Roster of the 9th United States Volunteer Infantry

1898 to 1899

By  Anthony L. Powell, Historian, Consultant,
Curator of the National Exhibition of the Buffalo Soldiers 
 For information  contact Mr. Powell at apowell@earthlink.net or call 408-448-2260 or fax 408-269-1548
 
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 * died  ** African American Officer 
This regiment served from August 24, 1898 until April 25, 1899 in Santiago de Cuba, one of three black volunteer regiments that garrisioned the island. Nine companies of the 9th were recruited from New Orleans, Louisiana, one company from Donaldsonville, Louisiana,  one company from Houston, Texas, and one company from Galveston, Texas.

Regimental Staff Officers:

Colonel Charles J. Crane, Commanding
Lieutenant Colonel David M. Sells
Major Duncan B. Harrison
Major Armind G. Romain

Regimental Adjutant: 1st Lieutenant James Longstreet

Regimental Quartermasters:

1st Lieutenant J. Leon Jones**
1st Lieutenant James T. Ord**

Regimental Surgeons:

Major James Mitchell
1st Lieutenant Allen J. Black
1st Lieutenant W. Edson Apple

Regimental Chaplain: Captain W. Hilary Coston**

Non-Commissioned Staff Officers:

Rgeimental Sergeant Major Poole S. Hall
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant John S. Minor

Hospital Stewards:

Joseph E. Dibble
James M Beverly
Ferdinand Fabre
David F. Robinson
George W. Paterson

Regimental Band:

Chief Musician James W. McNeal
Drum Major Willis Hall
Principal Musician Oscar Duconge
Principal Musician Franqois Castry
Privates, Joseph A. Bryant, Charles Castry, Charles B. Conway, George E. Davis, John B. Delisle, Louis Drayton, Arthur Ellis, Etienne Gaspard, Daniel Irvin, Edward D. Jones, Octave Lecouq, Joseph A. Mayfield, William Moseley, Edgar J. Palao, Dennis Patterson, Samuel Richardson, Emamuel Ridgley, Usan Ridgley, Achilles Senegal, John T. Wilson
 

Company A:

Captains James C. Simpson, C.D. Wood
1st Lieutenant G. H. Nelson**
2nd Lieutenant E. H. Phillips**
1st Sergeant Solomon Fairley Jr
Sergeants, Isidore Le Blanc, Nicholas Jones Jr, John W. Pendleton, James Madison, John Dorsey.
Corporals, Eugene Tate,* Thomas Derrigan, William Richardson, John Anderson, Jesse Bargamer, John McLain, Joseph Broussard, Milton Carter, James Wilson
Musicians, Joseph A. Mayfield, Alfred Domingo
Wagoner, Peter Jones
Artificer, Joseph Pascal

Privates, William Allen, Manuel antoine, George Baker, Frank Baker, Frank Benjamin, Charles Bibbs, Joseph A. Bryant, Robert E. Burthlong, B.F. Clark, Dennis Clements, Albert Daspit, John Davis,* Joseph Dixon, John H. Dunn, George Dupre, Ellis Dyer, Lafayette Gaspard, Ferdinand Grant, John Greer, John Hagan, George Henderson, Will Hodges, Oscar Irwin, William Jackson, Samuel Johnson, S. Jackson, Henry Jones, Joseph Jones, John Jones, Paul L'Esperance, Henry P. Logan, David Macon, Marshall Milenez, Wallace Mitchell, Joseph Montana, Harry Morales, Alphonse Morris, Willis Moody, Adolph M. Murry, Alfred Manuel, Charles Philips, Joseph Putney, Lucien Raggas, Daniel Richardson, John F. Robertson, Samuel Schofield, Joseph Souey, Joseph Stephens, Joseph Telemaque, Robert Terrel, Eugene Vincent, Joseph Volsin, Henry Washington, Samuel Watson, Benjamin White Jr, Spencer White,* Jesse Williams, Louis F. Williams, John G. Williams, Daniel Winbush, Edward Young
 

