9th Ohio Infantry
1st German Ohio Regt.
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Constitution des Neunten Regiments Ohio Vol. Infanterie, von Cincinnati, Ohio, nebst Historischen Anhang. NA. 24 pgs. Druck von Geo. Beinert. Cincinnati. 1883
- National Tribune. Battle of Mill Springs. By Herman Beyland. June 30, 1892
- Dedication By The Ninth Ohio Association. Address of Capt. George A. Schneider. George A. Schneider. In Dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, September 18-20, 1895. pgs. 349-351. Government Printing Office. Washington. 1896
- Address of Capt. W.C. Margedant. William C. Margedant. In Dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, September 18-20, 1895. pgs. 352-354. Government Printing Office. Washington. 1896
- "Die Neuner" Eine Schildererung der Kreigsjahre des 9ten Regiments Ohio Vol. Infanterie, vom 17. April, 1861 bis 7. June, 1864. Mit einer Einleitung Von Oberst Gustav Tafel. Constantine Grebner. Druck von S. Rosenthal & Co., No. 513 Vine Strasse, Cincinnati 1897
- "The Niners" A Narrative of the active years of service of the 9th Regiment, Ohio Vol. Infantry. From April 17, 1861 to June 7, 1864. With an introduction by Col. Gustav Tafel. Constantine Grebner. Press of S. Rosenthal & Co., No. 513 Vine Street, Cincinnati 1897. The only Ohio regimental history written in the German language.
- National Tribune. Their 'Dutch' Was Up. The 9th Ohio Made a Splendid Charge, but it was not without Orders. By Arthur Dreifus. August 31, 1899
- National Tribune. Mill Spring Battle. By Frank Heinzman. April 11, 1901
- National Tribune. Van der Veer's Brigade. A Splendid Organization of Crack Regiments which was Magnificently Handled on the Field of Chickamauga and Won Decisive Results. J.W. Bishop. June 9-16, 1904
- National Tribune. The Ninth Ohio at Chickamauga. Their Gallant Charge Which Recaptured a Battery. By Albert Dickennan. October 18, 1906
- National Tribune. How Gen. McCook Died. By E. Frank Kaiser. February 16, 1911
- National Tribune. How Gen. McCook Died. By Herman Beyland. February 16, 1911
- National Tribune. A Mascot Soldier - Dog. By Herman Beyland. July 11, 1912
- National Tribune. At Chattanooga. By George F. Fred. May 8, 1913
- National Tribune. At Chickamauga. By Edward Raap. November 20, 1913
- National Tribune. Premonition of Death. By Herman Beyland. December 25, 1913
- The Ninth Ohio Volunteers, a Page from the Civil War Record of the German Turners of Ohio. Carl F. Wittke. 18 pgs. F.J. Heer Print Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1926. Reprint from: The Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly of April 1926
- A Bachelor General. by Charles D. Stewart. Concerns August Willich 9th OVI. pgs. 131-154. Wisconsin Magazine of History. XVII. 1933
- August Willich, Soldier Extraordinary. James Barnett. pgs 60-74. Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin. Volume 20. 1962
- Yanks From The South (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Fritz Haselberger. 323 pgs. Past Glories. Baltimore. Maryland. 1987
- We Were The Ninth. A History of the Ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry April 17, 1861 to June 7, 1864. By Constantine Grebner translated and edited by Fredrick Trautmann. 322 pgs. Kent State University Press. Kent. Ohio. 1987
- Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Call# Mss 505. Manuscript Collection. Cincinnati Museum Center. 1301 Western Avenue. Cincinnati. Ohio. 45203
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Captain Muller's "Eel" Breakfast. Excerpt from "We Were The Ninth" A History of the Ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry by Constantine Grebner. Translated and edited by Frederic Trautmann. Published on the Web by Larry Stevens. 1995
- National Colors of the 9th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- 9th OVI Page. by Ken Scheffler. 2001
- The Dutch Devils: The 9th Ohio (1st German) Volunteer Infantry from 1861 to 1864. Andrew M. Houghtaling. Senior paper. "Dept. of German Studies, University of Cincinnati, 05/11/04, Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Advisor, Dr. Manfred Zimmermann, Second Reader." 49 pgs. Includes bibliographical references pgs 46-49. Call# E525.5 9th .H68 2004. University of Cincinnati. 2004
- 9th OVI Page. by Joseph R. Reinhart. 2009
- A German Hurrah! Civil War Letters of Friedrich Bertsch and Wilhelm Stängel, 9th Ohio Infantry. Translated and edited by Joseph R. Reinhart. 416 pgs. Hardbound. Kent State University Press. Kent. Ohio. 2010
- Gustav Tafel Papers, 1847-1994. Call # Mss 1070. Cincinnati History Library and Archives. 1301 Western Avenue. Cincinnati. Ohio. 45203
- The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War by Gustav Tafel. Translated and edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. 198 pgs. Paperback. Little Miami Publishing. Milford. Ohio. 2010. Second printing 2011.
Colonel Gustave Kammerling
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized in Cincinnati under Col. Robert M. McCook. The members of the regiment were primarily of German descent. The 9th was mustered into three months service April 22nd, 1861 and reorganized into three years service May 28th 1861. It served in West Virginia under McClellan and transferred to the Army of the Potomac, July 27th, and to the Army of the Ohio, in December. The 9th did valuable service in Tennessee, and participated in the battle of Chickamauga, with heavy loss. It took part in the battle of Mission Ridge and was at the battle of Resaca during Sherman's Atlanta campaign. The Regiment's service having expired, it returned to Camp Dennison and was mustered out, June 7th, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium9th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Harrison near Cincinnati, Ohio, April 22, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and duty there till May 27. Reorganized at Camp Dennison for three years May 27 to June 13, 1861, the first three-years Regiment from the State. Three months' men mustered out August 4, 1861.
9th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 27 to June 13, 1861. Ordered to West Virginia June 16. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Army of Occupation, W. Va., to August, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to November, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to May, 1864.
SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July 6-17, 1861. Battle of Rich Mountain July 10. Capture of Beverly July 12. Duty at New Creek till August 27. At New River till November 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 24-December 2, thence to Lebanon, Ky., and duty there till January, 1862. Advance to Camp Hamilton January 1-17. Battle of Mill Springs January 19-20. March to Louisville, Ky., thence moved to Nashville, Tenn, via Ohio and Cumberland Rivers February 10-March 2. March to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 20-April 7. (Presented by ladies of Louisville with a National flag for gallantry at Mill Springs.) Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Ordered to Tuscumbia, Ala., June 22, and duty there till July 27. Moved to Decherd, Tenn., July 27, thence march to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Hood into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., via Bowling Green, Lancaster, Danville and Lebanon October 16-November 7. Duty at South Tunnel opening communications with Nashville November 8 26. Guard fords of the Cumberland till January 14. 1863. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., January 15-March 6. Expedition toward Columbia March 6-14. Moved to Triune and duty there till June. Franklin June 4-5. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27, Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Orchard Knob November 23. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Reconnoissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill April 29. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-25. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Left front May 25. Mustered out at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 7, 1864, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 85 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 60 Enlisted men by disease. Total 153.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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