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I have been researching the men of the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry for years. What started my research was a desire to find out where the men of the 27th are buried. I have identified the burial place of many of the men. However, this is a list of soldiers that I have been unable to determine where they are buried. For many of them I have determined when and where they died -- but not where they are buried. For some of them, I have not found even the date or place of death. They are all combined on this list.

If you have any knowledge of where any of these soldiers are buried, I would love to hear from you.

  • Abby, Sylvester, Co. H, died after Oct. 17, 1881, at place Unknown. Remarks: He filed for a pension on Oct. 17, 1881 in Wisconsin
  • Adams, Sidney, Co. H, died July 24, 1869 at Falls City, Nebraska. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on May 6, 1915 in Missouri
  • Anderson, Magnus, Co. B, died Feb. 11, 1928 at McHenry, Foster County, N.D.
  • Anderson, Thomas, Co. B, died before June 16, 1879 at place Unknown. Remarks: His father filed for a pension on June 16, 1879.
  • Andrews, Alonzo P., Co. K, died April 25, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Barrett, Joseph L., Co. F, died Oct. 12, 1872 at Winnebago City, Minnesota
  • Battle, Martin, Co. I, died after Aug. 1, 1911 at place Unknown. Remarks: He filed for a pension on Aug. 1, 1911 in North Dakota. The pension index record said he had an alias of Michael Coleman.
  • Baur, P. John, Co. D, died April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Baurette, Augustus, Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was not able to find anything that proved it was the right one.
  • Beall, Lewis S., Co. I, died after Oct. 9, 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: He filed for a pension on Oct. 9, 1890 in Nebraska.
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  • Beaman, Asa P., Co. I, died April 30, 1864 on Steamer "R. C. Wood" on Red River, Louisiana
  • Beaumer, Charles, Co. I, died Feb. 28, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Bechtel, Anton, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Behnke, Frank, Co. I, died before Oct. 7, 1897 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Oct.7, 1897 in Washington.
  • Beith, Robert, Co. C, died June 17, 1864 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Berdell, Gotleib, Co. B, died March 18, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Bergmann, Frederick, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Berst, Michael, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Blank, John M., Co. H, died Dec. 17, 1901 at Baldwin, Randolph County, Illinois
  • Brown, Eli C., Co. C, died July 4, 1916 at Cleveland, Ohio
  • Buch, John, Co. H, died June 22, 1863 at Moscow, Tennessee
  • Burris, William, Co. C, died July 2, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Bush, Peter, Co. E, died June 16, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Butler, James, Co. K, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Caldwell, Columbus, Co. H, died Dec. 1, 1927 at Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas
  • Case, Henry, Co. I, died Jan. 26, 1902 at Hoskins, Nebraska
  • Childs, Robert, Co. K, died May 18, 1864 at Old Oaks, LA
  • Clark, Charles E., Co. F, died before July 2, 1892 at place Unknown. Remarks: His father filed for a pension on July 2, 1892 in Kansas.
  • Clough, Warren, Co. E, died June 5, 1921 at Claremore, Oklahoma
  • Colson, David G.,. Co. F, died March 23, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Comstock, Charles A., Staff, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Conlon, Charles, Co. H, died May 18, 1864 at Dead Oaks, LA (Old Oaks, La)
  • Conner, William S., Co. A, died May 18, 1864 at Old Oaks, LA
  • Connor, Peter, Co. B, died Jan. 10, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Cotton, Isaac S., Co. A, died before March 19, 1906 at place Unknown. Remarks: His Mother filed for a pension on March 19, 1906
  • Coy, Henry, Co. F, died Feb. 23, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Craig, Samuel, Co. I, died April 9, 1865 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Cram, William W., Co. A, died March 24, 1923 at Shawnee, Wyoming. Remarks: There are family trees that report that he is buried at Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa. I could not determine for sure where he is buried.
  • Dailey, James, Co. I, died before June 23, 1894 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on June 23, 1894 in South Dakota.
  • Daniels, Daniel G., Co. G, died Sept. 16, 1864 at Point Lookout, Maryland
  • Davis, Tribue, Co. B, died maybe Jan. 8, 1881 at maybe St. Louis. Remarks: See my notes in Company B. I am uncertain this is the correct Tribue Davis.
  • Decker, William C., Co. G, died April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Dickens, Lucius, Co. B, died before May 4, 1896 at probably Kansas. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on May 4, 1896 in Kansas.
  • Dobbs, Stephen, Co. B, died date Unknown at place Unknown.
  • Dobson, Saul, Co. A, died Nov. 28, 1862 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Dodge, Samuel G., Co. A, died after Nov, 29, 1877 at place Unknown. Remarks: He married in 1877 in Bay City County, MI
  • Duncan, Harry, Co. F, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Dyas, William, Co. G, died before July 24, 1893 at place Unknown. Remarks: A pension was filed for a minor on July 24, 1893 in Missouri.
