Thursday, April 22, 2010

12th Michigan Infantry

12th Michigan Infantry[1]

Alonzo H. Allen (A), Charles Barnes (B), Corporal William H. Brown (B), Corporal Lyman A. Burke (B), Martin Donahue (B), Norman Ivory (B), Alva Smith (B), Hezekiah Branch (C), Frederick Brown (C), Perry W Cottrell (C), Henry Hudson (C), Samuel Porter (C), James W. Fleming (D), Corporal Marvin S. Pendell (D), Oscar J. Raymond (D), James Worden (D), Daniel W. Allen (E), Logan Gardner (E), William Gray (E), Lewis Smith (E), Luman Brown (F), Cornelius Kierstead (F), James M. Reeve (F), John H. Shickley (F), Isaac N. Tewksburry (F), Second Lieutenant Alexander G. Davis (G), Stephen W. Bonnel (H), James M. Bowman (H), William Wilson (H), William Calhoun (I), David A. Foster (I), Sergeant Henry L. Johnson (I), Corporal George T. Smith (I), John Treadwell (I), Horace J. Treat (I), William E. Willis (I), Patrick Finn (K), Alvin A. Godfrey (K), Harvey Post (K), Stoddard H. Roosa (K) and Ferdinand P. Row (K).

George F. Barker (A), Joshua Bradford (A), Second Lieutenant David McClelland (A), Bela A. Norton (A), First Lieutenant Charles A. VanRiper (A)[2], William Garrett (B), Michael Larkin (B), Corporal Joshua McKean (B), Orlando H. Wright (B), John Pennington (C), Herbert M. Reynolds (C), Sergeant Nelson H. Clafln (D), George W. Edkin (D), George W. Gates (D), Musician Thomas J. Stimpson (D), Milton H. Stout (D), Milton H. Townsend (D), Benjamin Vanwert (D), Sergeant Charles W. Barrett (E), First Lieutenant Thomas C. Bradley (E), William Mandlin (E), Phillip May (E), Wilder M. Robbins (E), Martin L. Ackely (G), William Belcher (G)[3], Second Lieutenant Jonathan L. Chase (H), Fifer David W. Dibble (H), Gorton Graham (H), Corporal Wesley M. Hall (H), Captain Gilbert D. Johnson (H), Corporal William Munger (H), Orlando A. Cook (I), Second Lieutenant Charles E. Howe (I), John M. Breithaupt (K), Anson Lewis (K), John I. Nostrand (K), Barney S. Robards (K) and Corporal Burney O. Wilson (K).

Peter J. Bilderback (A), Benjamin F. Higgins (A), John Higgins (A), Zachariah B. Langley (A), Sylvester P. Smith (A), Corporal John Adams (B), William Becker (B), James Bouton (B), Dewitt Guy (B), Corporal Charles Holbrook (B), James G. Kime (B), William Miller (B), Minert Shippie (B), Huey M. Sweet (B), Otis A. Winslow (B), Forest F. Woddard (B), Francis Conroy (C), John Gathergood (C), Charles S. Harris (C), Isaac Marks (C), John H. Pattison (C), Eri O. Smith (C), George Smith (C), Reuben Stratton (C), Thomas B. Wynn (C), Isaac B. Baily (D), John Baldwin (D), Peter Burns (D), John H. Coger (D), Corporal James H. Failing (D), Thomas Fitzgerald (D), Andrew D. Hicks (D), Charles A. Owen (D), John C. Salter (D), Wesley Skutt (D), Robert Bloom (E), Edgar H. Durand (E), Francis W. Hurd (E), John Stillwell (E), Albert Stinebeck (E), Elijah Warner (E), William C. Williams (E), Alanson B. Austin (F), Armsted P. Claspey (F), Robert Lambert (F), Simon Potter (F), William H. Smith (F), Abram Spears (F), Corporal James D. Taggart (F), Sergeant Samuel W. Grinnell (G), Talcott B. Irish (G), Thomas C. Kenyon (G), Corporal Jerome B. Lafferty (G), William H. Lombard (G), John Nagel (G), Harvey Harper (H), Sergeant Isaac W. Lansing (H), William Minnick (H), Sergeant Lyman Sylvester (H), Runyan VanHise (H), William Vannatteen (H), William H. Watrous (H), Calvin H. Davidson (I), Samuel S. Davis (I), First Lieutenant John Graham (I), William Horton Jr. (I), Jasper N. Murphy (I), Corporal Charles S. Reese (I), Charles H. Willard (I), Jasper F. Willis (I), Samuel O. Cary (K), First Lieutenant Andrew P. Collins (K), Franceilo Crego (K), Edwin A. Dunning (K), Second Lieutenant Daniel D. Flanigan (K), Addison McCoy (K), William M. Parish (K), Henry Teesdale (K) and Nicholas N. Webber (K).

