12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
This Unit was organized at Conrad's Store, Virginia, in June 1862, with companies from the 7th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. During mid--April, 1865, it disbanded. Field officers: Colonel Asher W. Harman, Lieutenant Colonels Richard H. Burks and Thomas B. Massie, and Major John L. Knott. It was also called 10th Regiment 
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 B (Robert W. Baylor Company - many men from Charles Town, Jefferson County
Company C (John H. Ford Company) - many men from Winchester Frederick County
Company D (John L. Knott Company) - many men from Shepherdstown, Jefferson County
Company E (James Marshall Company) - many men from New Market, Warren County
Company G (A. Murat Willis Company) - many men from Sperryville, Rappahannock County
Company H (Emanuel Sipe Company) - many men from Harrisonburg, Rockingham County
Company I (Thomas Massie Company) - many men from Conrad's Store, Warren County
Company J (Israel P. Rinker Company) - many men from Woodstock, Shenandoah County
The information above is from 12th Virginia Cavalry, by Dennis E. Frye.
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- 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.
- Baylor, George. Bull Run to Bull Run; or, Four Years in the Army of Northern Virginia: Containing a Detailed Account of the Career and Adventures of the Baylor Light Horse, Company B, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A., with Leaves from My Scrap-book [sic]. Richmond, Va.: B.F. Johnson Pub. Co., 1900. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1404254.
- McDonald, William Naylor. A History of the Laurel Brigade: Originally the Ashby Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and Chew's Battery. n.p.: K.S. McDonald, 1907. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082784 (6 fiche).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).