Primarily based in North Texas, the 9th Texas Infantry Regiment is one of the oldest American Civil War reenacting groups in the South. With more than 40 active members, the 9th Texas forms Company F of the Red River Battalion at many major western theater events. The 9th Texas is honored to portray both Federal and Confederate soldiers depending on the needs of the event or living history opportunity.
Emphasis is placed on properly representing and experiencing life as a soldier in the 1860s. We pay close attention to clothing, lifestyles and military drill.
The 9th Texas Infantry Regiment was mustered into service on December 1, 1861, at Camp Rusk, Lamar County, Texas. The initial organization consisted of men from the counties of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins,Lamar, Red River, and Titus. The first commander was Colonel Sam B. Maxey. The 9th Texas served initially in the Army of the Mississippi, and subsequently in the Army of Tennessee. Participation in major battles included Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Allatoona, Nashville, and Spanish Fort. Having fought for four consecutive years, the unit was paroled on May 11, 1865.