United States Regiments & Batteries > New York

“Stoneman” Cavalry

The 9th New York Cavalry Regiment lost 6 officers and 84 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 7 officers and 126 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

From the monument on the Gettysburg battlefield:

Total enlistments among which losses occured, 1981.
Losses during service, Killed in action, 63, died of wounds 32, others wounded 270.
Died while prisoners, 16, others captured, 125, battle losses 506.
Killed accidentally, 3; died of disease, 110, aggregate losses, 619.
Battles and skirmishes 141.
Battle flags captured, 5.

September 9 – November 19 Organized at Westfield and Albany, N.Y.
November 26 Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. Companies C, F and K detached for duty with Artillery Reserve. Other Companies on duty as train guard, Army of the Potomac.
March Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
April 5-May 4
Siege of Yorktown
May 4-5 Before WilIiamsburg
May 7 West Point
May 9 Near Slatersville
May 22 Ordered to Washington, D. C. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C.
June Regiment mounter and attched to Cavalry Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia
August 12 Action near Cedar Mountain
August 16-September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 22 Freeman’s Ford
August 23 Fants Ford and Great Run
August 24 Sulphur Springs and Jones Ford
August 25 Deep Creek
August 27 Salem and White Plains
August 29 Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
August 31 Near Centreville
September Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 2 Fairfax Court House
September 29 Berryville
October 1 Aldie
October Attached to 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac
October 13 Snickersville and Middleburg
October 17 Paris and Salem, Thoroughfare Gap
October 18 Haymarket
October 19 Warrenton
November 28-30 Reconnaissance to Snicker’s Ferry and Berryville
November 28 Upperville
November 29 Berryville
November 30 Snicker’s Ferry, Berryville
December 21-23 Reconnaissance to Kelleysville
January Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
January 21 Alcock’s
January 26 Grove Church, near Morrisville
February 2 Rappahannock Fords and Station
February 5 Morrisville
February 9 Summerville
April 15 Freeman’s Ford
April 28 Near Warrenton
April 29-May 8 Stoneman’s Raid
April 29 Kelley’s Ford
April 30 Culpeper
May 1 Rapidan Station
May 20-26 Operations on Northern Neck
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station

The regiment was commanded by Major William B. Martin until he was wounded. Captain Conway W. Ayres then took command.

June 20
Ashby’s Gap
June 21 Upperville and Middleburg
June 22 Philomont
June 24-25 Haymarket and Thoroughfare Gap
June 30 Hunterstown. Pa.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 9th New York by Colonel William Sackett. It brought 395 men to the field, losing two killed, two wounded and seven missing. The regiment claimed that the first shot of the battle was fired by its Corporal Alpheus Hodges, who was in charge of a four man picket post on Chambersburg Pike, but the claim was challenged by the 8th Illinois Cavalry.

July 6
July 7 Downsville
July 8 Boonsboro
July 9 Benevola or Beaver Creek
July 10 Falling Waters
July 10-18 Funkstown
July 14 Falling Waters
July 18 Emmittsburg
July 21-22 Manassas Gap
July 23 Wapping Heights
July 25 Barbee’s Cross Roads
July 29 Rixey’s Ford
July 31-August 1 Kelly’s Ford
August 1-3 Brandy Station
August 22 Stafford Court House
August 30-September 2 Expedition from Leesburg
September 13-17 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
September 13 Culpeper Court House
September 14-15 Rapidan Station
September 21-23 Reconnaissance across the Rapidan
September 22 Jack’s Shop, Madison Court House
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 10 Raccoon and Morton’s Fords
October 11 Stevensburg and near Kelly’s Ford
October 12
Brandy Station
October 15 Broad Run
October 16 Oak Hill
October 17-18 Hunter’s Ford, Rapidan River
October 24 Bealeton Station
October 26 Rappahannock Station
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 8 Muddy Run
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 29 Parker’s Store
December 6 Reconnaissance to Woodville
January 2 The regiment reenlisted.
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan; Barnett’s Ford
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 7-8 Todd’s Tavern
May 8 Spotsylvania
May 9-24 Sheridan’s Raid to James River
May 9-10 North Anna
May 11
Yellow Tavern
May 12
Fortifications of Richmond and Meadow Bridge
May 17 Jones Bridge
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 27 Hanovertown and Crump’s Creek
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
May 28 Haw’s Shop
May 30 Old Church and Mettadequin Creek
May 31-June 1 Bethesda Church
May 31-June 6
Cold Harbor
June 7-24 Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid
June 11-12
Trevillian Station

Colonel William Sackett was killed.

June 12 Newark or Mallory’s Cross Roads
June 21 Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White House or St. Peter’s Church
June 23 Jones Bridge
June 29-July 31 Before Petersburg
July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James
July 28-29
Deep Bottom
August 7-November 28 Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
August 11 Tell Gate, near White Post and Newtown
August 12 Berryville
August 13 Crooked Run
August 14 Near Strasburg
August 16 Cedarville, Guard Hill or Front Royal
August 18 Front Royal
August 19 Kearneysville
August 21-22 Near Charlestown
August 25 Near Kearneysville
August 26 Near Shephardstown
August 28
Leetown and Smithfield
August 29 Smithfield Crossing, Opequan
September 3-4 Berryville
September 6 Port Republic
September 13 Bunker Hill and Opequan
September 15 Sevier’s Ford, Opequan Creek
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 20 Strasburg and Middletown
September 21-22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
September 23 Near Edenburg
September 23-24 Mount Jackson
September 24 New Market
September 26 Brown’s Gap
September 26-27
Port Republic
September 28 New Market
September 29
and October 2
October 8 Columbia Furnace
October 8-9
Tom’s Brook, “Woodstock Races”
October 14 Hupp’s Hill, near Strasburg
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 20 Fisher’s Hill
November 11 Near Kernstown
November 15 Near Winchester
November 22 Rude’s Hill
November 28-December 3 Expedition from Winchester into Fauquier and Loudoun Counties
December 19-28 Expedition to Gordonsville
December 23
Near Gordonsville
February 27-March 25 Sheridan’s Raid from Winchester
March 2
March 3 Charlottesville
March 3-8 Detachment guarded prisoners from Waynesboro to Winchester
March 7 Near Rude’s Hill and Mt. Jackson
March 11 Goochland Court House
March 14 Woodstock
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31
Dinwiddie Court House
April 1
Five Forks
April 2 Scott’s Cross Roads
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 6
Battle of Sailor’s Creek
April 8 Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond station
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23-29 Expedition to Danville
May March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
July 17 Mustered out and honorably discharged from service.