12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 12th Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Cavalry was organized between January 1862 and September 1862. They were discharged on 7 June 1865 in Shreveport, Louisiana. They were led by Upton Hays, Beal Green Jeans, and David Shanks.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - Captains Robert Adams and Samuel Bowman; enrolled in Green County, Missouri
Company B - Captain Jacob T. Burkholder, John H. Groom, and Henry J. Vivian; enrolled in Jackson County, Missouri
Company C - Captains David Shanks, Francis N. Davis, B.S. Parnell, and George B. Webb; enrolled in Jackson County, Missouri
Company D - Captain James L. Tucker; enrolled in Jackson County, Missouri
Company E - Captains John Jarrette, Maurice M. Longhorn, F.M. Scott, George W. Sheppard; enrolled in Jackson County, Missouri
Company F - Captain Henry M. Woods; enrolled in Clay County, Missouri
Company G - Captains James W. Franklin, and R.M. Dupay; enrolled in Jackson County, Missouri
Company H - Captain John Webb; enrolled in Jackson County, Missouri
Company I - Captain James F. Simpson; enrolled in Clay County, Missouri
Company K - Captains Peter Snook, and R.M. Nace; enrolled in Cass County, Missouri
The information about the companies is from Kenneth E. Weant's Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Calvary, Volume 2, (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2009), pages 91-106. Partial rosters are also included in this book. FHL book 977.8 M2wkm v. 2
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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 'Missouri in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, 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.
- Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records, Missouri Confederate Cavalry, Volume 2 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2008), pages 91-106. FHL book 977.8 M2wkm v. 2