  • Earl, Peter (AKA Peter Olson), Co. B, died March 25, 1941 at Los Angeles, California
  • Eaton, Cyrus H., Co. G, died before July 22, 1884 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on July 22, 1884 in Kansas. -- BUT she had remarried on Jan. 17, 1878. Did he die before that?
  • Ellis, Nicoll W., Co. E, died Nov. 13, 1894 at Beaver Creek, Rock County, Minnesota.
  • Emerson, Martin, Co. K, died July 4, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Ewingmann, Charles, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I think he may have gone back to Germany. An email from a descendant said this: "He searched for a new business in America. In Germany he was a farmer at Dortmund. Having finished he returned to Dortmund disillusionated." For some reason I never got that clarified, but I interpret that to mean he returned to Germany.
  • Fillmire, George, Co. E, died after 1885 in place Unknown. Remarks: He was in Jefferson County, Nebraska in 1885.
  • Fitzhugh, John, Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Fleenor, Isaac M., Co. G, died Dec. 19, 1862 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Fleming, Frederick, Co. G, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • French, Henry, Co. H, died July 15, 1864 at Point Lookout, Maryland
  • Gardner, William, Co. B, died Unknown date at Unknown place, Possibly Centralia, Wood County, Wisconsin (I am uncertain this is the correct William Gardner)
  • Garrison, Clarkson, Co. F, died Feb. 20, 1910 at Winona, Minnesota
  • Gerbesch, Frederick, Co. D, died before Nov. 19, 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Nov. 19 1890 in Miss. (Mississippi or Missouri??) I found one reference to a Frederick Gerbesch, blksmith, r. Pestalozzi, se cor 8th. It was in a 1878 City Directory for St. Louis Missouri.
  • Gill, Isaac, Co. H, died Sept. 8, 1863 at place Unknown
  • Gillett, Eugene A., Co. I, died Oct. 30, 1883 at Pease Bottom, Custer County, Montana
  • Godfrey, Jerome, Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Green, William H., Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Greineisen, Henry, Co. G, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Grow, Aldice, Co. G, died Jan. 18, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Hall, Enoch, Co. G, died May 16, 1909 at Merced County, California
  • Hanson, Hans, Co. B, died Dec. 2, 1862 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Harrigan, Michael, Co. H, died after 1884 at place Unknown. Remarks: When his father died in 1884 he was living in Spirit Lake, Dickinson county, Iowa.
  • Haslip, Amos, Co. A, died July 3, 1865 at Montgomery, AL
  • Hathaway, George, Co. H, died Dec. 22, 1862 at Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • Hauch, Nicholas, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Hawthorn, James T., Co. A, died March 9, 1920 at Fountain City, Knox County, Tenn.
  • Hayes, Ezekiel, Co. H, died Sept. 10, 1863 at Buffalo Grove, Buchanan County, Iowa. Remarks: He is reported to be buried in Buchanan County, Iowa. - But I could not determine which cemetery.
  • Heine, William, Co. D, died after April 9, 1864 at place Unknown. Remarks: The Roster says he died of wounds received in action at Pleasant Hill, LA, April 9, 1864. It does not say when or where he died.
  • Helwertz, John B., (AKA Henerts) Co. D, died Dec. 15, 1871 at place Unknown. Remarks: The source for date of death was U. S. Civil War soldier records and profiles. Does not say where he died. Name in that record (and on the pension index record) was J. B. Henerts.
  • Henthron, William H., Co. A, died May 28, 1918 at North Topeka, Kansas
  • Hill, David S., Co. E, died before March 1, 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Mar 1, 1890 in Illinois
  • Hinchey, Michael, Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Hoag, Ezra, Co. F, died June 5, 1865 on Steamer "Diadem"
  • Hutson, Nathaniel, Co. B, died before Oct. 2, 1883 at place Unknown. Remarks: His mother filed for a pension on Oct. 2, 1883 in Wisconsin.
  • Hutson, William J., Co. B, died Sept. 11, 1911 at (possibly) Illinois. Remarks: place of death is per online family trees.
  • Jackson, Joseph, Co. C, died before Jan. 26, 1887 at place Unknown. Remarks His widow filed for a pension on Jan. 26, 1887 in Dakota. 1890 census states that he had been dead for 7 years.
  • Jenson, Louis, Co. K, died before Jan. 28, 1884 at place Unknown. Remarks: His father filed for a pension on Jan. 28, 1884 in Iowa.
  • Jones, Webster, Co. E, died Jan. 2, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Kelly, James, Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Kendrick, William, Co. H, died before Nov. 10, 1898 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Nov. 10, 1898 in Illinois.
