Thomas J. Oates

Contributed by: Le Bateman

Thomas J. Oates  
Regiment Name 12 North Carolina Infantry. 
Side Confederate  
Company  D  
Soldier's Rank_In  2 Lieutenant  
Soldier's Rank_Out  2 Lieutenant  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 29 

Name: Thomas J Oates ,   
Side Served: Confederacy  
State Served: North Carolina  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Lieutenant 3rd Class
Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 05 March 1862
Transferred Company D, 12th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 05 March 1862
Commission in Company S, 35th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 05 March 1862. 

Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina

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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