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Company B

Record of Events

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.

The companies kept records of activities, including how far they traveled (and by what method i.e. marched, by train, by steamer). Some Companies kept more extensive Records of Events than others. Even though there is very little mention of specific soldiers, it gives you a pretty good idea of what they were doing during a specific time period.

To see a record of events associated with a particular company, click on the company letter above. NOTE: be sure to also check out the Record of Events for the Staff and the Regiment. It gives pretty extensive information about the 27th Iowa in general.

October 3, 1862 - January 1, 1863 -- Stationed at Jackson, Tennessee

January 1 - April 13, 1863 -- Stationed at Camp Reed, Jackson, Tennessee

March - April 1863 -- Stationed at Corinth, Mississippi

June 30, 1863 -- Stationed at Moscow, Tennessee

July - August, 1863 - Stationed at Clarendon, Arkansas

  • August 20-22, 1863 -- The company marched from Moscow for Memphis; arrived in Memphis on August 22. Distance, forty miles.
  • August 24, 1863 -- Left Memphis on transport for Helena
  • August 28, 1863 -- Left Helena for Little Rock.
  • August 30, 1863 -- Arrived at Clarendon on White River. Distance thirty-six miles.

September - October, 1863 -- Stationed at Little Rock, Arkansas

November - December, 1863 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee

  • November 15-20, 1863 -- The company left Little Rock with the regiment for Memphis, traveling by rail from Little Rock to Devall's Bluff, forty-four miles, and from thence by water on board the steamer Rose Hambleton to Memphis, 392 miles, arriving at Memphis on November 20, 1863.

January - February 1864 -- Stationed at Canton, Mississippi

March - April 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff]

May - June, 1864 -- Stationed at La Grange, Tennessee

July - August, 1864 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee

  • July 5-13, 1864 -- In camp at La Grange at last muster. Marched from La Grange and arrived at Tupelo July 13, distance of seventy-five miles.
  • July 14, 1864 -- Were in the action at Tupelo.
  • July 15, 1864 -- Left Tupelo for La Grange. Checked by the enemy at Old Town Creek, where we repulsed him in the evening of the same day.
  • July 21 - 23, 1864 -- Arrived at La Grange; marched from La Grange to Collierville on July 22 and 23, a distance of thirty miles. Came to Memphis by rail from Collierville.
  • August 4-30, 1864 -- Left Memphis with Major-General A. J. Smith's command on the Mississippi expedition and returned to Memphis on August 30, 1864.

September - October, 1864 -- Stationed at Pleasant Hill, Missouri

  • September 5 - 17, 1864 -- Left Memphis, where last mustered, by transport for Jefferson Barracks, 484 miles; arrived September 17.
  • September 25, 1864 -- Went by rail to Mineral Point in the Iron Mountain Railroad, sixty-one miles.
  • September 28, 1864 -- Returned to Jefferson Barracks, sixty-one miles.
  • October 2, 1864 -- Marched in pursuit of General Price via Franklin, Johnson City, Lexington, Independence, and Little Santa Fe.
  • October 25-30, 1864 -- Abandoned the pursuit and returned to Pleasant Hill via Harrisonville, arriving on October 30, having marched 382 miles since leaving Jefferson Barracks. Whole number of miles traveled since last muster, -----

November - December, 1864 -- Stationed at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

  • November 1 - 18, 1864 -- The company left Pleasant Hill, where last mustered, and marched for Saint Louis via Lexington, Glasgow, Columbia, Warrenton and Saint Charles, Missouri, arriving at Saint Louis, November 18, 1864, having marched 219 miles.
  • November 25 - December 1, 1864 -- Left Saint Louis by transport for Nashville, arriving December 1, 1864.
  • December 15-16 -- Was engaged at the battle of Cumberland heights and had one private, Fletcher F. [Sturdevant] wounded.
  • December 17 - 30, 1864 -- Marched in pursuit of the enemy via Franklin, Columbia and Pulaski, Tennessee to Lawrenceburg. ninety-nine miles from Nashville, arriving December 30, 1864.

January - February 1865 -- Stationed at Chalmette, Louisiana

  • January 7, 1865 -- The company continued the march from Lawrenceburg, where last mustered to Clifton, Tennessee, distance of thirty-two miles; thence embarked on transport for Eastport, where they arrived January 7, 1865.
  • February 9 - 22, 1865 -- Remained in camp here until February 9, when they embarked with their command on board of transport and arrived at this place February 22, 1865.

March - April 1865 -- Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama.

  • March 1, 1865 -- The company, with the regiment, left Chalmette, where last mustered and proceeded per steamer to Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, where it arrived at 8 p.m.
  • March 25-26, 1865 -- Remained here until March 25, when we proceeded per steamer with the regiment up the Fish River and landed at McConnell's Mill, eight miles from Williamsburg. Left McConnell's Mill and Arrived at Sibley's Mill, about eight miles from Fort Blakely on March 26, 1865, where the command commenced entrenching itself at once.
  • April 3, 1865 -- Moved up to the front of Fort Blakely. The company was actively engaged during the whole siege.
  • April 9, 1865 -- The company was attached to the Tenth Kansas Veteran Infantry and was advanced into the first line of works at 6 p.m. Ordered every man to charge; the advance line carried the enemy's works without assistance. There was one sergeant of the company severely wounded.
  • April 13-26, 1865 -- Left Fort Blakely, taking up the line of march for Montgomery at which place the company arrived with its command April 26, 1865, having marched a distance of 180 miles.

May - June, 1865 -- Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama.