CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS
9th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry
9th Infantry Regiment was organized at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in July 1861, and was known as the
"Parson's Regiment" because it contained forty-two ministers. Its companies were recruited in
Jefferson, Union, Drew, Bradley, and Ashley counties. The 9th fought at Belmont, moved east of
the Mississippi River, then took an active part in the conflicts at Shiloh, Corinth, and Coffeeville. It served under
Generals Rust, Buford, and Beall in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and saw
action at Champion's Hill, Jackson, and Port Hudson where it was captured on July
9, 1863. After being exchanged and assigned to General D. H. Reynold's Brigade, the unit
participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Kennesaw Mountain to Bentonville.
It reported 17 killed and 115 wounded at Shiloh and 16 casualties at Coffeeville. Many were
disabled at Nashville and Bentonville, and on April 26, 1865, the
regiment surrendered. The field officers were Colonels John M. Bradley and Isaac L. Dunlop;
Lieutenant Colonels W. Y. McCammon, R. W. Millsap, and Jefferson W. Rogers; and Majors
John C. Bratton and William J. Wallace.
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