9th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry

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9th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry "Brackett's Regiment"
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Active November 30, 1861 to October 31, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Battle of Nashville

The 9th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 9th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Chicago, Illinois on November 30, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

Future governor of Minnesota Samuel Rinnah Van Sant served in the regiment, as did future Nebraska governor Albinus Nance and future Wisconsin legislator Stewart J. Bailey.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

One officer and 45 enlisted men were killed in action or died of their wounds, and 6 officers and 241 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 293 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel Albert G. Brackett - mustered out on October 26, 1864
  • Colonel Joseph W. Harper - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.htm#9th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/cav009-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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