Company A 12th Georgia Battalion Georgia Light Artillery
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Roster of Company A 12th Georgia Battalion
Capt. James W. Anderson
This company was made up of men from Coweta County and the surrounding area. It was known as the "Newnan Artillery" and was designated as Company A at the reorganization of December 1862.
Alexander, Abraham William, Pvt. Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded Monocacy, MD 7/9/64, wounded & Captured 3/25/65 Fort Stedman near Petrsburg, VA, in Lincoln Hospital Washington D.C. 6/12/65. 1850 Census list A.W. Alexander age 28, a clerk born S.C., living Coweta Co in the household of Joseph Y. Alexander, a Clergyman. PR Widow Anna E. Alexander applied 4/7/91 Coweta Co. She stated that William was wounded in the hip at Monocacy, MD 7/9/64, and died at Newnan 7/24/68 from the wound. He suffered severe pain all that time and was never able to sit up straight or ride horseback. They married 2/15/57. Witness' J.W. Anderson, Y. Thompson, and W.W. Williams stated that the wound was the cause of death. Also certified by a pysician.
Alexander, Thomas G., Sgt. Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Appointed Commissary Sgt., Surrendered 4/9/65 Appomattox PR Widow Sarah A. applied Coweta Co 9/5/10. Miss Sally A. Williams married Thomas G. Alexander 10/31/69 in Mariwether Co. Thomas died Senoia, GA 2/21/86. Witness Alvin D. Freeman stated that he and Thomas were both present at the Appomattox surrender. RCS Thomas served as a Cpl. in Co. A Ramsey's 1st GA in 1861. Buried Senoia City Cemetery section Y lot 2.
Anderson, James W., Capt. Company Commander, Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, promoted Capt. 11/6/62, Wounded both thighs Captured Winchester, VA 9/19/64. RCS Transferred to Point Lookout for exchange 2/20/65. 1850 Census list James W. Anderson age 15, living Coweta Co. in the Household of William W. Alexander. Also living in the same household, Thomas W. Anderson. 1870 Census list James W. Anderson living Carroll Co GA age 35. Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, GA row 21 sec 17, born 1835 died 1903. RCS Also served in Co. A Ramsey's 1st GA, promoted to Major 12/61.
Anderson, Thomas Wade, Lt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, promoted 10/26/64, Wounded Fort Stedman near Petersburg 3/25/65, captured Richmond 4/3/65. 1850 Census list Thomas W. Anderson age 17 living Coweta Co. in the household of William W. Alexander. Also living in the same household, James W. Anderson. 1870 Census list Thomas W. Anderson living Coweta Co GA age 37. NG Living FL 1880's.
Angle, Charles Winston, Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded 3/25/65 Fort Stedman, Captured 4/3/65 Richmond in Hospital, released 6/26/65 Newport News, VA. 1850 Census list Charles Angle age 20 living Carroll Co. in the household of Thomas Angle. 1870 Census list Charles Angle living Carroll Co GA age 39. PR Widow applied Douglas Co. 3/8/01. She was born 2/27/30 Campbell Co. He was born 12/29/29 Franklin Co. C.W. Angle married Artalissa Stisher 2/21/58 Campbell Co. He died 5/20/95 in Douglas Co. Witness' A.D. Freeman and J.E. Robinson state that Angle was shot at Ft. Stedman and left on battlefield. NG Living Daniell's Mill area of Douglas Co. 1880's.
Astin, John J. Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62 Newnan, Wounded Discharged 4/30/63, transferred to Capt Perry's Company in MS. NG Living Palmetto, GA 1880's.
Astin, Robert J. Pvt., Enlisted 1/1/64, Coosawhatchee, In Hospital 6/24/64 - 8/31/64, Surrendered 4/9/65 Appomattox. PR Applied Campbell Co. 8/6/10. Lived in GA all his life, except 1868 in TN. Witness J.E. Robinson of Coweta Co. R.J. Astin died 10/30/10. Widow applied Fulton Co. 7/22/37. R.J. Astin married Miss Lou Riley 7/11/94 in Campbell Co. She was born 6/13/69 in GA. Husband died in Campbell Co. before receiving pension. NG Living Palmetto, GA 1880's.
