12th REGIMENT CAVALRY

("3rd IRA HARRIS GUARD")

(Extract from page 1378, Frederick H. Dyer,
A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.)

Organized at New York City November, 1862, to September, 1863.
Left State by Detachments for Dept. of North Carolina May to December, 1863.
Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1863.
Defences of Newberne, N.C.. Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863.
Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864.
District of the Albemarle, N.C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864.
Palmer's Brigade, Peck's Division, District of North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1865.
Cavalry, District of Beaufort, N.C., Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865.
Kilpatrick's Cavalry Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

SERVICE. Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina May, 1863, to July, 1865.
Near Kinston, N.C., June 20, 1863.
Succade Ferry June 22.
Reconoissance from Plymouth to Nichol's Mills June 28 (Detachment).
Free Bridge July 6.
Expedition from Newport Barracks to Cedar Point and White Oak River July 13-16 (1 Co.).
Smith's Mill Bridge July 15.
Swift Creek July 18.
Raid to Tarboro July 18-24.
Tarboro July 20.
Hookerstown July 21.
Swift Creek, Street's Ferry and Scupperton July 22.
Expedition from Plymouth to Foster's Mills July 26-29 (Detachment).
Williamston July 27.
Foster's Mills July 27.
Sparta July 20.
Chowan July 28. Near Washington August 14.
Near Rocky Run November 4.
Near Janesville November 20.
Near Greenville November 25.
Greenville November 30.
Near Kinston December 5.
Free Bridge. Chincapin Creek, December 16 (Cos. "A," "B" and "E").
Scout from Rocky Run toward Trenton December 21-24 (Detachment).
Near Washington December 21.
Expedition from Newport Barracks to Young's Cross Roads. Swansboro and Jackson December 27-29.
Swanshoro Road December 28.
Greenville December 30.
Operations about New Berne against Whiting January 18 - February 16, 1864.
Expedition to Onslow County January 27.
New Berne February 1-4.
Batchelor's Creek February 1.
Brice's Creek February 1-2.
Beach Grove February 1-3.
Near Plymouth February 12.
Greenville February 18-19.
Near Plymouth April 2.
Beaver Creek April 17.
Plymouth April 17-20 (Cos. "A," "F").
Tom Mack's Fork April 21.
Before New Berne May 4-6.
Expedition from Batchelor's Creek to near Kinston June 20-23 (Cos. "B," "D").
Expedition against Wilmington and Weldon Railroad June 20-25 (Co. "B").
Onslow County June 20.
North East June 20-21.
Southwest Creek June 22.
Sneed's Ferry June 22.
Jackson's Mills June 22.
Swansboro June 23.
Near Kinston June 28.
Deep Gully September 19.
Scout to Gum Swamp October 11-13.
Gardiner's Bridge December 4 and 9.
Scout to Southwest Creek December 10-25.
Foster's Mills December 10.
Mosely Ford December 10.
Southwest Creek Bridge December 11-12.
Jamestown December 29.
Greenwich December 30.
Plymouth February 2, 1865.
Colerain February 2.
Plymouth February 12.
Greenville February 18-19.
Campaign of the Carolinas March 1 - April 26.
Southwest Creek March 6-7.
Wise's Forks March 7-10.
Cove Creek, Trent Road March 11.
Kinston March 14.
Best's Station March 19.
Mosely Hall March 20.
Near Goldsboro March 21-22.
Hookerstown March 31 (Co. "L"). April 3-4 and 7.
Near Faisson's Station April 4.
Faisson's Station April 11.
Best's Station April 12-13.
Bennett's House April 26.
Surrender of Johnston and his army.
Duty in the Department of North Carolina till July.
Mustered out at Raleigh, N.C., July 19, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 209.

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