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9th New York
9th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 18 View the Entire Book
|Ninth New York Infantry. Col., Rush C. Hawkins; Lieut.-Cols., George F.
Betts, Edgar N. Kimball; Majs., Edgar A. Kimball, Edward Jardine. The 9th, Hawkins'
Zouaves, recruited mainly in New York city and with 1 company from the 18th regiment state
militia, was there mustered into the U. S. service on May 4, 1861, for a two years' term.
It embarked for Fortress Monroe, 800 strong on June 6; was quartered at Newport News until
Aug. 27, when 3 companies were sent to Hatteras Inlet, N. C, under Gen. Butler and there
joined by the remainder of the regiment on Sept. 13. With Gen. Burnside's force, the
regiment arrived at Roanoke island, early in Feb., 1862, and was actively engaged in the
battle there, losing 17 members. It participated in an expedition to Winston; returned to
Camp on Roanoke island; was brigaded with the 89th N. Y. and 6th N. H. under Col. Hawkins;
was in expeditions to Elizabeth City, and lost 75 men at South Mills. On July 10, the
regiment was ordered to Norfolk, Va., with the 12th brigade, 3d division, 9th corps,
camped at Newport News, until Sept. 4, when it moved to Washington, and to Frederick, Md.,
on the 12th. Here it became a part of the Army of the Potomac; was active at South
mountain and Antietam, with a loss in the latter battle of 233 killed, wounded and
missing. After camping in detachments at various points, the regiment was concentrated at
Fredericksburg, participated in the battle there in December; camped at Falmouth until
Feb. 1, 1863, except Co. F, which had remained as garrison at Plymouth, N. C., rejoining
the regiment on Jan. 26. In February the 9th was ordered back to Suffolk, where it
remained until May, the expiration of its term of service. It was mustered out at New York
City, May 20, 1863, when the three years men were assigned to the 3d N. Y. infantry. The
9th numbered in all 1,380 members and lost 71 by death from wounds, and 29 by death from
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2