903. Democrat: Not long since I saw an article in your paper stating that "there were only two veterans of the Mexican war living in Barry County." This is a mistake, Uncle Jas. Smith of Purdy fought in that war and is a pensioner at this time. He has been blind for about five years and can now see so as to recognize some people. Because of his blindness he got both of his legs broken by horses crowding him in a stable. He then lived west of Purdy three miles. He can walk now by use of a crutch and a high soled shoe. He attends nearly every reunion and should have been registered. He is a fine old Democrat and keeps well posted on current topics. He was a 49er and played cards with the King of England on the vessel going to California and says, "I beat him every game." What Uncle Jim says is so and he sure beat the "Prince of Wales" at euchre. At one time he was worth $35,000. I knew him in Kansas twenty years ago. He at one time lived in White Hall, IL. The three Barry County Mexican veterans ought to hold a reunion of their own at Cassville or Purdy.
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