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Company K

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 - April 15, 1863 -- Stationed at Jackson, Tennessee

March - April 1863 -- Stationed at Corinth, Mississippi

May - June 1863 -- Stationed at Moscow, Tennessee

July - August, 1863 - Stationed at Clarendon, Arkansas

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

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

  • November 15, 1863 -- The company left Little Rock Arkansas with the regiment. Came by railroad to Devall's Bluff, Arkansas, distance forty miles. [Moved] thence by steamer Rose Hambleton to Memphis, Tennessee. Distance 400 miles or thereabout.

January - February 1864 -- Stationed at Canton, Mississippi

March - April 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana

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

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

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

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

January - February 1865 -- Stationed Chalmette, Louisiana

  • Last mustered on the march from Nashville to Clifton, Tennessee
  • January 7, 1865 -- Went into winter quarters, Eastport, Mississippi.
  • February 9-21, 1865 -- Left Eastport, Mississippi and arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana February 21, 1865.

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

  • The company last mustered at Chalmette, Louisiana.
  • March 7, 1865 -- Left Chalmette; formed part of the expedition against Mobile, Alabama under Major-General [Edward Richard Sprigg] Canby.
  • April 4-9, 1865 -- Aided in the siege of Fort Blakely. Participated in the charge and capture of the Fort April 9.
  • April 13-25, 1865 -- Left Fort Blakely under Major-General Smith and marched for Montgomery, Alabama, reaching her on April 25, a distance of 160 miles.

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

  • This company mustered last near Montgomery, Alabama. No events worthy of note.