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[197] commanded the brigade—was hotly engaged at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, and in the continuous skirmishing of Grant's advance movement to Cold Harbor. The Twelfth again marched into Maryland when Early threatened Washington. It participated at Winchester with very severe loss, and in the further operations of the corps in the valley. On its return to Petersburg it took part—now in Gordon's corps—in the fierce struggles around that historic city, and laid down its arms at Appomattox. Of the original number of 196, about 50 were at Appomattox, and of the 321 recruits received, about 70 were there. Nearly 250 died of wounds received in battle, about 200 died of disease, and 202 were discharged. The battle-flag of the Regiment is now in Mobile.

Field and staff.

Colonel Robert T. Jones, of Perry, kiled at Seven Pines.

Colonel B. B. Gayle, of Morgan, promoted from Captain; killed Boonsboro.

Colonel Samuel B. Pickens, of South Carolina, promoted from Adjutant; wounded at Spotsylvania and Winchester.

Lieutenant Colonel Theodora O'Hara, of Kentucky, the author of the world renowned lyric, ‘The Bivouac of the Dead,’ and that almost as famous, ‘The Pioneer.’ Buried in Frankfort, Ky.

Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Goodgame of Coosa Co.

Major E. D. Tracy, of Madison; transferred. Promoted Brigadier General. Killed at Grand Gulf, Miss. Brother of Major Philip Tracy of the 6th Georgia, who was killed at Gettysburg. Was a college classmate of Major John W. Park of Greenville, Georgia, brother of Capt. R. E. Park.

Major John C. Brown of Coffee, resigned.

Major Adolph Proskauer, promoted from Captain, Company C, wounded at Chancellorsville and Spotsylvania.

Adjutant S. B. Pickens of South Carolina. Adjutant L. Gayle of Virginia.

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