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,
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
- 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,
- 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.