9th Texas Inf, Co B

The 9th (also known as the 5th and as Nichols') Regiment Texas Infantry was composed of ten companion, A to K, which had been mustered into the service of the Confederate States for six months on various dates from October 8 to November 9, 1861. The regiment was mustered out of service April 24, 1862, by S. O. No. 520 Hdqrs, Dept of Texas, dated Houston, April 17, 1862. Captain Atchison's Cavalry Company, which was mustered into service November 20, 1861, as of this regiment, was transferred to the 26th Regiment Texas Cavalry by S. O. Hdqrs. Dept of Texas, dated November 22, 1861, and became (1st) Company G of that organization.

Listed among them was Sgt David A. Gates for which the muster cards 5058923, 50586988, 50587057, 50587135 and 50587310 can be found the following information:

  1. Oct 3, 1861: Enrolled Jacksonville (Cherokee County), Texas by J. C. Maples.
  2. Oct 14, 1861: Mustered into service in 3rd Sgt, Capt J. C. Maples' Company, 5th Regiment Texas Volunteers in Galveston, Texas by Lt. Wilson for six months or longer.
  3. Oct 31, 1861: Musters rolls from Oct 14 to Oct 31, 1861. 2nd Sgt, Capt J. C. Maples' Company, 5 Regiment Texas Volunteers, age 31 years.
  4. Nov & Dec, 1861: Muster Rolls for Sgt D. A. Gates, Capt J. C. Maples Company, Nichols' Reg't Texas Volunteers, age 31 years. Pay due from enlistment. Remarks: absent on sick leave.
  5. Jan & Feb 1862: Muster Rolls for 2nd Sgt D. A. Gates, Co. B, Nichols' Regiment Texas Vols. No pay Rec'd. Present, sick.
  6. Mar 11, 1862: Discharge of Sgt D. A. Gates, Co B 5th Texas (Nichols)
  7. Apr 16, 1862: Payment by J. S. McKeen
  8. Apr 24, 1862: Mustered-out Roll for 2nd Sgt D. A. Gates, Capt. J. C. Maples' Company, Nichols' Reg't Texas Infantry, age 31 years. Discharg'd final statement given March 11, 1862.