Company "B":

Captain Sidney Goode
1st Lieutenant William H. Franklin**
2nd Lieutenants J. W. Brown,** J. C. Allen(*)**
1st Sergeant William J. Harris
Sergeants, Andrew Lawrence, Henry C. Thomas, Willis Hall, William Moore Jr, Moses Perkins, George Thompson
Corporals, Thomas Warwick, Peter Evens, Oliver Churchill, Washington Griffin, A. L. J. Thurston, George F. Scott, Clemon Boudreau, George Lewis
Artificer, J. H. Wisham
Wagoners, Charles H. Jackson,* Joseph Robicheau

Privates, Philip Alcorn, Charles Ambras, Joseph August, John Baptest, Baptise Bashaw, Esau Boldin, James Bell, Albert Benjamin, Gus Bolvia, Joseph Buchanan,* Lewis Butler,* Henry Cole, Samuel Carter, Martin Christian,* Joseph Crader, John H. Davis, George Decurie, Albert Dennis, R. L. Edwards, Walter Evans, James Gardener,* Thomas Givham,* William Hacher, James Hall, Frank A. Holmes, Louis harris, William Jackson, Harvey Johnson, George Johnson,* Eugene Jones, John H. Joseph, Alfred H. Joyce, Levy Lewis, William Lewis,* Frederick Long, Isaac H. McGraw, Edward Martin, Charles Maxwell, James A. Miles, William Mitchell, Benjamin Nelson, Eugene Noyra, Willie Papin, Willie B. Petaway, James A. Penn, Edward Peterson, Louis Piper, Oliver Richardson, David Robertson, J. B. Scales, George Spencer, Louis Stovall, George Sullivan, Charles L. Thompson, Matt Thompson, Arthur Veazie,* Peter Vinet, Daniel Wagner, George Washington, John Washington, Reuben Weeks, Tom White, John
Williams, Robert Williams
 

Company "C":

Captain E. J. Sherman
1st Lieutenant J. T. Beckman**
2nd Lieutenant H. O. Franklin**
1st Sergeant Adam Jackson
Sergeants, Oscar Brooks, Octave B. Mora, Mitchell Flowers,* Charles H. Eugene, Arthur Van Vactor, J. Brunchamp,
Corporals, James Buchanan, Thomas Robinson,* Manuel Grace, James A. Mayfield, Joseph H. Newman, Andrew B. Duvernay, Charles Dugay, Louis Hamilton, Ernest Owens
Musicians, Etienne Gaspard, Joseph Lewis
Artificer, J. W. Jackson

Privates, Louis Armstead, Jacob Batom,William Boyd,* Joseph Boyd, Henry Bradford, William M. Brodes, Maximilian Chatard, Willie Chatman, Charles Clark, Matthew C. Clark, Willie Clark,* Eddie Clinch, Quazine Color, Bartholomew Davis,* Sanford Drake, Aaron Dunn, Peter H. Dupas, Adam Edwards, Arthur Ellis, Frank English, Joseph Ernest, Anathole Eulen, Julius Falfair, Joseph Farron, Taylor Francis, Henry R. Gardner, Albert gordon, Alexander Grant, Sheridan Hamilton, John Harris, Hery Harrison, Auguste Hills, Gustave Huber, Morrice Jackson, Placide Jessamine,* Joseph Jenkin, Thomas Johnson, August Jones, Charles Kennedy, Gilbert Love, Harry Mabry, Henry Mack, William Martin, John R. Minor, Albert Monette, Joseph Monie, Alcide Moret, Joseph Morris,* Joseph Narcisse,* Louis Nelson, Noah Patterson, Eugene Profeit, Alexander Roan, Daniel Robinson, William Ross, William Sanders, George Sarofield, William J. Saulsbury, Villere Small, Henry Smith, Henry Thompson
 

Company "D"