  • Kenyon, Reuben W., Co. K, died Aug. 3, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Kicherer, Charles D., Co. E, died before Jan. 13, 1883 at place Unknown. Remarks: He was last in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. His widow filed for a pension on Jan. 13, 1888 (the last digit is my best guess - the year was not clear on the pension index card.)
  • Kimberly, Austin, Co. A, died April 23, 1917 at Leicester, England
  • Kirkham, George, Co. H, died after 1900 at place Unknown. Remarks: He was in Brandon, Madison County, Montana on the 1900 census.
  • Lanfear, Walter B., Co. H, died Jan. 8, 1863 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Leaman, Jacob, Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Lee, John W., Co. E, died before March 6, 1888 at place Unknown. Remarks: A pension was filed for a minor on March 6, 1888.
  • Lelacheur, John H, Co. F, died Sept. 10, 1864 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Lewis, Henry ,Co. I, died July 15, 1864 at Old Town Creek, Mississippi
  • Lewis, Henry H., Co. D, died Dec. 17, 1862 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Lueder, William H., Co. C, died Dec. 23, 1862 at Tallahatchie River, Tennessee
  • Mackey, Samuel K., Co. E, died before Oct. 19, 1892 at place Unknown. Remarks: His mother filed for a pension on Oct. 19, 1892.
  • Mann, John H., Co. E, died after 1900 at place Unknown. Remarks: He was on the 1900 census in Ashtabula County, Ohio.
  • Margrave, Paul, Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Marston, Charles, C. Co. A, died May 4, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • McCanna, James, Co. G, died before Aug. 8, 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Aug. 18, 1890 in New York.
  • McGowan, David, Co. C, died after Feb. 22, 1864 at place Unknown. Remarks: Roster says he died of wounds received in action on Feb. 22, 1864 near Holly Springs. Does not say exactly when or where he died.
  • McLennan, Thomas R., Co. A, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: note that Austin Kimberly above and he were both from England. Kimberly went back to England. Did Thomas McLennan?
  • Mead, Albert, Co. E, died before Aug. 9, 1888 OR Mar. 8, 1893 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow (second wife) filed for a pension on March 8, 1893 - BUT his first wife filed for a pension for a minor on Aug. 9, 1888.
  • Merrill, Edward F., Co. K, died July 10, 1864 on Steamer "Runyon" near Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Minton, William B., Co. C, died Aug. 10, 1863 at Moscow, Tennessee
  • Mitchell, James, Co. I, died before June 30, 1880 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on June 30, 1880
  • Mohlstedt, Henry, Co. E, died July 8, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Moore, Isaac Byron, Co. K, died Jan. 7, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Moore, William C., Co. G, died Feb. 20, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mosher, Carr W., Co. C, died Jan. 24, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Moyer, John, Co. B, died Dec. 5, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mulick, John, Co. H, died after Aug. 22, 1865 at Unknown. Remarks: He wrote a letter from St. Louis and was never heard from again. Declared legally dead in 1915.
  • Muller, Theodore, Co. D, died Mar. 13, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Mulvaney, William J., Co. F, died after July 11, 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: He filed for a pension on July 11, 1890 in Iowa. In 1880 he was in Clayton County, Iowa.
  • Nelson, Charles L., Co. F, died Jan. 9, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Nelson, Wyatt, Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Neubaur, Anthony, Co. D, died June 26 (or 27) 1929 at Albany, New York.
  • Newell, William, Co. C, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Newman, Martin, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Noble, James H., Co. G, died April 10, 1925 at Glen Haven, Wisconsin
  • Nute, John, Co. F, died March 9, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Ober, Elijah S., Co. C, died April 9, 1864 at Helena, Arkansas
  • Obert, Oscar, Co. B, died May 19, 1864 at Atchfalaya Bayou, Louisiana
  • O'Brien, James H., Co. C, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Oelkers, Christoph, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place, Last known for sure: he filed for a pension on May 16, 1892 in Missouri.
  • Olmstead, Timothy A., Co. E, died Dec. 8, 1899 at St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • O'Neil, Andrew, Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Otis, Francis, Co. D, died June 28, 1863 at Moscow, Tennessee
  • Pardee, William J., Co. I, died April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Parno, August, Co. D, died before July 24, 1869 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on July 24, 1869.
  • Patterson, George A., Co. H, died before Feb. 9, 1899 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Feb. 9, 1899 in North Dakota.
  • Patterson, James T., Co. A, died Jan 15, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Pfaff, Walter J. (AKA Walter P. Walters), Co. B, died Jan. 22, 1922 at San Diego, California
  • Phillips, Joseph A., Co. K, died May 1, 1921 at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Pleasant, Unknown, Co. C, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Prior, Edward, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Rankin, James, Co. E, died Sept. 14, 1863 at Brownsville, Ark.