Atchison, William Thomas, Pvt., Enlisted 2/1/64, Coosawhatchee, Shot in mouth Maryland Hights, MD, Surrendered 4/9/65 Appomattox. 1870 Census list Thamas W. Atchison living Coweta Co GA age 24. NG Living Fayetteville, GA 1880's.
Attaway, James C., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Transferred 4/15/63 to 30 Ga. Reg. 1850 Census list James C. Ataway age 15 living Coweta Co in the household of John T. Ataway. 1870 Census list James C. Attaway living Campbell Co GA age 35.
Attaway, Whitfield, Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Transferred 4/15/63 to 30 Ga. Reg. Wounded. 1870 Census list Whitfield Attaway living Carroll Co GA age 39. NG Living Palmetto, GA 1880's.
Austin, John N., Pvt., Enlisted 1/1/64, Coosawhatchee, Wounded Monocacy, MD 7/9/64, wounded Hatcher's Run 2/5/65, admitted to hospital 2/7/65 - 3/21/65, Surrendered 4/9/65 Appomattox, with Gen Lee. 1850 Census list John N. Austin age 3 living Campbell Co. in the household of William Austin. PR Living Sargent, Coweta Co, GA 8/30/19. Applied Coweta Co 8/20/19, age 72, GA resident all of life. Never captured, present at surrender. Witness John B. Goodwyn. Widow Mrs. M.E. Austin applied Coweta Co 5/29/28. John Austin died 5/22/28 Coweta Co. John Austin married Miss. Mattie Land 12/30/75 Coweta Co. J.N. Austin was a witness for the widow of T.W. Simmons, and stated that both he and Simmons were wounded at Hatcher's Run 2/5/65, and that both were sent to Jackson Hospital at Richmond, and that Simmons was too badly wounded to leave the hospital when he, Austin, returned to the command. Buried Providence Baptist Church row 6, 3/15/47 - 5/22/28.
Ayers, John Thomas, Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Detailed as a teamster, Killed 3/25/65 Fort Stedman
Baccus, John W., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Mortally wounded 7/9/64 Monocacy MD, Died 9/1/64 POW Hospital Frederick, MD, Buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery Frederick, MD. 1850 Census list John Baccus age 10 living Coweta Co in the household of Sarah Baccus.
Ball, Tuscan S., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Surrendered 4/9/65 Appomattox with Gen Lee. 1850 Census list Tuscan S. Ball age 7 living Coweta Co in the household of Tuscan H. Ball, a Teacher. 1870 Census list Tuscan Ball living Coweta Co GA age 27. PR Applied Chattooga Co 10/6/02. Born 2/7/43 Coweta Co, resident of GA entire life. Disable supported by children. Occupation: farmer, Family: Wife Emily J. Ball, maiden name Lyle, Children one living at home in 1902. Witness' J.B. Goodwin and J.E. Robinson of Coweta Co. Both witness' were present at the surrender, and verify that T.S. Ball was present. He was turned down for a pension in 1902, and this made him so angry, that he refused to ever reapply. In 1908, a large group of his friends petitioned the state on his behalf, asking that he be allowed the pension that he deserved. They moved to Carroll Co 11/4/08. Emily Applied Carroll Co 8/31/20. They married 12/19/67 Coweta Co. Tuscan died 5/11/20 Carroll Co. Emily died 10/32.
Barnes, Bunyan V., Pvt., Enlisted 1/1/64, Newnan, Surrendered 4/9/65 Appomattox with Gen Lee. 1850 Census list Bunion V. Barnes age 4 living Coweta Co in the household of Thomas Barnes, a Jeweler. In same household, Robert S. and Richard H. Barnes. NG Died by early 1880's.
Barnes, R.S., RCS Enlisted as Pvt. 5/1/62, Discharged disability in 1863. Served in Co. A Ramsey's 1st GA in 1861. 1850 Census list Robert S. Barnes age 12 living Coweta Co. in the household of Thomas Barnes, a Jeweler. In same household, Bunyan V. and Richard H. Barnes. NG Living Palmetto, GA 1880's.
