Aguilla J. Humphries, enlisted as a Private in Captain Gayle's Company, Magnolia Rifles, subsequently Company H, 12th Alabama Infantry July 8, 1861 at Decatur, Alabama, admitted to a Richmond hospital July 22, 1861, no information on his release date, died at Union Mills* Typhoid Fever, November 3, 1861, a claim for his pay and allowances was filed February 10, 1862 by Elijah T/F. Ryan, Attorney for his father James
*Union Mills is located approximately 5 miles up the Orange & Alexandria RR from Manassas Junction
George R.Humphries, also enlisted as a Private in Company H, 12th Alabama Infantry July 8, 1861 at Decatur, Alabama, died of measles, August 24, 1861 at Camp Walker
A. J.'s rather large file contains many cards relating to his father's claim. Inasmuch as no such records are found in George's file, I suspect the two were not siblings.
12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
12th Infantry Regiment was formed at Richmond, Virginia, in July, 1861. Its members were from Montgomery and Mobile, and the counties of Coosa, Pike, Coffee, De Kalb, Macon, Jackson, and Morgan. During the war, it served under Generals Rodes, O'Neal, and Battle, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action in the Appomattox Campaign. In April, 1862, it contained 550 men, lost fifty-one percent of the 408 engaged at Seven Pines, and had 27 killed, 69 wounded, and 33 missing during the Maryland Campaign. Subsequent casualties were thirty-six percent of the 330 at Chancellorsville and thirty-one percent of the 271 at Gettysburg. It surrendered with 5 officers and 62 men. The field officers were Colonels Bristor B. Gayle, Robert T. Jones, and Samuel B. Pickens; Lieutenant Colonels John C. Goodgame, Theodore O'Hara, and E.D. Tracy; and Majors J.C. Brown, Adolph Proskander, and Augustus Stikes.