  • Reinhardt, George, Co. D, died Oct. 3, 1863 at Little Rock, Ark.
  • Renkie, Frederick, Co. E, died After 1893 at place Unknown. Remarks: In 1893, he was in the National Home for Disabled Veterans in 1llinois
  • Rich, William T., Co. H, died Before Nov. 24, 1902 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Nov. 24, 1902 in Nevada.
  • Rider, Andrew, Co. E, died after Sept. 11, 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: He filed for a pension on Sept. 11, 1890 in Iowa.
  • Robertson, Mathew H., Co. F, died Jan. 29, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee
  • Roese, Emil, Co. B, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Roese, Richard, Co. B, died Jan. 2, 1928 at place Unknown
  • Rowe, John, Co. G, died after 1890 at place Unknown. Remarks: He was on the 1890 census in Aurora County, South Dakota.
  • Rulon, Hosea, Co. F, died before Jan 26, 1865 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow filed for a pension on Jan. 26, 1865. It appears that he joined another unit after he was discharged from the 27th Iowa.
  • Rupe, Albert, Co. G, died Jan. 21, 1884 at Staten Island, New York.
  • Russell, Franklin B., Co. A, died July 16, 1865 at Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Sanders, John W., Co. C, died Dec. 10, 1862 at Cairo, Illinois
  • Sargeant, Samuel, Co. D, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Scarbrough, Malon H., Co. F, died Feb. 27, 1865 at Eastport, Mississippi
  • Schneider, Christian, Co. B, died June 12, 1906 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Remarks: Body was shipped to Dubuque Iowa for Burial.
  • Schrieber, Charles W., Co. A, died Sept. 19, 1916 at Dubuque, Iowa
  • Schulz, William, Co. B, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Scott, Daniel, Co. K, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Seeman, Christopher, Co. D, died before Nov. 25, 1865 at place Unknown. Remarks: His widow remarried on Nov. 25, 1865.
  • Seeman, Gottfried, Co. D, died April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Seimer, John F., Co. D, died May 5, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Sevoy, William I., Co. A, died May 21, 1864 at Red River Landing, LA
  • Shurtleff, Alonzo, Co. H, died Unknown date at Unknown place, I could not find him after the 1870 census.
  • Sims, William, Co. B, died Aug. 3, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa
  • Skjurson, Sampson (AKA Samuel Sherson), Co. B, died June 22, 1886 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Slack, Arthur, Co. K, died after April 9, 1864 at Unknown. Remarks: Reported missing after the battle of Pleasant Hill, LA (April 9, 1864). Supposed to have been killed. His widow filed for a pension on Aug. 16, 1866.
  • Slavin, John, Co. H, died Before Sept. 12, 1877 at place Unknown. Remarks: His mother filed for a pension on Sept. 12, 1877.
  • Smith, Alfred S., Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place, He may have died Aug. 26, 1864 in Carroll County, Ohio. (Per family trees).
  • Smith, James, Co. I, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Smith, Joel S., Co. C, died Feb. 13, 1916 at Whiteside Co., Illinois.
  • Spaulding, Edward H., Co. C, died before Oct. 12, 1901 at Wildwood, Florida. Remarks: Per announcement in paper dated Oct. 12, 1901.
  • Stevenson, Lorenzo W., Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Swain, William E., Co. G, died Sept. 19, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tift, John A., Co. H, died Nov. 30, 1862 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Topliff, George W., Co. A, died May 5, 1863 at Camp Reed, Jackson, Tennessee
  • Travis/Teivis, John, Co. D, died April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Van Sickle, Chauncy M., Co. I, died June 29, 1866 at Tybee Island, GA
  • Walter P. Walters (AKA Walter J. Pfaff), Co. B, died January 22, 1922 at San Diego, California
  • Warren, James G (AKA Briggs, James G), Co. C, died May 11, 1937 at Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA, Remarks: See my Notes in Company C. I am pretty sure this is the same person.
  • Warren, William P., Co. C, died Dec. 15, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Watkins, David, Co. C, died May 15, 1864 at Columbus, Kentucky
  • Welsh, James, Co. F, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.
  • Williams, Garner C., Co. E, died Dec. 14, 1895 at Brooklyn, New York
  • Wilson, Reuben B., Co. F, died July 26, 1910 at Alameda County, California
  • Wood, George, Co. G, died Dec. 10, 1916 at Seney, Plymouth County, Iowa
  • Wrightman, Isaac A., Co. B, died Unknown date at Unknown place,
  • Zachariah, Henry M., Co. E, died Unknown date at Unknown place. Remarks: I was unable to find anything on this soldier.