The 12th Louisiana Infantry
by R. Hugh Simmons

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Company A 

August 1861 to May 1862
12 Month Volunteers @ Camp Moore

Caldwell Invincibles
Caldwell Parish

Last Updated:  April 29, 2008

Company K  

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

The Caldwell Invincibles were organized at Columbia, Louisiana in July 1861 and reported to Camp Moore where they were formally enrolled in the Twelfth Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers on August 13, 1861. The ladies of Caldwell Parish made a flag  which was presented to the company at their departure for Camp Moore. For more information on this flag, go to the Flag Page. James A. Boyd was elected Captain of the company and served in that position until he was appointed and confirmed as Lieutenant Colonel of the 12th Louisiana Infantry during the May 1862 re-organization. Boyd served as Lieutenant Colonel until January 1863 when he resigned due to poor health.

Captain Jones Meredith was elected to replace Boyd as Captain and served until his resignation in October 1862 due to poor health. 1st Lieutenant Andrew J. Braden then stepped up and led the company until he was badly wounded at Resaca, Georgia on May 15, 1864. Given up for dead, Captain Braden made a miraculous recovery and rejoined the regiment at Tupelo, Mississippi in January 1865. He was in command of the consolidated Companies K & G at Greensboro, North Carolina at the end of the war in April 1865.

The position of 1st Lieutenant in the company turned over several times. John Myers appears to have held it the longest replacing Braden when he was promoted to Captain. Myers was badly wounded while skirmishing in the trenches north of Atlanta two days after the Battle of Peachtree Creek, but did rejoin the company in time for the Tennessee campaign at the end of 1864.

The position of 1st Sergeant was occupied by Lawrence T. Whittington until his capture at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. With the consolidation of Companies K and G in North Carolina at the end of the war, Whittington does not appear to have been formally replaced. Captain Braden, Lieutenant McPhaul, Sergeant James F. Turner, and 7 privates were present for duty from Company K. Other Caldwell Parish men were absent in hospitals or away from the company on logistics details at the end in North Carolina.

COMPANY K 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

Boyd, James A.*

CM

Meredith, Jones

CM

Braden, Andrew J.

CM

1st Lieutenant

Hough, Wade H.*

CM

Blanks, F. A., Jr. (Frederick)

CM

Gomillion, J. F.

CM

Braden, Andrew J.

CM

Myers, John

CM

2nd Lieutenants

Braden, Andrew J.

CM

McPhaul, Daniel K.

CM

Myers, John

CM

Parsons, William C.

CM

 

1st Sergeant

Gomillion, J. F.

CM

Myers, John

CM

Whittington, Lawrence T.

CM

Sergeants

Clark, Charles W.

CM

Hartzog, Isaac D. [See 22nd Miss]

65

Higdon, Daniel

CM

Jemison, Soloman

CM

McPhaul, Daniel K.

CM

Myers, John

CM

Payton, Isaac

CM

Turner, James F.

CM

Corporals

Anderson, Isaac G.

CM

Brown, Fielding

62

Jordan, Benjamin L.

CM

Kelley, James M. [J. Michael]

CM

McPhaul, Daniel K.

CM

Stuart, Albert P.

CM

Whittington, Lawrence T.

CM

Wright, Z. C.

CM

Privates

Adams, J. W.

CM

Lowe, James H.

CM

Anderson, Harris E.

CM

Martin, G. R.

CM

Anderson, William P. [F.]

CM

McFadden, James

62

Armstrong, John A.

CM

McJones, Allen

CM

Bass, James

CM

Meredith, Ausley A.

CM

Bowman, J. A.

CM

Meredith, Dempsey C.

CM

Bowman, T. J.

CM

Methvin, George W.

CM

Bowman, William J.

61

Methvin, N. L.

CM

Bowman, Z. J.

CM

Middleton, J. H.

CM

Brian, J. M. (James M.)

CM

Middleton, Jesse R.

CM

Brinson, J. H.

CM

Middleton, William

CM

Brown, George W.

62

Mills, John F.

CM

Butler, William

CM

Minor, L.

64

Clark, George C.

CM

Moody, William D.

CM

Claunch, Richmond

62

Morrison, William [Mornson]

CM

Cole, James M.

CM

Nethery, E. T.

CM

Cox, Elisha

CM

Newman, Richard L.

62

Cox, Thomas

62

Newman, Samuel

CM

Curry, Maddison F.

CM

Odum, William M.

CM

Curry, Thomas

62

Parton, Samuel S.

64

Daniels, Thomas S.

62

Perkins, James

62

Davis, J. D.

CM

Prichard, William

61

Delaney, D. A.

CM

Ray, Thomas R.

CM

Dewey, Elbridge G.

CM

Reitzell, Samuel H.

62

Douglass, Thomas (T. J.)

CM

Roberts, Elisha R.

CM

Drake, Freeman

CM

Rogers, William

CM

Dunn, David

CM

Rountree, Reuben

CM

Dunn, J. F.

CM

Scott, R. J.

CM

Dunn, James W.

CM

Sears, David

CM

Eason, Samuel

CM

Seeber, George O.

CM

Elzey, Francis M.

CM

Sherwood, King D.

CM

Etier, William [Eten, Etir, Etru]

CM

Shirley, Hambleton

CM

Eubanks, William J.

CM

Smith, Benjamin

CM

Ferguson, Francis (Frank)

CM

Spikes, Levi

CM

Fore, Wright

CM

Stark, Richard W.

62

Frost, James

61

Thomas, Samuel E.

CM

Gibson, Simon

CM

Trussell, John W.

CM

Gillian, Jefferson [Gilliam]

CM

Vanderburg, Rufus K. W.

CM

Glass, Alberter

62

West, Andrew J.

CM

Gore, John

CM

West, G. W.

CM

Harvey, William S.

62

West, James N.

CM

Hendrix, D. P.

CM

West, William J.

CM

Henry, Joseph

64

Wetherford, Joseph

CM

Howell, H. M.

CM

Whittington, James P.

63

Jemison, Calvin

CM

Whittington, W. J.

CM

Kelley, Isaac

CM

Williams, Joseph D.

CM

Kelley, John

CM

Wilson, Benjamin C.

CM

Love, Theo. T.

64

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