The 12th Louisiana Infantry
by R. Hugh Simmons

Copyright registered with the Library of Congress. This material may not be copied or used for any purpose without the express written permission of the author. 

Home Page

Companies

11Stars.gif (5714 bytes)

Flag Page

2rebelsClipArt.gif (4083 bytes)

Unit History

EMailButton2.gif (4364 bytes)

E-Mail

  Click on Images Above For More Information  or Send E-Mail

Company K,

9th Louisiana Infantry 

July 1861 to November 1862
12 Month Volunteers @ Camp Moore

Jackson Greys
Jackson Parish

Last Updated:  April 29, 2008

Company M2  

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

The Jackson Greys have a most interesting history. Originally enrolled at Camp Moore on July 6, 1861 as Company K of the 9th Louisiana Infantry, the company was sent to Virginia arriving too late to participate in the First Battle of Bull Run [First Manassas] fought on July 21st. Captain James R. Kavanaugh was promoted to Major of the 9th Louisiana in October 1861 and replaced as company commander by George W. McCranie.

The men were re-enlisted in mid-February 1862 for three years and Major Kavanaugh, Captain McCranie, plus a substantial number of the re-enlisted veterans went home to Jackson Parish on furlough to recruit. They were highly successful and enrolled a large number of new volunteers on March 1, 1862 at the parish seat of Vernon.  Major Kavanaugh also recruited men from nearby parishes for other companies in the 9th Louisiana. While en route back to Virginia with their furloughed veterans and new recruits, Kavanaugh, McCranie, and most of the men were captured at Huntsville, Alabama on April 11, 1862 in a large scale Federal cavalry raid on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Languishing in Federal prisoner of war camps in Ohio, the men were released in the first major exchange of the war under the newly negotiated Dix-Hill Cartel of July 1862. Delivered to Confederate authorities at Vicksburg, they were sent to a parole camp near Jackson, Mississippi to refit and re-organize. When news of their declaration of exchange (agreed to at Aiken's Landing in Virginia on November 11, 1862) reached Mississippi, they were sent from Jackson to join the 12th Louisiana Infantry at Holly Springs, Mississippi rather than returned to the 9th Louisiana in northern Virginia.

James Kavanaugh was dropped from the rolls of the 9th Louisiana on April 24, 1862 when news of his capture reached Virginia. Following his exchange declaration, he returned to Louisiana and continued to recruit. He organized the Jackson Volunteers which became Company C, 1st State Battalion in 1863. McCranie gathered up all of the other exchanged men in a camp at Jackson, Mississippi in September 1862 and the Jackson Greys were officially transferred to the 12th Louisiana Infantry and became Company M [second Company M in the Compiled Military Service Records] replacing the Natchitoches Parish Farmer Rangers who had been merged with the Southern Sentinels of Winn Parish into a new Company C. Men serving in Virginia who wanted to continue to serve with the Jackson Greys were sent back to Mississippi to join Company M2, 12th Louisiana Infantry.

COMPANY M2 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) positions or rank held, 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 and higher headquarters.

 

Captain

McCranie, George W.*

CM

Bond, Joseph L.

CM

1st Lieutenant

Allen, James M.

CM

Kidd, M. B.

CM

McLeroy, Martin S.

CM

2nd Lieutenants

Bond, Joseph L.

CM

Sanders, William H.

CM

Howell, George N.

62

 

1st Sergeant

Culpepper, Robert M.

62

Sergeants

Allen, James M.

CM

Robison, George T.

CM

Williams, Daniel O.

CM

Corporals

Brooks, William J.

CM

Edmiston, F. S.

CM

Hawthorn, Thomas W.

CM

Robison, Thomas W.

62

Williams, Jackson

62

Privates

Adams, T. L.

CM

Liles, John W. [Liles, J. W.]

CM

Anderson, G. J.

CM

Madden, John C.

62

Andrews, Frank C. [G. F.]

63

Madden, William C.

62

Banister, H.

62

Mathews, Daniel

62

Barr, Benjamin W.

62

May, John

62

Bell, J. M.

62

Mays, Green J. [May, G. T.]

CM

Bernard, L. G. [L. B.]

CM

McBride, John T.

62

Berry, W. J.

62

McLain, James

63

Blount, B. B.

62

McLain, James L.

CM

Bowman, William [B.]

62

McLeroy, Francis M.

62

Bronte, Allen H.

CM

McVicker, Oliver D.

62

Brown, [No first name on roll]

62

McVicker, Robert D.

62

Brown, Hugh B.

CM

Milam, T. W.

