12th South Carolina Infantry

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12th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of South Carolina.svg
Flag of South Carolina
Active July 1, 1861, to April 9, 1865
Country  Confederate States of America
Allegiance  South Carolina
Branch  Confederate States Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Port Royal
Gaines Mill
Frayser's Farm
Second Manassas
Ox Hill
Sharpsburg
Sheperdstown
Castleman's Ferry
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Falling Waters
Bristoe Campaign
Mine Run Campaign
The Wilderness
Spotsylvania Courthouse
North Anna
Cold Harbour

The 12th South Carolina Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Formation[edit]

In answer to the call of President of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, on or around the 1 July 1861, companies of volunteers from all over the Secessionist States began to bring themselves forward. The volunteers from South Carolina rendezvoused at Columbia, South Carolina, and were sent to a camp of instruction. This camp was located around five miles from Columbia, at Lightwoodknot Springs; there the men were allowed to elect their field officers. The first regiment to be formed was numbered as the 12th South Carolina Volunteers. The regiments' officers were, at its beginning:

Commanding Officer: Colonel R.G. Mills Dunovant

Second in Command: Lieutenant Colonel Dixon Barnes

Chief of Staff: Major Cadwallader Jones

Company Rosters[edit]

Company A:

County Recruited From: York County, South Carolina

Nickname: Bonham Rifles

Commanding Officer(s):

  • Captain L.W. Grist
  • Captain J.T. Parker
  • Captain W.H. McCorkle

Junior Officers:

Non - Commissioned Officers:

Company B:

County Recruited From: York County, South Carolina

Nickname: Campbell Rifles

Commanding Officer(s):

Junior Officers:

Company Staff:

  • Adjutant: Private S.C. Sadler

Non-Commissioned Officers:

Enlisted Men:

  • Arrowood, James
  • Barber, J.C.,
  • Barker, G.C.
  • Bigham, J.H.,
  • Blackwell, A.
  • Bolin, Lewis
  • Brigman, James B., Private
  • Brown, J.T.,
  • Brown, L.
  • Brown, W.M
  • Clark, J.J.
  • Childers, W.W.
  • Childress, W.W.
  • Clark, S.M.
  • Chambers, J.S.
  • Chambers, W.E.
  • Chambers, W.C.
  • Childers, E.
  • Clines, C.P.
  • Cobb, George,
  • Cobb, J.A.
  • Darwin, M.V
  • Doster, Alfred
  • Dowdle, John
  • Edder, J.W.
  • Faries, John R.
  • Finley, Sm.
  • Ferguson, W.C.
  • Hagins, C.J.,
  • Hagins, John McMurray
  • Hagins. W.L.
  • Hagins, S.
  • Holbrooks, Martin
  • Howell, W.B.
  • Jackson, J.L.
  • Johnston, Steven M.
  • Jones, E.
  • Kell, J.D.
  • Kincaid, James
  • Lanier, Lewis
  • Love, R.J.
  • Lowry, Wm.
  • Moore, D.D.
  • Manning, R.L.
  • Manning, W.C.
  • McFadden, J.B.
  • McKnight, J.E.
  • McKnight, J.B.
  • McKnight, J.R.
  • McDaniel, J.L.
  • Miller, W.J.
  • Mullinax, W.J.
  • Mullins, R.A.
  • Mullins, W.H.
  • Nichols, J.A.
  • Parish, C.W.
  • Pinkston, W.M.
  • Pearson, C.M.
  • Pierce, R.
  • Pressley, B.C.
  • Quinn, Warren
  • Quinton, J.
  • Ramsey, T.W.
  • Ravin, J.J.
  • Rawls, Martin
  • Sanders, M.L.
  • Sherrer, George S.
  • Spenser, T.N.
  • Stewart, J.D.
  • Stewart, W.T.
  • Simmons, R.L.
  • Smith, J.L.
  • Smith, J.H.
  • Smith, R.W.
  • Strain, Samuel
  • Templeton, Joseph
  • Underwood, Augustus
  • Wallace, William
  • Wallace, A.L.
  • Wallace, W.L.
  • Ware, George A.
  • Ware, James S.
  • Wood, Lewis
  • Weaver, Thomas
  • Wear, James
  • White, W.W.
  • Westmoreland, H.
  • Whisonant, J.B.
  • Whitesides, R.C.
  • Whitesides, R.W.
  • Whitesides, J.M.
  • Whitesides, T.B.
  • Wylie, W.B.

Company C:

County Recruited From: Fairfield County, South Carolina

Nickname: None

Commanding Officer(s):

  • Captain J.A. Hinnant
  • Captain J.R. Thomas
  • Captain H.C. Davis

Junior Officers:

  • 1st Lieutenant J.W. Delleny
  • 1st Lieutenant S.Y. Rosborough
  • 2nd Lieutenant J.R. Boyles

Company Staff:

  • Adjutant: Private W.C. Buchanan
  • Hospital Steward: Private W.W. Entzminger

Non-Commissioned Officers:

  • Sergeant Major N.C. Robertson
  • Ordnance Sergeant S.W. Broom
  • Sergeant J.R. Thomas
  • Sergeant J.W. Robinson
  • Sergeant J.R. Boyles
  • Sergeant J.L. Goza
  • Corporal J.A. Gosborough
  • Corporal John W. Broom
  • Corporal Isom Neely
  • Corporal J.H. True
  • Corporal Samuel Rose
  • Corporal William H. Smith

Enlisted Men:

