12th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee Military Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png12th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Brief History

This regiment was mustered in at Jackson, Tennessee on 28th day of May, 1861.   Surrendered on the 26th of April, 1865 at Greensboro.

The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [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.

  • Company A - Captain Tyree H. Bell - The Newbern Blues - Men from Dyer County.
  • Company B - Captain W. M. Walker, W.A. Reese - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company C - Captain Josiah N. Wyatt, E.T.Mathis - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company D - Captain John Hill, R.E. Rodgers - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company E - Captain Drew A. Outlaw, J.E. Morris - Men from Kentucky.
  • Company F - Captain Joseph A. Knox, G.W. Locke - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company G - Captain Robert P. Caldwell, L.D. Walker, C.N. Wade - Men form Gibson County.
  • Company H - Captain Robert Milton Russell, B.H. Sandeford, W.W. McDowell, J.H. Clark - The Gibson Stars - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company I - Captain E.H. Williams, Arch Jordan - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company K - Captain Abram W. Canon - Men from Gibson County.


 Company E ( Captain Charles N. Wade) - many men from Gibson County

Company E (2) Captain John H. Williams) - many men from Gibson County

Company F (Captain Joseph A. Knox) - many men from Rutherford County

Company G (Captain R. P. Caldwell) - many men from Gibson County

Company H ( Gibson Stars) Captain R. M. Russell - many men from Gibson County

Company K (Captain A. B. Cannon) - many men from Gibson County

Company I (Captain Edward Williams) - many men fromGibson County

  The information above is from The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, vol. 12.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,346 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee 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.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, 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.
  • Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.  A brief history and memorial rolls of the 12th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 306.

References

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