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RECORDS OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

Twelfth Regiment W.Va. Infantry


FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS

NAME AND RANK; DATE OF COMMISSION; DATE OF MUSTER OUT; MEMORANDA

KLUNK; John B. - Colonel; Aug 20, 1862; -- . Commissioned as Colonel August 20, 1862, to rank from same date. Engaged in battle at Winchester, Virginia June 13th, 14th and 15th, 1863; resigned September 1, 1863, to take effect September 5, 1863.

CURTIS, William B.- Colonel; Jan 26, 1864; June 16, 1865. Was 41 years of age at date of muster in. Elected Captain of Company "D" August 20, 1862, promoted to Major and Commissioned, order of July 27, 1863, to rank from June 17, 1863, vice F. P. Pierpont resigned; promoted to Colonel January 28, 18654, vice Klunk resigned. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

NORTHCOTT, Robert S. - Lieutenant-Colonel; Aug 23, 1862; -- . Commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel August 23, 1862; was captured June 15, 1863; prisoner in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. Resigned January 5, 1865. Resignation accepted per Special Order #5, Headquarters WV, N.C.

BROWN, Richard Hooker - Lieutenant-Colonel; Jan 25, 1865; June 16, 1865. Was 25 years of age at date of muster in as Captain of Company "I". Promoted to Major February 6, 1864, at Hancock, MD., Vice Curtis promoted; promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel January 23, 1965, by commission from Governor of West Virginia, vice Northcott resigned, (original entry, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Infantry, May 21, 1861.) Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

PIERPONT, Francis P. - Major; Aug 25, 1862; -- . Mustered in as Major, August 26, 1862; resigned June 16, 1863, to accept Appointment of Adjutant General of West Virginia.

BURLEY, William - Major; Jan 25, 1865; June 16, 1865. Was 20 years of age at date of enlistment; enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company "A" at the organization of the Company August 21, 1863; promoted and commissioned 1st Lieutenant, order of February 3, 1863, to rank from January 17, 1863, vice Magruder resigned; promoted to Captain November 20, 1864, vice Tomlinson resigned; promoted to Major January 25, 1865, at Chapin's Farm, Virginia, vice Brown promoted. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

CALDWELL, George B. - First Lieutenant & Adjutant; Aug 25, 1862; -- . Mustered in from Corporal as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant from the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, vice Pierpont promoted; resigned January 8, 1865, having served three years continuously in the United States Service (original entry as private April 19, 1861). Engaged in attacks on Charleston, S. C. June 16, 1862, at Fort Royal Ferry, January 1862, Winchester, VA June 13th, 14th and 15thh, 1863. (Note; George B. Caldwell was mustered out by reason of expiration term of service. Did not resign - See official papers in War Dep't.)

McCORD, Henry R. - First Lieutenant & Adjutant; Feb 1, 1865; June 16, 1865. Was 28 years of age at date of muster in as a private in Company "G"; promoted to 1st Sergeant August 25, 1862; promoted to Sergeant-Major, January 10, 1864, and transferred to Non- Commissioned Staff. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant October 24, 1864, and transferred to Company "C" vice Whittingham promoted; promoted to 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant February 6, 1865, and transferred to Field and Staff, vice Caldwell resigned or mustered out. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

THURBER, Nathan U. - First Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster; Aug 7, 1862; -- . Commissioned 1st Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster August 7, 1862; resigned May 11, 1865.

FLEMING, David B. - First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster; May 17, 1865; June 16, 1865. Enrolled as private in Company "D" 12 WV Volunteer Infantry August 14, 1862; appointed Commissary Sergeant September 4, 1862; appointed Quartermaster Sergeant December 25, 1862; promoted 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster May 23, 1865, vice Nathan U. Thurber resigned. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

FRIZZELL, John - Surgeon; Aug 9, 1862; -- . Appointed Surgeon Aug 9, 1962, to rank same date; resigned September 15, 1862.

CAMPBELL, John C. - Surgeon; Sept 16, 1862; -- . Commissioned Surgeon September 16, 1862, vice John Frizzell resigned; resigned March 12, 1863.

