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9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment

By E. J. Keen   1997

This information is compiled from pay voucher records, muster rolls and personal genealogical information that I have collected over the years.  The pay vouchers and some other data, such as; widows pension applications maybe found on micro-film at the Tennessee State Library & Archives in Nashville, Tennessee.  

I also consulted with the books:
"Sumner County, Tennessee In The Civil War", by Edwin L. Ferguson, 1972, Monroe County Press, Tompkinsville, Kentucky; "History of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry C.S.A." by W. J. McMurray, M.D., 1904, Nashville, Tennessee and "Morgan's Daring Raid *The Battle of Hartsville, Tennessee* December 7, 1862" by John Timothy Heath, 1997 (Lieutenant Commander, General Robert H. Hatton Camp SCV Lebanon, Tennessee) http://tennessee-scv.org/Camp723/

Also See: SCV Camp 1513 for the 9th Tennessee Cavalry at: http://tennessee-scv.org/Camp1513/9th.htm

Every effort was made to locate information on all known members of these regiments and companies but some of them I could not locate or learn more about them or their families.

Information contained herein is primarily intended to assist those seeking genealogical information as well as a taste for the hardships, etc. that these individuals endured trying to survive during the War Between the States 1861 - 1865.

9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment

(Selected Companies only)

This regiment was organized on September 1, 1862 and was recruited behind Union lines where most of the men were conscripts.  Some of the men had prior service in other units of the C. S. A.  The regiment was mustered into the service of the Confederate Army during late August and early September 1862 in Hartsville, Tennessee.  The regiment was comprised of men from Sumner and Macon Counties in Middle Tennessee and were sometimes encamped at Camp Jim Davis just south of the Tennessee - Kentucky border.

This regiment consisted of ten companies that were commanded by:

Colonels: James Dearing Bennett and William Walker Ward

Lieutenant Colonels: William Walker Ward and Robert A. Alston

Majors:  Robert A. Alston and J. Richard McCann 

Muster Roll for Company A - 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment

Organized with conscripts from Sumner and Macon Counties, Tennessee.  The company was commanded by:

Micajah Griffith - Captain who enlisted at Hartsville, Tennessee on September 1, 1862.  He furnished his own horse and arms as did many of his subordinates.  He was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Columbus, Ohio and then to Fort Delaware.  He died there on August 4, 1864 of Typhoid Fever.  He had prior service as a captain of Company D, 7th Cavalry Battalion, C. S. A.

C. W. Trousdale - 1st Lieutenant with prior service in Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry.  He was wounded in the leg during the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia at Peavine Creek on September 19, 1863.  His leg so severely mangled it was amputated.  He was ordered by General Wright to serve post duty due to his handicap.  He received his parole on April 26, 1865.

John M. Petway - 2nd Lieutenant who had enlisted at Hartsville, Tennessee on August 30, 1862.  He received a parole at Decatur, Alabama on May 13, 1865.

Joseph H. Sellers - He was elected 3rd Lieutenant and also served as 2nd Lieutenant.  He enlisted at Hartsville, Tennessee on November 23, 1862.  He was captured near Lebanon, Tennessee on May 6, 1862.  He was exchanged and re-joined the regiment and was elected 2nd Lieutenant in Company H.

Isaac J. Ragan- 1st Sergeant who enlisted at Hartsville, Tennessee on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Salineville, Ohio and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio to be imprisoned.

Richard Strother - 2nd Sergeant who enlisted at Hartsville, Tennessee September 1, 1862. He was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio and then onto Camp Douglas, Illinois.  He received a parole on May 17, 1865.  He had prior service with Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry.

John Soper - 3rd Sergeant, 2nd Sergeant who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and then onto Camp Douglas, Illinois.  He received his parole on June 13, 1865.

James H. Coleman - 4th Sergeant who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and then forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois and then Point Lookout, Maryland. He received his parole on June 9, 1865.

Clay Raymor - 1st Corporal who had enlisted on September 1, 1862. He was wounded and captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Ohio and was forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois where he died January 18, 1864.  His grave is marked  # 957 at the Chicago City Cemetery.

