27th Indiana Infantry

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27th Indiana Infantry Antietam
North side of Cornfield Avenue

Monument Text

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps
Col. Silas Colgrove, Commanding
Was engaged with the enemy 400 yards
north of this marker.
Sept. 17, 1862
Number engaged - 440
Killed & wounded - 209

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Carman Avenue, near Rock Creek. Gettysburg


This monuments marks
the ground over which
the left wing of the
27th Indiana advanced in
a charge made by the
Regiment in the morning
of July 3, 1862
Number engaged 339
Killed and wounded 110
Missing. One


Silas Colgrove Col.
The 27th Ind.
was organized in
august 1861, for three
years. Or during the war
Re-enlisted Jan 1864
Consolidated with the
70th Ind. Aug 1864.
Mustered out in July 1865




Total enrollment 1101
Killed & Died of wounds  169
Wounded not mortally 527
Missing & captured 126
Died of disease
& other causes 127


A B C D E F G H I K Unassigned

Field & Staff with Officers of Companies--NCO Staff & Band

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in September 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 15. Attached to Stile's Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864.

SERVICE.--Operations in District of the Upper Potomac and camp at Frederick City, Md., until March, 1862. Movement into the Shenandoah Valley, Va., and occupation of Winchester, Va., March 3-9. Smithfield March 13. Advance toward Manassas March 23-25. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. Buckton Station, Middletown and Front Royal May 23. Newtown May 24. Battle of Winchester May 25. Retreat to Williamsport, Md., May 25-26. Duty at Front Royal until July 6, and at Little Washington until August 6. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guard trains of the army during battles of Bull Run August 28-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Picket duty from Harper's Ferry to Opequan Creek and duty at Fairfax Station and Stafford Court House until December. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-16. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Germania Ford April 29. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg, Pa., Campaign, June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee, to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24, On detached duty in New York during draft disturbances August 15-September 5. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guarding Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad at Elkwater Bridge and Tullahoma, Tenn., until April, 1864. Regiment Veteranize at Tullahoma, Tenn., January 24, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and batties about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 25-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 4. Mustered out November 4, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 70th Indiana Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 159 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 302.

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