9th Ohio Infantry Regiment

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The 9th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

(The 1st German Ohio Regiment)

 

Recruiting Advertisement published in the Cincinnati Volksfreund on February 15, 1862


The Ninth Ohio Infantry was composed principally of native Germans from Cincinnati and had the honor of being the first Ohio regiment mustered into Federal service for three years. German Americans often referred to the regiment as die Neuner (“the Niners”). The regiment was especially noted for its successful bayonet charges at the battles of Mill Springs in Kentucky and Chickamauga in Georgia.


 

Col. Robert L. McCook 

Cincinnati Central Turners

Col. Gustav Kaemmerling 

Die Neuner

Maj August Willich 

Library of Congress

Capt. Gustav Richter 

Cincinnati Central Turners

Average Age
Field Officers
35.0
Staff

28.2
Band

25.6
Company A
24.4
Company B
26.3
Company C
26.1
Company D
25.6
Company E
24.6
Company F
27.5
Company G
26.3
Company H
26.6
Company I
27.1
Company K
26.3

 

Birth Place of Officers and Enlisted Men

Germany, 1,014---- Switzerland, 56

United States, 55---- France, 25

Russia, 3---- Holland, 1---- At Sea----1 



Images
Veterans of 9th Ohio Infantry at the 50th Anniversary  Celebration  of Formation of the Regiment (1911). Courtesy of Glenn & Denise Buchman.

9th Ohio Monument on Snodgrass Hill, Chickamauga National Military Park

Courtesy of Harry Smeltzer 

Battle of Mill Springs, Ky.,  January 19, 1861

 

Soldiers' Memorial, Company B, 9th Ohio Infantry.
Courtesy of Jackie Burhans

March, Camp and Fight with Two Germans of the 9th Ohio Infantry.

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