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Twelfth South Carolina Infantry Regiment

One flag survives in the Confederate Relic Room, Columbia, S.C.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2



Citadel Flag by Marilyn

Twelfth South Carolina Infantry Regiment
(Gregg's/Mcgowan's Brigade)

Army of Northern Virginia

(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COL. R.G. MILLS DUNOVANT
Resigned 5/62

COL. J.L. MILLER
Commanded from 12/63 until Killed in Action at Wilderness 5/5/64 (Family)

COL. DIXON BARNES
Killed in Action Sharpsburg

COL. C. JONES SR.
Resigned. due to Health 2/63

COL. E.F. BOOKTER
Wounded at Gaines Mill, Second Manassas, and Wilderness
Killed in Action at Jones Farm 9/30/64

LT. COL. THOS. CLYBURNE
Wounded 5/23/64

MAJOR W.H. MCCORKLE
Wounded Second Manassas
Resigned due to health 9/62

CAPT. R.M. KERR

CAPT. J.C. BELL


LT. COLONELS: W.H. MCCORKLE, H.C. DAVIS, R.M. KERR, DIXON BARNES, E.F. BOOKTER, T.F.CLYBURN, C. JONES SR., J.L. MILLER

MAJORS: W.S. DUNLOP, H.H. KINSLER, E.F. BOOKTER, T.F. CLYBURNE, H.C. DAVIS, C. JONES SR. W.H. MCCORKLE, J.L. MILLER

Staff:

J.M. Anderson (Chap.)
W.H. Bailey (Surg.)
C.B. Betts (Chap.)
B. Bollmann
J.W. Caldwell (Asst. Surg.)
R.R. Darwin
H.R. Dickson (Chap.)
Patrick Doran
S.M. Fewell
J.M. Fogg
W.W. Gaffney (QMSgt)
R.W. Gaillard (AQM)
C.A. Groning
E. Jones
W.W. Keith (Asst. Surg.)
Boy Lowis (Drum)
L.A. Mordecai (Comsy.)
J.F. Prioleau (Surg.)
J.T. Pulley
G. Robinson (Surg.)
Boy Stephen (Fifer)
E. Turnipseed (Surg.)


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AL.W. GRISTYORKBONHAM RIFLES
.J.T. PARKER..
.W.H. MCCORKLE..
.W.D. Miller (1Lt.)..
.J.A. Watson (1Lt.)..
.J.D. Witherspoon (2Lt.)..
.N.H. Johnson (Lt.)..
.Richard Hare (1Sgt)..
.J.J. Thomlinson (1Sgt)..
BW.S. DUNLOPYORK.
.J.L. MILLER..
.T.J. Bell (AQM1Lt.)..
.M.V. Darwin (1Lt.)..
.J.H. Bigham (2Lt.)..
.J.R. McKnight (2Lt.)..
.B.C. Pressley (2Lt.)..
.R.L. Simmons (2Lt.)..
.S.C. Sadler (Adj.)..
.R.W. Whitesides (1Sgt)..
CJ.A. HINNANTFAIRFIELD.
.J.R. THOMAS..
.H.C. DAVIS..
.J.W. Delleny (1Lt.)..
.S.Y. Rosborough (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Boyles (2Lt.)..
.W.C. Buchanan (Adj.)..
.N.C. Robertson (SgtMajor)..
.S.W. Broom (OrdSgt.)..
.W.W. Entzminger (Hosp.Stew.)..
DE.F. BOOKTER..
.J.H. KINSLER..
.J.C. SMITH..
.W.H. Rives (1Lt.)..
. M.R. Sharp (1Lt.)..
.W.H. Talley (1Lt.)..
.N.R. Bookter (2Lt.)..
.W.S. Crosby (1Sgt)..
.Louis Jacobs (Drum)..
EC.F. HINSONLANCASTER
.T.F. CLYBURNE..
. J.B. Blackburne (1Lt.)..
.J.B. Blackmon Sr. (1Lt.)..
.James Brasington (1Lt.)..
.C.C. Welsh (1Lt.)..
.J.B. Blackmon Jr. (2Lt.)..
.J.R. Faulkinbury (2Lt.)..
.W.R. Gardner (2Lt.)..
.R.A. Love (1Sgt)..
FHAYNE MCMEEKINFAIRFIELDMEANS LIGHT INFANTRY
.J.C. BELL..
.J.A. Beard (1Lt.)..
.J.A. Braid (1Lt.)..
.H.H. Chappell (2Lt.)..
.D.L. Glenn (2Lt.)..
.N.M. Cook (3Lt.)..
.Thomas McMeekin (1Sgt)..
.W.E. Willingham (1Sgt)..
GA.D. GAILLARDPICKENS.
.JOHN M. MCMOODY..
.J.A. Ballenger (1Lt.)..
.L.A. Garvin (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Hunnicutt (2Lt.)..
.N.B. Lusk (2Lt.)..
.W.B. White (2Lt.)..
.T.B. Burns (1Sgt)..
. J.W. Holleman (1Sgt)..
HG.E. MCSTEELEYORK.
.R.M. KERR..
.CAD JONES, SR...
.F.A. Erwin (1Lt.)..
.Cadwallader Jones Jr. (1Lt.)..
.A.M. Black (2Lt.)..
. J.A. May(3Lt.)..
.W.J. Kimbrell (Ens.)..
. J.N. Steele (SgtMajor)..
. T.E. Roddy (1Sgt)..
.W.L. Roach (Hosp.Stew.)..
IN.B. VANLANDINGHAMLANCASTER.
.DIXON BARNES..
.Wm. J. STOVER..
.H.W. Campbell (1Lt.)..
.J.C. Rallings (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Wade (2Lt.)..
.J.S. Williamson (2Lt.)..
.G.T. Wade (1Sgt)..
KJ.C. NEVILLPICKENS.
. J.C. Cobb (1Lt.)..
.H.P. Thode (1Lt.)..
.C.H. Cherry (2Lt.)..
.W.R. Hogsed (2Lt.)..
.W.R. White (2Lt.)..
.L.B. Johnson (Asst. Surg.)..
.Henry Wilhelm (1Sgt)..


