12th Infantry Regiment



    In response to a call from President Davis, about the 1st of July, 1861, a large number of infantry companies, from all quarters of South Carolina, rendevoused at Columbia, South Carolina. Here they were placed in a camp of instruction, at Lightwoodknot Springs, about five miles from Columbia, and allowed to arrange themselves in regiments of ten companies and elect field-officers. The first regiment so formed was numbered as the Twelfth South Carolina volunteers, and elected the following officers;

      Dunnovant, G. M., Colonel
      Barnes, Dixon, Lieut. Colonel
      Jones, Cadwallader, Major

    In the autumn this regiment was ordered to the coast, where it was present at the well-known bombardment of Hilton Head by the United States fleet. There being no engagement, except with artillery, the regiment could scarcely be said to participate. On the evacuation of the position, it was successfully withdrawn, after pretty muddy wading, they tell me, to the mainland. It was next stationed near Green Pond, near the line of Colleton and Beaufort, at which time it, with the 13th and 14th regiments, was placed under the command of Brig. Gen. Gregg.


    Port Royal SC (7 NOV 1861)
    Port Royal Ferry (1 JAN 1862)
    Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
    2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
    Chantilly VA (1 SEP 1862)
    Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
    Shepherdstown Ford (20 SEP 1862)
    Castleman's Ferry (3 NOV 1862)
    Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862)
    Chancellorsville (1-4 MAY 1863)
    Gettysburg PA (1-3 JUL 1863)
    Falling Waters (14 JUL 1863)
    Bristoe Campaign (9 - 22 OCT 1863)
    Mine Run Campaign VA (NOV - DEC 1863)
    The Wilderness VA (5 - 6 MAY 1864)
    Spotsylvania Court House VA (8 - 21 MAY 1864)
    North Anna VA (23 - 26 MAY 1864)
    Cold Harbor VA (1 - 3 JUN 1864)
    Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
    First Squirrel Level Road VA (30 SEP 1864)
    Jones Farm VA (30 SEP 1864)
    First Pegram's Farm VA (1 OCT 1864)
    Five Forks VA (1 APR 1865)
    Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865)