12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)

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12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)


Brief History

"Completed its organization in June, 1861, at Richmond, Virginia.[1]

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,064 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat  FHL Collection  HATHI TRUST Digital Library;  also on USGenWeb

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Churchwell, L. Harris. Captains at rest. (Macon, Georgia : Indigo Pub. Group, c2008), FHL book 975.8 M2
  • Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Muster roll, Co. K, 12th Georgia Regiment, Infantry : "Marion Guards", ([Anniston, Alabama]: M.B. Hageness, c1995), FHL book 975.8482 M2h
  • McMichael, J. R. (James Robert). Autograph and diary, J.R. McMichael's book : bought July 15, 1864, at Fort Delaware, Del. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL book fiche 6082365
  • Thomas, Henry W. (Henry Walter). History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A. : containing muster rolls of each company of the Fourth, Twelfth, Twenty- First and Forty-Fourth Georgia regiments, with a short sketch of the services of each member, and a complete history of each regiment, by one of its own members, and other matters of interest. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082350 and (Dayton, Ohio : Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1981), FHL book 975.8 M2t   Hathi Trust
  • Willis, Edward. Memorials of Gen. Edward Willis, C.S. Army : commandant of the 12th Georgia Infantry who fell at the head of his regiment in the battle of Mechanicsville, May 31, 1864. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082366

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).