|Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and
Confederate Armies. Part II, Vol. 20,
PP 603-637 Edited by Janet B. Hewett. Assistant Editors
Joycelyn Pinson and Julia H. Nichols. Broadfoot Publishing Company,
Wilington, NC, 1995. Record of Events for
Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, October 1862-June 1865.
October 30, 1862 - February 1863 -- Stationed at Jackson,
April 15, 1863 -- Stationed at Camp Reed, Jackson,
March - April, 1863 -- Stationed at Corinth, Mississipi
May - June 1863 -- Stationed at Moscow, Tennessee
August 31, 1863 -- Stationed at Clarendon, Arkansas
September - October 1863 -- Stationed at Little Rock, state
November - December 1863 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee
November 16, 1863 -- The company left Little Rock and
traveled by railroad to Devall's Bluff, then via White and Mississippi
Rivers to Memphis.
January - February 1864 -- Stationed at Canton, Missssippi
November 26, 1863 -- The company arrived at Memphis.
March - April 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana
May - June 1864 -- Stationed at La Grange, Tennessee
May 14 - 21, 1864 -- Marched from Alexandria.
Since last muster the company has been engaged in two battles. The
first was at Old Oak, Louisiana, May 18, 1864.
July - August, 1864 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee
May 24, 1864 -- Came to Vicksburg on transports, arriving there
June 4, 1864 -- Went from Vicksburg on transports.
June 6, 1864 -- Battle at Ditch Bayou, Arkansas
June 10-24, 1864 -- Arrived at Memphis; went from
Memphis June 24, 1864 on cars to Moscow.
June 27, 1864 -- Marched from Moscow and arrived at La Grange.
September - October 1864 -- Stationed in the field,
September 7, 1864 -- The company together with the regiment
left Memphis and took transportation to Cairo, Illinois, where it arrived on
September 7, 1864.
November - December 1864 -- Stationed in the field in Tennessee
September 14, 1864 -- Left Cairo for Sulphur Springs,
Missouri, arriving at Sulphur Springs on September 16, 1864.
September 26-28, 1864 -- Was sent out to Mineral Point.
Returned to Jefferson Barracks, September 28, 1864.
October 3-31, 1864 -- Left Jefferson Barrack on a tramp (after
Price), through the state of Missouri and [illigible] and in the field of the
west border of the state October 31, 1864.
January - February 1865 -- Stationed at Chalmette
December 31, 1864 -- The company was mustered in the
field near Pulaski, Tennessee while in pursuit of General Hood's forces.
March - April 1865 -- Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama
January 7, 1865 -- It then marched to Clifton on the Tennessee
River. At this point it took transports to Eastport, Mississippi, where it
February 9-21, 1865 -- It remained at Eastport until February
9, when it took transport for New Orleans, where it arrived on February 21,
February 28, 1865 -- The company was mustered for pay at Camp
May - June, 1865 -- Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama
March 7-9, 1865 -- It took transportation at New Orleans and
passed down the Mississippi River; thence across the Gulf to Dauphin Island,
where it landed on the morning of March 9, 1865.
March 20, 1865 -- It reamined in camp until March 20, when it
again took transportation and crossed Mobile Bay to Fish River; passed up the
river a short distance and disembarked the same day.
March 25-April 3, 1865 -- It marched for Spanish Fort,
where it remained until April 3, when it was marched to the front of Fort
Blakely and commenced the siege of that place at once with its division.
April 9, 1865 -- It was in the siege until April 9, when it
together with its regiment charged up on the enemy works in their front,
capturing the work and a number of prisoners.
April 13-27, 1865 -- It marched for Montgomery, where it
arrived April 27, 1865.
April 30-June 30, 1865 -- Mustered for pay at Montgomery.
We remained in camp at Montgomery till the present time.