  • Arledge, Thos.
  • Ayers, John
  • Bishop, W. C.
  • Blake, William
  • Braswell, A. C.
  • Braswell, M. L.
  • Braszeil, R. V.
  • Brazeil, W. J.
  • Broom, Charles Powell Alston
  • Broom, J. B.
  • Broom, Dr. Thomas Furman
  • Brown, J. L.
  • Buchanan, W. C.
  • Carter, A. J.
  • Carter, D. L.
  • Coleman, C. S.
  • Cook, George
  • Cook, Jessee
  • Cook, William
  • Cooper, J. H.
  • Cooper, Lamuel
  • Crosland, John
  • Crosland, S. Y.
  • Davis, Powell
  • Davis, Riley
  • Davis, Sylvester
  • Dinkle, J. M.
  • Dominz, William
  • Douglas, D. S.
  • Douglass, A. S.
  • Dunlap, S. P.
  • Dunlap, J. J.
  • Dunn, Alfred
  • Dunn, David
  • Durham, T. H.
  • Duren, William
  • Gastler, H. R.
  • Ellis, William
  • Eutzminger, W. W.
  • Farmer, J. W.
  • Flemming, John
  • Fogg, J. M.
  • Freeman, Enoch
  • Freeman, James
  • Freeman, John
  • Freeman, Joe
  • Freeman, William
  • Hathcock, G. W.
  • Hatcher, W. H.
  • Hays, Arthur
  • Hays, Benj.
  • Hays, John
  • Hendrix, G. W.
  • Hendrix, J. A.
  • Hendris, J. S.
  • Hinnant, Henry
  • Hollis, J. L.
  • Hood, Benj.
  • Howell, John
  • Howell, Thomas
  • Huffstetter, J. L.
  • Lucas, John
  • Kennedy, J. A.
  • Madden, C.D.
  • Mickle, W. T.
  • Mops, Roland
  • Neely, Richard
  • Paul, J. W.
  • Paul, Thomas
  • Perry, S. R.
  • Price, Edmund
  • Price, W. J.
  • Pogue, R. F.
  • Rains, Antony
  • Rains, Henry
  • Rains, William
  • Reynolds, J. H.
  • Reynolds, Osmond
  • Reynolds, Roland
  • Reynolds, Thomas
  • Reynolds, Joseph
  • Reynolds, Hasting
  • Richardson, J. R.
  • Richardson, John
  • Richardson, J. S.
  • Richardson, Thomas
  • Richardson, William
  • Richardson, W. D.
  • Robertson, J. A.
  • Robertson, N. C.
  • Robertson, J. T.
  • Robertson, A. W.
  • Robinson, J. J.
  • Rosborough, E. F.
  • Rosborough, J. L.
  • Rose, Joseph
  • Rose, W. A.
  • Rush, William
  • Swartz, J. B.
  • Smart, R. N.
  • Smith, G. D.
  • Smith, J. M.
  • Smith, J. R.
  • Smith, W. R. T.
  • Smith, J. W.
  • Simpson, G. J.
  • Swatmon, G. W.
  • Taylor, W. E.
  • Williamson, J. W.
  • Wilson, F. N.
  • Wooten, M. L.
  • Wyrick, J. L.
  • Vaughn, J. M.
  • Young, J. A.

Company D:

County Recruited From: Unknown

Nickname: None

Commanding Officers:

  • Captain E.F. Bookter
  • Captain J.H. Kinsler
  • Captain J.C. Smith

Junior Officers:

Company Staff:

Non-Commissioned Officers:

Company E:

County Recruited From: Lancaster County, South Carolina

Nickname: None

Commanding Officers:

  • Captain C.F. Hinson
  • Captain T.F. Clyburn

Junior Officers:

Non - Commissioned Officers: Sergeant N.R. Bookter

  • Corporal Wm C Roberts

Enlisted Men: Company D

  • Isaiah Barefoot, Private
  • J.W. Barefoot, Private
  • W.P. Bookter, Private
  • Joel Brazell, Private
  • Joseph Brazell, Private
  • Henry Brazell, Private
  • William Brown, Teamster
  • Robert B. Center, Private
  • Wesley W. Cooper, Private/Corporal
  • James Craft, Private
  • Walter S. Crosby, Private
  • William S. Crosby, Private
  • J.S. Deas, Private
  • Hyram Ford, Private
  • Isaac Freeman, Private
  • Edward W. Fuller, Nurse
  • E.J. Gilmore, Private
  • W.J. Golding, Private
  • James Griffin, Private
  • Albert Hammond, Private
  • L.D. Hammond, Private
  • Jere Hammond, Private
  • James Hammond, Private
  • John Hammond, Private
  • Pat Hammond, Private
  • Thomas Harris, Private
  • Alexander Manor, Private
  • John Manor, Private
  • Benjamin Martin, Private
  • James Martin, Private
  • John McGrady, Private
  • R.A. McGrady, Private
  • James McNiell, Private
  • Elijah Medlin, Private
  • Allen Medlin, Private
  • Preston Medlin, Private
  • Samule Medlin, Private
  • David Moore, Private
  • John Moore, Private
  • Jasker Parler, Private
  • Ansel B. Phillips, Private
  • Thomas H' Rives, ?
  • Wade H. Rives, Private/First Lieutenant
  • Martin D. Rose, Private/First Sergeant
  • A.J. Ruff, Private
  • John Sanders, Private
  • George W. Smith, Private
  • Hugh Stephenson, Private
  • John W. Suttlemire, Private
  • E.D. Taylor, Private
  • James A. Thomas, Private
  • Shadrach Thomas, Private
  • William Thomas, Private
  • Thoroughgood Thornton, Private
  • J.U. Turnipseed, Private
  • James Wagstaff, Private
  • J. Washburn, Private

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