9th Battalion, Missouri Sharpshooters - Confederate

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Brief History

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System gives the following as the history for this regiment: Pindall's 9th Battalion Sharpshooters were organized from Missouri units in the field during the winter of 1862-1863 with two companies, which later increased to five. Disbanded 26 May 1865. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - Captain W. C. Blanton, Captain Ambrose M. Hayden - enrolled Johnson County, Missouri.  Most of this company was transferred from Burn's 11th Regiment Missouri Infantry.

Company B - Captain John S. Phillips - mustered Little Rock, Arkansas.   

Company C - Captain Amos F. Cake, Captain David A. Lilly.  Many came from the 10th Regiment Missouri Infantry.  

Company D - Captain Andrew Wilson.  June 1863 Company B, 2nd NE Missouri Cavalry attached to Company D. Pindall's Sharpshooter's Battalion.

Company E - Captain E. D. Major - mustered Arkansas. 

Company F - Captain R. James Cason, Captain Samuel Morrison.

The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Infantry: 8th through the 11th Regiments plus 8th and 9th Battalions and Clark's Infantry Regiment, Volume 2, (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2009), pages 78-89. Partial rosters are also included in this book. FHL book 977.8 M2wki v. 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 578 men on its roster for this unit. Roster

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Missouri in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).