The Great Rebellion ~ The American Civil War
Accounts of Action and Rosters of the Men From
Wabasha County, Minnesota

NINTH REGIMENT


The 9th Minn. Regt. Was organized in August, 1862, and was stationed at frontier posts until September, 1863, when it was ordered to St. Louis, Missouri. From there it was ordered to Jefferson City, Missouri, and thence distributed among several posts in the interior of that state; ordered to St. Louis again in May, 1864, and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. This fine regiment engaged in the Guntown expedition in June, 1864, and was assigned to the 16th Army Corps, same month. Was at Tupelo in July, 1863, at Tallahatchie in Sugust, and in the Oxford expedition the same month. This regiment participated in the celebrated march in pursuit of Price, from Brownsville, Arkansas, to Cape Girardeau, and thence by boat to Jefferson City; from there marched to the Kansas line, and from that again to St. Louis. This regiment participated also in the battles of Nashville, Tennessee, December 15 and 16, 1864, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, in April, 1865, and was discharged at Fort Snelling, August, 1865.

The following is a list of volunteers to this regiment from Wabasha county:

Ninth Regiment Volunteer Infantry


List compiled by Jerry Anderson

Parentheses are around alternate spellings and initials found in the book.

Name Rank Co. Town Remarks
John Kern Private A Highland dsch 8/19/65
Adial Wilcox Private A Plainview Killed 12/16/64 Battle of Nashville
Alex Conklin Private C Zumbro died 10/9/64 at Milan Prison GA
James Madison Private C Zumbro dsch 5/26/65
Wm McCaskell Private C Lake City captured Brices Crossroads dsch with regiment
Robert Starmer Private C Zumbro dsch 8/24/65
Franklin Wilson Private C Plainview capt Brices Crossroads died 8/13/1864 at Andersonville prison
Silas Wench Private D Wabasha dsch 8/24/65
Frank Miller Private E Lake City dsch 8/24/65
George Brockett Corporal F Zumbro dsch dsbl 9/26/64
Samuel Horton Corporal F Zumbro dsch 6/12/65 for wnds rcvd at Nashville
Richard Johnson Corporal F Zumbro dsch dsbl 12/6/1863
John Simmons Corporal F Zumbro dsch dsbl 2/1/1865
John Burns Corporal F Pepin dsch in hospital 8/18/1865
Jacob Dieter Private F Zumbro died 11/18/1864 at Salisbury SC prison
George DeWitt Private F Zumbro dsch dsbl 5/18/1865
John Fitch Private F Zumbro dsch with regiment
Thomas Horton Private F Zumbro died 2/3/1865 at Eastport Miss
John Huston Private F Zumbro killed 12/16/64 at Nashville
Harrison Ingalls Private F Zumbro dsch dsbl 5/12/1863
Daniel McArthur Private F Zumbro promo corp reduced to ranks dsch with regiment
Robert J Smith Private F Zumbro promo 1st Sgt dsch dsbl 2/14/1863
Philander Stevens Private F Zumbro dsch with regiment
John Towle Private F Zumbro died 5/13/1863 at Ft Ridgely MN
Oliver Whipple Private F Elgin died 9/16/1864 at Andersonville Prison
David W Wellman Captain K Wabasha dsch 8/5/65
Jules Capon 1st Lt K Wabasha wnd at battle of Guntown and at Nashville dsch with Regiment
Frank Lohr Sergeant K Wabasha reduced to ranks then promo to corp sgt
Ettienne (Etna) Benjamin Corporal K Wabasha trans to invalid corp 6/20/65
Francis Trudel Wagoner K Wabasha dsch dsbl 7/2/63
George Abbott Private K Watopa died 1/3/65 at Nashville TN of wnds recvd in battle
Jacob Baden Private K Pepin wnd capt 6/10/64 died 7/4/64 Guntown MS
Joseph Baker Private K Wabasha dsch dsbl 5/27/64
Octave Baker (Octabo Barker) Private K Wabasha promo corp capt 6/10/64 survived Andersonville
Alois Burzel (Burzell) Private K Wabasha capt 6/10/64 died 10/31/64 in prison at Savannah GA
John Bauman Private K Wabasha promo Wagoner dsch 8/24/1865
Joseph Conture Private K W Albany dsch 8/24/1865 at Ft Snelling
Pierre Demars Private K Wabasha deserted 5/27/64 at St Louis MO
Paul Felix Private K Wabasha trans to invalid corp 6/20/1965
James Fitzgerald Private K Wabasha dsch dsbl 4/10/64
Jacob Geim (Germ) Private K Wabasha dsch with regiment
John Gilbert Private K Wabasha dsch with regiment
John T Ginther Private K Wabasha dsch 8/24/65
John Guhrt Private K Pepin dsch with regiment
Frederick Heilmann Private K Highland wnd 12/15/64 Nashville dsch absent from rgt
Chas H Higby Private K Wabasha dsch 8/24/65
Karl Kircher Private K Wabasha wnd Nashville 12/16/64 dsch with regiment
Frank Koelmel Private K Wabasha dsch with regiment
Fred LaChappell (Frederick la Chapelle) Private K Wabasha dsch with regiment
Michell Larivier Private K Greenfield dsch dsbl 3/14/63
Gerhart Lehnert Private K Glasgow dsch with regiment
Herman Lessing Private K Wabasha dsch dsbl 2/20/63
Hans Luthey Private K Glasgow dsch with regiment
Dominic Momper Private K Glasgow died 6/10/64 of sun stroke on the battle field at Guntown
Alexander Morto Private K Pepin killed 7/14/64 at the battle of Tupelo
Thomas Morton Private K Minnieska dsch 8/24/1865
Bartholomaus (Bartholomew) Olinger Private K Wabasha died 7/29/64 of wnds rcvd at Tupelo in Memphis TN
Chas Pratchett Private K Wabasha capt 6/10/64 died 8/5/64 at Andersonville GA
Pierre Rodier Private K Wabasha capt 6/10/64 survived Andersonville dsch with regiment
Charles Slidell Private K Glasgow dsch with regiment
Alois Spitzniesser Private K Wabasha capt 6/10/64 survived Andersonville dsch 8/18/65 absent from regiment
Johnson Stout Private K Lake City dsch 5/22/65
Jacob Thielen Private K Wabasha capt 6/10/64 died 9/12/64 at Andersonville prison

