9th Infantry Regiment was organized in April, 1861 for a one year term of service. Many of the men were recruited in Lancaster, Dillon, Kershaw, and Lexington counties. Sent to Virginia, it was assigned to General D.R. Jones' Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia, and in April, 1862, contained 450 effectives. The regiment disbanded, but many of the officers and men joined other South Carolina commands. The field officers were Colonel James D. Blanding, Lieutenant Colonel Duncan W. Ray, and Major John M. Steedman.