12th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
12th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry was organized at Nashville, Tenn., August 24, 1863. It mustered out October 7, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 12th Regiment Cavalry (accessed 5 April 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 12th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 28 November 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - Men from 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts.
- Company B - Men from 1st Congressional District.
- Company C - Men from 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Congressional Districts.
- Company D - About one fourth of men from other states. Tennesseans from all over the state.
- Company E - Men from Middle Tennessee, mainly Davidson.
- Company F - Men mainly from other states.
- Company G - Men mainly from Hickman County.
- Company H - Men mainly from other states.
- Company I - Men mainly from other states.
- Company K - About one fourth of the men from Monroe County. Balance from other states.
- Company L - Men mainly from other states.
- Company M - 
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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 'Tennessee 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.
- Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 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.
- Wright, General Marcus J., Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, (Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, Williamsbridge, New York City, 1908), Online book at Internet Archive. Roster of the volunteer force in the United States army from Tennessee. Roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of the muster out. Cavalry 12th Regiment begins on page 158.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, 12th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, U.S.A., (accessed 18 Jan 2012). A brief history, officers, captains and companies.
- Federal Military Rosters, 12th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, (accessed 29 Jan 2012).
- Wikipedia, 12th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 29 Jan 2012). Service, commanders, casualties, references.