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27TH IOWA RECORD OF EVENTS

Company C

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 - December 31, 1862 -- Stationed at Jackson, Tennessee

January 1 - April 15, 1863 -- Stationed at Camp Reed in Jackson, Tennessee

March - April, 1863 -- Stationed at Corinth, Mississippi

  • April 20, 1863 -- On this day we were ordered to Corinth from Jackson, whether we came by railroad, nothing of any importance transpiring on the route.

May - June, 1863 - Stationed at Moscow, Tennessee

July - August 1863 - Stationed on the march, Clarendon, Arkansas.

September - October, 1863 -- Stationed at camp opposite Little Rock, Arkansas.

November - December, 1863 -- Stationed at camp near Memphis, Tennessee.

  • November 16-20, 1863 -- Changed station from Little Rock, Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee. Transported by rail to Devall's Bluff, distance forty-four miles. [Moved] thence to Memphis by water, distance 375 miles.

January - February, 1864 -- Stationed at camp near Canton, Mississippi

March - April, 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana

May - June, 1864 -- Stationed near La Grange, Tennessee.

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

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

  • September 4 - October 31, 1864 -- This company embarked with the regiment at Memphis for Cairo; thence to Jefferson Barracks, from there by rail to Mineral Point, returning to Jefferson Barracks. Marched via Jefferson City, striking the line of Kansas at [Little] Santa Fe, returning across the Missouri River at Glasgow, Missouri; thence returning to Saint Louis.

November - December 1864 -- Stationed in the field, Tennessee.

  • November 25 - 28, 1864 -- This company moved with the regiment from Saint Louis by water to Cairo, Illinois, arriving November 28.
  • December 1 - 16, 1864 -- From thence to Nashville, arriving December 1; took part in the battle of Nashville, state of Tennessee December 15 and 16, 1864.
  • December 17, 1864 -- Marched from battlefield in pursuit of Hood's retreating Army via Franklin, Columbia, Pulaski, etc., to Clifton on Tennessee River.

January - February, 1865 -- Stationed near New Orleans, Louisiana

  • January 2 - 5, 1865 -- Arrived at Clifton; moved from thence by water January 5 to Eastport.
  • February 9 - 21, 1864 -- Commenced fortifying; moved by water from Eastport February 9 to New Orleans; arrived February 21, 1865.

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

  • April 9, 1865 -- This company was with the regiment in the movement on Fort Blakely and participated in the engagement which took place, resulting in the capitulation of that stronghold with a large amount of war material, prisoners, etc.

May - June, 1865 -- Stationed in the field near Montgomery, Alabama

  • April 27 - June 30, 1865 -- This company has been stationed, since the date of last muster, with the regiment near Montgomery doing picket and guard duty since their arrival at this point from Blakely, Alabama.