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Reserves, Army of the Potomac

Colonel R Taylor, 9th Louisiana Infantry

Colonel R Taylor, 9th Louisiana Infantry

Ninth Louisiana Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year and the war 7 July, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 21 July, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Manassas

COLONEL R TAYLOR
R Taylor appointed colonel, 9th Louisiana Infantry, on 9 July, 1861, dated 7 July, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 21 October, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL E G RANDOLPH
Captain E G Randolph, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 9th Louisiana Infantry, on 1 July, 1861, dated 7 July, 1861.

MAJOR W J WALKER
Captain W J Walker, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, was appointed major, 9th Louisiana Infantry, on 7 July, 1861.

Company A Moore Fencibles: CAPT. R L CAPERS
The company was accepted in state service at Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, in May 1861 and was ordered to Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 13 June, 1861. The company was mustered in state service at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 25 June, 1861.
Company B Stafford Guards: CAPT. L A STAFFORD
The company was accepted in state service at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by steamer on the Red River to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 4 June, 1861. The company was mustered in state service at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 10 June, 1861.
Company C Bienville Blues: CAPT. B W PEARCE
The company was accepted in state service at Sparta, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, in May 1861 and arrived by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, at 8 AM on 20 June, 1861. The company was mustered in state service at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, the same day.
Company D Bossier Volunteers: CAPT. J J HODGES
The company was accepted in state service at Bossier Parish, Louisiana, in April or May 1861 and was ordered to proceed by steamer to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 13 June, 1861. The company arrived by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, the same day and was mustered in state service on 17 June, 1861. Captain E G Randolph and First Sergeant J J Hodges, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, were appointed lieutenant colonel, 9th Louisiana Infantry, and captain, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, on 1 July, 1861, dated 7 July, 1861.
Company E Milliken's Bend Guards: CAPT. W R PECK
The company was accepted in state service at Milliken's Bend, Madison Parish, Louisiana, in May 1861.
Company F DeSoto Blues: CAPT. H L N WILLIAMS
The company was accepted in state service at Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, in April or May 1861 and was mustered in state service at Camp Walker, Metairie, Metairie Racecourse, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, at 5 PM on 6 May, 1861.
Company G Colyell Guards: CAPT. J S GARDNER
The company was accepted in state service at Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, on 28 February, 1861.
Company H Brush Valley Guards: CAPT. W F GRAY
The company was accepted in state service at Brush Valley, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, in May 1861 and was mustered in state service at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 25 June, 1861. Captain W J Walker and First Lieutenant W F Gray, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, were appointed major, 9th Louisiana Infantry, and captain, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 7 July, 1861.
Company I Washington Rifles: CAPT. H RICHARDSON
The company was accepted in state service at Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana, on 22 May, 1861.
Company K Jackson Greys: CAPT. J R Kavanaugh
The company was accepted in state service at Jackson Parish, Louisiana, in May 1861 and was assigned to the 12th Louisiana Infantry, Company M (2nd), in October 1862.

Sources

"Our old friend and brother 'chip', John S. Gardner, now an M. D., and a resident of Livingston parish, has been elected Catian of the Colyel Guards, a company of about fifty men in the 'free state'."

The Sugar Planter, 23 February, 1861

"Richard Taylor, son of the late President Taylor, has been elected Colonel of the Ninth Regiment of Louisiana; Capt. N. J. Walker, Lieut. Colonel; and Capt. Randolph, Major. Both of these latter gentlemen were Captains in the Mexican war, and Maj. Walker was with Gen. Scott in Florida. A portion of the regiment was to leave New Orleans on Monday last for Virginia."

The Daily Dispatch, 11 July, 1861 - Louisiana Ninth

"At every halt of the wretched engine, said Taylor, the noise of the battle grew more and more intense, as did our impatience. At dusk on July 21 the weary engine wheezed into Manassas Junction. The 9th Louisiana Regiment had missed the Battle of Manassas."

Nine men in grey, by Charles L Dufour

"The men's worst fear was realised - they arrived at Manassas soon after the battle was won."

Lee's tigers: The Louisiana infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia, by Terry L Jones

Destruction and reconstruction: Personal experiences of the late war, by Richard Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army

Richard Taylor: soldier prince of Dixie, Volume 1, by T M Parrish

Brothers In grey: The Civil War letters of the Pierson family, edited by Thomas W Cutrer and T Michael Parrish

A guide to Louisiana Confederate military organizations 1861-1865, by A W Bergerun, Jr.

Notes

The 9th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 7 July, 1861.

Mustered one year & war, Tangipahoa Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, 7 July, 1861: The 9th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, C, D, F, G, H, I, and K, were mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant J G Devereux, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company I, on 7 July, 1861, and Companies B and E for the war on 7 July, 1861.

Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Richmond, Virginia, 11-19, July 1861: The right wing companies of the 9th Louisiana Infantry, under the comamnd of Lieutenant Colonel E G Randolph, were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, at 9 AM on 11 July, 1861, and arrived by the Mississippi Central Railroad at Grand Junction, Fayette and Hardeman Counties, Tennessee, via Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, at 8 AM on 12 July, 1861. The right wing companies arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, via Knoxville, Knox County, and Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, and Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861. The left wing companies of the 9th Louisiana Infantry, under the command of Major W J Walker, arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, on 19 July, 1861, and Colonel R Taylor arrived on 20 July, 1861.

Richmond to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 9th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.227, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded by the Virginia Central Railroad in the morning the same day. The regiment arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, in the evening on the same day.

After the first battle of Manassas the 9th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 9th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General & Colonel I G Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, 6th Louisiana Infantry, 7th Louisiana Infantry, 8th Louisiana Infantry, 9th Louisiana Infantry

Between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 5 August, 1861: The 9th Louisiana Infantry was ordered between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.185, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 30 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Bienville, between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 5 August, 1861.

Between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 August, 1861: The 9th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 272, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861.

Centreville to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 9th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 280, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 9th Louisiana Infantry, under the command of Colonel E Waggaman, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Colonel R Taylor, 9th Louisiana Infantry, 20 May-20 July 1861: R Taylor was appointed as a civilian aide on the staff of Brigadier General B Bragg, Confederates States Army, at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, on 20 May 1861, and arrived on 25 May, 1861. He was appointed colonel, 9th Louisiana Infantry, on 2 July, 1861, and arrived at Richmond, Virginia, on 20 July, 1861.

Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 29 April, 1861: Camp Walker was set up at Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana State Troops, on 29 April, 1861.

Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, 11 May, 1861: The Irish Brigade, Company A, under the command of Captain S L James, was ordered to set up Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 11 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel H Forno, 5th Louisiana Infantry (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Note: Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana State Troops, was assigned to command Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 12 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Tracey, Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 28 May, 1861.

The 9th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General Colonel I G Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.