12th Pennsylvania ReservesOrganized: Harrisburg, PA; mustered in 07/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Harrisburg, PA 06/11/1864
|Commanding Officer: |
Capt. Richard Gustin
|Maps Showing this Unit:|
Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
Detail Map #2: Hood's Division Retakes the Cornfield
Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield
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
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
History of the Unit:
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.
In 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.
The remainder of the War:
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, Sources, and other Notes:
Unit history data from Bates 1
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1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 12th Reserves [AotW citation 146]« Search for Another Unit