The 12th Louisiana Infantry
by R. Hugh Simmons

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Added to the Regiment in April 1862

Company G
Claiborne Parish

Last Updated:  April 29, 2008

Company G  

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

This company of volunteers was enrolled in Confederate service at Homer, Louisiana during late February and early March of 1862. Unlike all of the other companies which joined the regiment, this group chose no nickname for themselves. Perhaps the harsh realities of war were evident to these men and they were in no mood for any motivational "rah rah" that might come from a group nom-de-guerre. In any event, they departed from Homer on March 18, 1862 and reached the 12th Louisiana Infantry at Fort Pillow, Tennessee on April 1, 1862. Under the re-organization "for three years or the duration of the war" that took place on May 10, 1862 at Fort Pillow, this company was designated Company G of the 12th Louisiana Infantry and this is the only name for the group that has survived.

Thomas J. Hightower was Captain of the company until his resignation on June 30, 1862 due to ill health. He suffered from chronic bronchitis. Thomas Price had enrolled as the company 1st Sergeant and was elevated to 2nd Lieutenant before the May 10th re-organization. He was replaced as 1st Sergeant by George W. Yates who was then re-elected. Price was passed over 1st Lieutenant Thornton Bridgemen to replace Hightower as Captain  in June 1862. They remained in these leadership positions until all three were wounded in action at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.

Companies K and G of the 12th Louisiana Infantry were consolidated during the April 9, 1865 re-organization in North Carolina. Lieutenant Lyons, 1st Sergeant Alfred Thomas Nelson, Corporal Isaac Newton Brown, and 10 privates from Company G were present for the surrender on April 26, 1865.

COMPANY G 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 shows (1) name as it appears in the Compiled Military Service Records with spelling variations (2) rank/positions held within 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

Hightower, Thomas J.

CM

Price, Thomas

62

1st Lieutenant

Bridgeman, Thornton

62

2nd Lieutenants

Butler, Daniel S.

CM

Lyons, Joseph L. [Josiah L.]

62

Potts, James J. [Porrs, J.]

62

Scaife, Francis A.

62

Price, Thomas

62

 

1st Sergeant

Price, Thomas

62

Yates, George W.

62

Nelson, Alfred Thomas

62

Sergeants

Callahan, James M.

62

Garland, Washington W.

62

Kirkpatrick, Hugh T.

62

Hasty, Noel M.

62

Corporals

Brown, Isaac Newton

62

Hasty, Noel M.

62

Hobdy, Lawrence [Hobby]

62

Patrick, James E.

62

Yates, George W.

62

Privates

Adams, Josiah W. P.

62

Holman, Kissiah E.

62

Alexander, Jno. S.

62

James, Claiborne C.

62

Allen, William Johnson

62

Kimbell, Luther J.

62

Ashby, Gideon W.

62

Kirkpatrick, James M.

62

Ashby, John W.

62

Kirkpatrick, Samuel

62

Banks, Jacob W.

62

Lee, Barnard S.

62

Berry, John L.

62

Lowe, Thomas T.

62

Blythe, John A.

62

Markham, Francis M.

62

Bradley, James B.

CM

Mayfield, Jasper

62

Calver, James D.

62

McMahen, William R.

62

Camp, William H.

62

Mims, Stephen

62

Carr, Nathan F.

62

Mitchell, Haus F.

62

Cason, John

62

Mitchell, William J.

62

Chanceller, Gilliam L. [G. S.]

62

Moore, James C.

62

Clark, Christopher C.

62

Moseley, William M.

62

Courtney, George W.

62

Murrell, Joseph B.

62

Crane, John C. C.

62

Myers, William P.

62

Crump, Thomas E.

62

Nelson, Andrew J.

62

Dean, John M.

62

Nicks, Nathaniel S.

62

Dunn, John J.

62

Odom, James

62

Elkins, John W.

62

Pair, Israel W.

62

Evans, Henry

62

Randle, William A. [H.]

62

Festerband, Andrew J.

62

Roberson, David T.

63

Gleason, Isaac

62

Roberson, William

62

Goodson, William G.

62

Shaw, James

62

Goodson, Willis M.

62

Sims, Thomas J.

62

Greer, William W.

62

Stocks, Christopher C.

62

Groom, George G.

62

Strong, William N.

62

Gryder, William W.

62

Summerhill, James J.

62

Halford, John H.

62

Thigpen, Joseph C.

62

Hamiter, John F.

62

Thomas, William J.

62

Hamiter, Samuel

62

Westbrook, Samuel W.

62

Harris, Benjamin F.

62

Wooten, Thomas T.

62

Hathcox, William S.

62

Heflin, Jesse H.

62

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