12th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
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Company A (Petersburg City Guard) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia
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Company A (Petersburg City Guard) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia  
  
Company B&nbsp;( Petersburg Old Grays) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia
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Company B&nbsp;( Petersburg Old Grays) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia  
  
Company C (Petersburg New Grays) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia
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Company C (Petersburg New Grays) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia  
  
Company D (Lafayette Guards) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia
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Company D (Lafayette Guards) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia  
  
Company E (Petersburg Riflemen) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia
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Company E (Petersburg Riflemen) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia  
  
Company F (Huger Grays) - many men from Greensville and Brunswick Counties
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Company F (Huger Grays) - many men from [[Greensville_County,_Virginia|Greensville]] and [[Brunswick_County,_Virginia|Brunswick]] Counties  
  
Company G (Richmond Grays) (formerly Company A of the 1st Virginia
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Company G (Richmond Grays) (formerly Company A of the 1st Virginia  
  
Company H (Norfolk Juniors) - many men from Norfolk, Virginia
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Company H (Norfolk Juniors) - many men from [[Norfolk_County,_Virginia|Norfolk]], Virginia  
  
Company &nbsp;I (Meherrin Grays) - many men from Greensville and Brunswick Counties
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Company &nbsp;I (Meherrin Grays) - many men from [[Greensville_County,_Virginia|Greensville]] and [[Brunswick_County,_Virginia|Brunswick]] Counties  
  
Company K (Archer Rifles) many men from Petersburg, Virginia
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Company K (Archer Rifles) many men from Petersburg, Virginia  
  
 
The information above is from ''12th Virginia Infantry'', by William D. Henderson
 
The information above is from ''12th Virginia Infantry'', by William D. Henderson

Revision as of 15:52, 7 October 2011

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Contents

Brief History

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Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Company A (Petersburg City Guard) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia

Company B ( Petersburg Old Grays) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia

Company C (Petersburg New Grays) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia

Company D (Lafayette Guards) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia

Company E (Petersburg Riflemen) - many men from Petersburg, Virginia

Company F (Huger Grays) - many men from Greensville and Brunswick Counties

Company G (Richmond Grays) (formerly Company A of the 1st Virginia

Company H (Norfolk Juniors) - many men from Norfolk, Virginia

Company  I (Meherrin Grays) - many men from Greensville and Brunswick Counties

Company K (Archer Rifles) many men from Petersburg, Virginia

The information above is from 12th Virginia Infantry, by William D. Henderson

Other Sources

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).