Captains, W. A. Dayton (resigned) George Lea Febiger
1st Lieutenant S. P. Brown** Commanding
2nd Lieutenants, Phillip Phillipson**(resigned) Thomas C. Butler**
1st Sergeant Robert Jones
Sergeants, H. P. Lawson, Frank Dorsey, William Laborossiers, John W. Henderson, Henry Alexander, Adolph Robinson*, John Douglass,
Corporals, William Ballard, Henry Johnson, Harney Dolphus, Alfred Latmore, Emile Foy, Edward Manson, Reuben F. Johnson, Edgar Gray,Robert H. Downs Jr, Alexander Pullam
Musicians, Peter Thomas, Albert W. Dowden
Artificer, Charles Peters
Wagoner, Edward Robinson

Privates, Charles Baker, Felix Benjamin, Louis Benoit, Joseph Black, Philip Bouiswail,* Lewis Brown, William Buddymoore, John Carter, William C. Carter, Henry Coleman, John Collier, Charles B. Conway, Amile Crump, George E. Davis, James Davis,* Alphonse DeLisie, Amadie Diggs, Emile Dormer, Lewis Drayton, Julius Fernandez, Louis Foster, Jules Gaudines, William Garrett,* Peter Guichard, George Hope, Thomas Hubert, Frank Hunter, Gus Jackson, Wright Jackson, Willie Johnson, Ernest Labarrosiers, Lucien Lavaux, Octave Lecouq, Robert Lewis, RichardMartin, Abson McKinney, Briscoe McWay, Willie Moore, Joseph D. Morse,Joseph Mosolu,* Elmore Neal, George W. Patterson, Van Peterson, EdwardPierre, Eugene Posey, William Powell,* Emanuel Ridgley, John Simpson,Willie Stamps, Webster St. Smith, Jackson Thomas, Peter Thomas, Paul Vincent,* John Ward, Joseph Washington, John Williams, Arthue Williams,Jacob Williams, Robert Wilson, Landry Willis
 

Company "E":

Captain C .G. Beckham
1st Lieutenant Edward Williams** L. J. Barnet(*)**
2nd Lieutenant Lafayette Tharp**
1st Sergeants John Farrell, John E. Oliver(discharged for disability)
Sergeants, Nelson B. Robinson, Horace O. Whaley, Achilles Jones, Victor Miller, *Henry Johnson,* David P. Lee
Corporals,  Grant S. Bonney Joseph A. Cammack, Eward Williams, William J. Ashford, Warren E. Butler, Frank Odin, Robert Cooper,* Adolphe Gonzalez, Henry Love
Musicians,  Joseph Hill, Solomon Lemon, Ferdinand Bermudy,*
Artificer, Ferdinand Moise,
Wagoner, Sandy Williams

Privates, James R. Banks,* James N. Benjamin, Alfred Berry, BremerCelestan, Thomas Chatman, Robert Cooper,* William Dabnery, Oliver Davis,Elihu S. Dawkins, Emile Fargo, Frederick Ferrand, Horace R. Flood, EdgarFortnonin, Victor Francois, Matthew Gaines, Andrew Gottscnalk,* JosephGreen, William Griffin, George A. Hall, Alfred Henderson, Nathaniel P. Hill, James Jackson, Adolphe James, Henry Johnson, John Johnson, Walter Johnson, Emile Jones,* Lewis Jones, Robert Jones, Robert B. Jones, JohnKennedy, George Lasbostrie, henry Learson, Foster Leday, Sedley E. Lee, DavidLewis, William Long, Jack McAllister, Walter McCormack, Joseph Marmillion, John Marshall, James A. Miller, Henry Mitchell, CharlesMontrell, Alfred Nelson, William Newton, Charles Owens, Austin Patrick,Jules Peters, Usan Ridgley, David F. Robinson, Lee Simms Robert Sparks,*George Stevens,* James Taylor, Silas Terrell, Ferman Vincent, OliverWaterman, Harry Williams
 

