Next event:

Shiloh TN  155 March31-April 2 2017 


2016 AAR's        

 Gettysburg 2013

Check Captains Corner for Notes on Drill and related matters

Fireside reading at Cowtown.


Sgt. Randy Downey

Pvt. Staab and Pvt. Waters before the battle opens.


Just for Fun; comics, drawings and outtakes.



 Sgt. Shively looking exceptional in Federal Blue!  


Priv. Driscoll awaits execution at Humboldt.


Sgt. Bell installs the Ninth's ceiling tile at the Tip On Inn.


The Ninth applies the torches to the town!


Pvt. Shemwell tries to calm the civilians!


Three comrades enjoy the Humboldt event.



















































































































































The Journal of the Ninth Texas Regiment of Infantry: 

Updated January 2, 2017

Coming soon, 2017 schedule

Attention ALL Ninth Texas Members:

9th Texas Planning Meeting - Saturday, July 30, 2016, KNEA building, Topeka KS.

All - here are highlights from the meeting which was attended by:  Col. Amend, First Sgt. Downey, Sgt. Major Sutton, Color Sgt. Bell, Privates Jamie Ralph, Visser, Edwards, Anspach, Staab, Mattia, and your faithful correspondent.

1/2.    Upcoming events and matters:

Pipestone MN - Aug. 12-14 (contact Mr. Visser)

 Pawnee City NE - Sept. 23-25 - local but pound of powder per man as bounty (contact Mr. Visser or Mr. Edwards)

Perryville KY Oct. 7-9 - Max Battalion event - registration is low for the Battalion so all who plan to attend should get registered asap **

** see the link at

Battalion planning meeting - November 6 - location TBD - all are welcome, but not required for the rank and file. But of vital importance is that any events you think we should attend in 2017 should be brought to my attention asap so that we can get them on the calendar.

Prairie Grove ARK - Dec. 2-4 - Max Battalion event

Shiloh TN 155th - March 31-April 2, 2017 - ??

Cowtown Wichita KS - April ??, 2017 - 9th Max and company meeting

1.    We reiterated the obligations of all members - officers, non-coms, and rank and file - participation, communication, and recruiting. All of these spring from the key concept of each man’s need to step up to promote the 9th and the hobby.

2.    We discussed the 9th’s use of communication tools - Facebook (including (9th Texas Members Only), the website, email, and phone. The phone tree will be revived and we will see how that works. Of note, we will institute the “create event” function on Facebook to keep all updated.

3.    As to recruiting, in discussing the prospect of joining with new recruits, it is important to note that a new man needs to be motivated to be a reenactor, must be able to make the events, and must be physically able to endure the rigor of campaign. In addition, it bears stressing that new men are expected to begin to acquire their own gear as time and finances permit.

4.    Perryville KY upcoming was also highlighted. See the link at

The battalion will collapse into a single company with most officers and non-coms to shoulder a musket. Registered attendance for the Battalion is low, so please register asap and let me know of your plans to attend. In addition to the registration fee, there will be a $3 surcharge at the event for water wagons.

Col. Amend advises to have at least 120 cartridges for the event, and will provide updates as those become available. Saturday is said to be a very long time away from camp.

5.    Instituting a reliable method for acquisition and distribution of powder remains problematic. I am sorry that I was unable to solve that problem. Looking forward, Mr. Visser will take charge of a pre-payment system whereby he will take orders and payment from all who desire to purchase, then make a bulk purchase from a vender, then make distribution at events.

6.    9th Dues ($20 per man per year) remain due and owing for the 2016 year. Dues paid at the meeting were Brad, Nathan, Randy, Jamie, and Aaron. Please send me your check asap.

7.    We also discussed several Facebook sites where used CW reenacting gear is available, including Civil War Reenactor Trade Blanket, and Civil War Trader Buy-Sel-Trade. There may be others. Good chance to pick up a deal on needed gear.

8.    Finally, I announced my anticipated retirement from the Captain’s position with that formal date TBD. We have laid appropriate groundwork for an orderly transition.

I am, most loyally,
Your obedient servant,

Brian Cox
Captain, 9th Texas

Farewell, old Friend - Cpl. Mark Gianelloni retires from the 9th Texas

With great sadness, I report that our own Corporal Mark Gianelloni is seeking greener pastures and relocating with his family to South Carolina.
Mark has been a Civil War reenactor for thirty-two (32) years, setting or close to setting a record for the 9th, and has been in our ranks since approximately 1992. Mark was recently promoted to Third Corporal of the 9th and served creditably in that role during recent campaign. Mark was also the owner/operator of Longwood Sutlery, bringing quality goods to the rank and file at the lowest possible price, as many of you can attest. His sons VJ and Atticus also fell in with us and served as good soldiers. And I would be remiss if I failed to mention Mark’s faithful wife Sarah without whose consent and support we would never have had Mark in the ranks.

I remember Mark as a capable reenactor and friend, with a ready laugh or smile. Mark never had a bad word to say about others, was always full of stories about events of long ago and could just as readily discuss current events and politics as he could the history of the War. I was impressed by Mark’s faithful attendance at Sunday Mass even while attending out-of-town events.

Mark promises to stay in touch (and has, as his Facebook posts show), and I hope that we will see him again on some field at some future national event. 

We are worse off without you, and Cpl. Gianelloni - you will be missed!

I am most respectfully, your obedient servant,

Brian Cox
9th Texas




New Pictures can be found on Facebook: 9th Texas Civil War reenacting



Drill notes Vol. III - Things every soldier, officer, non-com, and enlisted man, needs to know or refresh on - commands.

I have taken this from the text of Hardee’s (see, e.g., with some annotations by me given the reality of reenacting practice - these are noted by asterisks (**). I have also deleted those portions of the manual which are not actively used by the 9th or the Battalion   ( In the Captain's Corner)