UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
12th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Organized in Tennessee at large July 24 to August 14, 1863. Attached to Defences
of Nashville Camp; Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October,
1864. 2nd Colored Brigade, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland,
to January, 1865. Defences of Nashville Camp; Northwestern Railroad, District
of Middle Tennessee, to May, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee,
Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1866.
- Railroad guard duty at various points in Tennessee and Alabama on
line of the Nashville Camp; Northwestern Railroad till December, 1864. Repulse
of Hood's attack on
November 2, 4 and 5. Action at Buford's Station, Section 37, Nashville Camp;
Northwestern Railroad, November 24. March to Clarksville, Tenn., and skirmish
near that place December 2. Battle of
15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Action at Decatur,
Ala., December 27-28. Railroad guard and garrison duty in the Dept. of the
Cumberland till January, 1866.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 38 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 242 Enlisted men by disease. Total 284.
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