9th Ohio Cavalry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Adjt. Arthur T. Hamilton 9th O.V.C.
Mortally wounded at Aiken, February 11, 1865


This Regiment was organized in December, 1862, under Colonel William D. Hamilton, for three years service. But four companies, designated as First Battalion, 9th O.V.C., were organized, and in April, 1863, moved into Kentucky, skirmishing until June, when it moved into East Tennessee. In July the Battalion returned to Kentucky, and in August again marched to East Tennessee under Burnside. When Knoxville was taken, Colonel Hamilton became Provost Marshal and the Battalion performed patrol and guard duty in the suburbs. The Second Battalion of the Regiment was organized November 6th, 1863, and with the First soon after moved to Athens, Ala., to patrol the Tennessee River. In April, 1864, thirty-nine of the men were captured by the enemy and sent to Andersonville, where twenty-five died. In July a portion of the Regiment raided the Montgomery road, destroying twenty-five miles, and then joined Sherman near Atlanta. After the fall of Atlanta it marched to the sea, engaging the enemy at Waynesboro. It marched through the Carolinas, fighting at Aiken, Averysboro, Bentonville and Raleigh, and after Johnston's surrender returned north and was finally mustered out August 2d, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

9th Regiment Cavalry. Regiment authorized October 3, 1862. Four Companies organized at Zanesville, Ohio, and designated 1st Battalion. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, December 1, 1862, and duty there till April, 1863. Moved to Lexington, Ky., April 23, 1863, thence to Manchester, Ky., and duty there till June 15. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to July, 1863 (1st Battalion), 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1863 (1st Battalion). 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863 (1st Battalion). 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Ohio, to March, 1864 (lst Battalion). Athens, Florence and Decatur, Ala., District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1864 (Regiment). Mounted Brigade, Garrard's Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of North Carolina to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Expedition into East Tennessee June 15-28, 1863. Pine Mountain Gap June 16. Big Creek Gap June 17. Wartzburg June 18. Knoxville June 19-20. Moved to Loudon, Ky., thence to Stanford July 5, and to Danville July 7. Pursuit of Morgan and Scott July 10-26. Moved to Glasgow, Ky., August 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Occupation of Knoxville September 2. Kingsport September 18. Bristol September 19. Zollicoffer September 20-21. Hall's Ford, Watauga River September 22. Carter's Depot and Blountsville September 22. Blue Springs October 10. Rheatown October 11. Blountsville October 14. Bristol October 15. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 6. Kimbrough's Cross Roads January 16. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 27. Duty at Knoxville, Tenn., till March. 2nd Battalion of Regiment organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, November 6, 1863. 3rd Battalion organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, December 16, 1863. Left State under orders for Nashville, Tenn., February 6, 1864, thence moved to Athens, Ala., where 1st Batalion joined. Patrol duty along the Tennessee River at Athens and Florence, Ala., till May. Moved to Decatur, Ala., May 1-5. Repulse of attack on Decatur May 8. Centre Star May 15. Duty at Decatur till July 10. Expedition to Pulaski June 1-12. Operations in District of North Alabama July 24-August 20. Curtis Wells June 24. Pond Springs June 29. Rousseau's Raid to Atlanta & West Point Railroad July 10-22. Ten Island Ford, Coosa River, July 13. Courtland, Ala., July 25. Near Auburn and Chehaw Station July 18. Siege of Atlanta July 25-August 25. McCook's Raid on Atlanta and West Point and Macon & Western Railroad July 27-31 (Detachment). Lovejoy Station July 29. Near Newnan's July 30. Near East Point August 30. Big Shanty September 2. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., to refit. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Bear Creek Station November 16. Walnut Creek and East Macon November 20. Waynesboro November 27-28. Buckhead Creek or Reynolds' Plantation November 28. Rocky Creek Church December 2. Waynesboro December 4. Buck Creek December 7. Cypress Swamp near Sister's Ferry December 7. Ebenezer Creek December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Barnwell, S.C., February 6. Aiken and Blackville February 11. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 23. Raleigh April 13. Morristown April 13. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Concord, N.C., till July 20. Mustered out August 2, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 205.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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