This regiment was formed near Tullahoma, in May 1863 by consolidating Malone's Twelfth and Thomason's Fourteenth battalions. The former had organized in September 1862, and served in the brigades successively of Genl's J. T. Morgan and J. A. Wharton, fighting at Murfreesboro. The regiment served with Wharton's brigade till December 1863, operating in the vicinity of the Army of Tennessee, and taking part, with some loss, in numerous skirmishes. Brigaded with the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifty-first Alabama cavalry, first under Gen. J. T. Morgan, afterwards under Generals Allen and Hagan, the Ninth was in the battle of Shelbyville with much loss, in the severe and bloody champaign in Tennessee with Longstreet's corps, and in many conflicts in front of the main army. During the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, the Ninth was continually at the exposed points, losing severely in a number of instances. With other portions of Wheeler's cavalry, the regiment followed Sherman eastward, and a remnant surrendered in North Carolina.
Colonels -- James C. Malone of Limestone; wounded in Tennessee, and at Noonday Creek.
Lieut. Colonels -- Z. Thomason of DeKalb; captured at Shelbyville.
Majors - Eugene Falconett; transferred. Thomas H. Malone of Limestone; captured at Shelbyville.
Adjutants -- Wm. H. Binford of Madison; died in the service. Jerome E.
Russell of Limestone.
The men and officers of this regiment were from Limestone, DeKalb, Madison, Morgan, Lauderdale Cherokee, and Lawrence. The following were captains of companies: -- T. H. Malone, promoted; Wm. P. Westmoreland, transferred; Wm. H. Hammock; Robert W. Figg, wounded at Dover, retired; George Mason, wounded at Atlanta; Robert B. Davenport, resigned; James M. Stevenson, killed at Dover; Marcus J. Williams; W. L. Browm, resigned; S. S. Clayton, captured at Shelbyville; S. P. Dobbs, wounded at Shelbyville and in Georgia; Thomas J. McDonald, resigned; John H. Lester, wounded and captured at Dandridge; T. W. Harper; James M. Robinson, wounded and captured; Robert A. McClelland; Wm. E. Wayland, killed at Rome; A. D. Blansitt; James E. Nance, killed in South Carolina; John B. Floyd, wounded at Noonday Creek; Wm. E. Thompson, wounded in Tennessee and at Calhoun; John Green, absent without leave; John White, superceded.