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
- I hereby certify that on October 31, the Twenty-seventh
Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry was on the march in Minnesota. That they
were in the woods beyond the limits of civilization; that we had with us no
blank muster rolls and did not muster for pay on that day and that we were
mustered into the United States service as a regiment by Captain George S.
Pierce, on October 3, 1862 and were not mustered again until December 31,
1862. I ask that the men be paid on the rolls of December 31, 1862 from
date of enlistment unto that date.
January 1 - April 15, 1863 -- Stationed at Camp Reed, Jackson, Tennessee
March - April 1863 -- Stationed at Corinth, Mississippi
May - June 1863 -- Stationed at Moscow, Tennessee
- June 4, 1863 -- On Tuesday, the regiment and company moved
from Jackson, Tennessee, where we had been stationed since January 9, to
Moscow, Tennessee on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. We moved by
railroad, distance sixty-five miles.
July - August, 1863 - Stationed at Clarendon, Arkansas
September - October, 1863 -- Stationed at Little Rock, Arkansas
November - December, 1863 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee
- Changed station from Little Rock Arkansas to Memphis,
Tennessee, distance about 375 miles; forty-four miles by rail, the remaining
portion of the distance by river. No marching.
January - February 1864 -- Stationed at Canton, Mississippi
March - April 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana
May - June, 1864 -- Stationed at La Grange, Tennessee
- [For record of events, see Company D.]
July - August, 1864 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee
September - October, 1864 -- Stationed at Pleasant Hill, Missouri
- September 5-17, 1864 -- Left Memphis, where last mustered by
transport for Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 484 miles. Arrived September 17.
- September 25, 1864 -- Went by rail to Mineral Point,
Missouri on Iron Mountain Railroad, sixty-one miles.
- September 28, 1864 -- Returned to Jefferson Barracks,
- October 2, 1864 -- Marched in pursuit of General Price
via Franklin, Jefferson City, Lexington, Independence, and Little Santa Fe.
- October 25-30, 1864 -- Abandoned the pursuit and returned
to Pleasant Hill, Missouri via Harrisonville, arriving on October 30, having
marched 382 miles since leaving Jefferson Barracks. Whole number of miles
traveled, since last mustered for pay, 988 miles.
November - December, 1864 -- Stationed in the field, Tennessee.
- October 31, 1864 -- Left Pleasant Hill, Missouri, where last
mustered on October 31, and marched to Saint Louis, Missouri, a distance of
290 miles, arriving there on November 18.
- November 25-30. 1964 -- Left Saint Louis by boat for Nashville,
Tennessee, where we arrived November 30.
- December 15-16, 1864 -- Was engaged in the battle of
- December 17, 1864 -- Started in pursuit of General Hood
and marched eighty miles up to time of muster.
January - February 1865 -- Stationed Chalmette, Louisiana
- Last mustered on the road from Nashville to Clifton,
Tennessee, while in pursuit of the Rebel Army under Hood. From Clifton, the
company went by steamer to Eastport, Mississippi.
- February 9, 1865 -- Remained until February 9, then took
steamer Tarascon for New Orleans.
- February 21, 1865 -- Arrived and camped on Jackson's
battleground. Distance passed over 1,700 miles.
March - April 1865 -- Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama.
- March 7-8, 1865 -- Left New Orleans on steamship for Dauphin
Island, Mobile Bay. Arrived there March 8.
- March 19, 1865 -- Remained until March 19, when we moved
up the east side of Mobile Bay and invested Fort Blakely near the city of
- April 9, 1864 -- Captured [Mobile] by assault.
- April 13-27, 1865 -- Marched for Montgomery, Alabama,
where we arrived on April 27.
May - June, 1865 -- Stationed near Montgomery, Alabama.