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    9th Alabama Company A.

    I submitted this ages ago but looking back I think I may have deleted it on accident so here is a re submission

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    *didn't have any WOR videos of the 9th (yet) *

    9th Alabama Company A.

    (couldn't find any art work of the 9th)

    The 9th Alabama was mustered in at Richmond, Virginia in late May 1861, The 9th mustered 1138 men during its existence. It suffered approximately 200 killed in action or mortally wounded and 175 men who died of disease, for a total of approximately 375 fatalities. An additional 208 men were discharged or transferred from the regiment.

    1861
    May Organized at Richmond under Colonel Cadmus Wilcox and Major Joseph H. King.
    June Captain Edward O’Neal arrived at Richmond from Alabama with three companies and was appointed major.
    July Moved to Winchester and attached to brigade of General Kirby Smith
    July 3 Captain Samuel Henry was appointed lieutenant colonel.
    July 21 Missed Battle of Manassas due to a railroad accident
    October 21 Colonel Wilcox promoted to brigadier general. Lt. Colonel Samuel Henry was promoted to colonel and Major O’Neal was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
    1862
    March Marched to the Penninsula. Lieutenant Colonel O’Neal was appointed colonel of the 26th Alabama Infantry.
    April 5 – May 4 Shelled in the Yorktown positions
    May 5 – 6
    Battle of Williamsburg

    The regiment suffered 10 killed and 45 wounded, including Captain Dougle W. Gillis and W.C. Murphy (wounded and captred). The regiment helped capture an 8-gun battery.

    From the report of General Wilcox:

    Among those that call for special notice are Capts. Warren Smith, Gillis and King. The companies of the first two were the first to enter the captured battery. Captain Gillis, greatly distinguished for courage, displayed an example of coolness set to his men. He was mortally wounded. Captain Murphy of the Ninth, conspicuous for pertinacity and courage, was painfully wounded in the arm. He remained on the field and commanded his company until shot through the body and borne from the field.

    The regiment also took 70 prisoners.
    June 27
    Battle of Gaines’ Mill

    The regiment suffered 34 killed and 96 wounded. Captain James M. Crow was wounded and Captains Edward Young Hill and Thomas H. Hobbs were mortally wounded
    June 30
    Battle of Frasier’s Farm (Glendale)

    Suffered 31 killed and 95 wounded, including Captain John C. McKenzie, who was wounded
    August 30
    Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

    Suffered 30 casualties, including Captain Albert Martin, who was wounded
    September 14 – 15 Siege and surrender of Harpers Ferry
    September 17
    Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

    The regiment lost Captain John Rayburn, Adjutant James W. Wilson and 6 other men killed, Captains M. G. May and Benjamin F. Taylor and 40 other men wounded and 9 men missing
    December 13
    Battle of Fredericksburg
    1863
    March 19 Colonel Henry was cashiered for cowardice and Major King was promoted to colonel.
    May 3 – 4
    Battle of Salem Church (Bank’s Ford)

    Captain W. C. Murphy and 20 other men were killed and Captain John Rayburn and 89 other men wounded. The regiment countercharged the attack of Colonel Emory uptown’s 121st New York, which was leading the Union assault down the Plank Road. The attack stopped Upton and sent the 121st back in disorder, costing them 200 casualties out of 453 men.
    June 1 The regiment, with Wilcox’s Brigade of Anderson’s Division, transferred to the new Third Army Corps under Lieutenant General A.P. Hill.
    July 1-3
    Battle of Gettysburg

    The regiment was commanded by Colonel Joseph Horace King. It lost 8 men killed. Colonel King, Elias Jacobs, John C. Featherston and 29 other men were wounded and 76 men were missing or captured, including Captain Gaynes C. Smith; and Captain John N. Chisholm, who was wounded, captured and died in capitivity.

    From the brigade monument at Gettysburg:

    July 2. Formed line here in forenoon. The 10th and 11th Regiments taking position on the right after a severe skirmish with the Union outpost. Advanced at 6 P. M. and broke the Union line on Emmitsburg Road capturing two guns and pursuing rapidly took many prisoners and six more guns. At Plum Run was met by a heavy fire of artillery and fresh infantry and being unsupported after severe losses fell back without being able to bring off the captured guns.

    July 3. Took position west of Emmitsburg Road in support of artillery. Soon after Longstreet’s column started an order was received to advance and support it but smoke hiding the oblique course of Pickett’s Division the Brigade moving straight forward found itself engaged in a separate and useless conflict and was promptly withdrawn.

    July 4. In line here all day and at dark began the march to Hagerstown.
    September 11 Major Williams resigned. Captain James M. Crow of Company D was promoted to major.
    October 31 Colonel Joseph Horace King returned to command of the regiment.

    1864
    February The regiment was honored by the thanks of a joint resolution of the Confederate Congress as they renlist:

    Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That Congress hails with delight the manifestations evinced by the brave and gallant officers and privates of the Ninth regiment, Alabama volunteers, who have stood under the fire of the enemy for nearly 3 years, never to yield to Northern oppression, and for this act of partiotism and exalted self-sacrifice, in re-enlisting for the war, the thanks of Congress and the country are eminently due them. That the example of those brave men who have endured the dangers and perils of the war since its commencement is a happy omen for the future, and should encourage Congress and the country to rest with an abiding hope and confidence in the success of our arms and the final triumph of liberty, under the lead of those brave and unconquerable spirits. Approved February 16, 1864.
    May 5 – 7
    Battle of the Wilderness

    Suffered about 50 casualties, including Captains Elias Jacobs (killed) and John A. Cobb (wounded)
    May 8 – 12
    Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    Suffered about 60 casualties, including Captain William T. Smith, who was wounded
    May 31 – June 4
    Battle of Cold Harbor

    The regiment sufferered about 20 casualties
    July 30
    Battles around Petersburg

    The regimental flag was captured. Captain Henry N. Coleman was killed, Captain John Rayburn was wounded, and Captain Benjamin F. Taylor and Adjutant William R. Holcombe were captured.

    Sergeant John H. Deaton of Company E captured the colors of two Michigan regiments
    August 26
    Battle of Ream’s Station
    August 30 Captain Elias Jacobs killed in fighting around Petersburg
    1865
    February 5 – 7
    Battle of Hatcher’s Run
    April 1 – 9 Retreat to Appomattox
    April 9
    Appomattox Court House

    The regiment surrendered 6 officers and 70 men

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    Good luck from a fellow Alabama Company!!
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    Welcom here !

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    Are you in deep thoughts mate?
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    Great unit of guys here love fighting with them! Honored to have you in our beloved Confederacy! Keep it up migs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Squiggles View Post
    Great unit of guys here love fighting with them! Honored to have you in our beloved Confederacy! Keep it up migs!
    Thanks heaps for helping me and my company get comfortable into this amazing community, Cant wait to fight along side you all again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo420 View Post
    Are you in deep thoughts mate?
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