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Captain Philip A. Brandon, of Chattanooga, Tenn., a very intel- ligent and faithful member of this company, has written an excel- lent pamphlet called the "Muster Roll of Company E, I2th Alabama Regiment," and it is a souvenir of great interest and value, and should be in the hands, not only of every member of Company E, but of the i2th Alabama.
Captain C. M. Thomason. He succeeded Captain Meroney, but resigned his commission and joined the Seventh Alabama cavalry. He was a teacher of note.
Captain John Rogers was promoted captain of the company, and on May 12, 1864, while leading a charge at Spotsylvania Court- house, was mortally wounded, and on the igth of the month died. He was a gallant young man.
First Lieutenants: W. L. Meroney, C. M. Thomason, John Rogers.
Second Lieutenants R. H. McCampbell, W. A. Lankford, Alex. Majors. Of this officer I have written in connection with the battle of Snicker's Gap, where he was killed by my side.
At the battle of Seven Pines, May 31, 1862, twelve of this fine company were killed on the field, namely:
C. C. Bartles, Joel Coffey, J. C. Cunningham, W. H. Crow, William Fields, Joseph Moore, F. M. Merrell, F. P. Patterson, A. G. Roberts, William Taylor, James Hudson and W. W. Hart- man.
Thirty-five (35) others of the company, were wounded but re- covered. Fifty-six (56) of the company were in this battle. There were 101 members in the company originally.
The following were killed in various battles of the war:
J. E. Estes, at the Wilderness.
C. H. Hunter and N. B. Rucks, at Chancellorsville.
W. T. Keaton, at Winchester, Va.
Jacob Mitchell and J. A. Mikles, at Boonsboro, Md.
Captain John Rogers, at Spotsylvania, C. H., Va.
Jos. Singleton, at Petersburg, Va.
Noah Smith, at Brandy Station, Va.
John M. Walker, at Gettysburg, Pa.
John S. Withrow, at Strasburg, Va.
The following died of disease :