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27TH IOWA RECORD OF EVENTS

Company H

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

May - June 1863 -- Stationed at Moscow, Fayette County, Tennessee

July - August, 1863 - Stationed at Clarendon, Arkansas

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

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

  • November 15, 1863 -- Left Little Rock, Arkansas. Transported by railroad to Devall's Bluff on White River, distance forty-four miles.
  • November 16-20, 1863 -- Embarked on board steamer Rose Hambleton and sailed for Memphis, Tennessee, distance 392 miles. Arrived at Memphis, Tennessee November 20.

January - February 1864 -- Stationed in the field near Canton, Mississippi

March - April 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana

  • February 29, 1864 -- Mustered at Canton, Mississippi. From thence proceeded to Vicksburg, Mississippi, distance about eighty miles.
  • March 10, 1864 -- Lay there until March 10. Sailed with the fleet and forces in command of General A. J. Smith on Red River expedition. Ran up Old River and down the Atchafalaya some sixty miles.
  • March 14, 1864 -- [Moved by] forced marches for Fort De Russy. Took Fort De Russy by storm.
  • March 15, 1864 -- Sailed up Red River to Alexandria, Louisiana. Lay there several days, then marched to landing twenty miles above. Thence sailed to Grand Ecore Landing.
  • April 7, 1864 -- Marched for Shreveport.
  • April 9-12, 1864 -- Had a general engagement with the enemy. Fell back and arrived at Grand Ecore Landing April 12. Thence fell back by land to Alexandria, distance eighty miles, skirmishing at intervals all the way.

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

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

  • On expedition to Tupelo, Mississippi
  • July 14, 1864 -- In battle of Tupelo
  • July 15, 1864 -- Also in battle of Old Town Creek, Mississippi, July 15. On expedition to Oxford, Mississippi. Both Expeditions commanded by General A. J. Smith.

September - October, 1864 -- Stationed at Harrisonville, Missouri

  • September 5, 1864 -- Left Memphis, Tennessee on board steamer and with division transported to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
  • October 2, 1864 -- Left on march in pursuit of Rebel General Price's forces. Marched across the state through Jefferson City, Lexington and Independence. On return crossed Missouri River at Glasgow.

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

  • The company marched from Pleasant Hill, Missouri to Saint Louis, Missouri, crossing the Missouri River at Glasgow, Missouri.
  • November 18, 1864 -- Arrived at Camp Gamble, Saint Louis by way of Saint Charles. Transported from Saint Louis, Missouri by steamer to Nashville, Tennessee.
  • December 15-16, 1864 -- In battle before Nashville, Tennessee.
  • December 17, 1864 -- Marched from Nashville, Tennessee to camp in the field near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, where the company was mustered. Am ignorant of the distances.

January - February 1865 -- Stationed at parish of Chalmette, Louisiana

  • Last mustered near Pulaski, Tennessee. Marched to Clifton, Tennessee; thence transported by steamer to Eastport, Mississippi.
  • February 1 - 21, 1865 -- Left Eastport, Mississippi transported by steamer Tarascon to New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21 and went into camp in the parish of Chalmette, Louisiana near New Orleans.

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

  • February 28, 1865 -- Last mustered in the parish of Chalmette, Louisiana.
  • March 7, 1865 -- Marched sixty-five miles; embarked on board ocean steamer Empire City and sailed to Dauphin Island, Alabama. From Dauphin Island transported by steamer Starlight up Fish River, Alabama. Moved up toward Spanish Fort. Moved up to and invested Fort Blakely, Alabama.
  • April 9, 1865-- Assaulted and took Fort Blakely, Alabama, with some 2,000 prisoners.
  • April 13, 1865 -- Commenced march towards Montgomery.
  • April 27, 1865 -- Passed through and encamped two miles north of Montgomery.

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