Johnson's 9th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
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Brief History[edit | edit source]
- Formed in January 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus.
- The unit served in W. H. F. Lee's, Chambliss', and Beale's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
- It fought in the Seven Days' Battles and the conflicts at Gainesville, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Dumfries, Rapidan Station, Brandy Station, Upperville, Hanover, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Funkstown, and Culpeper Court House. The 9th went on to fight at Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, and Todd's Tavern.
- Later it skirmished around Richmond and Petersburg, then was active in the Appomattox operations.
- This unit reported 32 casualties at Upperville, lost four percent of the 490 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 22 disabled at Williamsport.
- It surrendered 1 officer and 26 men.
- Field officers: Colonels Richard L. I Beale, John E. Johnson, William H. F. Lee, and Thomas Waller; Lieutenant Colonel Meriwether Lewis; and Major Samuel A. Swann.
Companies[edit | edit source]
- Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond.