Battles involving 9th Infantry
Assignments for 9th Infantry
- Organized on Oct 26 1861 at Camp Sigel, Milwaukee, WI
- Enlistment term: 3 years
- Mustered out on Jan 30 1866
Available statistics for total numbers of men listed as:
- Enlisted or commissioned: 1286
- Drafted: 1
- Killed or died of wounds (Enlisted men): 77
- Died of disease (Enlisted men): 114
- Prisoner of war: 141
- Disabled: 107
- Missing: 1
- Deserted: 26
- Discharged: 139
- Mustered out: 778
- Transferred out: 21
Historical notes and Reports:
Ninth Infantry WISCONSIN
Ninth Infantry. -- Cols., Frederick Salomon, Arthur Jacobi; Lieut.-Cols., A. George Wriesberg, Henry Orff, Arthur Jacobi, Herman Schlueter, George Eckhardt.
This was a German regiment and was organized in the fall of 1861, under general orders of Aug. 26. Its numerical strength was 870 and it was mustered in Oct. 26.
It left the state Jan. 22, 1862, and first took part in the ''Southwestern Expedition'' into Kansas, Missouri and the Indian Territory. It routed two Confederate camps at Cowskin Prairie, as well as a large camp of Confederate Indians en route, and took part in an engagement at Newtonia against a superior force pending the arrival of the main body.
It fought at Cane Hill Prairie Grove, Terre Noir, Miss., Poison Springs and Jenkins' Ferry. It was mustered out Jan. 30, 1866.
The foregoing does not do this regiment full justice. Its membership included a large number of veterans of the German army. It was a well disciplined body, organized with Gen. Fremont's promise that it should be joined to Gen. Sigel's command, and it expected to be sent to the front at once.
Instead it was sent on arduous, disheartening campaigns among scattered bands of guerrillas and Indians, suffering great privations and being in small engagements. Through all, in the face of keen disappointment, it maintained the traditions of the army of the Fatherland, performed well its duty, and won praise for its gallantry.
Its total enrollment was 1,422. Losses by death 175, desertion 25, transfer 7, discharge 191.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 4
Report of Col. Charles E. Salomon, Ninth Wisconsin Infantry, of skirmish at Antoine.
HDQRS. NINTH WISCONSIN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, In the Field, Okolona, Ark., April 3, 1864.
SIR: I have the honor to report that on the 2d instant my regiment had the advance of the rear brigade of the Third Division, Seventh Army Corps. I received an order from the commanding general to protect the road with four companies of my regiment at a point where the road branches off from the Washington road to another road leading to Camden, and to direct the other three companies of my regiment to guard the supply and pontoon trains, consisting of over 200 wagons, moving along said Camden road. I also stationed at this point two pieces of artillery of Capt. Voegele's battery, under the command of Lieut. D. Veidt. At about 5 p. m. the Fiftieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, being in the rear of the column, arrived at this point hotly pursued by the enemy. I was ordered by Gen. Rice to take the rear with my four companies, H, E, G, and B, and two pieces of artillery. As soon as the column moved forward I was attacked by a heavy force of cavalry; I retreated, fighting till we arrived at the first hill on the road, about one-half mile from the place, where I took the rear. Here I put the two pieces of artillery in position and deployed my four companies to right and left of said two pieces of artillery, awaiting the enemy. The enemy dismounted his cavalry, deployed, and attacked my command in strong force; he was supported by two pieces of artillery, which fired shot, shell, and canister. After fifteen minutes' fighting, Gen. Rice arrived with the Fiftieth Indiana to support me. The enemy was then repulsed and fell back. We resumed our march in the rear of the column, and were re-enforced by the three other companies of my regiment, A, D, and I, which arrived in the rear at about 6 p .m. The enemy continued to attack by an overwhelming force the Fiftieth Indiana was ordered to our support, and bravely assisted in repelling the enemy. After dark the enemy ceased to pursue us, and marching on we arrived in camp near Okolona at 10 p. m. I am proud to say that all officers and men under my command have done their duty. My force consisted of seven companies of infantry, numbering 17 officers and 413 enlisted men.
My loss* during the engagement is as follows:
*Nominal list (omitted) shows 1 enlisted man wounded and 13 enlisted men missing, 2 of whom were wounded.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. E. SALOMON,
Col., Cmdg. Regt.
Lieut. JOHN F. LACEY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen.
Report of Capt. Martin Voegele, Ninth Wisconsin Infantry, commanding battery, of skirmish at Antoine.
HDQRS. COMPANY F, NINTH WISCONSIN Regt. VOLS., April 5, 1864.
GEN.: In compliance with Special Orders, No 21, I have the honor to submit to your notice the following report of the part taken by my battery during the action of the 2d instant: Early in the morning I was ordered to the rear with one section to assist in covering the train. About 4 miles from our late camping-ground we were suddenly attacked by the enemy's cavalry, l with two pieces of artillery. I immediately took position and dispersed them. They again followed, and I was compelled to unlimber at every commanding position I could occupy, and always keeping them sufficiently in check. Leaving the military road to Camden to the left, I relieved the first section with the second, which assisted in covering the retreat during the remainder of the day. All together I fired 138 rounds of ammunition. Loss, 1 man slightly wounded, and 1 horse.
I have the honor to be, general, most respectfully, your obedient servant,
Capt. Co. F, Ninth Regt. Wisconsin Vols., Cmdg. Batty.
[Brig. Gen. S. A. RICE.]
Source: Official Records
CHAP. XLVI.] THE CAMDEN EXPEDITION. PAGE 703-61
[Series I. Vol. 34. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 61.]
Battles (where losses incurred) involving 9th Infantry Regiment
Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army assignments for 9th Infantry Regiment
Roster for 9th Infantry Regiment - 1,286 men
Source: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers; War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865; Volumes I and II; compiled by Authority of the Legislature, under the direction of Jeremiah M. Rusk, Governor & Chandler P. Chapman, Adjutant General; Democrat Printing Company, State Printers; Madison, Wisconsin; 1886
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