CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA TROOPS
9th Battalion, Louisiana Infantry
9th Infantry Battalion [also called 17th Battalion] was formed at Camp Moore, Louisiana,
during March, 1862. It contained four companies, and some of the men were raised in Rapides
Parish. The unit served in Gregg's and Maxey's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and
East Louisiana and was captured in the fight for Port Hudson. After being exchanged, it was
not reorganized. Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Boyd and Major Tom Bynum were its field officers.
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