BRYAN, Sampson P. - Surgeon; July 23, 1864; June 16, 1865. Was 34 years of age at date of enrollment as 2nd Lieutenant Surgeon, 12th WV Volunteer Infantry September 10, 1862; promoted to Surgeon, March 13, 1863. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

RUGGLES, Dwight - Assistant Surgeon; Aug 11, 1862; -- . Commissioned Assistant Surgeon August 11, 1862; resigned November 22, 1862.

PATTON, Frederick H. - Assistant Surgeon; Nov 18, 1862; June 16, 1865. Was 25 years of age at date of enlistment December 1, 1862. Captured June 15, 1863; released and reported to Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. November 28, 1863. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon, November 8, 1862, vice Dwight Ruggles resigned. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

NEIL, Alexander - Assistant Surgeon; July 23, 1863; June 16, 1862. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon July 23, 1863, vice Sampson P. Bryan promoted. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

TRAINER, Thomas H. - Chaplain; Oct 7, 1862; -- . Commissioned Oct 7, 1862, to rank from October 1, 1862; resigned December 25, 1862.

WALLACE, Richard E. - Chaplain; Mch. 26, 1864; June 16, 1865. Enrolled as a private in Company "H", 12th WV Volunteer Infantry April 10, 1862. Appointed Sergeant June 4, 1863; promoted to Chaplain August 29, 1864, and transferred to Field and Staff, vice Thomas Trainer resigned. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

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NON-COMMISSIONED STAFF

NAME & RANK; AGE; MUSTERED INTO SERVICE WHEN & WHERE;
DATE OF MUSTER OUT; MEMORANDA.

DUNNINGTON, James M. - Sergeant Major; 21; Aug 26, 1862, Wheeling, WV; -- . Enlisted as a private in Company "F". Promoted to Sergeant-Major August 29, 1862, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff; promoted to 1st Lieutenant August 29, 1862, and transferred to Company "B".

PIERPONT, Francis H., Jr. - Sergeant-Major; 20; August 26, 1862, Wheeling, WV; -- . Enlisted as a private in Company "F". Promoted to Sergeant August 28, 1862; appointed Sergeant-Major Feb 11, 1863, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to Company "F".

HURSEY, Semour - Sergeant-Major; -- ; Aug 26, 1862, Wheeling, WV; -- . Enlisted as a private in Company "E". Promoted to Sergeant-major November 2, 1864; reduced to rank January 8, 1865, by order Lt Colonel R. H. Brown.

HERVEY, Henry C. - Sergeant-Major; 21; Aug 25, 1862, Wheeling, WV; June 16, 1865. Student born Brooke Co., WV. Enrolled as a private in Company "D". Promoted Sergeant June 12, 1864; promoted to Sergeant-Major January 8, 1865, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

WHITTINGHAM, James - Quartermaster Sergeant; 37; Aug 23, 1862, Wheeling, WV; - - . Enlisted as a private in Company "C". Appointed Quartermaster Sergeant August 24, 1862, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant December 25, 1862, and transferred to Company "C".

SCOTT, William A. - Quartermaster Sergeant; 19; Aug 28, 1862, Wheeling, WV; June 16, 1865. Enlisted as a private in Company "I". Promoted to Corporal August 28, 1862; promoted to Company Commissary Sergeant December 25, 1862, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff. Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant May 25, 1865. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

RAY, James - Commissary-Sergeant; 20; Aug 25, 1862, Wheeling, WV; June 16, 1865. Farmer, born Ohio Co., WV. Enlisted as a private in Company "D". Promoted to Commissary-Sergeant May 23, 1865, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

ODBERT, Charles H. - Hospital Steward; 23; Aug 28, 1862, Wheeling, WV; June 16, 1865. Druggist born in Jefferson Co., Ohio. Enlisted as a private in Company "E". Promoted to Hospital Steward December 22, 1862, and transferred to Non- Commissioned Staff. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

HAMMOND, George - Principal Musician; 28; Sept 10, 1862, Buckhannon, WV; June 16, 1865. Farmer, born Franklinville, Maryland. Enlisted as a private in Company "D". Promoted to Principle Musician September 11, 1862, and transferred to Non- Commissioned Staff. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.

FLOWERS, Seldon E. - Principal Musician; 18; Aug 26, 1862, Wheeling, WV; June 16, 1865. Born Harrison Co., WV. Enlisted as a private in Company "E". Promoted to Principle Musician March 1, 1865, and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff. Mustered out at Richmond, VA.


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