The Ninth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (9th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States on October 26, 1861. They left the state on January 22, 1862, proceeding to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In March, the Ninth joined with other portions of the Army in Kansas and had duty in Kansas until May 27. Following that, they participated in various movements on the Frontier until September 30. At that time, the Ninth engaged in the battle at Newtonia. On the November 27, the Division including the Ninth, advanced into Arkansas. Thus, they were part of the Union force present at the battle of Prairie Grove on December 7, 1862, although, not actively engaged.
During 1863 and 1864, the Ninth participated in numerous expeditions in Arkansas. From March 23 to May 3, they participated in the Camden Expedition. Then, under General Steele, they took part in the battle of Jenkins Ferry on April 30, 1864.
Afterwards, a large number of minor engagements occupied their time. Mainly, they stayed around Arkansas and Missouri. Their engagements included skirmishes, guarding railways, frequent, long, and difficult marches, and expeditions in various directions. On January 30, 1866, The Ninth mustered out. Later, in Madison, Wisconsin, they disbanded on February 14, 1866.
The Ninth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment lost 77 enlisted men to mortal wounds and another 114 men to disease.
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The histories above, unless otherwise noted, are adopted from Charles E. Estabrook, ed., Records and Sketches of Military Organizations, (Madison, 1914).