12th Battalion, Light Artillery

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12th Artillery Battalion was organized at Augusta, Georgia, in May, 1862, with men from Ramsey's 1st Georgia Volunteers Regiment. It contained five companies and was called the Savannah Siege Train Heavy Artillery Battalion. Its members were recruited at Newnan, Augusta, Sandersville, and in the Atlanta area. In June it was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and was active at Fort McAllister, Fort Sumter, and Battery Wagner. Then in May, 1864, the battalion was transferred to General C.A. Evans' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. Serving as infantry it fought at Cold Harbor, was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and took part in the Appomattox operations. The unit surrendered with 6 officers and 125 men. Its commanders were Lieutenant Colonel Henry D. Capers and Major George M. Hanvey.

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