9th Battalion, North Carolina Sharpshooters

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 1st Battalion Sharpshooters [also called 9th Battalion- was organized at Gordonsville, Virginia, in May, 1862, with two companies from the 21st North Carolina Regiment. Its members were from Tadkin and Forsyth counties. During the war it was assigned to General Trimble's, Hoke's, and R.D. Johnston's Brigade. After fighting in Jackson's Valley Campaign as part of the 21st Regiment, the unit participated in many conflicts of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Mine Run . It served in North Carolina during the winter of 1863-1864 and was active in the capture of Plymouth . Returning to Virginia, the battalion fought at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor , was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, then aided in the Appomattox Campaign. It sustained 9 casualties at Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill , 11 on the Rappahannock, 15 at Groveton, and 11 at Chancellorsville . The unit surrendered with 3 officers and 65 men, of which 46 were armed. Officers:
  • Major Rufus W. Wharton
  • Lieut. R. W. Woodruff
  • Assignments:
    Trimble’s Brigade Ewell's Division Dept of Northern Virginia (April - May 1862)
    Trimble’s Brigade Ewell's Division Valley District Dept of Northern Virginia (May - June 1862)
    Trimble-Hoke’s Brigade Ewell-Early's Division 2nd Corps Army of Northern Virginia (June 1862 - January 1864)
    Hoke's Brigade Dept of North Carolina (January - May 1864)
    2nd Military District Dept of North Carolina and Southern Virginia (May - October 1864)
    Johnson's Brigade Pegram's Division Valley District Dept of Northern Virginia (October December 1864)
    Johnson's Brigade Pegram's Division 2nd Corp Army of Northern Virginia (December 1864 April 1865)
    Battles:
    1st Winchester May 25,1862
    Cross Key's June 8,1862
    Seven Day's June 25 - July 1,1862
    Gaines Mill June 27,1862
    Malvern Hill July 1,1862
    Cedar Mt. August 7,1862
    Bull Run Bridge (August 27, 1862)
    2nd Manassas August 28-30,1862
    Harper's Ferry September 12-15,1862
    Antietam September 17,1862
    Fredericksburg December 13,1862
    Chancellorsville May 1-4,1863
    Gettysburg July 1-3,1863
    Jack's Mt July 1863
    Bachelor's Creek Bridge February 1,1864
    Plymouth April 17-20,1864
    Petersburg Siege June 1864 - April 1865
    Hatcher's Run February 5-7,1865
    Fort Stedman March 25,1865
    Appomattox Court House April 9,1865
    Rosters:
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 368 men. Members of this battalion were from Yadkin and Forsyth counties. Bibliography for Research:







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