For Additional Reading:

BELL, LOUISE: Rebels in Gray, Soldiers from Pickens District 1861-65, (Co. G and K)*
BOYLES, J.R.: Reminiscences of the Civil War, 1890
CALDWELL, J. F. J.: The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians.*
LEE, J. Edward: South Carolina in the Civil War, The Confederate Experience in Letters and Diaries, Chapter 5 - Lt. J.A. Watson, Camp Reminiscences, Chapter 6 Wm J. Miller, Experience as a Soldier.

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Greer, G.C. Greer, Twelfth SCV, Vol. 7, page 241, U.D.C.
Hagins, R.J. Hagins, Twelfth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 284, U.D.C.
Jones, Willie Jones, Cadwallader Jones Jr., Twelfth SCV, Vol 7, page 11, U.D.C.
Logan, B.F. Logan, Twelfth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 286, U.D.C.
Matthews, John, Co F, 12th SCV, Vol. 5, page 425
Miller, Wm. J., Company H, 12th SCV, Vol. 5, page 216
Rawl, O.D., Co C, 12th SCV, Vol. 2, page 542
Roach, T.J. Roach, Company H, Twelfth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 221, U.D.C.
Roach, T.J. Roach, Twelfth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 275, U.D.C
Rosborough, J.A., Co C, 12th SCV, Vol. 5, page 502
Sims, W.R. Sims, Company A, Twelfth, S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 226, U.D.C.
Sims, W.R. Sims, Twelfth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 281, U.D.C.
Smith, A.K. Smith, Twelfth S.C.V., Vol. 9, page 542, U.D.C.
Steele, Joseph Newton Steele, Twelfth S.C.V. Vol. 9, Page 538, U.D.C.
Whiteside, J.B. Whiteside, Company B, Twelfth, S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 222, U.D.C.

