9th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)
The "Washington Rifles", under, Captain Richardson, first camped at Half Moon bluff on May 20, 1861. On June 14, 1861, the Washington Rifles mustered into the State service and on July 7, 1861, they were then transferred and mustered into Confederate 9th Louisiana Regiment. After several battles they joined with Robert E Lee and Joseph Johnson for many more. The "Washington Rifles" surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse
"9th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Moore, Louisiana, in May, 1861 Only 4 officers and 64 men surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia. .
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.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Louisiana 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.
- Louisiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Louisiana, 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).