Reserves, Army of the Potomac
Colonel R Taylor, commanding the 9th Louisiana Infantry
Ninth Louisiana Infantry
Mustered in Confederate service on 6 July, 1861, and arrived at Manassas Junction in the evening on 22 July, 1861. Not present at the first battle of Manassas
COLONEL R TAYLOR
LIEUTENANT COLONEL E G RANDOLPH
MAJOR W J WALKER
- Company A Moore Fencibles: CAPT. R L CAPERS
- Company B Stafford Guards: CAPT. L A STAFFORD
- Company C Bienville Blues: CAPT. W B PEARCE
- Company D Bossier Volunteers: CAPT. J J HODGES
The company proceeded to Camp Moore, near Tangipahoa Station, Louisiana, via New Orleans, by steamer on 13 June, 1861,
- Company E Milliken Bend Guards: CAPT. W R PECK
- Company F DeSoto Blues: CAPT. H L N WILLIAMS
- Company G Colyell Guards: CAPT. J S GARDNER
- Company H Brush Valley Guards: CAPT. W F GRAY
- Company I Washington Rifles: CAPT. H RICHARDSON
- Company K Jackson Greys: CAPT. R Kavanaugh
The company was assigned to the 12th Louisiana Infantry, Company M (2nd), in October 1862.
The Bossier Boys, under the command of Captain L Butler, arrived at Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, near New Orleans, Louisiana, on board the steamer Grand Duke on 12 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service but, owing to a disagreement between Governor T O Moore and the Confederate Secretary of War as to the term of service, the company, together with many other companies, was disbanded at Camp Moore, near Tangipahoa Station, Louisiana.
"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
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.
The 9th Louisiana Infantry was organised at Camp Moore, near Tangipahoa Station, Louisiana, and was mustered in Confederate service on 6 July, 1861. The right wing companies were ordered to Richmond, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel E G Randolph at 9 AM on 11 July, 1861, and arrived at Grand Junction, Tennessee, at 8 AM on 12 July, 1861. The right wing companies arrived at Richmond, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and the left wing companies on 19 July, 1861. The 9th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to proceed to Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, on 20 July, 1861, and arrived in the evening on 22 July, 1861, was not present at first battle of Manassas. The 9th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Camp Bienville, near Centreville, Virginia, in August 1861.
On 25 July, 1861, the Army of the Potomac was reorganised and the 9th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the temporary command of Colonel I G Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry.
Orders of Battle
The above painting, 'The Fourth Alabama', is by Don Troiani, modern America's finest historial artist.