12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry



    The Kentucky 12th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Caseyville and Owensboro, Ky., November 17, 1862.

    The regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 233.



    Attached to District of West Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Independent Cavalry Brigade, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Dept. Ohio, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, May, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Detached Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. Dismounted Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, September, 1864. District of Louisville, Ky., to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District East Tennessee, to July, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District East Tennessee, to August, 1865.7


    SERVICE.-Action at Owensboro, Ky., September 18, 1862. Sutherland Farm September 19. Action at Calhoun, Ky., November 25, 1862. Operations against Morgan's Raid into Kentucky December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Bear Wallow, Ky., December 23, 1862. Near Glasgow December 24. Bear Wallow and near Munfordsville December 25. Bacon Creek near Munfordsville December 26. Johnson's Ferry, Hamilton's Ford, Rolling Fork, December 29. Boston, Ky., December 29. Duty in District of Western Kentucky till April, 1863. Creelsborough April 19. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky April 26-May 12. Narrows, Horse Shoe Bottom, April 28-29. Horse Shoe Bend, Greasy Creek, May 10. Pursuit of Morgan through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio July 2-26. Marrowbone July 2. Buffington's Island , Ohio, July 19. Surrender of Morgan near Cheshire, Ohio, July 20. New Lisbon, Ohio, July 26. Ordered to Glasgow, Ky., August 4. Burnside's march into East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Carter's Station September 20-21. Jonesboro September 21. Watauga River Bridge September 21-22. Philadelphia October 20. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Little River November 14-15. Stock Creek November 15. Near Knoxville November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Clinch Mountain December 6. Rutledge December 7. Bean's Station December 9-17. Rutledge December 16. Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Bean's Station and Rutledge December 18. Bend of Chucky Road near Dandridge January 16-17. About Dandridge January 16-17. Dandridge January 17. About Dandridge January 26-28. Flat Creek and Muddy Creek January 26. Fair Garden January 27. Dandridge January 28. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., February 3-12. At Mt. Sterling till April. March from Nicholsville, Ky., to Dalton, Ga., April 29-May 11. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 11-September 8. Verneil Station May 11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Pine Log Creek May 18. Cassville May 19-22. Eutaw River May 20. About Dallas May 25-June 5. Burned Church May 26-27. Mt. Zion Church May 27-28. Allatoona May 30. Pine Mountain June 10. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 11-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. McAffee's Cross Roads June 20. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Cross Roads June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Lost Mountain July 1-2. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., September 14. Duty there at Lexington and Camp Nelson, Ky., till November. Rally Hill November 29. Burbridge's Saltsville Expedition December 10-29. Kingsport December 13. Bristol December 14. Near Glade Springs December 15. Marion and capture of Wytheville, Va., December 16. Mt. Airey December 17. Near Marion December 17-18. Capture and destruction of Salt works at Saltsville , Va., December 20-21. Operations against Sue Monday's guerrillas near Elizabethtown, Ky., and in Green River Counties January and February, 1865. Moved to Knoxville, Tenn., March 20 and join General Stoneman. Stoneman's Raid in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 20-April 27. Boone, N. C., March 28. Statesville April 10-11. Shallow Ford and near Mocksville April 11. Grant's Creek and Salisbury April 12. Catawba River near Morgantown April 17. Howard's Gap, Blue Ridge Mountains, April 22. Near Hendersonville April 23. Asheville April 25. Return to East Tennessee and duty at Sweetwater till August. Mustered out August 23, 1865.