12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
12th Infantry Regiment was formed at Richmond, Virginia, in July, 1861. Its members were from Montgomery and Mobile, and the counties of Coosa, Pike, Coffee, De Kalb, Macon, Jackson, and Morgan. It surrendered with 5 officers and 62 men.
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.
Companies by County:
- Company A "Lafayette Guards" - many men from Mobile County
- Company B "Coosa Volunteers" - many men from Coosa County
- Company C "Independent Rifles"- many men from Mobile County
- Company D "Coffee County Rangers" - many men from Coffee County
- Company E "DeKalb Invincibles" - many men from DeKalb County
- Company F "Macon Confederates" - many men from Macon County
- Comapny G "North Alabama Sharpshooters" - many men from Jackson County
- Company H "Magnolia Rifles" - many men from Morgan County
- Company I "Southern Foresters" - many men from Mobile County
- Company K "Tom Watt's Rebels" - many men from Macon County
- Griffin, Ronald G.The 11th Alabama Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. (Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co., c2008)FHL book 976.1 M2gr
- 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 'Alabama 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.
- Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, 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.d additional information.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).