Rosters and Other:
Roster, Palmer Rifles, Twelfth SCV, Vol. 2, page 565
Roster, Co. H, Vol. 6, page 457
History of Company H, Twelfth SCV, Vol. 6, page 452


Battles and Stations of the Twelfth S.C. Vol. Infantry
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivsionCorps
7/61ColumbiaLightwood Knot SpringsCol. G.M. Dunovant. . .
10-61Coastal DefenseEdisto Island Col. G.M. Dunovant .. .
11/07/61Port Royal, S.C.Fort Beauregard Col. G.M. Dunovant. . .
6/27/62Gaines Mill . Col. Dixon Barnes/W Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Magruder's Corps
6/30/62 Frayser's Farm . Col. Dixon Barnes Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Magruder's Corps
8/29-8/20-62Second ManassasRailroad Cut Col. Dixon Barnes\WGregg’s BrigadeHill’s DivisionJackson’s Corps
9/1/62Ox Hill. Col. Dixon Barnes Gregg’s BrigadeHill’s DivisionJackson’s Corps
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Close of Battle Col. Dixon Barnes\K Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
... Major W.H. McCorkle ...
9/20/62 Shepherdstown . Major W.H. McCorkle Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
11/2/62Castleman's Ferry . Col. Cad Jones Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
12/13/62 Fredericksburg Gap in Center Col. Cad Jones Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
... . Gen M Gregg/K ..
.... Col. D.H. Hamilton ..
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
5/5/63 Chancellorsville Attacking 5/3 Col. J.L. Miller Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Jackson's Corps
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
... .Col. Samuel McGowan/W ..
.... Col. O.Edwards/K ..
7/1-7/3-63 Gettysburg First Day, The Town Col. J.L. MillerGregg's Brigade Pender's Division Hill's Corps
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
7/14/63Falling Waters.Col. J.L. Miller McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Hill's Corps
10/09-10/22-63Bristoe Campaign.Col. J.L. Miller McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Hill's Corps
11/12-63Mine Run.Col. J.L. Miller McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Hill's Corps
5/5-5/7-64 Wilderness . Col. J.L. Miller (KIA) McGowan's Brigade Mcgowan/W Wilcox Division .
5/8-5/20-64. . Major T.F. Clyburn McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
5/8-5/20-64 Spotsylvania Bloody Angle Major T.F. Clyburn McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
5/23-5/26-64North Anna.Major T.F. Clyburn Mcgowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
5/23/64Jericho Ford.Major T.F. Clyburn/W Mcgowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
....Col. J.N. Brown /C..
.... Col. I.F. Hunt ..
6/1-6/3-64Cold Harbor.Capt. R.M. KerrMcgowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
6/64Following Cold HarborConner takes Brigade CommandCapt. R.M. Kerr James ConnerWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
7/28/64Deep Bottom.Capt. R.M. KerrCol. I.F. HuntWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
8/16/64Fussell's Mill/Deep Bottom Run or Strawberry Plains (8/13-8/20).Capt. R.M. KerrCol. I.F. HuntWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
Aug-64 Petersburg . Col. E.F. Bookter McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
... Major T.F. Clyburn Lt. Col. I.F. Hunt ..
... Capt. R.M. Kerr Col. J.N. Brown ..
8/64McGowan ReturnsBefore Ream's Station Capt. R.M. Kerr Gen. Samuel McGowanWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
8/24/64Ream’s Station. Capt. R.M. KerrCol. I.F. HuntWilcox DivsionThird Corps
9/30/64Jones Farm (Squirrel Level Road. Col. E.G. Bookter /KMcGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
...Lt. Col. T.F. Clyburn...
10/01/64Pegram's Farm. Lt. Col. T.F. ClyburnMcGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
3/31/65Gravelly Run.Capt. R.M. KerrMcGowan’s BrigadeGracie and McGowan’s Brigades (Wilcox' Division)Third Corps
....Col. J.N. BrownGeneral Samuel McGowan.
4/1/65Five Forks.Capt. R.M. KerrMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
4/2/65Dinwiddie Courthouse.Capt. R.M. Kerr/CMcgowan’s BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps (Heth) reverts to First Corps (Longstreet)
04/09/65 Appomattox . Capt. J.C. Bell McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps (Heth) reverts to Frist Corps (Longstreet)


Death of Lt. Nathan Bookter, Company D, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry .Army of Northern VirginiaHenry Campbell Davis PapersUniversity of South Carolina
Twelfth South Carolina, Company K McGowan's BrigadeArmy of Northern Virginia Review of letters Lt. Henning Peter Thode letters University of South Carolina
York County in the Civil War.Twelfth S.C.V.Companies A, B, and H.Roxsanne Wells-Layton has developed and maintains this great site.


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