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9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

9th Infantry Regiment, organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in March, 1861, recruited its men in Tate, De Soto, Marshall, Tishomingo, Quitman, Lafayette, and Panola counties. After serving in Florida and fighting at Shiloh, the unit saw action in Kentucky. Later it was placed in General J.P. Anderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, and fought at North Carolina. It was organized with 930 men, sustained 53 casualties at Munfordville, and lost 8 killed, 71 wounded, and 5 missing at Murfreesboro. Of the 332 engaged at Chickamauga, more than thirty percent were disabled. The regiment was briefly consolidated with the 7th Mississippi Regiment and in December, 1863, totalled 468 men and 252 arms. It surrendered with 43 officers and men. The field officers were Colonels James L. Autry, James R. Chalmers, W.C. Richards, and Thomas W. White; Lieutenant Colonels S.S. Calhoun, Thomas H. Lynam, William A. Rankin, and F. Eugene Whitfield; and Majors Albert R. Bowdre, J.M. Hicks, Andrew G. Mills, and J.E. White.
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