John Blue - 2nd Corporal who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and served during the Battle of Hartsville.  At the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863 he received a rupture while pulling over timbers during the battle.

Thomas Eddings - 3rd Corporal who had enlisted on September 1, 1862. He was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.

Patrick E. Youree (1812 - 1885) - 4th Corporal and son of Alexander Youree. He was captured on October 9, 1863 at Sugar Creek near Columbia, Tennessee after having escaped capture at Buffington's Island, Ohio.  He was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and he received a parole on February 21, 1865.

John F. Crabb - He was the company farrier and fifer.  He had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He also had service with Company I of this regiment.

Calvin Hardin - He was the company bugler.  He enlisted on August 30, 1862.  He escaped capture at Buffington's Island, Ohio but was captured at Sugar Creek near Columbia, Tennessee on October 9, 1863.  He was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana.  He received his parole on March 15, 1865.  He had prior service with Company D, 7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion.

J. T. Hickerson - He was the company blacksmith who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Men who enlisted or who were conscripted into the ranks were:

Adams, C. A. - He was a private who had enlisted on August 30, 1862.

Askew, John S. (1833 - 1864) - He had enlisted at Woodsonville, Kentucky on August 30, 1862.  He was a private who was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana then Camp Douglas, Illinois.  He died there on december 6, 1864 and was buried in the Chicago City Cemetery grave #220, Block 2.

Bell, John L. (1824 - ?) - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862. he was listed as a clerk in Gallatin, Tennessee in the 1850 Federal Census.  He was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.  he had prior service in Company F, 8th Tennessee Infantry. 

Brazier, Isaac Green (1837 - ?) - He was a private and son of Zachariah & Mary (Stone) Brazier.  He had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.

Bridges, David A. - He had enlisted  on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.  He also served with Company B, 4th Tennessee Cavalry.  He was with Morgan's command when captured in Ohio.  He received his parole at Washington, Georgia in May of 1865. 

Brigance, Samuel - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls through December 1863.  He served under the command of Basil Duke in Virginia.

Bruce, William - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.

Buchanan, Frank - He was a private from Wilson County who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was killed during the Battle of Hartsville, Tennessee on December 7, 1862.

Caldwell, Hardy Jr. (1824 - 1916) - a.k.a. "One Armed" Hardy lost an arm in Corinth, Mississippi while performing duties of a messenger. His arm was hit by a cannon ball. In the minute book of 1896 for Sumner County, District #12 he was listed as a indigent person and cripple. He was allowed to peddle without a license.

He furnished his own horse which was valued at $200.00. He received his wound on May 28, 1862. He went home and enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry on 1 September 1862 and was captured in Scottsville, Kentucky on August 24, 1863 and was sent to Louisville, Kentucky and then was sent back to Gallatin where he remained until the end of the war. He was held during his time in Gallatin in a building on the north side of the square.

Carter, Joseph Albert  (1833 - 1915) - Son of Jarrett & Sally (Tuttle) Carter was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He served during the Battle of Hartsville and lost his right eye during the Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He also lost a leg during the march from Murfreesboro to Salt River, Kentucky.  He was discharged with disability in 1864.

Carter, William S. (1835 - ?) - Son of Jarrett & Sally (Tuttle) Carter was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862. He served through the Ohio Raid and was with Morgan's Command in Virginia.

Cartwright, David - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 with prior service in Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry.

Cartwright, Robert W. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was wounded in his leg on July 7, 1862.  He had prior service with Company B, 18th Tennessee Infantry.

Christman, S. Albert - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  he was wounded in his leg during a skirmish in Sumner County, Tennessee on July 25, 1862.  He escaped with Morgan's Command across the Ohio River at Buffington's Island, Ohio.  He served during the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia on August 19 and 20th 1863.  He was with Wheeler's Cavalry during his raid into Middle Tennessee.  He had prior service with Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry.

Coleman, H. H. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  he was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and was forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois and Point Lookout, Maryland.  He received a parole on June 9, 1865.

