Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi. Infantry Battalion, 9th (Mississippi Sharpshooters)

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The 9th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry (Confederate), also known as the Mississippi Sharpshooters and Chalmers' Sharpshooters, was organized in May 1862 in Alcorn County, Mississippi under the command of Col. James R. Chalmers and served in the Western Theater under Chalmers' Anderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigades. It was later commanded by Cols. James L. Autry, William C. Richards, and Thomas W. White. It was later consolidated with the 7th, 9th, 10th, and 41st Mississippi Infantry Regiments to form the 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry on April 9, 1865. (Howell, Jr., Military History of Mississippi, 17; Rowland, Official and Statistical Register of Mississippi, 593-595)

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