I know that William H. Clements was part of the Mississippi Rifles from a military pension record index entry. Specifically, he served 1846-1847 in Company C.

Record for William H Clements

According to the Army National Guard Special Designation Listing, "Mississippi Rifles" was a special designation for 155th Infantry Regiment, also known as "First Mississippi".

I found his military grave registration. I would like help transcribing the bottom of the page:

military grave registration for William H. Clements

I can read some of it:

Warren Co
11. Date Enlisted 1846         Date Discharged 1847
12. Service Army (Mex)         Rank Private
13. Company, outfit or ship Co C. 1st Miss Inf. " ------------ Southerners"

What is the missing word?

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According to the article Mississippi and the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 by Sam Olden, posted on the website Mississippi History Now (an online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society), Company C was the Vicksburg Southrons.

See also this page at Tufts, which is a digital version of: Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi, Clement Anselm Evans, Ed.

Vicksburg Southrons, Capt. D. N. Moody

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