The following names appear in the book but not on Jerry's list:


The following information is provided by Kevin Frye. It can be found on his website "Andersonville Civil War Prison" and is taken from these records:

"List of Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville" by Dorence Atwater, 1865 and
"Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-65" Board of Commissioners, Volume I; State of Minnesota, 1891.

Pratchett, Charles (aka C. Packett), Private, Company K, Regiment 9, Minnesota Infantry, captured at Guntown, MS on 6/10/1864, died Aug. 5, 1864 at Andersonville of diarrhea, no more information available, Code No. 14813, Grave No. 4813.

Thielen, Jacob, Private, Company K, Regiment 9, Minnesota Infantry, captured at Guntown, MS on 6/10/1864, died Sept. 17, 1864 (or Sept. 12, 1864) at Andersonville of diarrhea, no more information available, Code No. 14813, Grave No. 4813.

Wilson, Franklin C., Private, Company C, Regiment 9, Minnesota Infantry, captured at Guntown, MS on 6/10/1864, died Aug 14, 1864 at Andersonville of diarrhea, no more information available, Code No. 15637, Grave No. 5637.

Whipple, Oliver C., Private, Company F, Regiment 9, Minnesota Infantry, captured at Guntown, MS on 6/10/1864, died Sept. 11, 1864 at Andersonville of diarrhea, no more information available, Code No. 18416, Grave No. 8416.

Letter From A Reader, Jim Benson

Are the 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry and the White Earth 9th Regiment, Company G of The Ninth Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry the same divisions?

Organized at Camp Release, Hutchinson, St. Peter, Fort Snelling, Glencoe and Fort Ridgly August 15 to October 31, 1862.

Company "A" participated in Campaign against Sioux Indians in Minnesota August 20-November 14, 1862. They joined the 6th Minnesota August 25. and marched to the relief of Fort Ridgly August 25-28. They saw action at Birch Coolie September 2-3, Wood Lake September 23 and Camp Release September 26. Mustered in at Camp Release October 2, 1862. At Fort Ridgly until April, 1863.

Company "B" participated in Campaign against Sioux Indians in Minnesota August and September, 1862. March to Glencoe. Action at Glencoe September 3. Defence of Hutchinson September 3-4. Duty at Hutchinson till April, 1863. Moved to Hanska Lake and duty there till September, 1863.