  Company "F":

Captains Charles C. D. Gaither, Edward B. Markley*
1st Lieutenants W. H. Robinson,** Charles W. Fillmore,**(resigned) Frank
Patrick,**(resigned)
1st Sergeant William Cornish
Sergeants, Clarence H. Hill, Stephen Burrell, Joseph Marigny, AlbertDessalle, George St Avide
Corporals, William Lee, Joseph Gedridge, Daniel Grooms, Wiley Lawson,Richard Davis, Paul Thomas, Henry Forest, Charles Hilderbrand
Musicians, Noble Linsdey, Charles Lawson, Edward Zaphery
Artificer, Peter Antonie
Wagoner, Stephen Thompson

Privates, Alexander Dennis,* Henry Aston, Albert Bell, CharlesBlanchard, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jackson Bridges, George  Brooks, Paul Brown, Peter Brown, Aaron Butler, John Campbell, Charles Cook, Isaac Craig, Robert Davis, John Fascio, Arthur Ferrand, Eugene forest, Manuel Gaines, Charles Gipson, Thomas Gray
 

Company "G":

Captain
1st Lieutenant William Wilkes**
2nd Lieutenant Wallace D. Seals**
1st Sergeant
Sergeants,
Corporals,
Musicians,
Articifer,
Wagoner.

Privates, Toney Hudson, Albert Isaac, Stonewall Jackson, Thomas T.Johnson, Ned Johnson, Samuel Jones, Zack Jones, Charles Lenons, SolLewis, William Lucas, John McIntyre, Henry Madison, Jesse Manning, FredManning, William Moxie,* James Neal, Charles Ovide, William Robinson,Thomas Rodville, William Rogers, Robert Roundtree, John Sears, EdwardSeymour, Alfred Simms, Brisco Smith, Jesse smith, William Smith, Alexander Smithers, Lewis solomon, Rpbert Stewart, Frank Stores, GrantTaylor, William Thomas, Edward Thomas, Alphomse Todmann, J. C. Tolley, Giston Trevason, Thomas Walker, Frederick Weston, William Williams,Charles Williams, Joseph Williams, Hiram Williams, Alonzo Williams
 

Company "H":

Captain R.M. Nolan
1st Lieutenant H. Herman Blunt
2nd Lieutenant Stephen G. Starr
1st Sergeant George W. Hall
Sergeants, Robert Smith, Antonie L. Baptiste, Napoleon D. Bruce, Daniel Vaughn, Philip Harris
Corporals, Henry H. Williams, Stephen Lewis, Herny Sherfie, Robert Nash, Benjamin F. Blanchard, William Jacob, William Thomas, Leonce Daniels
Musicians, Stering Henderson,* Samuel Mathews
Artificer,William Hillard
Wagoner, Henry Alford

Privates, Joseph Baptiste, George Baptiste, Thomas Baptiste,ThomasBazile, Murray Bernard, Louis P. Blanchard, Allen Breshear, RobertBrent, Robert Briggs, James H. Brown,* Flecther Brown, James Butcher,William Carter, Frederick Chase, Oscar Curry, John L. Curtis, Richard Davis, John Douglass, John S.Duia, George Foster, Louis Gaiton, Lee Garret, Albert Goodrich,* Arthur Griffin,* Joseph Hall, Edgar Hatch, Louis Jacobs, William Jenkins, Willie Jesse, Moses Johnson, RobertJohnson, William Johnson, William Kane, Moses Kernee, William King,Ernest Le Day, Isdore McCann, Edgar McGee, Nathan Mason, Wilson Miles,Noel Parker, Alcie R. Rene, Joseph Robinson, Frank Rock, Ananias Ross,Baptiste Rouchon, William Russell, Henry Shearife, Robert Smith, Noah Spillers, Joseph Taylor, Edward Thomas, William Thomas, Toney Luciana,Raners Train, William Trevaion, Peter Tripagnier, Joseph Ubern, JamesWalker, Henry Washington, Charles Weaver, William Williams, Elijah Wilson, Andrew Winn
 

