9th Regiment Infantry










9th Infantry Regiment was organized at Jackson, Tennessee, in May, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Haywood, Fayette, Tipton, Shelby, Hardeman, Weakley, Obion, and Lauderdale. The unit fought at Shiloh and Perryville before being assigned to General Maney's and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. In December, 1862, it was consolidated with the 6th Tennessee Regiment. It participated in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations, and ended the war in North Carolina. The regiment was organized with 838 officers and men, had 60 killed and wounded at Shiloh and 158 disabled at Perryville. The 6th/9th lost ten percent of the 412 engaged at Murfreesboro and fifty-eight percent of the 335 at Chickamauga. During December, 1863, this command totalled 335 men and 183 arms. On April 26, 1865, the 9th Regiment surrendered about 40 men. The field officers were Colonels Henry L. Douglass and Charles S. Hunt; Lieutenant Colonel John W. Burford; and Majors George W. Kelso, H.A. Rogers and S.H. White.

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