The Civil War in the East

9th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The 9th Connecticut Volunteers lost 10 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 240 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 26

Organized at New Haven

November 4

Moved to Lowell, Mass. then to Boston

November 25

Embarked on steamer Constitutionfor Ship Island, Mississippi.

December 3

Arrived Ship Island, Miss. and duty there


April 2-5

Expedition to Biloxi and Pass Christian

April 3


April 4

Pass Christian

April 15

Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps. Assigned to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf

April 15-28

Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson, Miss. River

April 29-May 1

Moved to New Orleans

May 1

Occupation of New Orleans

May 9-10

Expedition to New Orleans and Jackson R. R.

May 13

Moved to Baton Rouge

May 14-29

Reconnaissance to Warrenton

June 20-July 23

Williams' expedition to Vicksburg, Miss., and operations against that city

June 22

Ellis Cliff

June 24

Hamilton Plantation, near Grand Gulf

June 25

Arrived at Vicksburg


Fatigue duty on Vicksburg Canal

July 23-26

Moved to Baton Rouge

August 5

Battle of Baton Rouge

August 21-22

Moved to Carrollton

September 7-8

Expedition to St. Charles

September 8

Near St. Charles Court House


Duty in the defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf

October 19

At New Orleans, Algiers, Mexican Gulf R. R. and mouth of the Mississippi and at Pass Manchac, Bonnet Carte, St. John Baptist District



Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps

March 21-30

Expedition to Ponchatoula (Detachment)

March 24

Capture of Ponchatoula (Detachment)

June 24

Action at Chackahoola Station, La. (Cos. C, E, G, I and K)


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Corps


January 3

Expedition to Madisonville


Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps

April 15-July 16

On veteran furlough in Connecticut

July 16-20

Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va.and attached to Bermuda Hundred, Va., 10th Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina

July 20-28

On Bermuda Hundred front

July 28-29

Deep Bottom

July 30-August 1

Moved to Washington, D.C.

August 1

To Tenallytown


Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

September 19

Battle of Opequan, or Third Winchester

September 22

Battle of Fisher's Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek


Duty in the Shenandoah Valley


January 6-20

Moved to Savannah, Ga. and attached to 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South


Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

May 24

Moved to Hilton, S.C. and attached to District of Port Royal, S.C., Dept. of the South

August 3

Mustered out at Savannah, Ga.

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