9th Infantry Battalion
(also called 5th Battalion)

9th Infantry Battalion (also called 5th Battalion) was organized at Newbern, Alabama, in November 1861 with 8 companies. The unit participated in the Battles of Shiloh and Farmington, and then was stationed at Mobile until April 1863. At that time it was ordered to Tullahoma and placed in General Clayton's Brigade. After the fight at Hoover's Gap, two additional companies were assigned, and the 58th Alabama Regiment was formed. Its field officers were Lieutenant Colonels Robert P. Blount and Bushrod Jones, and Major W. D. C. Lloyd.

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