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The 5th Indiana Volunteers, also known as the 5th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, was an infantry regiment that participated in the Mexican-American War. The unit was formed and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel and future Governor of Indiana Henry Smith Lane who had recently returned from commanding the 1st Indiana Volunteers in the war theatre in mid-1844. Mahlon Dickerson Manson, later a member of Congress and a general in the Civil War served as captain of Company "I" in the regiment. The regiment remained in Mexico for the duration of the war.


  • Perry, Oran, Adjutant-General, Indiana in the Mexican War, Indianapolis, 1908.

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