The Twelth's artillery Associations.
This sketch would be incomplete if I did not mention the gallant batteries which were associated with our regiment and brigade from the beginning to the close of the war, and to which we became greatly attached.
Captain Thomas H. Carter
, afterwards colonel of a battalion of artillery, commanded Carter
's battery in the first part of the war, and was a gifted and gallant soldier.
Since the war he has become very prominent in railroad circles, but has retired to his country home in King William county, Va.
His accomplished brother, Captain William Page Carter
, succeeded him in command of the battery, and won renown by his intrepid
and patriotic conduct in field and camp.
He is now a well known author, living at Boyce, Va.
, and has published a volume of poems called ‘Echoes of the Glen
Soon after the battle of Seven Pines Captain Carter
wrote a stirring poem, commemorative of that great battle, which I think is worthy of repetition in this connection, especially as he alludes in complimentary terms to the 12th Alabama regiment: