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12th Regiment, Kansas Infantry

Organized at Paola September, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to June, 1863. Unattached, District of the Border, Dept. Missouri, to January, 1864. Unattached, District of the Border, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Frontier Division, 7th Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE-Regiment assigncd to duty by detachments on line between Kansas and Missouri till November. 1863. At Olathe, Paola, Wyandotte, Mound City, Shawnee Trading Post, Fort Scott, Leavenworth and Fort Riley, Kan. Company "H" at Fort Larned till January, 1864, then rejoined regiment at Fort Smith, Ark., also occupy Kansas City, Westport and Hickman's Mills, Mo., guarding trains and operating against guerillas. Operations in Jackson County against Quantrell November 2-5, 1862 (Co. "A"). Baxter Springs October 6, 1863 (Detachment). Companies "B," "E" and "F" escort train to Fort Smith, Ark., October 28-November 17, 1863. Companies "A," "C," "D," "G, "I" and "K" concentrated at Fort Scott November, 1863, and march to Fort Smith, Ark., December 13-28, 1863. Duty there till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3, 1864. Prairie D'Ann April 9-13. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 29-30. Return to Fort Smith May 3-16, and duty there till February, 1865. Fort Smith September 11, 1864. Moved to Little Rock February 24, 1865, and duty there till June. Mustered out June 3, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 121 Enlisted men by disease. Total 135.
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