The 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry was Organized at Camp Release, Hutchinson, St. Peter, Fort Snelling, Glencoe and Fort Ridgly on August 15 to October 31, 1862. The 9th was mustered out on August 24, 1865 at St. Paul, Minnesota.
The 9th Minnesota Infantry suffered 6 officers and 41 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 3 officers and 224 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 274 fatalities.
Colonel Alexander Wilkin - August 24, 1862, to July 14, 1864.
Colonel Josiah F. Marsh - July 27, 1864, to August 19, 1865.
Company "A" participated in Campaign against Sioux Indians in Minnesota August 20-November 14, 1862, Joined 6th Minnesota August 25, and march to relief of Fort Ridgly August 25-28. Action at Birch Coolie September 2-3. Wood Lake September 23. At 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. Defense of Hutchinson September 3-4. Duty at Hutchinson until April, 1863. Moved to Hanska Lake and duty there until September, 1863. Company "C" participated in Sibley's Campaign against Sioux Indians in Minnesota August to November, 1862. March to New Ulm, then join 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 until April, 1863, then on garrison duty at frontier posts until September, 1863. Company "D" moved to St. Peter and duty there until 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 until September, 1863. Company "E" organized at Mankato and duty there; at Lake Crystal, Judson, until 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 until September, 1863. Company "F" organized at Fort Snelling. Moved to Glencoe and duty there until December, 1862. Mustered in September 24, 1862. At Fort Ridgly until September, 1863. Company "G" organized at St. Cloud. Moved to Fort Abercrombie September 3, 1862, and duty there until 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 until April, 1863. Guard at hanging of Indians at Mankato December 26, 1862. At Fort Abercrombie until October, 1863. Company "I" participated in Indian Campaign of 1862. Moved to Glencoe, thence to St. Peter and to Fort Ridgly, and duty there until April, 1863. Mustered in October 12, 1862. At Camp Pope April to June, 1863; at Fort Ridgly until July, and at St. Paul until September, 1863. Company "K" organized at Fort Snelling August, 1862. Duty there until November at South Bend until February 27, 1863. Moved to New Ulm and Madelia and duty there until 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.
The 9th Minnesota Infantry Regiment was organized into service at Camp Release, Hutchinson, Glencoe, Fort Ridgely, Fort Snelling and St. Peter, Minnesota, between August 15 and October 31, 1862. The Company's were individually mustered into Federal service at Camp Release in October.
A Co. Joined the 6th Minnesota on August 25 to relieve besieged Fort Ridgely. A Co. saw action against the Sioux at the Battle of Birch Coulee and the Battle of Wood Lake. They mustered into Federal service on October 2. They saw action again at the Big Mound, Buffalo Lake and the Battle of Stony Lake.
B Co. saw action at Glencoe on 3 September and defended Hutchinson 3-4 September 1862.
C Co. joined Sibley's forces at New Ulm and saw action at Wood Lake. Mustered into Federal service on 5 October.
D, E, and H Company's were the Guard at the hangings of the 38 Sioux in Mankato.
F Co. was organized at Fort Snelling and posted to Fort Ridgely for a year. Was mustered in Federal service in September of 1862.
G Co. was organized at St. Cloud and posted north at Fort Abercrombie for a year.
I Co. was at Glencoe, St. Peter, and Fort Ridgely until 1863. Mustered in Federal service on 12 October.
K Co. was organized at Fort Snelling and posted to South Bend outside Mankato and then to New Ulm and Madelia.
In September of 1863 the Regiment was reorganized as a unit and sent south to St. Louis Missouri where it was posted to the Department of Missouri. May, 1864 the 9th Minnesota was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1864. At that time they were made part of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland. From February, unitil August 1865. the Regiment was part of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi.
In August the 9th was sent back to St. Paul for discharge.
The composite rosters of this unit contains the names of 1661 men.
Company A - Hennepin County
Company B - Hennepin County, Carver County, and Wright County
Company C - Mower County
Company D - Nicollet County, Faribault County and Blue Earth County
Company E - Blue Earth County
Company F - Olmsted County .
Company G - Stearns County and Crow Wing County
Company H - Carver County
Company I - Scott County
Company K - Winona County and Wabasha County
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