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Kentucky 9th Infantry (Confederate)

03 Oct 1861

06 Apr 1862

Participated in the Battle of Shiloh at Hardin County, Tennessee.

The Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Shiloh

On the morning of April 6, 1862, 40,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston poured out of the nearby woods and struck the encamped divisions of Union soldiers occupying ground near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. Read More

05 Aug 1862

Participated in the Battle of Baton Rouge at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

07 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Hartsville at Hartsville, Tennessee.

The Battle of Hartsville
The Battle of Hartsville

The Battle of Hartsville has been called "the most successfully executed cavalry raid of the War Between the States." From this battle Col. John Hunt Morgan received his commission to brigadier general. The seventeen-stop driving tour includes buildings that were used as hospitals after the seventy-five minute battle, a river crossing where Morgan rushed 1,834 prisoners across the Cumberland towards Lebanon Tennessee, rendezvous points, homes and a cemetery. Read More

31 Dec 1862

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Roger W. Hanson.

Brigadier General Roger W. Hanson

31 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro, TN.

The Battle of Stones River
The Battle of Stones River

After his October 1862 defeat at Perryville in Kentucky, Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew his army into middle Tennessee and resupplied his men near Murfreesboro. Read More

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel John W. Caldwell, and Lieutenant Colonel John C. Wickliffe.

Colonel John W. Caldwell

Lieutenant Colonel John C. Wickliffe

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Benjamin Helm.

Brigadier General Benjamin Helm

19 Sep 1863

Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga at Catoosa County, Georgia; Walker County, Georgia.

The Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Chickamauga

After the successful Tullahoma Campaign, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans continued the Union offensive, aiming to force Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army out of Chattanooga.  Through a series of skillful marches towards the Confederate-held city, Rosecrans forced Bragg out of Chattanooga and into Georgia.  Determined to reoccupy the city, Bragg followed the Federals north, brushing with Rosecrans’ army at Davis’ Cross Roads.  While they marched on September 18th, his cavalry and infantry ski… Read More

07 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge at Whitfield County, Georgia.

The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge

During early May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman would successfully outmaneuver the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston would fall back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. By May 7th, Johnston had entrenched his army on the long, high mountain of Rocky Face Ridge and eastward across Crow Valley. As Sherman approached, he decided to demonstrate against the position with two columns to the north while he… Read More

13 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Resaca at Gordon County, Georgia; Whitfield County, Georgia.

The Battle of Resaca
The Battle of Resaca

Following his withdrawal from Rocky Face Ridge, the first battle in Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's campaign against Atlanta, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston established a four-mile defensive position protecting the Western & Atlantic Railroad west and north of Resaca, where the railroad crossed the Oostanaula River.  On May 13th, Sherman tested the Rebel lines, sending forward divisions to skirmish with the Confederates, with little substantive result. On the 14th, the fighting erupted into a… Read More

27 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Dallas at Paulding County, Georgia.

The Battle of Dallas
The Battle of Dallas

During early and mid-May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman successfully outmaneuvered the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston fell back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. Stopped at New Hope Church on Johnston's left on May 26th, Sherman attacked Johnston's right at Pickett's Mill on May 27th. The next day, Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee’s corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Log… Read More

27 Jun 1864

Participated in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain at Cobb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Fearing envelopment northwest of Atlanta, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his army to a new defensive position astride Kennesaw Mountain near Marietta.  Johnston selected this position in order to protect the Western & Atlantic Railroad, his supply link to Atlanta. Prior to taking up this new line on June 19th, Johnston had pioneers working through the night digging trenches and erecting fortifications, turning Kennesaw into a formidable earthen fortress.  Having defeated Lieut.… Read More

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel John W. Caldwell.

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Joseph H. Lewis.

Brigadier General Joseph H. Lewis

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General William B. Bate.

Major General William B. Bate

20 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Peachtree Creek at Fulton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Peachtree Creek
The Battle of Peachtree Creek

Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood.  On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen… Read More

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by undefined John W. Caldwell.

22 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Atlanta at Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Atlanta
The Battle of Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac… Read More

05 Aug 1864

Participated in the Battle of Utoy Creek at Fulton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Utoy Creek
The Battle of Utoy Creek

In the days following Ezra Church, Gen. William T. Sherman ordered Generals George Thomas and John Schofield to keep testing and pressuring the Rebels in their front. With his artillery bombarding Atlanta, Sherman pursued his plan of inching his army's right flank southward toward the Macon & Western Railroad between Atlanta and East Point. His hope was "to draw the enemy out of Atlanta by threatening the railroad below." Sherman was confident that by thinning and extending his lines, shifting Thomas'… Read More

31 Aug 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Joseph Horace Lewis.

Brigadier General Joseph Horace Lewis

31 Aug 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General John C. Brown.

Major General John C. Brown

31 Aug 1864

Participated in the Battle of Jonesborough at Clayton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Jonesborough
The Battle of Jonesborough

By late August 1865, the city of Atlanta was not yet subdued by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's armies. A few supply lines remained open to the city supporting the army of Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood encircled there. Union cavalry raids inflicted only superficial damage, quickly repaired by the Confederates. Sherman determined that if he could destroy the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads to the south the Rebel army would be forced to evacuate the city. On August 25, Union infantry beg… Read More

06 May 1865

Kentucky 9th Infantry mustered out.

Kentucky, United States of America

Field Officers

Brigadier General Benjamin Helm

Brigadier General Joseph H. Lewis

Brigadier General Joseph Horace Lewis

Brigadier General Roger W. Hanson

Colonel John W. Caldwell

Colonel Robert P. Trabue

Colonel Thomas H. Hunt

John W. Caldwell

Lieutenant Colonel John C. Wickliffe

Major General John C. Breckinridge

Major General John C. Brown

Major General William B. Bate