Political Directorate of the 12th Army
The 12th Army was part of the Red Army forces during the Russian Civil War. It operated along three fronts and it existed under two formations. Initially, the 12th was formed in 1918 and was assigned to the Astrakhan region and Northern Caucasus. The unit was demobilized in March 1919. It was then reorganized (once again as the 12th Army) in June 1919, and it continued to serve on the Western Front. Later, it was assigned to the Southwestern Front (principally in Kiev) during the summer of 1920. The reorganized 12th was demobilized in December 1920.
Sources & Citations
Bubnov, A. S., Kamenev, S. S., Tuchachevskij, M. N., et.al. (2020). The Russian Civil War, 1918-1921: An operational-strategic sketch of the Red Army's combat operations. Philadelphia: Oxford Casemate Publishers. (P. 204, 12th Army history)
Butnik-Siverskii , B.S. (1960). Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921. Moscow: Book Chamber. (P. 563, citation for Political Department of the 12th Army)
dic.academic.ru: Что такое 12-я армия (РККА) (12th Army, dates in service)