Hundley's) Cavalry Regiment
I. North Alabama Cavaliers
The nucleus of the Twelfth was a battalion recruited
by Lieut. Col. Wm. H. Hundley of Madison, and Major Bennett of
St. Clair. This (the Twelfth) battalion operated in east Tennessee
for some months, and was consolidated with the First Alabama while
the army lay at Murfreesboro. It fought thus at Murfreesboro and
Chicamauga, and through Longstreet's east Tennessee campaign.
Soon after the latter operations, four companies were added, and
the regiment thus formed took the name of the Twelfth Alabama.
Attached to Hagan's brigade, the regiment took part in the retrograde
movement from Dalton, and was engaged in numerous encounters.
One of its companies lost 20 killed and wounded while defending
a bridge near Rome. At Atlanta, July 22, Gen. Wheeler complimented
the regiment on the field, and it lost 25 or 30 men in a hilt
to hilt melee with Stoneman's raiders. At Campbellsville, the
Twelfth repulsed Brownlow's brigade, losing 45 men. At Averysboro
and the attack on Kilpatrick, and other places, the regiment fought
till the end. It disbanded the night before the surrenderabout
125 were present.