This 1/6 plate tintype comes in a full case that is repaired at the seam. In the rear of the case is an ink inscription
that reads: "Charles Gibson; 9th KY Cav". Then in pencil is an inscription that reads "1862". Gibson enlised on 8/10/1862
at New Market, KY as a Corporal. He mustered into Company "D". He mustered out on 9/11/1863 at Eminence, KY. In less than
3 weeks a regiment of 1,244 officers and men was raised and equipped, and two battalions started to where the enemy was expected
to come into the State of Kentucky.
On August 30, two companies acting as excort to Gen Nelson, only seven days from formation, were in a great battle and behaved
well. Col. John Boyle, with about half of the regiment, was at the battle of Perryville, KY. Later, the reunited regiment was
sent to the Cumberland River, and there were many encounters with Champ Ferguson and others.
The 9th KY had several brushes with John Morgan and aided to drive him out of Kentucky. On May 10, 575 men of the regiment
were attacked at Horsehoe Bottom by all of Morgan's command. Later, they participated in the pursuit of Morgan through
Indiana and Ohio. #3650=$295.00