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The 9th Tennessee Cavalry was also part of Nathan Forrest's command from time to time.
Never heard that they were ever attached to Forrest. As I understand, most if not all of the regiment were on Morgan's Raid north of the Ohio River in July, 1863. Two of my ancestors were captured at the Battle of Buffington Island in Ohio. One of them apparently was one of the men who escaped across the river into W. VA and eventually made their way to Virginia. Perhaps these remnants later lined up with Forrest in Miss. or Tenn. The captured men were sent to Camp Douglas where one of them died and was buried in Chicago, the other being very sick was released after after taking an oath of allegiance to the care of his brother in law who had traveled in a wagon from Nashville to fetch him.
 

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Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Thought I would reply with the new avatar I selected. It ain't a picture of me as I'm neither that young or handsome. I decided to use a picture of Brig. General John Hunt Morgan because I have at least three ancestors that served in his brigade who were members of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry
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Never heard that they were ever attached to Forrest. As I understand, most if not all of the regiment were on Morgan's Raid north of the Ohio River in July, 1863. Two of my ancestors were captured at the Battle of Buffington Island in Ohio. One of them apparently was one of the men who escaped across the river into W. VA and eventually made their way to Virginia. Perhaps these remnants later lined up with Forrest in Miss. or Tenn. The captured men were sent to Camp Douglas where one of them died and was buried in Chicago, the other being very sick was released after after taking an oath of allegiance to the care of his brother in law who had traveled in a wagon from Nashville to fetch him.
Those were them and later they returned to Morgan's command in May, 1864. A number of them also served as Jefferson Davis' escort as he fled South.
 
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Those were them and later they returned to Morgan's command in May, 1864. A number of them also served as Jefferson Davis' escort as he fled South.
Very interesting and thank you for providing the follow-up for me for this particular ancestor. Perhaps he was a man who became a part of the group you are referring to. I learned that some of the soldiers from Morgan's former command joined him in Virginia after his escape from the Ohio prison and he got back into the good graces of the "higher ups" and was made a commander of the forces in southwest Virginia.
 

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Hi and welcome from Missouri. I hope you'll come back often and participate frequently. Don't be shy. See you on the discussion threads!
 
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