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Hampshire Regiment Infantry
|Ninth Infantry. Cols., Enoch Q. Fellows, Herbert B. Titus;
Lieut.-Cols., Josiah Stevens. Jr., Herbert B. Titus, John W. Babbitt, George H. Chandler;
Majs., Herbert B. Titus, George W. Everett, George H. Chandler. This regiment from the
state at large, was mustered in for three years from July 3, to Aug. 23, 1862, at Concord.
The original members were mustered out June 10, 1865, near Alexandria, Va., the recruits
having been transferred to the 6th N. H. infantry on June 1. The number of original
members was 990, of recruits 886, total strength 1,876. The losses were 143 killed or died
of wounds and 243 who died from other causes. On Aug. 27, 1862, the regiment arrived in
Washington and was assigned to Gen. Whipple's division, defenses of Washington. On Sept. 6
it became part of the 1st brigade, 2d division, under Gen. McClellan. At South mountain,
Sept. 14, the 9th alone attacked a Confederate brigade and drove it from its position. At
Antietam it was actively engaged and after the battle the route of the regiment was
through White Sulphur Springs, Va., where it had a slight engagement, to Fredericksburg.
For bravery in battle at Fredericksburg, Capt. Charles D. Copp, Co. C, was awarded a medal
of honor. The regiment remained in this city until in Feb., 1863, when it was ordered to
Newport News and there embarked on Mar. 25 for Baltimore, but immediately left there for
Lexington, Ky. It arrived at Lexington on the 30th and was ordered to Vicksburg, where it
took part in the siege. After the fall of Vicksburg it guarded for a time the Kentucky
Central railroad and did some escort duty. On April 27, 1864, it became part of the 2nd
brigade, 2nd division, 9th corps, Army of the Potomac, and fought in the battles of the
Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna river, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church,
Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburg, where Sergt. Leander A. Wilkins, Co. H, won a
medal for recapture of the colors of the 21st Mass. On Aug. 19, 1864, the 9th was sent to
the Weldon railroad. The next day it assisted in repulsing the enemy; was engaged at
Poplar Springs Church, Sept. 30, and at Hatcher's run, Oct. 27. After wintering at Fort
Alexander Hays, the regiment performed guard duty for several days in the spring of 1865.
This closed the service of the 9th and after taking part in the grand review at Washington
the regiment started for home.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1