Sunday, November 6, 2022

Military Service: Spurlock Brothers, Mexican – American War

Private Allen Spurlock, Jr.

c 1809 – c 1849 MS


Private James M. Spurlock

c 1820 – 25 February 1848 Mexico


Sons of Allen Spurlock & Frances Traylor

My 4x Great Uncles

The Mexican–American War, also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención estadounidense en México (U.S. intervention in Mexico), was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848.



These brothers were mustered into service in October 1848 in Liberty, Mississippi when Allen was 38 and James was 27. They served under Captain Crowson in Anderson’s Rifles, Mississippi Battalion. James Spurlock was killed on 25 February 1848 in Mexico. His brother continued to serve for four more months. Allen Spurlock was mustered out 28 June 1848. 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War from the State of Mississippi, NARA; digital image, Fold3 ( accessed May 2022).

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