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9th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Gantt's)

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9th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Gantt's)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

This regiment was organized and mustered into Confederate service at Camp Maury, near Nashville, Tennessee, in December, 1861. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Company A - Captain George Gatt (to lieutenant colonel), Joseph N. Walker, Frank Jay McLean - Men from Maury County.
  • Company B - Captain Bradshaw W. Porter (to major), John . Galloway, obert N. Moore - Men from Maury County.
  • Company C - Captain Vernon F. Bibb, eorge W. Mayberry - Men from Maury County and Hickman Counties.
  • Company D - Captain Robert N. Whitson, Jeremiah Green, Eli A. Hornbeak - Men from Hickman County.
  • Company E - Captain James H. Akin (to major), Adley B. Biffie - Men from Maury County.
  • Company F - Captain Thomas D. Whitehead, W.L. Bromley - Men from Wayne County.
  • Company G - Captain Archie A. Lipscomb - Men from Maury County and Hickman Counties.

The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).

Ninth Battalion Infantry

Company A (Captain J. N. Walker) - many men from Maury County


Company B (Captain R. N. Moore) - many men from Maury County


Company E (Captain J. H. Akin) - many men from Maury County


The above information is fromThe Goodspeed Histories, Vol 8



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,216 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).