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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States Military Records{{breadcrumb|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; link1= [[Tennessee|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp; | link2=[[Tennessee Military Records|Tennessee Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; | link3=[[Tennessee in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]| link4=| link5=12th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry'' }} 
=== Brief History ===
This regiment was mustered in at Jackson, Tennessee on 28th day of May, 1861.&nbsp;&nbsp; Surrendered on the 26th of April, 1865 at Greensboro.
The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. <ref>National Park Service, [httphttps://www.itd.nps.gov/cwsscivilwar/ soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin ===
*Company K - Captain Abram W. Canon - Men from [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson County]].
<br>&nbsp;Company E ( Captain Charles N. Wade) - many men from [[Gibson County , Tennessee|Gibson County]]
Company E (2) Captain John H. Williams) - many men from [[Gibson County , Tennessee|Gibson County]]
Company F (Captain Joseph A. Knox) - many men from [[Rutherford County, Tennessee|Rutherford County]]
Company G (Captain R. P. Caldwell) - many men from [[Gibson County , Tennessee|Gibson County]]
Company H ( Gibson Stars) Captain R. M. Russell - many men from [[Gibson County , Tennessee|Gibson County]]
Company K (Captain A. B. Cannon) - many men from [[Gibson County , Tennessee|Gibson County]]
Company I (Captain Edward Williams) - many men from [[Gibson County , Tennessee|Gibson County]]
&nbsp; The information above is from ''The Goodspeed History of Tennessee'', vol. 12. The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,346 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0001B002 Roster].
=== Other Sources ===
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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&nbsp;'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below). <br>
*National Park Service, [httphttps://www.itd.nps.gov/cwsscivilwar/ soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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. <br>
*[[Tennessee in the Civil War|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 to 1865|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.
*Lindsley, John B. ''The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources''. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4528 Ancestry] ($); <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1296851229773_454" />[http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032778700 Internet Archive].&nbsp;&nbsp;A brief history and memorial rolls of the 12th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 306. *Tennesseans in the Civil War, [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csainf/csa12.html 12th Tennessee Infantry Regiment], (accessed 23 Dec 2011).&nbsp; A brief history.
*Tennesseans in the Civil War, [http://www.tngenwebtngennet.org/civilwarjames/csainf/csa12regthist.html 12th htm#12tncreg The Twelfth Tennessee Infantry (Confederate) Regiment], a brief history, (accessed 23 28 Dec 2011).&nbsp; A brief history.
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