Virginia Infantry was organized in Norfolk,
Virginia in May 1861. The 4th Battalion Virginia Volunteers formed the
nucleus of the regiment with members coming from Petersburg, Richmond
Hicksford, and Norfolk. The regiment was assigned to General Mahone's
and Weisiger's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. The 12th
participated in many conflicts, from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, then
was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and the
Appomattox Campaign. The regiment totaled 691 men
in June 1862 and sustained 23 casualties at Oak Grove, 69 at
Second Manassas, 39 during the Maryland Campaign, 1 at
Fredericksburg, and 86 at Chancellorsville.
Of the 348 officers and men engaging in the Battle of Gettysburg, four percent were disabled. The regiment surrendered 12 officers and 177 men. The field officers were Colonels Everard M. Field and Patrick A Weisiger, Lt. Colonels John R. Lewellen and Fielding L. Taylor; and Majors Edgar L. Brockett, Richard W. Jones and John P. May.
Pegram May promoted to Major; killed in action 30
Lt. Colonel Fielding Lewis Taylor was mortally wounded in action at Crampton's gap, Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland 11 September 1862
Captain Edwin White Branch killed in action 1 August 1863
|Soldier with familial connections|
|Name||Rank||Recruited From||Date and Source||Company|
|Clifton, Andrew Martin||Private||Patrick County||15 March 1862
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Andrew Martin Clifton with his wife
Martha Jane Boyd Clifton
Andrew Martin Clifton was born 30 March 1839, in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina. His parents were John Robert "Jack" and Alice Grogan Clifton. Andrew married Martha Jane Boyd in Patrick County on 24 June 1858.
Martha Jane Boyd was born 22 February 1844, in Patrick County, Virginia. Her parents were Heron Boyd and Sarah "Sally" Cockram Boyd.
Andrew Martin and Martha Jane had eight children: John G., Andrew Jackson, William Robert, Nancy Harriett, Emory Dean, Lupert Morton, Leahvannie and Mary.
Martha Jane Boyd Clifton died in Vesta, Patrick County, Virginia, 17 August 1922. Andrew Martin Clifton died 22 December 1930, also in Vesta.