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9th Cavalry Regiment
Civil War
Stoneman's Cavalry; Westfield Cavalry

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

The regiment lost during its service by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 60 enlisted men; died of wounds received in action, 5 officers, 29 enlisted men; died of disease and other causes, 5 officers, 122 enlisted men; total, 13 officers, 211 enlisted men; aggregate, 224; of whom 16 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Monument at Gettysburg

9th Regiment Cavalry Regimental Flag 9th Regiment Cavalry Regimental Flag

Muster Roll

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Bentley, Wilber Gorton. Address delivered at the dedication of monument of the Ninth New York cavalry regiment, by Col. W. G. Bentley, July 2d, 1883. 15 p.

Buell, Ebenezer. Letters, 1862.
21 pages.
Letters, 1862, from Ebenezer Buell (b. ca. 1828), 9th New York Cavalry, at Bailey’s Crossroads, Warrenton, and Centreville, Virginia, to his wife in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York. Subjects include Union and Confederate troop movements, size, and fortifications, going on scouting patrols, descriptions of the area and its desolation, news of Union victories reaching his camp, and weather conditions. Transcriptions of the letters are included.
Accession 40762. Located at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
Thank you to Ed Worman for pointing out this resource.

Crosby, Henry Baxter. Letter, 4 November 1862.
4 pages.
Letter, 4 November 1862, from Henry Baxter Crosby, Haymarket, Virginia, to his brother, Alonzo Crosby, Poland, New York. Topics include troop movements of the 9th New York Cavalry, Company C, and the march to Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Accession 41034. Located at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
Thank you to Ed Worman for pointing out this resource.

"Under the searchlight," address delivered March 5, 1914, before the Commandery of the State of Illinois Military order of the loyal legion of the United States, by Wilber Gorton Bentley. [Chicago, Libby co., printers, 1914] (1) p.

"A vindictive peace and reconstruction, a peace of vengeance," a letter of protest, read as a paper, January 6, 1921, before the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Military order of the loyal legion of the United States. 8 p.

Bradley, Samuel Henry. Samuel Henry Bradley recollections of army life. Genealogical data. [Olean, 1912] 27 p.

Cheney, Newel. History of the Ninth regiment, New York volunteer cavalry, War of 1861 to 1865. Compiled from letters, diaries, recollections and official records, by Newel Cheney, Poland Center, N.Y. Jamestown, Martin Merz & Son, 1901. 416 p.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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