What was the 9th Indiana
The Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry was a Regiment composed of men from Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties in Northwest Indiana which fought in the western theater of the American Civil War from 1861-1865.
The Ninth Indiana was formed on April 15, 1861, two days after the firing on Ft. Sumter, S.C. in Valparsio, Indiana as a Three month regiment. Col. Robert H. Milroy of LaPorte in command. After training for 30 days the regiment was sent to West Virginia. Here the Regiment saw its first actions and after 6 months returned to Indiana to reenlist.
In July, 1865 the Ninth was ordered to Texas for garrison duty where it was mustered out on September 28, 1865. During the civil war the Ninth sustained a 45% causality rate due battle losses and disease.
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