CM

Burgess, Newton

CM

Monday, Thomas

62

Callaway, W. S.

CM

Murphy, Jackson

CM

Carathers, D. A. J.

CM

Neal, S. J.

62

Chaney, P. G.

CM

O'Donnell, Pat

62

Chappell, William

62

Page, John

62

Clark, J. R.

62

Peddy, J. H.

62

Conville, Eli

64

Phares, Eli J.

CM

Conville, William A.

CM

Phillips, Gray P.

63

Coolehan, John E.

CM

Phillips, Horatio M.

CM

Crocker, William

62

Phillips, Zack

62

Currey, Jacob C.

CM

Powell, John A.

CM

Curry, D. H.

62

Powell, L. B.

62

Curry, Stephen [D.]

62

Prestridge, James M.

62

Dickerson, Michael M.

62

Raburn, John H.

62

Diffey, William F.

62

Randle, E.

62

Duncan, William H.

CM

Read, Thomas B.

64

Edmiston, W. L.

62

Redwine, Columbus M.

CM

Eiland, Absalom H. [Eisland]

CM

Riser, M. B.

62

Fuller, Lawrence P.

CM

Robinson, Wiley W.

63

Fulmer, Samuel

62

Robison, James M.

CM

Gallashan, G. L.

CM

Rogers, James M.

CM

Gilbert, L.

62

Rogers, John

CM

Glass, John D. [Glaze]

62

Rogers, Thomas B.

62

Glaze, Jesse S.

62

Shows, Albert G. B.

CM

Golden, John Robert

CM

Shows, Elijah P.

CM

Goodwin, Charles W.

CM

Shows, G. W.

62

Goodwin, L. A.

62

Shows, James M.

62

Goodwin, P. H.

62

Shows, T. P.

62

Grambling, Allen M.

62

Shows, Thomas

62

Grambling, J. R.

62

Sikes, John E.

63

Graves, Samuel

62

Simms, William Frank [Simmons]

62

Griffin, Duncan

62

Sims, W. R.

CM

Griffin, Lewis

62

Slaton, J. H.

CM

Griggs, William H. H.

62

Sledge, J. S.

CM

Grigsbey, Richard

CM

Smith, W. M.

62

Harper, George W.

62

Smith, William E.

62

Harvey, James T.

CM

Stegall, B. F.

62

Harvey, William H.

CM

Stegall, Samuel N.

62

Hawthorn, Joseph B.

CM

Stewart, Benjamin F.

62

Helms, James L.

62

Stewart, James

62

Hendrixon, Thomas W.

62

Stringer, Daniel L.

CM

Herlong, Henry B. [Anthony B.]

CM

Stringer, R. B. B.

62

Holmes, Matt Maderia

62

Tarrer, J. H.

62

Hooker, John H.

62

Thompson, Lafayette

63

Howell, George N.

62

Thompson, Lee

62

Huey, Bernard H.

62

Toler, W. H.

62

Huey, C. M.

62

Tullis, Marion

62

Irbey, F.

62

Vaughn, R. H.

62

Irby, John M.

CM

Walker, Frank C.

62

Jackson, Fred V.

62

Walker, Frank W.

62

Jenkins, N. S.

62

White, John A.

CM

Jones, M. V.

62

Whittington, J. W.

CM

Jones, Park W.

62

Williams, Charles A.

63

Jordon, William W.

62

Williams, G. W.

62

Lackey, William J.

62

Williams, James B.

CM

Lawrence, William T.

62

Wilson, E. A.

62

Lever, Thomas Shular

62

Wilson, Giles. L.

62

Lewis, James F.

62

Woodward, William

CM

Hit keyboard "Control Home" to return to top of this page.

Then click on images to go to other pages or send E-Mail.

LSU Class of 1965.  Geaux Tigers!!

barons 13s legend blue 11s lululemon cyber monday beats by dre cheap north face black friday black infrared 6s grey toe 13s lebron 12 north face black friday lululemon black Friday barons 13s michael kors cyber monday coach black friday jordan 11 legend blue coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue jordan 13 barons black infrared 6s coach cyber monday legend blue 11s legend blue 11s north face cyber monday north face cyber monday michael kors outlet online michael kors cyber monday beats by dre black friday jordan 6 black infrared uggs black friday jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre cyber monday jordan 6 black infrared bred 13s coach outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet michael kors cyber monday uggs black friday michael kors black friday north face cyber monday jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue michael kors black friday michael kors black friday beats by dre black friday north face black friday coach cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday lululemon black friday coach black friday north face black friday jordan 13 grey toe north face cyber monday coach cyber monday louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared lululemon cyber monday