Barnes,Richard H., Cpl., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded Monocacy, MD. 7/9/64, Taken prisoner at hospital Frederick, MD. 7/10/64, Transferred to Gen Hospital Baltimore, MD. 1850 Census list Richard H. Barnes age 5 living Coweta Co in the household of Thomas Barnes, a Jeweler. In same household, Bunyan V. and Robert S. Barnes. PR Applied Coweta Co 8/19/02. Born Coweta Co 12/12/44. Gun shot wound rt thigh and fractured ankle Monocacy, MD. Limps badly from wound, also blind in rt eye. Has wife and one child 5 years old. Witness' J.W. Anderson and J.E. Robinson. Neither witness' nor Barnes were present at surrender. Robinson was with Barnes at Point Lookout POW Camp, and remained with him after release from Point Lookout in 3/65, they were both on the way to join the command at the time of the surrender. Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, section 19B row 5, 12/12/44 - 9/11/32.
Barnes, William E., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded 6/2/64 Cold Harbor VA, Surrendered and paroled, Tallahassee, FL 6/10/65. RCS Served in Co. A Ramsey's 1st GA in 1861. Died 3/22/87 Milledgeville, GA according to Muster Roll of 1st GA published 1890, and NG.
Bates, Thomas K., Cpl., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Promoted Cpl 6/24/63, Wounded 7/9/64 Monocacy MD. and Captured, Exchanged 9/30/64. 1850 Census list a Thomas Bates age 20, a laborer, living with Michael O'Bryan, a Railroad Contractor.
Beadles, Edwin James, Pvt., Enlisted 1/1/64, Newnan, Furlough from hospital 11/1/64, at home on furlough at end of war. 1850 Census list James E. Beaddles age 4 living Coweta Co in the household of Joseph Beaddles. Also in same household Joseph and William. PR Applied Coweta Co 9/4/89. Resident of GA since birth, 2/28/46. Became sick with acute Pneumonia and hemridge of lungs 7/64. His condition Phthesis Pulmonaris was certified by a physician. E.J. states "I was sent to hospital at Harrisonburg, VA in Aug. or Jul. of 1864 as unfit for service, was discharged by board at West Point, GA. Now 43 years of age, occupation teaching, calling ministry." His Grandfather on Mother's side was an Austin. Brother Joe Nat Beadles was killed at Frederick City. Brother William S. Beadles lost a leg which was amputated at Frederick hospital, and he had further work done in hospital at Atlanta after the War, William died at age 52. Sister W.F. Summers lives 7 miles from Newnan and is 47 years of age. E.J. was married 12/22/75 Caddo Parish LA. E.J. moved to Walton Co. and transferred his pension to that county 2/24/91. Widow Mrs. Josie F. Beadles living Winder, Barrow Co, GA 9/1/19, E.J.Beadles died Monroe, Walton Co, GA 7/12/97, Widow states that he left unit due to sickness 7/64, and was on Provost duty at Newnan at close fo war. Josephine Frances Beadles died in Walton Co. 2/12/36, her Father was Thomas Baldwin. She is buried in Monroe City Cemetery.
Beadles, Joseph N., Sgt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Killed 7/9/64 Monocacy, MD. 1850 Census list Joseph N. Beaddles age 9 living Coweta Co in the household of Joseph Beaddles. Also living in the same household, William and James. RCS In 1861 Joseph served in A Co. Ramsey's 1st GA.
Beadles, William Sterling, 1Lt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Badly scalded 7/6/62 train wreck near Ringgold GA., Promoted 1Lt. 10/27/63, Wounded 7/9/64 Monocacy, MD., Taken prisoner at hospital Frederick, MD. 7/10/64, Leg amputated. RCS Paroled for exchange at West Building Hospital, Baltimore, MD 9/21/64. Buried Fayetteville, GA City Cemetery. 1850 Census list William Beaddles age 10 living Coweta Co in the household of Joseph Beaddles. Also in the same household, Joseph N. and James E. 1870 Census list William Beadles living Coweta Co GA age 30. PR Applied Fayette Co. 10/31/79. Leg amputated below knee 7/11/64 Frederick, MD. Witness' H.E. Stokes, E.F. Dorsey, and W.B. Fuller. William served in Ramsey's 1st GA and the 12th GA. William S. Beadles died 10/9/81 at Fayetteville, GA. Widow applied Fayette Co. 9/5/19. William married Miss. R.M. Bennett 3/7/65 in Fayette Co. Witness John B. Goodwyn stated that he knew William before the war, and that he was with in 10 feet of him when he was shot in the leg at Monocacy. RCS Served as a Pvt. in Co. A Ramsey's 1st. GA in 1861. The History of Fayette Co. list wife as Roxie Bennett, and further states that they had 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. This history also states that Beadles was principal of the Fayetteville Seminary in 1877 & 78. Toomstone list birth date as 11/24/39.
Bearden, Reuben H., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded 10/30/63 Ft Sumter, wounded Cold Harbor 6/2/64, missing 10/19/64 Ceder Creek. 1850 Census list Reuben Bearden age 10 living Carroll Co. in the household of Richard Bearden. 1870 Census list R.H. Bearden living Heard Co GA age 29. PR Widow applied 9/29/09 in Fayette Co. Reuben married Miss Nancy E. Handley 2/20/59 in Carroll Co. She was born in Fayette Co. 12/5/40. Reuben was a POW, he came home Fall of 1865, she thought that he had been captured the first part of 1865. Witness William McMillian of Campbell Co. states that he (McMillian) was captured 10/64 (actually 9/25/64) and that Reuben was with the command at that time. He also stated that he was well acquainted with Reuben after the war. Witness Alvin D. Freeman stated that he thought that Reuben was wounded at Cold Harbor in 1864.
Belisle, John H., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded, Hospital 7/18/64. 1870 census list John Belile living Fayette Co GA age 27. PR Applied Fulton Co. 1/31/06, born Stewart Co. 1/16/42. Served in Ramsey's 1st GA. Transferred from 12th GA to 66th GA Capt. Belisle's Co. 10/63. The 66th GA participated in the Atlanta Campaign. Captured 7/24/64, sent to Camp Chase POW Camp #2, OH. Witness' L.D. Belisle and R.D.P. Brooks. L.D. Belisle stated that he had known John Belisle all his life. Both witness' were wounded, and not with their commands at the time of surrender. At the time of application, J.H. Belisle kept a boarding house in Atlanta. They had 2 children (at home) Marvin 13, and Charlie 11. John H. Belisle died 11/06 in Atlanta. Widow applied Fulton Co. 8/27/13. She had been a resident of GA since 9/52. John H. Belisle married Louisa J. Banks 4/19/68 in Fayette Co. She stated that she and John had raised 13 children. Witness for widow, J.T. Stamps of Fulton Co.
Belisle, Lorenzo D. PR Applied Campbell Co. 1902. Transferred pension to Fulton Co. 1903. Served in Ramsey's 1st GA, 12th GA Battalion, and 66th GA. Capt. of H Co. 66th GA. Severly wounded 7/20/64 in Atlanta Campaign. Widow Sophia Belisle applied Campbell Co. 1913.
Bevis, Benjamin L., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Surrendered Appomattox 4/9/65 with Gen Lee. 1870 census list Benjamin L. Bevis living Heard Co GA age 34.
Bevis, George H., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded Monocacy, MD 7/9/64, Killed 7/24/64 Kernstown VA., Buried Mt. Hebron Cemetery Winchester, VA. RCS In 1861 George served in A Co. Ramsey's 1st GA.
Bevis, James Madison, Pvt., Enlisted 7/1/62, Newnan, Wounded lung 7/9/64 Monocacy MD., Taken prisoner at hospital Frederick, MD. 7/10/64, Sent to Point Lookout POW Camp, Exchanged 9/30/64, 11/1/64 granted wounded furlough. PR Applied Coweta Co. 4/19/90. Born 1/15/40 in GA. Shot through right Breast at Monocacy, MD, ball passing through right Lung and coming out under left Shoulder. Wound caused more trouble as applicant grew older he coughed up blood, and was not able to work. Information certified by former commanding officer James W. Anderson. James drew a pension in Coweta Co. through 1905. He moved to Heard Co. and drew there in 1906. He then moved to Troup Co. and drew there beginning in 1907. He applied in Fulton Co. 10/28/12, living at Fort McPherson. On his Fulton Co. application, he stated that he enlisted at Chattanooga 8/62, and that while a POW he was held at Fort McHenry. Witness' to that application were A. Freeman and J. Robinson of Coweta Co. In answer to the question, when did applicant leave his command, the witness' stated that he did not leave the command, the command left him. James M. Bevis was on the pension roll of Floyd Co. at the time of his death, which occured 9/8/28 in that county. A.L. Bevis served as a witness at that time.
