9th Infantry Regiment, Mounted

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9th Infantry Regiment [also called 5th (Hunt's) Regiment] was organized at Russellville, Kentucky, during the fall of 1861. The men were recruited in the counties of Logan, Jefferson, Nelson, Harrison, Ohio, and Scott. It became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. The 9th served under Generals Hanson, Helm, and J.H. Lewis. It fought at Murfreesboro, was active in and around Jackson, saw action at Chickamauga, then participated in the Atlanta Campaign. During the fall of 1864 it was mounted and took part in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. The regiment lost 1 killed and 28 wounded at Murfreesboro and forty-four percent of the 230 engaged at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, it totalled 235 men and 157 arms, but only a remnant surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels John W. Caldwell and Thomas H. Hunt; Lieutenant Colonels Alexander Casseday, Robert A. Johnston, and J.C. Wickliffe; and Major Ben Desha.

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