The 12th Louisiana Infantry
by R. Hugh Simmons

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Company K 

August 1861 to May 1862
12 Month Volunteers @ Camp Moore

Beauregard Fencibles
Winn Parish

Last Updated:  April 29, 2008

Company D  

May 1862 to April 1865
For 3 Years or the Duration of the War

The Beauregard Fencibles were organized at Montgomery, Louisiana in July 1861 from surrounding communities in the southwestern corner of Winn Parish bordering the Red River. The ladies of Montgomery hand sewed and presented the company with a 1st National pattern Confederate flag at departure ceremonies held at Mount Zion Methodist Church. This flag was adopted by the 12th Louisiana Infantry as its regimental standard at Camp Moore. Men from this company served as the regimental Color Sergeant throughout the war. Discussion of the possible survival of this flag and its location in the collection of Confederate Memorial Hall in New Orleans is presented on the Flag Page in this website. This can be reached by clicking on the flag icon above.

Henry V. McCain, a 23 year old mercantile clerk in Montgomery in 1861, was elected Captain at Camp Moore and served in this capacity until his promotion to Major of the 12th Louisiana in the spring of 1864. Thereafter the company was commanded by 1st Lieutenant John F. Kelly who commanded the company until his wounding at Peachtree Creek on July 20, 1864. Kelly returned to command the company during the ill fated march into Tennessee in late 1864. He was captured at Nashville and imprisoned at Johnson's Island until the end of the war.

The 12th Louisiana Infantry went to North Carolina in early 1865 from Tupelo, Mississippi. The regiment fielded enough present for duty to maintain its separate identity under the April 9, 1865 army re-organization in North Carolina. However, Companies A and D were consolidated and James M. (Matt) McCain was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of the consolidated company.

Many of the men from Company D were on detached duty in Charlotte, NC under the command of a Captain J. C. Kelly when Johnston's army surrendered. This detachment in Charlotte was noted to be from Loring's division. Captain Kelly's identity is not yet known.

COMPANY D ROSTER

The Compiled Military Service Records are organized alphabetically by regiment. 

This company roster was derived from the author's 12th Louisiana database

and is not available as such from the National Archives.

Copyright registered with the Library of Congress.

Data presented below:  (1) name as it appears in the Compiled Military Service Records with spelling variations, (2) highest rank held in the company, and (3) initial enrollment data. Camp Moore volunteers are designated by the letters CM. Volunteers who joined after the regiment left Camp Moore are designated by the year of their enrollment. Asterisks indicate service at regimental or higher headquarters.

 

Captain

McCain, Henry V.*

CM

1st Lieutenant

Kelly, John F.

CM

Means, Benjamin H.

CM

2nd Lieutenants

Brantly, John F.

CM

Howard, James F.

CM

Howell, William F.

CM

Lacey, Josiah H.

CM

Martin, Hamilton R.

CM

Walker, James B.

CM

Walters, Henry D.

62

 

1st Sergeant

Thompson, Thomas P.

CM

McCain, James Matt

CM

Sergeants

Brewton, William J. [Bruton]

CM

Cole, Eli*

CM

Hicks, Isaac N.

CM

Holiday, James D.

62

Kimball, James Lawson

62

McCain, Felix M.

CM

Roper, Joseph

CM

Walker, Marshall

CM

Corporals

Fowler, William R.

CM

Kelly, Richard O.

CM

Mosley, Arthur T.

CM

Prince, Christopher

CM

Privates

Allen, John

CM

Lee, Edwin, W.

CM

Alexander, Abraham

CM

Lester, George G.

CM

Armstrong, Hezekiah B.

62

Lewis, John Henry

CM

Ball, Jesse J.

CM

Lewis, William J.

CM

Barnes, John

62

Lowe, William M.

CM

Barr, John B.

CM

Luther, Jonathan J.

CM

Barr, William J.

CM

Luther, William P.

CM

Barron, Martin V.

62

Martin, Flenin J.

62

Bazar, John T.

62

McCarty, Albert F.

CM

Bordeaux, James P. (John P.)

CM

McMillion, John A.

CM

Bratum, F. G.

64

Monroe, J. W.

64

Bravell, Seraphy

CM

Moody, John A.

62

Brewton, Samuel G. [Bruton]

CM

Moore, George W.

CM

Bridges, William J.

61

Moore, William

CM

Buxton, Martin C. [Buckstin]

62

Norris, Simeon

62

Carnline, Levi Shelton

62

O'Quin, Jonathan B.

CM

Chelette, Benarby

61

O'Quin, Zachariah R.

CM

Chelette, Christy

62

Patten, Isaac N.

CM

Clifton, Smallwood

CM

Pennywell, James M.

CM

Cobourn, Seth F.

CM

Perry, Silvis D.

62

Conner, John W.

62

Phillips, Benjamin H.

64

Crew, Charles J.

62

Phillips, Thomas

CM

Curry, Augustus I.

62

Pittman, Stephen A.

62

Curry, James D.

62

Prather, Jonathan T.

CM

Curry, Samuel C.

62

Presley, Robert C.

CM

Dean, Daniel C.

62

Reitzell, James H.

62

Deen, Andrew J.

CM

Robbins, Solomon E.

62

Deen, John Sales

CM

Robinson, Albert R.

CM

Duncan, John W.

CM

Roe, Pleasant

62

Duplicess, Jeremiah

CM

Rogers, William W.

62

Evans, William

62

Roper, Miles

CM

Ferrell, Francis

61

Sharone, Andrew

61

Floyd, Leonidas B.

CM

Shaw, Leonidas C.

CM

Frame, Prior

CM

Shumate, Daniel

61

Geddie, John W. [Gerdie]

CM

Smith, J.

64

Gilcrease, Eli J.

62

Straight, John B.

CM

Gillcrease, Able [Gilcreas]

61

Strait, William W. S.

62

Gillcrease, Henry L. [Q.]

62

Thompson, William J.

61

Gillcrease, Nathaniel

CM

Tipton, John A.

61

Gillcrease, Wyatt

CM

Tullis, Jesse

62

Gillian, William [Giliand]

CM

Vanable, H. S.

64

Gordon, Franklin M.

CM

Varnell, Henry S. [Vanable]

CM

Hall, William J.

62

Walker, Henley

CM

Hester, J. J.

64

Walker, James

CM

Hicks, John W.

63

Walker, Seaborn

CM

Hilbourn, Isom C.

62

Walker, William J.

CM

Hilbourn, Joseph S.

62

Walters, Simeon

62

Johnson, George W.

CM

Ward, William W.

61

Johnson, J. W.

64

Watson, George W.

62

Johnson, Jonathan Newton

CM

Williams, James

CM

Kelly, Allen P.

62

Williams, James B.

CM

Kendall, W. S.

61

Williams, Martin V.

CM

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