12TH ALABAMA INFANTRY A Virtual Cemetery created by: Hutch
Description: The 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment was formed at Richmond in July 1861. It's members came from Montgomery, Mobile, Coffee, Coosa, Dekalb, Jackson, Macon, Morgan and Pike counties. The Regiment was near Manassas during the Fall and Winter,and it moved to Yorktown in the Spring,1862. It was under fire there and suffered lightly at Williamsburg. At Seven Pines ,the regiment was in the advance that opened the battle and it stormed the redoubt,carrying three lines of works by successive charges. losing 70 killed and 141 wounded. It participated,to some extent, in the other battles before Richmond(1862)and mustered 120 men for duty after the battle of Malvern Hill. It fought at Boonsboro and at Sharpsburg, losing in these battles 27 killed 69 wounded and 33 missing. It was under fire but not actively engaged at Fredericksburg. It was at Chancellorsville where the 12th charged three lines of breastworks and was badly mutilated. At Gettysburg, it was on the extreme left and pressed the enemy in confusion through the town, then supported Pickett's assault and afterwards covered the rear. After the Army retired into Virginia, the 12th was engaged in several skirmishes.It was engaged at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. It took part in the fighting around Petersburg and surrendered at Appomattox April 1865. Of the original 1196 men, about 50 surrendered there.