The 9th Georgia Infantry Regiment was organized for the duration of the war under the command of Colonel Edwin R. Goulding, Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Turnipseed and Major John C. L. Mounger.
Company A – Wilkes County – “Irvin Guards” Captain G. G. Norman
It was ordered to Atlanta.
|June 15-19||Companies proceeded individually by train to Richmond, using several routes.|
|June 25||Mustered into Confederate service at Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia for the duration of the war.|
|June 26||Moved to Manassas Junction via the Virginia Central and Orange & Alexandria Railroads, departing in the afternoon and arriving around 11 pm.|
|June 27||Left Manassas Junction early in the morning on the Manassas Gap Railroad and arrived in Strasburg in the late afternoon.|
|June 28||Marched from Strasburg to Winchester on the Valley Turnpike.|
|June 30||Moved to Hollingsworth Grove, just southeast of Winchester. Assigned to the Second Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah under the command of Colonel Francis Bartow.|
|July 2||Marched to Darkesville|
|July 3||Returned to Winchester|
|July 18-19||Marched to Berry’s Ferry on the Shenandoah, arriving by late evening. Proceeded via Ashby’s Gap to Paris, arriving late at night, then continued to Piedmont Station, arriving in the early morning.|
|July 22||Left Piedmont Station early in the morning by the Manassas Gap Railroad and arrived at Manassas Junction too late to participate in the battle. Stationed at Camp Victory near the Lewis farm, southwest of Lewis’ Ford on Bull Run.|
|July 31||Station at Camp Bartow on Smith’s Farm northeast of Manassas Junction. Assigned to Bartow’s-S. Jones’s Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.|
|August 10||Captain Gordon of Company G was appointed regimental surgeon and was replaced by Captain F. F. Hoge.|
|September 11||Moved to Fairfax Court House.|
|September 24||Moved to Munson’s Hill, a mile from Bailey’s Crossroads in Fairfax County.|
|September 27||Moved to Falls Church.|
|October 16||Moved to Centreville.|
|December 12||Company A was designated the Irvin Artillery, known as Lane’s Battery, under the command of Captain James Lane.|
|January-April||Assigned to S. Jones’s-D.R. Jones’s Brigade, G.W. Smith’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.|
|April||Major Mounger was elected lieutenant colonel. The regiment had 411 effectives.|
|April-July||Assigned to D.R. Jones’s-Semmes’s-G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Toombs’s-D.R. Jones’s Division, Magruder’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Siege of Yorktown
Battle of Williamsburg
|May 23-24||Skirmishes at Ellison’s Mill, New Bridge and Mechanicsburg|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
The regiment lost 8 men killed and 41 wounded.
|June 27-28||Garnett’s and Goldinfg’s Farms|
Battle of Malvern Hill
|July-October||Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, D.R. Jones’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|August 23||Rappahannock Station|
|August 28||Thoroughfare Gap|
The regiment lost 12 men killed and 116 wounded.
The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John C.L. Mounger.
|October-February||Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|February-April||Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Department of Southern Virginia.
|May-September||Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The 9th Geotgia Infantry was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Mounger, who was killed on July 2nd. Major William M. Jones briefly took command of the regiment until he was wounded, leaving Captain George Hillyer in command. The regiment brought 340 men to the field and lost more than half.
July 2. Reached the field about 4 P. M. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being outflanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.
July 3. The Brigade was sent down Emmitsburg Road and assisted in repulsing and holding in check Union cavalry which sought to flank the division
July 4. Assisted in constructing works to protect the flank.
July 5. About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.
Present about 1800. Losses 671
|July 10||Battle of Funkstown|
|September-November||Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Army of Tennessee.|
The 9th Georgia arrived too late to fight in the Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Siege of Knoxville
Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s-Field’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Department of East Tennessee.
|March 16||Colonel Benjamin Beck resigned. Lieutenant Colonel E.F. Hoge was promoted to colonel.|
|April||Assigned to G.T. Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s-Field’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The regiment lost 105 men.
Battle of North Anna
The regiment lost 63 men killed or wounded from August to December
The regiment surrendered 15 officers and 174 enlisted men under the command of Major J.W. Arnold.