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12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Organized: Harrisburg, PA; mustered in 07/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Harrisburg, PA 06/11/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Richard Gustin

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - First (I) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, I Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps


Unit history

Formed from all over the state in July 1861, at Harrisburg. They first saw action at Dranesville, Va, in December 1861. They were then in action with McClellan on the Peninsula Campaign, Spring 1862, and at 2nd Bull Run under Pope in August.

On the Antietam Campaign

They saw action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September, and in and near Miller's Cornfield on the morning of the 17th.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #15: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #31: Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #24: Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #11: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

After the Antietam Campaign

They were at Fredericksburg in December, and on duty at Washington DC as Provost Guard for some time thereafter. They next saw action at Gettysburg in July. They continued on campaign with the Army of the Potomac into 1864 seeing combat at Bristoe Station, Mine Run, and on the Wilderness Campaign. They were mustered out of service as their term expired in June.

References & Notes

Unit history data from Bates 1

We have 33 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ACorpAllen, James WIA   09/17
APvtAllison, James KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
A PvtArndt, Leander KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtBeech, Ebeneser WIA   09/17
A CorpOdenheimer, D. C.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
A PvtToomey, Ezra WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtDean, Henry W.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
B PvtMaynard, Jacob MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
C PvtBarnes, James KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtBarnes, James A.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtBentzell, William H.WIA   09/17
C PvtBlance, Jerome KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CCorpBryan, Samuel WIA   09/17
CPvtBush, Thomas WIA   09/17
CCaptGustin, Richard         We have some details for this person
C CorpSpencer, Cyrus J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E CorpDarhamner, George KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E PvtGraham, David H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E PvtRoth, Lewis H.WIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
F PvtBaer, Calvin KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtCampbell, Allen WIA   09/17
F PvtCampbell, George A.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F PvtJones, Charles KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F PvtSpidal, Jacob WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtTyler, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtHarman, Henry MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtBarkley, David WIA   09/17
H PvtBenson, Enoch MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HCaptBolar, Andrew Jackson        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
HPvtOverdorff, David D.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
H PvtPainter, Thomas WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
H PvtStewart, James S.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
UnkPvtKinney, George W.Died   00/00

 

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Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 12th Reserves  [AotW citation 146]