12th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 12th Cavalry Battalion AKA The 12th Battalion Partisan Rangers was organized in May, 1863, with three companies. Two were from Northampton and one from Bertie and Hertford counties. The unit skirmished in North Carolina, then moved to Virginia and on July 11, 1864, Companies A and B merged into the 59th North Carolina Regiment-4th Cavalry, and Company C transferred to the 16th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion. Officers:
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel J. Wheeler Assignments:
• Gordon's Brigade, Hampton's Division, Stuart's Cavalry Corps, ANV. Established on Sept 9, 1863. The first ever North Carolina Brigade consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiments.
• Barringer's Brigade, W.H.F. Lee's Division, Hampton's Cavalry Corps. May 1864-April 1865.
Kinston – Goldsboro, NC
Culpeper Court House (June 1-9, 1863)
Brandy Station (June 9, 1863)
Aldie (June 17, 1863)
Upperville (June 21, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Fairfield (July 3, 1863)
Hagerstown (July 16, 1863)
Jack's Shops
Wilson's Farm
White Oak Road
Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
The roster of this unit contains the names of 397 men.

  • Company A - Became Company K of the 5th Cavalry Regiment. Temporarily attached to the 7th Confederate Cavalry Regiment.
  • Company B - Became Company L of the 5th Cavalry Regiment
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