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9th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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9th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 2, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Ninth Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Cols., Robert L. McCook, Gustave Kammerling; Lieut.-Cols., Charles Sondershoff, Charles Joseph, Frederick Schraeder; Majs., August Willich, Bartholomew Benz. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, from May 27 to June 13, 1861, to serve for three years. It was mustered in with 1,035 officers and men, exclusive of the band, which consisted of 24 musicians. Its first engagement was at Rich mountain, W. Va., where it sustained a loss of 1 killed and 2 wounded. At Carnifix ferry it lost 2 killed and 8 wounded. It participated in the battle of Mill Springs, Ky., and made a decisive charge, completely routing the Confederates. At Chickamauga, on the second day of the battle, the regiment participated in the famous bayonet charge of Van Derveer's brigade, and in the afternoon, while holding the hill on which the right of Gen. Thomas's corps rested, it once more drove the Confederates back at the point of the bayonet. Its loss in the two days' battle was equal to one-third the loss of the entire brigade. It went into action about 500 strong and lost in killed, wounded and missing, 11 officers and 237 enlisted men. The regiment participated in the battle of Resaca, Ga., and on May 20 entered upon its last march against the enemy, moving from Kingston to the Etowah river. As its term of service expired on May 27, 1864, it was ordered to Ohio for muster-out. Up to the last moment it stood within range of the enemy's guns, being relieved from the very outer picket line by Gen. Thomas in person, and started for Cincinnati. All along the road stood their fellow-soldiers who cheered most heartily as the regiment moved away, and not any less hearty were the farewells returned by the boys of the 9th Ohio. The regiment received an enthusiastic reception at Cincinnati and was mustered out at Camp Dennison on June 7, 1864.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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