There were only three unanswered...
3 - During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland.
[Clue - There are big guns, bigger guns, zogging huge guns and then this one]
From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
6 - Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
[Clue - It was definitely here a minute ago, I'll check down the back of that galaxy sized sofa]
The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9 - During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country;
[Clue - You probably want to get some scaffolding on that.]
The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe