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9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

9th Infantry Regiment, organized at Richmond, Virginia, during May, 1861, contained men recruited in the counties of Mobile, Jackson, Marshall, Morgan, Lauderdale, Limestone, Greene, Sumter, Butler, and Calhoun. Assigned to General Wilcox's Brigade the unit totalled 550 officers and men in April, 1862. It later was brigaded under Generals Perrin, Sanders, and W.H. Forney. The 9th served with distinction in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, then was active in the Petersburg trenches and the campaign that closed at Appomattox. It lost 134 men at Gaines' Mill and 130 at Frayser's Farm, had 12 killed and 42 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, and 21 killed and 90 wounded at Chancellorsville. Fifty-eight were killed or wounded at Gettysburg, and many were disabled at Cold Harbor. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 6 officers and 70 men. The field officers were Colonels Samuel Henry, J.H. King, and Cadmus M. Wilcox; Lieutenant Colonel s Stephen F. Hale, E.A. O'Neal, and Gaynes C. Smith; and Majors James M. Crow and Jere H.J. Williams.
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