Cuffman, B. F. - He was a private who had enlisted on August 30, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until October 1862.  He had prior service with Company E, 7th Tennessee Infantry.

Cummings, S. E. - He was a private who had enlisted on August 30, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Cunningham, Calvin - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He received three wounds during the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia in his back and left thigh.  he was captured at Mount Sterling, Kentucky on June 9, 1864 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana. he received his parole on June 18, 1865.  he had prior service in the 7th Tennessee Infantry.

Cunningham, J. A. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Goodlettsville, Tennessee on September 30, 1862.  He was exchanged and then he returned to the 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Daughtry, R. G. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Elizabethtown, Kentucky on December 27, 1862 during Morgan's Christmas Raid.  He was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and was forwarded onto Fort Monroe, Virginia; Fort McHenry, Maryland; and City Point, Virginia where he was exchanged in April 1864 and he returned to the 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Davis, James A. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Dill, James - He was a private who had enlisted on August 30, 1862.  He captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and was forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois and Point Lookout, Maryland.  he received his parole on June 26, 1865.

Doss, William [Wyckliffe "Wick"] Young [Yancy] (1835 - ?) - Son of Joshua & Jemima (Turner) Doss who was a private and had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Sugar Creek, Tennessee on October 9, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana.  He received his parole on May 19, 1865.  He had prior service as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company F, 20th Tennessee Infantry.

Downs, Henry - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Driver, Kit - He was a private who had enlisted on August 30, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Duncan, P. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and listed as deserted in Virginia on March 16, 1863.

Dutton, Ephriam - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Escue, Francis D. (1839 - ?) - He was a son of Daniel & Henrietta (Donnell) Escue who was a private and had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Fagg, William M. (1840 - ?) - Son of Zachariah C. & Polly (Turner) Fagg who was a private and had enlisted on August 30, 1862.  He was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Gourley, John P. (1835 - ?) - Son of John & Prudence (Wilson) Gourley who was a private and had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He also served in Company H, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Guild, Joseph W. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and later served in the 4th Tennessee Cavalry.

Hannah, L. A. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was captured at Sugar Creek, Tennessee on October 9, 1863.  He was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana where he died July 20, 1864 of Typhoid Fever.  His grave marker is #924 in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hardin, J. H. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He escaped from Buffington's Island, Ohio and later he surrendered at Gainesville, Alabama on May 10, 1865.

Hardin, Robert - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Cheshire, Ohio on July 26, 1863 and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and the was forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois where he died from smallpox on March 25, 1864.

Hickerson, J. W. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Cheshire, Ohio on July 26, 1863 and was sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois where he died from smallpox on November 6, 1864.

Hoffman, A. L. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and wass listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.

Horn, Joel E. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was captured on October 9, 1863 at Sugar Creek, Tennessee just south of Pulaski and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana.  He received a parole on May 20, 1865.

Hugle, John W. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  he escaped from Buffington's Island, Ohio and crossed the Ohio River on July 19, 1863.  He was captured at Gladeville, Virginia on May 10, 1864 and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and then to Rock Island, Illinois.

Jackson, J. F.- He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He escaped from Buffington's Island, Ohio and crossed the Ohio River on July 19, 1863.  He was listed on the muster rolls through Virginia in December 1863.

Johnson, J. W. - He was a private who had enlisted on August 30, 1862.

Keen, William "Billy" (1822 - 1910) - Son of Elisha Keen was a private who enlisted on November 19, 1862 after he was discharged from Company F, 20th Tennessee Infantry after the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a disability from where he had been thrown from his horse and received a dislocated left knee.

King, Dewitt C. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was captured at Buffington's Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and was forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois where he died on March 27, 1864 from chronic diarrhea.  His grave is marked #1077 in the Chicago City Cemetery.

Love, Hugh E. (1840 - 1924) - He was a private and son of James & Malinda Love and had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He had prior service in Company A, 7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion.  He is buried in the Gallatin City Cemetery. 

