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9th Regiment, Maine Infantry, United States Civil War

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9th Regiment, Maine Infantry

Organized at Augusta and mustered in September 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 24, and camp at Bladensburg, Defences of Washington, September 26-October 8. Moved to Annapolis, Md., October 8. Attached to Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to February, 1862. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to January, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to June, 1863. St. Helena Island, S. C. to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, and Division, 10th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to July, 1865.

Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, November 7. Hilton Head November 8. Duty at Hilton Head till January 29, 1862. Expedition to Warsaw Sound January 29-March 1. Expedition to Florida February 25-March 5. Occupation of Fernandina, Fla., March 5, and duty there till January, 1863. Near Fernandina April 10, 1862 (Co. "I"). Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., January, 1863, and, duty there till June, and at St. Helena Island till July. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., July 4. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and Fort Sumter and Charleston July 11-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Occupation of Black Island till January, 1864. Veterans on Furlough February and March. Non-Veterans duty on Morris Island till April, then moved to Gloucester Point, Va. Veterans rejoin April 28. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-27. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station, May 6-7. Arrowfield Church May 9. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to February, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, l864. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Dcep Bottom, August 14-18. Bermuda Hundred August 24-25. In trenches before Petersburg till September 25. Non-Veterans left front at September 21 and mustered out September 27, 1864. New Market Heights September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm September 29-30. Charles City Cross Roads October 1. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty on north side of James till February, 1865. Rejoined Brigade at Fort Fisher, N. C. Cape Fear Intrenchments February 11-12. Fort Anderson February 18-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnson and his army. Duty in North Carolina till July. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 172 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 236 Enlisted men by disease. Total 421.[1]

Fox's History

The Ninth left the State Sept. 24, 1861, and in the next month sailed from Fort Monroe for Hilton Head, S. C. The year 1862 was spent in garrison duty at Fernandina, Fla.; in January, 1863, it returned to Hilton Head, where it remained on picket duty until June; then it joined the forces operating in Charleston Harbor. Led by Colonel Emery, it participated in the assault of Strong's Brigade on Fort Wagner, and in the opening fight on Morris Island captured two of the enemy's flags. During the Siege of Fort Wagner its casualties, in the assaults and in the trenches, amounted to 189 in killed, wounded, and missing. In October, 1863, the regiment moved to Black Island, S. C. While there, 416 of the original members reenlisted and received their furlough. On April 18, 1864, the Ninth proceeded to Gloucester Point, Va., where it was assigned to Ames's Division, Tenth Corps. Ascending the James River, the troops landed at Bermuda Hundred, and advanced immediately on the enemy's lines. Severe fighting followed, and in the battle of May 20th, the casualties in the regiment were 9 killed, 39 wounded, and 4 missing. At Cold Harbor, having been transferred to the Eighteenth Corps, it joined in the assault with a loss of 12 killed, 55 wounded, and 5 missing. While in the trenches before Petersburg, on June 30th, 1864, in an affair on the picket line, there was a loss of 7 killed, 34 wounded, and 5 missing, out of 102 who went into the fight. The loss at Deep Bottom was 5 killed, 21 wounded, and 29 missing. Only 201 were present for duty when ordered to Chaffin's Farm; in that battle, Lieutenant-Colonel Gray fell at the head of the regiment.[2]


  1. National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database
  2. Taken from; William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, 1888

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