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Twelfth Alabamians who surrendered at Appomattox, April 9th, 1865.

Below I copy from Volume XV, pages 244-46 of the Southern Historical Society Papers a list of the paroles issued to the members of the Twelfth Alabama. It is a pitifully small list and painfully shows how dreadfully this noble band of heroic soldiers had diminished from the eleven hundred and ninety-six which formed the regiment on the 12th of June, 1861. These names deserve to be emblazoned forever on the rolls of fame, and to go down in history with the brave Spartans who fought at Thermopylae.

Of those who survive now from this list I can only locate a few. Among those are:

Sergeant George W. Thomas of Company B, who lives near Alexander city, in Coosa county, Alabama.

Sergeant James H. Eason of Company F, who lives at Tallassee, Alabama.

Private William A. Moore of Company F, who lives in Neches, Texas.

Dr. Daniel S. Patterson of Company K, who lives at Montgomery, Ala.

The post-offices of the others are not known to me, and I deeply regret that I cannot put them in this list.

Those who surrendered, as given in this book of ‘Paroles’, are as follows:

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