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OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE
27TH REGIMENT IOWA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

The Links on this page were compiled from the The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. To the best of my ability, they are in chronological order.

It was tempting to add information from other units that mentioned the 27th. However, I decided that I would use only the official reports that were written by commanding officers of the 27th, and a brief summary of the battle if available. There is obviously a LOT of information that can be obtained about the battles that I have not included here. At the top of each page, I put the command that the 27th was attached to for that battle. I thought it would make the official reports make a little more sense, if you know how it relates to the 27th Iowa.

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Official Records: Battle Designations

Correspondence Prior to Battle of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK
AKA: BAYOU FOURCHE
SEPT. 10, 1863

Command
LITTLE ROCK (BATTLE SUMMARY)
Report by Gen. Frederick Steel, Sept. 12, 1863
Arkansas Civil War Map of Battles

Correspondence Subsequent to the Battle of Little Rock

RED RIVER CAMPAIGN

Command
Lousiana Civil War Map of Battles
Special Field Orders #24
Special Field Orders #14
Order to General A. J. Smith
General Orders #3
Report of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks #2
Report of Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Smith #30
Report by Brig. Gen. T. Kilby Smith #56

FORT DE RUSSEY
MARCH 14, 1864

Command
FORT DE RUSSEY (BATTLE SUMMARY)
Report of Brig. Gen. Jos. A. Mower
Report of Col. William T. Shaw #42
Report of Col. James I. Gilbert #46
FRIENDS OF FORT DE RUSSEY

PLEASANT HILL
APRIL 9, 1864

Command
PLEASANT HILL (BATTLE SUMMARY)
Report by Col. William T. Shaw
Report by Col. James I. Gilbert
Battlefield of Pleasant Hill

MARKSVILLE
AKA: Mansura, Smith's Place
MAY 16, 1864 

MARKSVILLE (BATTLE SUMMARY)

YELLOW BAYOU
AKA Bayou De Glaize, Old Oaks,
Simmsport, Calhoun Station, LA
MAY 18, 1864

Command
YELLOW BAYOU (BATTLE SUMMARY)
Report by Brig. Gen. Jos. A. Mower
Report by Col. William T. Shaw
Report by Col. James I. Gilbert

LAKE CHICOT
AKA: Fish Bayou, Ditch Bayou, Lake Village,
Furlough, Grand Lake, Old River Lake
JUNE 6, 1864

Command
LAKE CHICOT (BATTLE SUMMARY)
Report of David Moore, Commanding Division
Report of Col. James I. Gilbert, #9
Report of Maj. George Howard, June 7, 1864

General Correspondence dated June 12, to July 4, 1864

TUPELO
JULY 14, 1864

Command
TUPELO (BATTLE SUMMARY)
Report of Col. David Moore, #18
Report of Col. James I. Gilbert #22
Report of Capt. Amos M. Haslip #25
Mississippi Civil War Map of Battles

OLD TOWN CREEK
JULY 15, 1864

Command
Report of Col. James I. Gilbert.
Report of Capt. Amos M. Haslip
Expedition to Oxford, Mississippi
Reconnaissance toward Iuka, Miss. Jan. 9, 1865.

General Correspondence, dated Aug. 3 to Nov. 28, 1865

NASHVILLE
DECEMBER 15-16, 1864

Command
NASHVILLE (BATTLE SUMMARY)
BATTLE OF NASHVILLE
Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard's Report #159
Colonel Gilbert's Official Report #163
Lt. Col. Jed Lake's Official Report #165
PICTURES AT NASHVILLE
TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR MAP OF BATTLES

MOBILE CAMPAIGN

Command
General Orders No. 26
Special Orders No. 21.
General Orders No. 8
General Orders by Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby
Orders dated March 18, 1865.
Report of Maj. Gen. Edward R. S. Canby #1
Report to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby

FORT BLAKELEY
APRIL 2-9, 1865

Command
FORT BLAKELEY (BATTLE SUMMARY)
FORT BLAKELEY (HOME PAGE)
ALABAMA CIVIL WAR MAP OF BATTLES
Blakeley Battle Map
Reports of Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard #55
Report of Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard
General Orders No. 36
Brig. Gen. James I. Gilbert Report #59
Major Geo. Howard Official Report #61

Brigadier General Gilbert's Farewell to the 27th Iowa Regiment