9th Regiment Arkansas Infantry.
The 9th Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers, was organized at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, about July 20, 1861, with ten companies from southeast Arkansas. The regiment was nicknamed the “Parsons Regiment” because of the fact that over 40 ministers from various Protestant denominations served in the ranks. The regiment served east of the Mississippi River throughout the war, much of the time in Reynolds’ Brigade in the Army of Tennessee, and fought at the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Baker’s Creek, Coffeeville, Jackson, Resaca, Franklin, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, and Bentonville. The 9th Arkansas lost 132 men at Shiloh, and was forced to consolidate two of its companies. By April 1865, the regiment was so depleted from battle losses that the remnants of the 9th Arkansas were consolidated into two companies and attached to the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles. This little remnant of a once 1000-strong regiment surrendered at Jamestown, North Carolina, on May 1, 1865. For further information, we highly recommend James Willis’ outstanding regimental history of the 9th Arkansas and Reynolds’ Brigade, “Arkansas Confederates in the Western Theater”. A fine monument memoralizing the 9th Arkansas Regiment can be seen at the White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery, a few miles east of Pine Bluff.—Edward G. Gerdes and Bryan Howerton, researchers.
Co. A—Jefferson County (The Bradley Guards)
Co. B (old) —Drew County (The Cut-Off Guards)
Co. B (new) —Drew County (The Confederate Grays)
Co. C—Jefferson County (The Henry Hornets)
Co. D—Bradley County
Co. E—Bradley County
Co. F—Drew County (The Dixie Guards)
Co. G—Union County (The Arkansas Travellers)
Co. H—Jefferson County (The Hardee Guards)
Co. I (old)—Jefferson County (The McCulloch Guards)
Co. I (new)—Mississippi County (The Osceola Hornets)
Co. K—Ashley County
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If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to have more information about the Civil War and Pension Records of the men who served in these Companies, contact Jeri Helms Fultz or Bryan Howerton.
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