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    9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment "Hawkins' Zouaves"





    If you're interested in joining please add someone on our staff listed below who can help set you up in our Discord channel, and get you fully volunteered into the regiment. We require all of our members to join via our company tool which can be found below. We also require all of our members to join our steam group where we post our event reminders, and announcements. To learn about our organization, our history, and our schedule continue reading below!










    NA Infantry



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    Lieutenant Colonel Tyler
    Regimental Commander
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    Major Emerson
    Regimental Executive
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    1st Lieut. ???
    Regimental Adjudant
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    Sergeant Major Fury
    Regimental Drill Sergeant





    Captain LordNyves
    Company A Commander
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    Captain Kel
    Company B Commander
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    Captain Red
    Company C Commander
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    Captain Volkam
    Company D Commander
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    Captain ???
    Company G Commander
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    Captain ???
    Company H Commander
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    Captain ???
    Company I Commander
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    Captain ???
    Company K Commander
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    Click on the recruitment posters below to join our discord!


    We were featured on Pixelated Apollo's Channel! Watch our glorious battle event with Pixelated below!



    Also check out Saris' video on the 9th NY which was narrated by Campfire Games' Historical Adviser George Crecy!






    The 9th New York, is an organization of gamers coming together to have a good time playing War of Rights while trying to stay as professional as possible. All members of the 9th look to honor the fighting men who served in the 9th New York during the Civil War. We can proudly claim to be the most active Union Zouave unit currently in game. We like to have fun and joke around sometimes, but we will not tolerate trolling, racism, purposely team killing, insubordination, etc. If caught you will be removed without question. We drill using Casey's infantry tactics to try and truly immerse ourselves, and better reenact the unit to the best of our ability. We also have a designated bugler who will play bugle calls during all our events to also give our members a better experience while with us. Our unit attends NA based events only. We do not require attendance for events, but we do reward hard work! All the information on our history, standard event schedule, and how to join is listed below. Disclaimer: Company E of the 9th NY is not in anyway affiliated with us.


    The 9th New York wore a unique form of a Zouave uniform. The 9th NY wears a dark blue zouave jacket laced with red piping and scroll work. Underneath the jacket would be a dark blue vest with red piping. The pantaloons would also be dark blue with red scroll work along the sides. Over the top of the pantaloons and vest was wrapped a red sash held together by a belt with an ordnance buckle. white gaiters were worn to kept dirt and rocks from entering the shoes. The Hawkins’ zouaves also wore a red fez with a blue tassel attached. All men were issued a haversack, cartridge box, cap box, and canteens. The men can be seen using either the standard issue knapsack on their back or a blanket role across their torso.The 9th New York were equipped with the M1861 Springfield along with its socket bayonet. The M1861 Springfield using a .58 caliber minie ball is known for its high accuracy and usefulness at medium and long ranges. Our unit is currently in game on the following maps: USA Drill Camp, Bolivar Heights Camp, Sherrick and Otto Farms, Hill's Counterattack, and Anderson's Counterattack.


    A 9th N.Y. Infantry 50 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    B 9th N.Y. Infantry 42 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    C 9th N.Y. Infantry 54 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    D 9th N.Y. Infantry 60 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    E 9th N.Y. Infantry 49 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    F 9th N.Y. Infantry 64 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    4 U.S. Rifles, sword bayonet, model 1840, 1845. Calibre .58
    G 9th N.Y. Infantry 56 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    H 9th N.Y. Infantry 55 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    I 9th N.Y. Infantry 69 Springfield Rifled Muskets, model 1855, 1861, N.A. and contract. Calibre .58
    K 9th N.Y. Infantry 5 12-pounder Dahlgren Boat Howitzer




    The 9th New York Regimental Flag carried two battle flags. Their regimental flag was a large red flag with golden text reading "9th Regiment" across the top, "N.Y.V." in the center which stands for "New York Volunteers", and on the bottom was written "Toujours PrÍt" which is the unit's motto that stands for "Always Ready" in French. The second battle flag is the standard national flag that most units during the Civil War received. We are honored that the developers have put our recreated battle flag into the game (pictures below)!






    The 9th New York originated from the "New York Zouaves" who were a pre-war military club. The regiment was recruited principally in New York city; but some of its members were enrolled at Albany, Brooklyn, Carmel, Green Point, Hyde Park, Mamaroneck, Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Sing Sing, Staten Island and Williamsburgh; in Connecticut, New Jersey and Canada with 1 company from the 18th regiment state militia. The 9th mustered into the U. S. service on May 4, 1861, for a two years' term. After drilling in Castle Garden and Rikers Island (Camp Hawkins) in New York City it embarked for Fortress Monroe, 800 strong on June 6; was quartered at Newport News until August 27, when 3 companies were sent to Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, under General Butler and there joined by the remainder of the regiment on Sept. 13. With General Burnside's force, the regiment arrived at Roanoke island, early in February 1862, and was actively engaged in the battle there, losing 17 members. It participated in an expedition to Winston; returned to Camp on Roanoke island; was brigaded with the 89th New York and 6th New Hampshire under Colonel Hawkins; was in expeditions to Elizabeth City, and lost 75 men at the Battle of South Mills. On July 10, the regiment was ordered to Norfolk, Virginia, with the 12th brigade, 3rd division, 9th corps, camped at Newport News, until September 4th, when it moved to Washington, and to Frederick, Maryland, on the 12th. Here it became a part of the Army of the Potomac and was engaged at the Battle of South mountain in the Fox's Gap before the Battle of Antietam.


