12th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery (Confederate)
"Organized at Augusta, Georgia, in May, 1862.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
According to users.erols.com/brant/GeorgiaBrigade/organization.html:
The battalion was organized on April 10, 1862 at Augusta, Georgia with volunteers from four companies of the disbanded First Georgia Regiment and a new company from Dekalb County, Georgia. I believe the following to be the original organization:
- Company A - Newnan Artillery or Newnan Guards (Coweta County, Georgia)
- Company B - Oglethorpe Infantry (Augusta, Georgia), later transferred to the 63rd Georgia
- Company C - Clarke Light Infantry (Augusta, Georgia)
- Company D - Washington Rifles (Sandersonville, Georgia and Washington County)
- Company E - DeKalb Riflemen (Stone Mtn. & Dekalb County, Georgia)
- In December 1862, the Battalion was reorganized as infantry as follows:
- Company A - Capt. George M. Hanvey's (later Capt. James W. Anderson's ) Company - Newnan Artillery or Newnan Guards (Coweta County, Georgia)
- Company B - Capt. John W. Rudisell's Company - Rudisell's Artillery (Washington County), formed by the split of old Company D
- Company C - Capt. George W. Johson's Company - Dekalb Rifleman (Stone Mtn & DeKalb County, Georgia)
- Company D - Capt. Samuel H. Crump's (later Taliferro's) Company (Richmond County, Georgia
- Company E - Capt. John J. Newsome's Company, (Washington County) formed by the split of old Company D
- Company F - Capt. George M. Hood's Company (Richmond County, Georgia)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Clark, Walter A. Under the stars and bars, or, memories of four years service with the Oglethorpes, of Augusta, Georgia. (Augusta, Georgia : Chronicle Print. Co., 1900).FHL975.8 M25C
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).