[1] Brown, George H, Adjutant General. Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865. Volume 12. (Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. and Everard, 1915.)
[2] Also captured.
[3] Also captured.


Kathleen Clemence said...

William Henry Lombard was one of my great-great-grandfathers. I followed his Civil War trail and here is the abbreviated story of what I discovered:
William Henry Lombard enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 12th Regiment of the Michigan Infantry on December 19, 1861 in Vermontville, Michigan for a period of 3 years. He was mustered into the service of the United States on January 8, 1962 at Niles, Michigan. On April 6, 1862, at the Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburgh Landing), he was wounded and taken as a prisoner of war by the Confederate Army and placed in prison in Montgomery, Alabama. (From the Alabama Historical Quarterly, Volume 25 - 1963, "Confederate Prison at Montgomery, Ala.," by Earl Antrim, page 191:
"The Official War Records states that the prison was closed on Dec. 14, 1862, ... the prison at Montgomery was in operation about eight months, from the middle of April to Dec., 14, 1862.
The Official War Records of the Union and Confederate Armies states that the Montgomery prisoners were destitute of clothing and the hospital was denied medicines. The corn-bread was made from unsifted meal and the meat was spoiled. Prisoners were shot for looking out the windows.")
He was paroled from there on May 24, 1862 and made it as far as Huntsville, Alabama where he died of dysentery at Huntsville Hospital #1 on August 3, 1862. He was originally buried in Section 1, Row 2 or 3 with other Union Soldiers in what was to become Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama. Later he was reinterred at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, in an "unknown" grave.

Mark Cottrell said...

Perry Washington Cottrell who is listed as one of the men killed at the Battle of Shiloh from the 12th Michigan Infantry was my Great Great grandads brother & one of 5 Cottrell brothers that volunteered service during the Civil War. Perry Washington Cottrell was mustered into the 12th Volunteer Michigan Infantry Company C at Niles Michigan on 03/05/1862. The 12th Michigan left the state on 03/18/1862 for St. Louis, Missouri where they left on steamers for Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee and joined General U. S. Grant’s army under the command of Colonel Peabody’s Brigade, General Prentiss Division. With no actual field experience they were pushed to the front with no precautions taken for surprise attacks from the confederates. The 12th was sent under Major Powell as an advanced picket. The 12th was attacked at daylight on April 6th 1862 and pushed back to the main encampment but their stubborn resistance alerted the rest of the troops to the advancement of the confederate army. At Shiloh the Union Army had 13,000 killed or wounded & the confederates 10,000 killed or wounded, more than all the casualties in all the U.S.A. battles up to this time [The Revolutionary War, The War Of 1812 & The Spanish American War.]. During this battle on 04/06/1862 Perry Washington Cottrell is shot. He is sent back to a hospital in Evansville Indiana. His father George Birdwell Cottrell asks two local bankers in Buchanan, Michigan, John D. Ross and William Pears to help him get to Evansville to see Perry. They come up with $17 and George is able to reach the hospital and spend the last four days of Perry’s life with him. He was attended to by a Doctor Schubert and he dies of his wounds 05/21/1862. Perry Washington Cottrell is buried in the Civil War section # 24 at Oak Hill Cemetery in row 12 grave 14 located at 1400 East Virginia Street in Evansville, Indiana in Knight Township in Vanderburgh County. He was burial number 1829 in that cemetery. He was 18 years old when he died. The other four Cottrell brothers that served during the Civil War were my GG Andrew Jackson Cottrell with the 9th Iowa Cavalry Company C, George Noggle Cottrell with the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery Company K, Francis Marion Cottrell with the 11th Michigan Cavalry Company K & John Dawson Cottrell with 31st Ohio Infantry Company I.

