9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate

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Brief History

The 9th (Clark's) Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Regiment] was organized in November, 1862, by consolidating the 8th Infantry Battalion and the Missouri companies of Clarkson's Missouri Cavalry Battalion. The regiment disbanded in the spring of 1865.[1] Companies A, B, E, and K discharged June and August 1865 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Companies C, D, F, and G discharged in June and August 1865 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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 Joseph N. Miller; Captain Benjamin Frank. 

Company B - Captain H. H. Hughes, Captain W. T. Bond, Captain George H. Willis - mustered in Arkansas.

Company C - Captain William T. Bond, Captain John B. Bowles - mustered in Arkansas. 

Company D - Captain John B. Bowles, Captain John F. Ross, Captain Walter W. Stone - mustered in Arkansas.   

Company E - Captain David W. Craig, Captain George R. Brooks, Captain William B. Cox, Captain Leftwish H. Stone - mustered in Arkansas.

Company F - Captain Alexander D. Ellis, Captain Fielding Y. Doke - mustered in Arkansas. 

Company G - Captain Franklin S. Robertson, Captain Robert H. Edmonson, Captain Joseph B. Forester - mustered in Arkansas.

Company H - Captain D. Herndon Lindsay, Captain David W. Craig - mustered in Arkansas.

Company I - Captain James C. Wallace, Captain John F. Winfrey - mustered in Arkansas.  

Company K - Captain Herman N. Craig, Captain John Hanna, Captain J. G. Johnson - mustered in Arkansas. 

The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry : 8th through the 11th Regiments plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, Volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages 55-77. Partial rosters are also included in this book. FHL book 977.8 M2wki v. 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,295 men on its roster for this unit. Roster

Other Sources

  • 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 'Missouri 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.
  • Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, 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

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