The 9th Mississippi Infantry

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Men from the 9th Mississippi Infantry photographed by J.D. Edwards at the Warrington Navy Yard, Pensacola, FL in 1861. (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2013651850/)

From the left the men are said to be: James Pegues, Kinloch Falconer, John Fennel, James Cunningham, Thomas W. Falconer, James Simms, and John T. Smith.

Both the 9th and 10th Mississippi Infantry were sent to Pensacola in April, 1861, where they were organized and mustered into service. They were there until early 1862, when they were then sent back west, joining forces under Gen. A. S. Johnston and seeing action at Shiloh. The 9th and 10th Mississippi would serve in the Army of Tennessee throughout the rest of the war, in what was known as the "High Pressure Brigade."

Here's the link to a history of the 9th Mississippi's service:
http://web.archive.org/web/20111005045116/http://mississippiscv.org/MS_Units/9th_MS_INF.htm
 
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Company B of the 9th Mississippi Infantry photographed by J.D. Edwards at Warrington Navy Yard; Pensacola, FL; in 1861. The soldier on the far left has been identified as James Pequio, the man in the chequerd trousers stirring the flying pan is Kinlock Falconer and the man with the shovel is John Fennel. (Library of Congress)

The original companies of 1861, organized under the State regulations, went to Mobile in the latter part of March, 1861, in response to the call for troops for Pensacola, and with other companies marched to Pensacola in April, and encamped near Fort Barrancas, opposite Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island, held by United States troops. From twenty Mississippi companies, the Ninth and Tenth Regiments were organized, the numbers being given to follow the eight regiments of the State army. The Ninth and Tenth were the first Mississippi regiments in the service of the Confederate States.

The night expedition from Pensacola to Santa Rosa Island October 8-9, 1861, commanded by Gen. Richard H. Anderson, was composed of three battalions. The first, under Colonel Chalmers, included detachments of the Ninth and Tenth Mississippi and First Alabama. Dr. Gholson, of the Ninth, was in the medical staff. After landing on the island, Chalmers and his column advanced along the north beach, and after some sharp skirmishing participated in the burning of the camp of Wilson's Zouaves. The casualties of whole expedition were 18 killed, 39 wounded and 30 captured, mainly in the fighting which attended their re-embarking.

General Bragg, in his reports later, spoke of requesting Colonel Chalmers to reorganize "his admirable regiment." When General Bragg was asked at the close of 1861 to take command in the interior he wrote from Pensacola: "I should desire to take from this army Chalmers' Ninth Mississippi, Adams' Louisiana regulars and Jackson's Fifth Georgia Regiments. These would give me a nucleus upon which to form, would set an example of discipline, and would give me the support of excellent officers who know and trust me and in whom I place unlimited confidence."
http://www.mississippiscv.org/MS_Units/9th_MS_INF.htm
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Howard Falconer

Residence Holly Springs MS; a 24 year-old Newspaper Editor.

Enlisted on 3/27/1861 at Holly Springs, MS as a Private.

On 3/27/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. MS 9th Infantry
He was transferred out on 4/19/1862
(Estimated date of transfer)

On 4/19/1862 he transferred into "F" Co. MS 34th Infantry
He was discharged on 1/15/1864
(Discharged after winning election to MS state
legislature)


He was listed as:
* POW 10/8/1862 Perryville, KY
* Wounded 10/8/1862 Perryville, KY
* Confined 10/20/1862 Fort McHenry, MD (Estimated day)
* Exchanged 1/15/1863 (place not stated) (Estimated day)


Other Information:
born 11/14/1836
died 9/20/1878 in Holly Springs, MS
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, MS

After the War he lived in Holly Springs, MS

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Research by Terry Baker
- Photo courtesy of Terry Baker
- Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com


NOTES:
The following was submitted by: Terry Baker


Pvt Howard Falconer enlisted in 9th Miss Inf 27 Mar 1861
for 1 year. (Co D) Age 25 Residence Holly Springs MS
Occupation Newspaper editor. After year was up, enlisted
in 34th Miss Inf.

Wounded at Perryville KY and left behind.
POW sent to Fort McHenry MD. Exchanged Jan 1863.
Discharged Jan 1864 after winning election to MS state
legislature. Died Sep 1878 in the Yellow Fever Outbreak.
Brother of Kinloch(Kinlock) Falconer (asst adjt Army of
Tenn).

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Kinloch Falconer

Residence Holly Springs MS; a 22 year-old Newspaper Editor.

Enlisted on 3/27/1861 at Holly Springs, MS as a Private.

On 3/27/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. MS 9th Infantry
He was discharged on 4/1/1862
(Estimated date of discharge)

On 4/1/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff CS Adjutant Gen'l Dept
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Estimated date of commission)


Promotions:
* Major 4/1/1862 (Major & Asst Adjutant General (est date))


Other Information:
born 10/28/1838
died 9/23/1878 in Holly Springs, MS
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, MS

After the War he lived in Holly Springs, MS

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Research by Terry Baker
- Photo courtesy of Terry Baker
- Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com


NOTES:
The following was submitted by: Terry Baker


Major Kinloch Falconer age 23 in 1861. Residence
Holly Springs MS Occupation newspaper editor.
Enlisted in 9th Miss Inf 27 Mar 1861 for 1 year.