Bevis, John Hampton, Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Killed 7/9/64 Monocacy MD.
Brannon, Alfred Fletcher, Pvt., Enlisted 7/1/63, Newnan, Wounded, Captured on march 8/8/64 Shepherdtown, VA. PR Applied Heard Co. 1/16/97. Born Newton Co. 5/16/34. In prison at wars end, a POW for about 11 months, captured 7/64. A farmer, has a wife and 4 children, all left home. Witness J.E. Robinson states that Alfred was captured. Living 1907.
Brock, James Daniel Jr., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Killed 6/2/64 Cold Harbor VA. PR Widow Frances applied in Carroll Co 5/2/91. They married 12/22/50, and she has been a resident of GA since 1/40. She was still living in Carroll Co in 1907. 3 witness', Y.H. Thompson, S.S. Conyers, and J.E. Robinson of Coweta Co stated that they were present on 6/2/64 when James was shot through the head and killed in the Battle of Cold Harbor. They helped bury him.
Brooks, Daniel (David) H., Lt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Promoted 5/27/63, Killed 7/9/64 Monocacy, MD. RCS David H. Brooks served in Co. A Ramsey's 1st GA in 1861. 1850 Census list David H. Brooks age 8 living Coweta Co. in the household of Wilson W. Brooks. In same household, R.P.D. Brooks.
Brooks, Richard D.P., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Wounded 6/2/64 shot through the lung, Cold Harbor, Left for dead at field hospital, Later transferred to hospital in Richmond, Furlough to Campbell Co. GA, on furlough at close of war, Died 10/27/15, Buried Palmetto, GA. 1850 Census list R.P.D. Brooks age 10 living Coweta Co in the household of Wilson W. Brooks. In the same household, David H. Brooks. PR Applied Coweta Co 3/22/95. GA resident since 1/10/41. Gun shot wound Cold Harbor, ball entered above right nipple passing through shoulder blade, causing bleeding from mouth and nose and the wound, and causing paralysis. Witness' W.A. Mitchell and J.W. Anderson said that they thought that he would die. He never fully recovered and was not able to return to the war. At time of application, he was unable to perform manual labor. The Confederate Veteran states that "Dick" Brooks was born 1/10/41, the son of Walker and Sarah Brooks of Coweta Co. Other information is confirmed by the CV, which further states: "Six crippled old comrades were his pallbearers, each with his stronger hand to the casket, the other grasping a stick"
Brown, Andrew P., 1Lt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Promoted 11/6/62, Killed Fort Sumter 10/27/63. 1850 Census list Andrew P. Brown age 9 living Coweta Co in the household of Joseph T. Brown. RCS Also served as Lt. in Co. A Ramsey's 1st GA in 1861.
Bryant, Elijah L., Pvt., Enlisted 5/1/62, Newnan, Discharged due to health 12/11/62. 1850 Census list 2 Elijah Bryants living in Campbell Co. 1870 census list E.L. Bryant living Campbell Co GA age 35. PR Applied Carroll Co 11/6/00. Born 8/11/36 Campbell Co. Discharged at Cumberland Gap due to Rheumatism and Lung problems after the battle at Perryville, KY. He later joined 4th GA Reg State Troops. He was a 1st Lt in Capt Carlton's Co. Col (later Governor) Candler commanded the Reg. The unit guarded prisoners at Andersonville. He was on furlough from that command at Wars end. Witness Alvin D. Freeman states that Bryant was honorably discharged around Christmas 1862. Witness Walter C. Camp states that Bryant enlisted into Co B 4th Reg. State Troops. Bryant had one son, and he loaned the son money to start a business in Palmetto. The son forged his father's name in order to secure additional loans. When the business failed, Elijah Bryant gave up every thing he owned in order to keep his son out of prison. Because of this, he sp
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