Robin Moore said...

Looking for some more info on Thomas C. Kenyon who was captured at Shiloh. I am doing some research on him and his family for a descendant of his sisters, and we know he was captured at Shiloh and this is confirmed by your list! He was a POW for 6 months after you know what prison any of these men may have been in by any chance? I haven't found that info yet and would like to find it! If you are interested, I will send you what I have on Thomas for your files! I am used to NY Civil War records and am trying to figure out Michigan's records as well! Thanks for having this's great!!! Anything you might be able to help us with would be greatly appreciated and I will gladly send you what info we have too. Thanks
email directly at Would be glad to share info with anyone else who is looking for Thomas also!
He also transfered to the Cavalry after mustering out of the 12th....think I found him in the 10th Cav. Co M listed as a Sgt at muster in and a 1st Sgt at muster out, tho he didn't actually muster out but died in April of 1865 according to the info I have.

Dolph said...

Abram Morgan and Atrum Spears are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta with American flags at their graves (they lay among 6,500 confederates, so the American flags help identify their graves). According to the tombstones, Morgan died June 10, 1862 and Spears died July 18, 1862.

Dolph said...

Andrew D. Hicks isburied in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. No date of death is listed on the gravestone

Dennis M. Dreher said...

Lt. Daniel D. Flanigan was one of my great great grandfathers and joined the 12th Michigan at the organization of Company K on October 8th, 1861 in Niles. He was 38 when he was commissioned two days later, on Oct 10th. He was subsequently captured at the "Hornet's Nest," at Shiloh on April 6th, 1862. Later in life he noted that he was captured because "he came to fight and was not going to run away." He is noted for his conduct in Col. Quinn's Regimental post-action report on the 12th which can be found in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Subsequently, he spent almost a year in Libby Prison in Richmond before he was exchanged and returned to Niles where he was dismissed from service. His presentation sword was taken from him at Shiloh and ended up in the hands of Confederate General Braxton Bragg. It is still in the possession of Bragg's family though numerous attempts have been made over the decades by my family to have it returned. Lt. Flanigan should not be confused with Col. Daniel Flanigan who served with the 24th Michigan and was part of the famous "Iron Brigade."

Tom Layton said...

Thomas C. or G. Kenyon was among five men in the 10th Michigan cavalry killed April 8, 1865, in a skirmish near Henry Court House in what is now Martinsville VA. Kenyon was in Company M and from Jackson County. He is buried at the Danville National Cemetery. Others Michigan soldiers killed in that action were John Benton (Co. D) from Wayne, Ira E. Harvey (Co. D) from Montcalm, George Wood (Co. D) of Antrim, and Joseph Kunne (Co. M) from Grand Traverse. See Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Michigan, 1865:,+1865%22&source=bl&ots=Oy_9V-6dXF&sig=4vIrO_dHRMi81OrH8DVYltavCN4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf29S3o4XMAhUGKCYKHciMBe0Q6AEIHzAB#v=onepage&q=kenyon%20%22april%208%2C%201865%22&f=false
Tom Layton
Boone NC
I am planning to publish a blog on this on Memorial Day, so if you have any more material on Lt. Kenyon, I would welcome it.