Company "I":

Captain Claron A. Windus
1st Lieutenants, Louis E. Brown(Discharged for illness)** Adolphe J.
Wakefield**
2nd Lieutenant Poole S. Hall**
1st Sergeant August Pereault
Sergeants, William J. Poe, Sandy A. Weston, Thomas Cohen, Daniel Murray
Corporals, Seth Jefferson, Owen Washington, James Williams, FrankColeman, Henry Jenkins, Charles Coleman, Alexander Jackson, Austin Winfree
Musician, Cornelius Mermillion
Artificer, Walter J. Beuchley
Wagoner, Berdie Miles

Privates, Frank alexander, Cornelius Alexander,* William Barnett,Alexander Birden, Richard Booker, John H. Carpenter, John Ceaser,William Clark,* Walter Collins, Austin Dunbar,* Henderson Dougherty,Henry Easter, Charles L. Franklin, Nurie Gladden, Solomon Gordon, JamesGray, Poole S. Hall, Edward Harris,* Joseph H. Herne, Louis Hurd, HenryT. Jackson, Joseph H. Johnson, Benard Kertwood, Robert S. Kittrell,Wallace Lee, Charles Lewis, James McCabe, Henry Miles, John S. McCarthy, George Mason, Adam Massie, John Mathews, Jack mathews, Nelson L.Montgomery, Daniel Moseley, Harry President, Frank  E. Procter, John M. Pyatt, Forest Reed, Gabriel Richmond, Edward L. Roscoe, Josiah Ross, David Smith, Jesse L. Stanley, Edward Thomas, William Thompson, William Walton, George Washington, Philip A. Washington, Gus Wiggins, Edward Williams, Henry Williams, Joe Williams,* John Wilson,* Charles B. Wilson, Louis Woods, Thomas Young
 

Company "K":

Captain William Lowery
1st Lieutenant Arthur V. Harang**
2nd Lieutenant Jacob C. Smith**
1st Sergeant James Ross
Sergeants, Albert Newman, Joshua Woodson, John Burton
Corporals, Dennis Childres, Henry Cotton, Horace Blackburn, John Brown, Robert White John Banks, Richard Mayse, Sandy Reams
Musicians, James Jackson, Edgar J. Palao
Artificer, Monroe Capeny
Company Clerk, John Smith
Wagoner, C. Wiggins

Privates,Walter Abadie, Moses Allen, William Anderson, Thomas Bailey,George Barnes, Benjamin Benoid, Lucian Berthelemy, Edward Boyd, NoelBradley, henry Brown, William Brown, James Campbell, Richard Chatman,Louis Clark,* Joseph Duggan, Gudtave Dupas, August Edmonds, FrankEdwards, Norman Fields, William Frederick,* William Gamble, RobertGaspard, Jefferson Green, William Harrand, Michel Harris, Samuel Harris,Nefus Honor, Emile Jackson, Thomas James, Lemule Jones, Felix Landry,John Lawson,* Henry Lee, William Lee, Robert Long, Alphonse Marshell,Henry Miller, Timothy Miller, James Morgan, Barney Moseley, Louis Pernell, Peter Preston, Mack Powell, Albert Primrose, Paul Racque,Leonard Rainey, George Randolph, Marion Shelly, George Smith, BeveleySmith, William T. Tate, John R. Thomas, Simon Thomas, Henry Thompson,Louis Thompson, Alphonse Turner, James M. Vance, William West, JonasWiggins, Cyrus Williams Walter Willis, Louis Wilson, Joseph Woods
 

Company "L":

