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9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA
Company "F"

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A brief history of the 9th

Capt. Isaac A. Duncan and Capt. James B. Shurp organized Co. "F" at Knoxville, Oct. 17, 1863. We know some members were enrolled in Dandridge on Sept. 12, 1863.

The 9th Calvalry joined the brigade at Crab Orchard, KY, on Aug. 24, 1863, and reported to Major General J. G. Park, commander of the 4th Army Corps. They joined up with Colnel DeCourcy while he was en-route to Cumberland Gap. They arrived there on Sept. 8th and took part in the capture of Cumberland Gap on Sept. 9th.

On Oct. 1st, it was reported that the 9th Calvalry was at Camp Nelson and 800 persons strong, but had no horses or arms. On Nov. 18 it was reported that a detachment of the 9th Calvalry was guarding the Sevierville Rd. about three miles from the bridge. There were no more reports until April 30, 1864.

In April 1864 the 9th Calvalry was found with the 8th & 13th Calvalry and was assigned to guarding railroads in the middle TN area. They were reported at Gallatin from May 31 to Aug. 4th. They then began a 128 mile march Strawberry Plains in East TN where they arrived Aug. 18. Several Companies of the 9th TN took part in a fight at Blue Springs on Aug. 23, 1864, where they ran off the Confederates. On Aug. 31 they were reported at Bull's Gap TN.

For the next several months they took part in fighting in East TN. Sept. 4th at Greenville, where General John Hunt Morgan C.S.A was killed. Sept. 27 near Greenville and Carters Station. Oct. 12 where they took the flag of the regiment C.S.A. Brigadier General J. C. Vaughn. Oct. 21 in the Clinch Valley at Sneedville.

On Nov. 13, it was reported that they held they "held the enemy in check for over an hour, until all ammunition was exhausted. Following this engagement they retreated to Strawberry Plains then to Knoxville where they went into camp at Love's Station on Nov. 16, 1864.

From this time until April 19, 1865 at Boyd's Ferry, it is sketchy were the 9th went. It is known they were split up several times. On April 25th they were assigned to Rogersville Junction where they were used "clear out the country" between the Holsten River and Cumberland Mountains.

On Sept. 11, 1865, the regiment mustered out of service at Knoxville.

Field Officers of 9th Tennessee Calvalry Regiment

Joseph H. Parsons
Lt. Colonels
John B. Brownlow
Pleasant C. Rutherford
Ethelred W. Armstrong
Edward Black
David C. Dossett
James H. Hornsby
Samuel Hunt, Jr.
John C. Wright
Amos E. Duncan

Company "F" Members

Isaac A. Duncan
James B. Shurp
1st Lieutenant
Syrem M. Mort
2nd Lieutenant
Willoughby R. Murphy
Commissary Sergeant
Simon Bird
Quartermaster Sergeant
David Jones
1st Sergeants
Rufas M. Henderson
William L. Hill
3rd Sergeants
Prior L. Stansbery
Micajah R. Alchlev
Jacob Bird
Thomas W. Brimer
James W. Douglas
Christopher Fox
Joseph R. Henderson
James P. Hill
Isaac M. Hinds
Henry Ketner
William Thurman
Jacob Baker
Christopher C. Shreder
2nd Corporal
Campbell M. Wolf
William A. Bird
Vinyard R. Brimer
Peter G. Folan
Julias Justas
William T. Underwood
James A. Webb
Joseph H. Wyatt

John P. Allen Dudley C. Balenger William H. Balenger Pleasant M. Balenger
Henry Birchfield James Bird Mikiel Bird John Brimer
Joseph Brown J.H. Bryant Wesley Bull Joseph Burnett
George B. Campbell Albert Cannon William N. Cates James Chambers
Charles C. Clevenger David P. Cleavenger Nicholas Corrotto James A. Farmer
Berry G. Fielden James T. Foster Samuel Fox Simon Fox
Gaswell T Franklin James A. Gaddas Henry F. Gamm Hiram H. Gilliand
James A. Gorman Perry Hall James Heartly Elijah Hicks
George W. Hill Joseph H. Hill William P. Hitt William H. Hix
Samuel P. Hixon Erwin Holbert Joseph Holbert Robert Huckaby
Willaim Ivy Isham Keeny Benjamin Knight Ezekial M. Lacey
Samuel Lay James T. Layman Andrew Maynerd James G. Mavins
William McGaha Christopher C. Miller William J. Miller Major Mincey
Ramsom Mooneyham James Moore John Moore William Moore
George M. Morgan Henry Mowry Henry C. Moyers John Moyers
William Newman John Norwood Joseph Owens John W. Patterson
James Pine Pleasant Poe Stephen Poe George Pollard
Robert Price John W. Ramsey Jacob Reneau John Reneau
John E. S. Reneau Lewis Reneau William B. Reneau Garland Ridley
Layfayette Roach James Ryan Francis M. Smith Gilbert C. Smith
George Solomon Pleasant W. Solomon Henry Stinnett William R. Stinnett
Joseph D. Thatch John Thomas John H. Thomas John H. Turbyville
James M. Udaily John W. Udaily Peter J. Walker Thomas Walker
John Weeks William Weeks Henry H. Wells Marion B. Wilkins
Francis M. Yann Albert Yarberry Nathaniel M. Young