Mississippi 12th Infantry Regiment

Historical Notes:
The Mississippi 12th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861. The men were from the counties of Hinds, Adams, Lawrence, Copiah, Warren, Panola, Claiborne, Yazoo, Jefferson, Holmes, and Calhoun. Ordered to Virginia, it was assigned to General Rodes', Featherston's, Posey's, and Harris' Brigade. The regiment participated in the various campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the long Petersburg siege south of the James River, and saw action around Appomattox. It was mustered into Confederate service with 1,013 men and lost 41 killed and 152 wounded at Seven Pines. The unit sustained 225 casualties at Gaines' Mill and Grayser's Farm, 59 in the Maryland Campaign, and 64 at Chancellorsville. It took 305 effectives to Gettysburg and surrendered with 1 Assistant-Surgeon and 53 enlisted men. Officers:
Richard Griffith
William H. Taylor
Marion B. Harris
Samuel B. Thomas
Lt. Colonels:
William H. Taylor
Marion B. Harris
Samuel B. Thomas
John R. Dickens
William H. Lilly
Samuel B. Thomas
James R. Bell
James R. Capers
E.H. McCaleb
M.S. Craft
Assistant Surgeon:
--- Clark
J. L. Briscoe
A. A. Lomax
Jul '61~ Oct '61~ Ewell's~ ~ 1st~ Army of Potomac
Oct '61~ Oct '61~ Ewell's~ Van Dorn's~ 1st~ Army of Potomac
Oct '61~ Jan '62~ Ewell's/Rodes'~ Van Dorn's~ 1st~ Dept of Northern Virginia~ Potomac District
Jan '62~ Mar '62~ Rodes'~ Van Dorn's/Early's~ ~ Dept of Northern Virginia~ Potomac District
Mar '62~ Apr '62~ Rodes'~ D.H. Hill's~ ~ Dept of Northern Virginia
Apr '62~ May '62~ Rodes'~ Early's~ D.H. Hill's~ Dept of Northern Virginia
May '62~ Jun '62~ Rodes'~ D.H. Hill's~ ~ Army of Northern Virginia
Jun '62~ Jun '62~ Featherston's~ Longstreet's~ ~ Army of Northern Virginia
Jun '62~ Aug '62~ Featherston's~ Longstreet's~ 1st~ Army of Northern Virginia
Aug '62~ Sep '62~ Featherston's~ Wilcox's~ 1st~ Army of Northern Virginia
Sep '62~ May '63~ Featherston's/Posey's~ Anderson's~ 1st~ Army of Northern Virginia
May '63~ Apr '65~ Posey's/Harris'~ Anderson's/Mahone's~ 3rd~ Army of Northern Virginia~
Williamsburg, May 5, 1862
Seven Pines, May 31, 1862
Mechanicsville, 1862
Beaver Dam, June 27, 1862
Cold Harbor, June 27, 1862
Frazier's Farm, June 30, 1862
Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862
Bristow Station, Aug. 1862
Second Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862
Sharpsburg, Sept. 17, 1862
Fredericksburg, Dec. 13
Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863
Gettysburg, July 1st to 3rd, 1863
Spottsylvania Court House, May 12, 1864
Wilderness, May 6, 1864
Weldon Railroad, Aug. 21, 1864
Deep Bottom, Aug. 18, 1864
Reams Station, Aug. 21, 1864
Five Forks
Drewrey's Bluff
Mine Explosion, Petersburg
Hatchers Run, Feb. 18, 1864
Fort Gregg, April 2, 1865
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2427 men.

Company A -- Charlie Clark Rifles [also listed as Co. H] (raised in Jefferson & Copiah Counties, MS)
Company B - (Natchez Fencibles) - raised in Adams County. There is confusion regarding this company. See company G.
Company C -- Raymond Fencibles [also listed as Co. A] (raised in Hinds County, MS)
Company D -- Pettus Relief, aka Pettus Rifles (raised in Copiah County, MS)
Company E -- Sardis Blues [also listed as Co. F] (raised in Panola County, MS)
Company F -- Durant Rifles [also listed as Co. I] (raised in Holmes County, MS)
Company G -- Vicksburg Sharpshooters [also listed as Co. E] (raised in Warren County, MS)
Company G -- Natchez Fencibles (raised in Adams County, MS)
Grady lists this company as Company B. The National Archives Index identifies the men of this company as belonging to company G.
Company H -- Claiborne Guards [also listed as Co. K] (raised in Claiborne County, MS)
Company I -- Satartia Rifles [also listed as Co. G] (raised in Yazoo County, MS)
Company K -- Lawrence Rifles [also listed as Co. C] (raised in Lawrence County, MS)
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