Captain, W. Prague Coleman
1st Lieutenant P. L. Carmouche**
2nd Lieutenants, Robert G. Woods, O. S. Duncan(resigned)**
1st Sergeant, James R. Long
Sergeants, Joseph Ayo,* Eugene C. Watkins, Lewis C. Randolph, Elie A. Grigsby, Walker T. Clanton, John W. Broman
Corporals, Charles Roberson, Frank C. Camille, Placid Perrin, Phillip J. Brown, Nance Grady, Amos Ishman, Daniel White, William Lawson,*
Musicians, Charles G. Perry, A. J. Senegal
Articifer, Arthur Brown
Wagoner, Rudolph La Conta

Privates, Slivon Alger, Alphonse Arcidore,* David Augustine,* JosephBaker, H. Bernard, Edward Bishop, Feda Boone, George Brooks, NelsonBush, Wilson Carter, Abe Davis, Henry Davis, John P. Dean, AlbertDelane,* silas Dozier, Basil Ford, Mack Frances, Joseph Frerette, SonnyH. Granville, Leonce Gregoury, Joseph Haines, James Harris, FrankHarrison, Daniel Jackson, Felix Jackson, Alfred Johnson, Sandy Jones, Edward Jones, Armeda Joseph, Silas Julian, Dennis Longs, William Marvel, Isadore McCane, J. D. McCarty, William Moseby, W. J. Neams, Amile Nore, Joseph Patterson, William Pierce, Nick Porter, John Powell, Wille Primons,* Thomas Rencher, Albert Richardson,* Peter Roberson, Edward Sanders, John Sanders, Scott Simmons, Victor Silvan, George Smith, Rufe Solomon, Jefferson Tillis, Charles Victor, Jerome Villevasso,* Joseph Waren, Henry Washington, John washington, Robert Washington, Andrew Williams, Curtis Williams, George Williams,* Willie Williams, Alexander
Wilson,* Alfred Winn,* Blex Zadore
 

Company "M" :

Captain James H. Aldrich
1st Lieutenant Alexander Richardson
2nd Lieutenant W. A. Pinchback
1st Sergeant Noah H. Johnson
Sergeants, John A. Boutte, Amos Hinkson, Giles Johnson,* Edmond B. Foreman, Edward R. James
Corporals, Richard H. Harvey, Charles S. Boutte, Gustave A. Roman,Alexander F. Tillman, Mack Owens, Scott Obee, Alexis Ledo, Alexander Bates, Charles W. Kingston*
Musicians, Floyd Daniels, John Daniels
Articifer, George W. Holt
Wagoner, Gustave Stellar

Privates, John Alexander, Edward Arnold, Beverly Ashford, John Belony,Walter Boswell,* Israel Coleman, Brinkley Christmas, Amos Darbon, JohnDavis, Joseph Decuri, William Delanaunt,* Narcisse Donot, Joseph Dyre,Henry Ewing, Frank Fieze, Edward Florron, Eras Flood, George ford,Julian M. Ford, Baptiste Francis, William Grant, George Gibson, AquilaGilmore, Abram Gilyard, Leonce Gregorie, James Harriss, Charles Hill,Anthony Hills, Thomas Hilton, Thomas Howard, Charles Hurst, GeorgeJeffrian, Charles Johnson, Menney Johnson, William H. Johnson, Joseph Lepage, Edward Lawson, Chalres,Lede, James Louis, Joseph McGray, Samuel Marcou, Porter Martin, William Marvell, Alexander Murray, ThomasNarcise, James Nethers, Antone Nit, Louis Nit, Edward Nolden, PeterOllford, John Perret, Louis Reed, Henry Rim, Rudolph P. Ross, Arthur Smith,* Jessie smith, Cyrus Smith, Milton Smith, Henry Thomas, JohnThomas,* Luke Thomas, Charles Venable, Walter Verrett, Phillip Watkins,

For more information on the 9th or its officers and men contact Mr. Anthony L. Powell e-mail apowell@earthlink.net or call 408-448-2260 or fax 408-269-1548 or write to him at 1515 Marlene court, San Jose, CA 95118


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