Addison T. Oates

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Addison T. Oates  
Regiment Name 12 North Carolina Infantry. 
Side Confederate  
Company  E  
Soldier's Rank_In  Private  
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 29 

12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 

12th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 2nd Volunteers, was organized near Garysburg, 
North Carolina, in May, 1861. Its companies were drawn from the counties of Warren, 
Granville, Catawba, Cleveland, Nash, Duplin, Halifax, and Robeson. The regiment served in 
General Garland's, Iverson's, and R.D. Johnston's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. After 
fighting at Hanover Court House it participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles 
to Cold Harbor, saw action in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations, and ended the war at 
Appomattox. This unit sustained 211 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 5 at 
Fredericksburg, and 118 Chancellorsville. Of the 219 engaged at Gettysburg, thirty-six 
percent were disabled, and there were 3 killed and 11 wounded at Bristoe. It surrendered 
8 officers and 139 men of which 76 were armed. The field officers were Colonels Henry E. 
Coleman, Benjamin O. Wade, and Solomon Williams; Lieutenant Colonels Edward Cantwell, 
William S. Davis, and Thomas L. Jones; and Majors Robert W. Alston, Augustus W. Burton, 
and David P. Rowe. 

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