Military Records

Mexican War

Pre-World War I U.S. Army Pension and Bounty Land Applications

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Service Records

Index To Compiled Service Records Of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During The Mexican War (Microfilm Roll #M616, Record Group 94)

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War for the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and in Mormon Battalion (Microfilm Rolls #M1028, M278, M351, M638,  M863, M1970, Record Group 94)

Pension Records

 Index to Mexican War Pension Files, 1887-1926 (Microfilm Roll #T317, Record Group 15)

Selected Pension Application Files Relating to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848 (Microfilm Roll #T1196, Record Group 15)

Case Files of Mexican War Pension Applications, ca. 1887 - ca. 1926 (Microfilm Roll #T317, Record Group 15)

Index to Pension Application Files of Remarried Widows Based on Service in the War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, and Regular Army before 1861, (Microfilm Roll #M1784, Record Group 15)

Killed and Wounded

Returns of Killed and Wounded in Battles or Engagements with Indians, British Troops, and Mexican Troops, compiled 1850 - 1851, documenting the period 1790 - 1848 (Microfilm Roll #M1832, Record Group 94)

Other Resources

"Monuments, Manifest Destiny, and Mexico"
Michael Dear's article which tells the story of the survey of the U.S.-Mexico border following the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. From NARA's publication Prologue.

Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Digitized version of the original document that ended the Mexican-American War.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
A Teaching with Documents lesson plan about the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War.

A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexican War
A web site created by a collaboration between the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the Library at the University of Texas at Arlington for both scholars and teachers.

A Guide to the Mexican War
This guide provides links to digital materials related to the Mexican War that are available on the Library of Congress web site.

The Mexican-American War
"This web site presents a historical overview of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), as well as primary documents and images related to the conflict."

Mexican War
The Texas State Historical Association offers this chapter from The Handbook of Texas.

Mexican War Dead or Veterans
From the American Battle Monuments Commission, this site remembers soldiers from the Mexican War who are buried in the Mexico City National Cemetery.

Robert E. Lee Mexican War Maps
An online exhibit of 30 original military maps owned by Robert E. Lee from the holdings of the Virginia Military Institute.

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)
This PBS site chronicles the events of the border disputes through multiple points of view to provide an enlightened perspective on the subject. Includes histories, articles, essays, a timeline, and a moderated discussion area for visitors.

U.S.-Mexican War
A site rich in the history of the war, by the Descendants of Mexican War Veterans. Read battle plans and orders, peruse letters, and see images of the war and veterans.

U.S.-Mexican War: The Zachary Taylor Encampment in Corpus Christi
Created by volunteers at the Corpus Christi Public Libraries, this informational site offers images, letters, newspaper accounts, and more, of the Mexican War in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area.