    The regiment was commanded at Antietam by Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball while Colonel Hawkins was absent on leave. On the morning of September 17th, the 9th NY moved from its position southeast of the Burnside Bridge, down the left bank of the Antietam, which it crossed at Snavely’s Ford about 1 P.M., and forced the right of Toombs’ Confederate Brigade from its position on the high ground above the ford and, moving up the right bank of the creek, and formed a line on the left of Willcox’s Division a short distance northwest of the bridge. About 3 P.M. the 9th NY, under a heavy fire of Artillery from Cemetery Hill and the adjacent heights, advanced from the ridge 450 yards east of Branch Avenue, reached the open fields west and gained the high ground about 400 yards northwest of Branch Avenue. Colonel Kimble called for a charge and forced the Brigades of Kemper and Drayton through the streets of Sharpsburg. With its position being endangered by the advance of A.P. Hill on its left and rear, the 9th was withdrawn to the bank of the Antietam near the Burnside Bridge. Of the 373 men present for duty that day there was 54 killed, 158 wounded, 28 missing, 240 total casualties. Two Companies were detailed and engaged elsewhere and did not participate in the advance. Captain Adolphe Libaire of Company E received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Antietam. Libaire picked up the regiment’s colors after the entire color guard had been killed or wounded and led the charge up the hill.


    After the Battle of Antietam the 9th New York would be engaged at the Battle of Fredericksburg from December 12-15, 1862 with 1 enlisted man killed, 8 enlisted men wounded, and 6 enlisted men were missing. They would join General Burnside's famous "Mud March" from January 20-24, 1863. They would see no action at the Siege of Suffolk from April 12-May 4, 1863. However, Lieutenant Colonel Kimball was killed at Suffolk by Brigadier General Michael Corcoran. Corcoran was inspecting his lines at 3 in the morning during a threatened Confederate attack when he was accosted by Kimball, who demanded the countersign. The two got into a violent confrontation which ended when Kimball advanced on Corcoran with his sword and “an impolite statement” and Corcoran shot him in the neck. A court of inquiry found that Kimball had not been on duty or at a picket post, had used abusive language and threatened the general, and may have been drunk. It was ruled that Corcoran acted in self defense. From May 3-5, 1863 they would return to New York City. On May 6, 1863 the men who signed 3 year contracts were assigned to 3rd New York Infantry. On May 20, 1863 the regiment mustered out of service under Colonel Hawkins and Major Jardine.



    Whiting's Battery was attached as Company K of the 9th New York under the command of Captain James R. Whiting. The battery was one of only two units in the Maryland Campaign (the other was Grimes' Confederate battery) armed with Naval Howitzers. The 9th had 5 12-pounders, 2 rifled and 3 smooth-bored. These were also known as "boat howitzers" because they were usually used in small Navy vessels. They were fitted with special wrought iron carriages for field use.

    During the Battle of Antietam, Whiting's Battery had around 96 men. They was placed above the heights of Snavely's ford and Myer's ford around 10:30am. The battery began to bombard the other side of Snavely's ford, which the Confederates would write in their reports as an "annoyance". By 1:00pm the Battery was moved down the side of the hill to better support the 4th Rhode Island as they moved across Snavely's ford. As the 4th RI crossed they were attacked by the rebel lines who were quickly silenced by Whiting's Battery allowing for a safer crossing. They would not see anymore combat for the rest of the day.

    Currently artillery is not yet in game, so in the meantime anyone interested in the battery should enlist in one of the infantry companies. To find out anymore information, and how you can get involved add the Company K commander or any of the Regimental Staff listed above!




    Our official schedule is listed below. However, that does not stop anyone from going to other events independently. We will also find random times to play during the week.
    NA Weekly Event Schedule
    MONDAY: (Battle) 8:00pm EST / 1:00am BST
    Wednesday: (Battle) 8:00pm EST / 1:00am BST
    FRIDAY: (Drill) 8:00pm EST / 1:00am BST
    (Battle) 11:00pm EST / 4:00am BST

    SATURDAY: (Battle) 8:00pm EST / 1:00am BST
    SUNDAY: (Battle) 8:00pm EST / 1:00am BST





    We are a proud member of Burnside's Right Wing, an association of hard-fighting Union Army companies.
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    good luck from your German New Yorker brothers!!
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    Zouaves are bae, good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Decimus Meridius View Post
    good luck from your German New Yorker brothers!!
    Thank you my friend! Hope to work with you guys one day!

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    Good luck! Hope to fight beside you guys on the field sometime.


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    Thank you! We sure will soon!

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    Zouaves are bae, good luck!
    Indeed they are, and thank you!

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    Good luck From 7thMI Co.A
    Thank you, and hope to be working with you guys in the future!
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    Also, which company are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saris View Post
    Also, which company are you?
    We currently are Company A of the 9th New York which is NA based. Once we grow larger we plan to form Company B which will be EU based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler28256 View Post
    We currently are Company A of the 9th New York which is NA based. Once we grow larger we plan to form Company B which will be EU based.
    You should put that in your thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saris View Post
    You should put that in your thread
    Good point. Ill place that information under the overview. Thank you.

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