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				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

12th Regiment

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.

SERVICE -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 Johnsonville 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 Nashville December 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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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Tennessee , Alabama , Freedom Fighters , USCT , Johnsonville , Nashville
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