After year was up he became asst adjt for the Army
of Tenn with the rank of major. Name appears on many
orders he drafted, preserved in the Official Records.

Survived war and died in Holly Springs MS in Sep
1878, a victim of Yellow Fever. Photo c 1875.
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John P. Fennell

Residence was not listed; 24 years old.

Enlisted on 9/1/1861 as a Private.

On 9/1/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. MS 9th Infantry
He was transferred out on 4/9/1865 at Smithfield, NC
(Estimated date of enlistment)

On 4/9/1865 he transferred into "B" Co. MS 9th Cons Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Durham Station, NC


Other Information:
born 10/6/1836
died 9/19/1878
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, MS

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
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Not much on this man :

James J. Pegues

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).




He also had service in:
"B" Co. MS 9th Infantry


Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
 
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I believe Howard is the one with the shovel and their father Thomas is the one seated with the newspaper. Somewhere out there is a copy with the IDs for each man. I think we have one here on a thread.
 
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Photographer J. D. Edwards of New Orleans took this photo of a group of the 9th Mississippi Infantry at Pensacola, Florida, early in the war. From the left the men are James Pegues, Kinloch Falconer, John Fennel, James Cunningham, Thomas W. Falconer, James Simms, and John T. Smith. Kinloch Falconer went on during the war to become Assistant Adjutant General of the Army of Tennessee. Photo from the Library of Congress collections.
http://mississippiconfederates.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/everyday-life-of-the-mississippi-soldier/
 

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Thanks for all the further information; it's interesting to see what later happened to these men.

Here's another image, supposedly of Co. K, 10th Mississippi Infantry, from the article on Champion Hilz' blog linked above. However, there is one guy in there wearing what looks like a battle shirt with a #4 on it....

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Photo of the Port Gibson Riflemen, Company K, 10th Mississippi Infantry, at Pensacola, Florida, in 1861. The image was taken by New Orleans photographer J. D. Edwards. Florida Photographic Collection, Florida State Archives

Edit: here's a better version of this photo, courtesy of Chubacus's blog:
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http://chubachus.blogspot.com/2015/01/confederate-soldiers-of-9th-mississippi.html
 
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The New York State Military Museum also has one of the 10th Mississippi on Dress Parade. Very faint, but you can tell they do have uniforms. I've recently decided that the "casual" appearance of the men of the 9th is due to the heat and humidity. Their fancy dress militia uniforms would have been impractical to wear on a daily basis in camp.
 

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Some other photos by J.D. Edwards of Confederate troops around Pensacola in 1861:

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Confederate infantry in front of Fort McRee.

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Confederate infantry in Fort McRee.

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Confederate soldiers posing on a ramp leading from the sally port into the interior of Fort Barrancas.

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Co. D, "Jeff Davis Rifles" of the 9th Mississippi Infantry, raised in Marshall County, Mississippi.

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Confederate artillerymen manning coastal gun battery in Fort Barrancas.
 
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Found another amazing image by J. D. Edwards of Confederate troops at Penscola. Although what unit they belong to is not specified.

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http://www.getty.edu/art/collection...teries-pensacola-florida-american-about-1861/

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Also from the same site is a higher res version of one of the photos previously posted. Again, the description doesn't say what unit they belong to, but presumably the 9th or 10th Mississippi. After seeing this image in a higher resolution I noticed that a few of the guys standing in the background are holding instruments.... looks like two guys with fiddles, one with a guitar and one with a banjo.

Edit: According to "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Mississippi in the Civil War" this image is of Co. K, Port Gibson Rifles, 10th Mississippi Infantry.

You can zoom in on the image here: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection...mp-american-about-1861/?dz=0.5000,0.3912,0.72
 
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Found another amazing image by J. D. Edwards of Confederate troops at Penscola. Although what unit they belong to is not specified.
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http://www.getty.edu/art/collection...teries-pensacola-florida-american-about-1861/

Also from the same site is a higher res version of one of the photos previously posted. Again, the description doesn't say what unit they belong to, but presumably the 9th or 10th Mississippi. After seeing this image in a higher resolution I noticed that a few of the guys standing in the background are holding instruments: looks like two guys with a fiddle, one with a guitar, and one with a banjo.
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You can zoom in on the image at the site: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection...mp-american-about-1861/?dz=0.5000,0.3912,0.72
In the bottom image, I'm smiling at the feet & legs in the lower left corner.

It appears one of the men may have been taking a nap when the photographer arrived. :smoke:
 

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In the bottom image, I'm smiling at the feet & eggs in the lower left corner.

It appears one of the men may have been taking a nap when the photographer arrived. :smoke:
Yep, a lot of interesting details! I'm still trying to tell what is it the guy's holding over the other's shoulders at left center.... maybe a newspaper, although it looks like some sort of bag.....

Also note the guy holding a bayonet seated at center. Interesting how some are wearing their cartridge boxes; they probably just got back from company drill or dress parade.
 



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