12th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
The 12th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery was organized with four companies during May, 1862.
Because the companies did not always serve together, the history of each is given under its own designation. Major Francis J. Boggs was in command of the battalion.
Martin's Battery was organized in April, 1862, with men from North Carolina and Virginia. For a time it was attached to the 12th Battalion Virginia Artillery. Later the men from North Carolina were transferred to the 13th North Carolina Artillery Battalion. Richmond. Captain S. Taylor Martin was in command. 
They are: Company A (1st) - Utterback's Company, Brooke's Battery; Company A (2nd) - Sturdivant's Battery; Company B - Martin's Battery; Company C - Eubank's-Taylor's Battery; and Company D - Harrington Light Artillery (assigned to the 13th North Carolina Artillery Battalion in November, 1863.)
Field and Staff, Roster
Company A (1st), also known as Utterback's Company, Brooke's Battery, and Warrenton Light Artillery, Organized in April 1862 Roster
Company A (2nd)
Other Source Materials
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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