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Twelfth New Jersey Infantry.

Smith's Brigade — Hays's Division--Second Corps.

(1) Col. Robert C. Johnson. (2) Col. John H. Willetts. Col. John Willian: Bvt. Brig. Gen.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1   1       18
Company A 1 14 15   12 12 193
  B   17 17   11 11 179
  C 1 17 18   8 8 188
  D 1 9 10   12 12 170
  E 1 21 22   12 12 180
  F 1 26 27   11 11 183
  G 1 15 16   7 7 177
  H 1 16 17   5 5 176
  I   18 18   11 11 200
  K 1 15 16   10 10 184
Totals 9 168 177   99 99 1,848

Original enrollment, 992; killed, 163; percentage, 16.8.

Enrollment prior to Lee's surrender, 1,548; killed, 177; percentage, 11.4.

Total killed and wounded, 587; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 14.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Chancellorsville, Va. 48 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 7
Gettysburg, Pa. 28 Deep Bottom, Va. 1
Bristoe Station, Va. 2 Ream's Station, Va. 4
Morton's Ford, Va. 2 Boydton Road, Va. 5
Wilderness, Va. 23 Dabney's Mills, Va. 1
Spotsylvania, Va. 27 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 25, 1865 4
North Anna, Va. 4 Place Unknown 1
Cold Harbor, Va. 20    

Present, also, at Auburn Mills; Mine Run; Totopotomoy; Strawberry Plains; Sailor's Creek; Farmville; Appomattox.

notes.--Left the State September 7, 1862, joining the main Army in December, when it was placed in the Second Brigade (Wm. Hays's), Third Division (French's), Second Corps. In this brigade it fought at Chancellorsville, its first battle; its casualties there were 24 killed, 132 wounded, and 22 missing; total, 178. General Alex. Hays led the division at Gettysburg, and General Thomas A. Smyth, the brigade. During that battle the Twelfth distinguished itself on the afternoon of the second day by a gallant charge of four companies, in which they captured the Bliss barn, a building situated midway between the lines, and filled with the enemy's sharpshooters; seven Confederate officers and 92 men were captured by the Jerseymen in this notable affair; but, not without severe loss to the four companies engaged. The losses of the entire regiment at Gettysburg were 23 killed, 83 wounded, and 9 missing. Upon the reorganization of the Army, in March, 1864, the regiment was placed in Carroll's (3d) Brigade of Gibbon's (2d) Division, a famous brigade in which seven States were represented. The Twelfth crossed the Rapidan with 425 men, of which number 177 were killed or wounded during the bloody week of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania; Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas H. Davis, who commanded at these battles, was killed at Spotsylvania. The Twelfth made a charge at North Anna, deployed in one rank, which General Smyth pronounced the finest he ever saw. Another hard fight, this time at Cold Harbor, and the regiment was reduced to 90 muskets. In February, 1865, Lieutenant-Colonel Willian of the Eighth New Jersey was promoted to the colonelcy of the Twelfth.

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