Company "C" participated in Sibley's Campaign against Sioux Indians in Minnesota August to November, 1862. March to New Ulm, then joined Sibley and attached to 7th Minnesota Infantry. Battle of Wood Lake September 23. At Camp Release September 26. Mustered in October 5, 1862. At Fort Ridgly till April, 1863, then on garrison duty at frontier posts till September, 1863.

Company "D" moved to St. Peter and duty there till April, 1863. Mustered in September 23, 1862. Present as guard at hanging of Indians at Mankato December 26, 1862. Frontier duty at Judson, Fairmount and Chanyaska Lake till September, 1863.

Company "E" organized at Mankato and duty there; at Lake Crystal, Judson, till April, 1863. Present as guard at hanging of Indians at Mankato December 26, 1862. Mustered in November 14, 1862. Frontier post service at Hutchinson, Forest City, Long Lake and Pipe Lake till September, 1863.

Company "F" organized at Fort Snelling. Moved to Glencoe and duty there till December 1862. Mustered in September 24, 1862. At Fort Ridgly till September, 1863.

Company "G" organized at St. Cloud. Moved to Fort Abercrombie September 3 1862, and duty there till September, 1863. Action at Fort Abercrombie September 26, 1862. Mustered in October 30, 1862.

Company "H" organized in Carver County. Moved to Glencoe, thence to relief of Hutchinson. Action at Hutchinson September 4. At Glencoe till April, 1863. Guard at hanging of Indians at Mankato December 26, 1862. At Fort Abercrombie till October, 1863.

Company "I" participated in Indian Campaign of 1862. Moved to Glencoe, thence to St. Peter and to Fort Ridgly, and duty there till April 1863. Mustered in October 12, 1862. At Camp Pope April to June, 1863; at Fort Ridgly till July, and at St. Paul till September, 1863.

Company "K" organized at Fort Snelling August, 1862. Duty there till November oners at South Bend till February 27, 1863. Moved to New Ulm and Madelia and duty there till September, 1863. Sibley's Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June 16-September 12. 1863 (Cos. "A" and "H"). Actions at Big Mound July 24. Dead Buffalo Lake July 26. Stony Lake July 28. Missouri River July 29-30. Regiment concentrated September, 1863, and furloughed September 23 to October 3. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., October 8-12, 1863. Attached to Dept. of the Missouri to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. Moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Jefferson City, Mo., October 13, 1863. Assigned duty guarding railroad from Kansas Line to near St. Louis till May, 1864. Stationed at Rolla, Jefferson City, LaMine Bridge, Warrensburg, Independence, Knob Noster, Kansas City, Waynesvllle, Franklin, etc. Headquarters at Jefferson City till April 14, 1864, and at Rolla till May 18.

Companies "G" and "H" reached St Louis November, 1863, and duty there till May. 1864. Regiment concentrated at St. Louis, Mo., May 15 to 26, and moved to Memphis, Tenn., May 29-31. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Ripley June 7. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Davis Mills June 12. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Near Tupelo July 14- 15. Smith's Raid to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville August 23. Mower's Expedition to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 3-9. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 15. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 24-30. Battle of Nashville , Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence to Eastport, Miss., December 29-January 4, 1865, and duty there till February 6, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its Defences March 17-April 12. Skirmish, Deer Park Road, March 25. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty at Montgomery and Selma till July. Moved to St. Paul July 26-August 11. Mustered out August 24, 1865.

Regiment lost during service: 6 Officers and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 224 Enlisted men by disease. Total 274.

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865 For Minnesota this was also the exact same time frame for the outbreak of the 1862 Dakota upraising, and a short rebellion in the northern part of the state by the Ojibway. A considerable number of Native Americans volunteered into service, including a chapter on the White Earth 9th Regiment, Company G which was placed into service against the Dakota after a brief training stint at Fort Snelling. The Company went on to several battles in the South on behalf of the Union and were recognized for their courage and valor in combat.

NARRATIVE OF THE NINTH REGIMENT
by Hon. C.F. MacDonald.

The Ninth Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was enlisted in the month of August, 1862, under the president's call of July 2 of that year for 300,000 men. While the several company were being recruited and transported to the rendezvous at Fort Snelling, the Souix Indian outbreak occurred, and the volunteers were immediately armed and sent to the frontier to protect the settlers. Company G was recruited at St. Cloud, by Lieut. Theo. H. Barrett, from Aug. 16 to 22, 1862.