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Massachusetts 12th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on June 26th, 1861. Regiment mustered out of service on July 8th, 1864.

Notable Battles:

  • Ball's Bluff fought on October 21st, 1861 near Loundon County, Virginia
  • Skirmish at Winchester, Virginia fought on March 7th, 1862
  • Gaines' Mill fought on June 27th, 1862 near Hanover County, Virginia
  • Cedar Mountain fought on August 9th, 1862 near Culpepper County, Virginia
  • Thoroughfare Gap fought on August 28th, 1862 near Fauquier County, Virginia; Prince William County, Virginia
  • South Mountain fought on September 14th, 1862 near Frederick County, Maryland; Washington County, Maryland; Boonsboro, Maryland
  • Antietam fought on September 17th, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland
  • Fredericksburg fought on December 13th, 1862 near Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Chancellorsville fought on April 30th, 1863 - May 6th, 1863 near Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • Gettysburg fought on July 1st, 1863 - July 3rd, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    • Brigade Leader(s): Baxter. Division Leader(s): Robinson, John C. Corp: I Corps. 
    • Oak Ridge fought on July 1st, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Funkstown fought on July 8th, 1863 near Funkstown, Maryland, Maryland
  • Wilderness fought on May 5th, 1864 - May 7th, 1864 near Spotslyvania County, Virginia; Orange County, Virginia
  • Spotsylvania Court House fought on May 8th, 1864 - May 21st, 1864 near Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • Second Petersburg fought on June 15th, 1864 - June 18th, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia
  • Jerusalem Plank Road fought on June 21st, 1864 - June 24th, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia
  • White Oak Road fought on March 31st, 1865 near Dinwiddie Co

Massachusetts, United States of America

Field Officers

Brigadier General George L. Hartsuff

Brigadier General Henry Baxter

Brigadier General James B. Ricketts

Brigadier General John C. Robinson

Colonel Fletcher Webster

Colonel James L. Bates

Colonel Richard Coulter

Captain Benjamin F. Cook


Lieutenant Colonel David Allen

Major Elisha Burbank