9th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

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Brief History

The 9th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry organized at Guyandotte (Huntington), Cabell and Wayne Counties, November 28, 1861, to April 30, 1862. It consolidated with the 5th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry November 9, 1864, to form the 1st Regiment, West Virginia Veteran Infantry.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,643 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

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 'West Virginia 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.
  • West Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for West Virginia, 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.
  • Montgomery, Asbe. An account of R.R. Blazer and his scouts operating in West Virginia and in Loudon and the Shenandoah valleys against William and Philip Thurman. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084137.
  • Rouse, J. H. Horrible massacre at Guyandotte, Va. and a journey to the Rebel capital : with a description of prison life in a tobacco warehouse at Richmond. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fiche 6084138.

References

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