McWhirter, Thomas G. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He did not make Morgan's Ohio Raid as he was detailed with Calvin B. Holmes, Jesse Rippy and William Simpson to care for the sick at Cookeville, Tennessee.  He was captured at Greeneville, Tennessee on September 4, 1864 during General Morgan's last raid.

Mitchell, D. A. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He escaped from Buffington's Island, Ohio and crossed the Ohio River with parts of Companies A & B and part of Kirkpatrick's Company C.  He was captured in Monroe County, Kentucky on October 28, 1863 and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and forwarded to Fort Delaware where he was exchanged on February 29, 1864.

Morris, F. M. - He was a private who enlisted on August 30, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.  He had prior service in Company A, 23rd Infantry Battalion.

Morris, James A. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.  He had prior service with Company F, 30th Tennessee Infantry.

Morris, Samuel W. (1835 - 1914) - Son of Samuel P. & Mary Elizabeth (Caldwell) Morris who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.  He had prior service with Company F, 20th Tennessee Infantry.

Myers, Charles H. (1842 - ?) - Son of Thomas & Harriett Myers was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

O'Neal, Wylie D. ( 1832 - 1890) - Son of John & Patsy (Wilson) O'Neal was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.  He had prior service in Company F, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Battalion.  He is buried in the Wolf Cemetery in Adolphus, Kentucky.

Palmer, James C. - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  

Parrish, Joseph M. (1819 - 1870) - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was captured at Sugar Creek, Tennessee on October 9, 1863 and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana.  He received a parole on February 10, 1865.  He is buried at Old Shiloh Church Cemetery in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Pike, Andrew - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls until December 1862.

Settle, Benjamin - He was a private who enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was captured at Cheshire, Ohio on July 20, 1863.  He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and the forwarded onto Camp Douglas, Illinois.  He received a parole on June 13, 1865.

Shepherd, John C. (1827 - ?) - Son of Eveline Shepherd and was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He was thrown from his horse at Greasy Creek and he was discharged with a disability at Rome, Tennessee.  He was listed as a brick mason in the 1850 Federal Census of Sumner County, Tennessee.

Shucraft, Henson  (1833 - ?) - Son of John Shucraft had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.  According to Edna Shewcraft Macon  emacon@bellsouth.net  in a recent e-mail she reports:  As a collateral descendant of Hencin L. Shucraft/Shewcraft, may I offer some modifications to the information you posted regarding Hencin Shucraft. His brother, James Wesley Shewcraft who married Susan Strother, was my great grandfather. Hencin Shucraft/Shewcraft was my great great uncle. I certainly understand how one could misintrepert James W. Shuccraft/Shewcraft as being the father, because Hencin was living with his brother, James W., in the Sumner County 1850 Census, Dist. 18, p. 216. In this Census, James W., big brother is 25, his wife, Susan, is 24, and Hencin is 17, eight and 9 years age difference respectively.James W. and Hencin L. were sons of John Shucraft/Shewcraft of Sumner County and unknown wife. Hencin L. married Ellen Elliott on 31 October 1859, acccording to Sumner County marriage records, after he had purchased land in Arkansas. His Service record on file at TSLA, reveals that he deserted his unit in December 1862. I have wondered if he had been wounded, which could have contributed to his early death, and simply went home. No record of same. Anyway, he died on 22 September 1864 and is buried in the Elliott Cemetery in Sumner County located: 2 8/10 mi North of Gallatin on Dobbins Pike, then 1 3/10 mile NorthWest of Rutledge Lane on the west side of the road in a thicket.

Simmons, G. W. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was listed on the muster rolls through December 1862.  He had prior service in Company A, 47th Tennessee Infantry.

Thompson, Hardy (1840 -1919) - Son of James & Sarah (Caldwell) Thompson who was a private and had enlisted on September 1, 1862.  He served in Battles at Gallatin and Hartsville, Tennessee and was furloughed at Red Boiling Springs.  He was unable to return to his regiment.  

Tindall, John A. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862 and was wounded in the right arm, which had to be amputated.

Wallace, J. C. - He was a private who had enlisted on September 1, 1862.

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