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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, 1862 -- Stationed at Anoka, Minnesota, except Companies D, H, I and K on steamer Northerner, Mississippi

November 1862 -- Stationed at Chulahoma, Mississippi

December 1862 - January 1863 -- Stationed at Jackson, Tennessee

February 1863 -- Station not stated.

March - April 1863 -- Stationed at Jackson, Tennessee

May 1863 -- Station not stated

June - July 1863 -- Stationed at Moscow, Tennessee

August 1863 -- Stationed at Clarendon, Arkansas

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

Itinerary of brigade commanded by Col. James M. True, Sept. 1-10 (True's Brigade) *

  • September 1, 1863 -- Left Clarendon, Ark.
  • September 2, 1863 -- Reached Brownsville, AR. (38 miles) joining the forces under Major-General Steele.
  • September 8, 1863 -- Marched toward Little Rock.
  • September 9, 1863 -- Remained in camp at Ashley's Mills
  • September 10, 1863 -- Took the advance of the force on the north bank of the river, moving on Little Rock. During the afternoon, Battery A, Third Illinois Light Artillery (Vaughn's ), afforded material aid to our force on the opposite bank, who were constantly opposed by the enemy. Several hundred rounds were fired, mostly at long range, but with marked good effect. The brigade was in range and exposed to the fire of the enemy's artillery for some time, but sustained no loss therefrom. Two men of Battery A were dangerously wounded by a premature explosion of a howitzer shell from a batter in action near by. The brigade arrived opposite Little Rock at sunset.
  • * From "Remarks and Record of Events" return of First Brigade, Kimball's division, Army of Arkansas, for September 30, 1863.

November - December 1863 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee

January 1864 -- Stationed at Vicksburg, Mississippi

February 1864 -- Stationed in the field near Canton Mississippi

  • The companies were ordered to leave their records at Memphis, Tennessee, so that it is impossible to make out the account of absentees by name with nature, place, etc. of absence, and have it correct.

March 1864 -- Stationed on board transport Diadem, Red River expedition.

April 1864 -- Stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana, except Company C on steamer Clara Belle.

June 1864 -- Stationed at La Grange, Tennessee

  • June 4, 1864 -- The regiment on its return from Red River expedition left Vicksburg for Memphis; debarked opposite and below Greenville.
  • June 6, 1864 -- The regiment marched with the forces under Brigadier-General A. J. Smith into Chicot County, Arkansas. Was present at the engagement of Ditch Bayou, but sustained no loss.
  • June 7, 1864 -- Returned to Mississippi River via Lake Village on Old River Lake. Embarked at Columbia, Arkansas
  • June 9, 1864 - Reached Memphis.
  • June 24-27, 1864 -- In camp at Memphis until June 24, 1864, when the regiment moved by cars to Moscow, Tennessee, where it remained until June 27 on which day it marched to La Grange, Tennessee.

August 18, 1864 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee

  • August 4-17, 1864 -- The regiment moved by cars to Holly Springs, where we marched to Waterford, Mississippi
  • August 18, 1864 -- Moved thence to Tallahatchie
  • August 21, 1864 -- Marched with the Army under Major-General A. J. Smith
  • August 22-23, 1864 -- Reached Oxford, when the Army retreated, arriving at the Tallahatchie August 23.
  • August 26-30, 1864 -- [Reached] Holly Springs and Memphis August 30, 1864.

September, 1864 -- Stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri

  • September 5-7, 1864 -- The regiment left Memphis by steamer Belle Memphis for Cairo, Illinois, where it arrived on September 7, 1864.
  • September 14, 1864 -- Left Cairo by steamer Sioux City.
  • September 16, 1864 -- Reached Jefferson Barracks
  • September 25, 1864 -- Left Jefferson Barracks and reached Mineral Point same day.
  • September 29, 1864 -- Returned to Jefferson Barracks.

October 1864 -- Stationed at Pleasant Hill, Missouri

  • October 2, 1864 -- Marched from Jefferson Barracks with the Army under Major-General A. J. Smith in pursuit of the Rebel Army under General Sterling Price. Moved rapidly through Kirkwood, Gray's Summitt, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Lexington and Independence, striking the Kansas line near [Little] Santa Fe.
  • October 30, 1864 -- Returned via Harrisonville, reaching Pleasant Hill October 30, 1864.

November 1864 -- Stationed on steamer Silver Lake, Cumberland River.

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]

December 1864 -- Stationed in the field in Tennessee.

  • December 1, 1864 -- Debarked at Nashville. Marched three miles south of the city, where we were placed on the left of the forces under Major-General A. J. Smith in the advance line of battle in front of the Rebel Army under General Hood.
  • December 15-16, 1864 -- Remained until December 15, when we advanced with the entire Army under Major-General Thomas. Loss of twelve wounded December 16.
  • December 17, 1864 -- Marched in pursuit of the enemy.
  • December 28-30, 1864 -- Reached Pulaski and Lawrenceburg December 30, 1864.

January, 1865 -- Stationed at Eastport, Mississippi

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]

February 1865 -- Stationed at Chalmette, Louisiana

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]

March 1865 -- Stationed in the field in Alabama

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]

April 1865 -- Stationed near Montgomery, Alabama

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]

May, 1865 -- Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]

June, 1865 -- Stationed near Montgomery, Alabama

  • [For record of events, see Field and Staff.]