Acton Memorial Library
Acton men who served in 9th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry:
Emmett J. Hammer, Co. F
Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:
Regiment authorized October 3, 1862. Four Companies organized at Zanesville, Ohio, and designated 1st Battalion. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, December 1, 1862, and duty there until April, 1863. Moved to Lexington, Ky., April 23, 1863, thence to Manchester, Ky., and duty there until June 15. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to July, 1863 (1st Battalion), 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1863 (1st Battalion). 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863 (1st Battalion). 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Ohio, to March, 1864 (1st Battalion). Athens, Florence and Decatur, Ala., District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1864 (Regiment). Mounted Brigade, Garrard's Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of North Carolina to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Expedition into East Tennessee June 15-28, 1863. Pine Mountain Gap June 16. Big Creek Gap June 17. Wartzburg June 18. Knoxville June 19-20. Moved to Loudon, Ky., thence to Stanford July 5, and to Danville July 7. Pursuit of Morgan and Scott July 10-26. Moved to Glasgow, Ky., August 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Occupation of Knoxville September 2. Kingsport September 18. Bristol September 19. Zollicoffer September 20-21. Hall's Ford, Watauga River September 22. Carter's Depot and Blountsville September 22. Blue Springs October 10. Rheatown October 11. Blountsville October 14. Bristol October 15. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 6. Kimbrough's Cross Roads January 16. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 27. Duty at Knoxville, Tenn., until March. 2nd Battalion of Regiment organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, November 6, 1863. 3rd Battalion organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, December 16, 1863. Left State under orders for Nashville, Tenn., February 6, 1864, thence moved to Athens, Ala., where 1st Battalion joined. Patrol duty along the Tennessee River at Athens and Florence, Ala., until May. Moved to Decatur, Ala., May 1-5. Repulse of attack on Decatur May 8. Centre Star May 15. Duty at Decatur until July 10. Expedition to Pulaski June 1-12. Operations in District of North Alabama July 24-August 20. Curtis Wells June 24. Pond Springs June 29. Rousseau's Raid to Atlanta & West Point Railroad July 10-22. Ten Island Ford, Coosa River, July 13. Courtland, Ala., July 25. Near Auburn and Chehaw Station July 18. Siege of Atlanta July 25-August 25. McCook's Raid on Atlanta and West Point and Macon & Western Railroad July 27-31 (Detachment). Lovejoy Station July 29. Near Newnan's July 30. Near East Point August 30. Big Shanty September 2. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., to refit. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Bear Creek Station November 16. Walnut Creek and East Macon November 20. Waynesboro November 27-28. Buckhead Creek or Reynolds' Plantation November 28. Rocky Creek Church December 2. Waynesboro December 4. Buck Creek December 7. Cypress Swamp near Sister's Ferry December 7. Ebenezer Creek December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Barnwell, S. C., February 6. Aiken and Blackville February 11. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 23. Raleigh April 13. Morristown April 13. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Concord, N. C., until July 20. Mustered out August 2, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 205.
Hamilton, William Douglas. Recollections of a Cavalryman of the Civil War after Fifty years, 1861-1865. Columbus, Ohio: The F.J. Heer Printing Co.:,1915. http://www.archive.org/details/recollectionsofc00hamit; http://www.archive.org/details/recollectionsofc00hami