27th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Officer Photos
Standing Left: Col. Wager Swayne 43rd OVI
Standing Right: Col. John W. Fuller 27th OVI
Seated Left: Maj. W.R. Thrall, Surgeon, 27th OVI
Seated Right: Col. Edw. F. Noyes 39th OVI


Organized in August, 1861, under Colonel John W. Fuller, it served in Missouri until March, 1862, when it moved to the Mississippi River, and took part in the capture of New Madrid and Island No.10. In May it joined Halleck's army before Corinth, and in September, as a member of Fuller's Ohio Brigade, fought at the battles of Iuka and Corinth. The Regiment joined Grant's expedition into Mississippi, and after long and tedious marches returned to Corinth in a fearful worn out condition. The 27th followed Sherman in the Atlanta campaign, and participated in the battles of Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw, Nickajack Creek and Atlanta, sustaining losses of over 200 men. It followed Hood northward and after returning marched with Sherman to the sea. The Regiment moved north through the Carolinas, and participated in the last battle of the war at Bentonville. After Johnston's surrender it moved via Richmond to Washington, took part in the Grand Review, and then proceeded Louisville. The Regiment mustered out in July, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

27th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, July 15-August 18, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., August 20, thence moved to Mexico, Mo., and duty on the St. Joseph Railroad till September 12. March to relief of Col. Mulligan at Lexington, Mo., September 12-20. Attached to Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Corinth, Miss., 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 15-November 2, 1861. March to Sedalia, Mo., November 9-17. Duty there and at Syracuse till February, 1862. Expedition to Milford December 15-19, 1861. Blackwater, Mo., December 18. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., February 2, 1862, thence to Commerce, Mo. Siege operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14. Picket affair March 12. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, and pursuit to Tiptonville March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Duty at Corinth till August. Battle of Iuka September 19. Reconnoissance from Rienzi to Hatchie River September 30. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 12, 1863. Expedition to Jackson December 18, 1862. Action at Parker's Cross Roads December 30. Red Mound or Parker's Cross Roads December 31. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till October, and at Prospect, Tenn., till February, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Duty at Marietta till October. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. March to the sea November 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S.C., January 20. Salkehatchie Swamp February 3-5. River's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge February 9. Orangeburg February 11-13. Columbia February 16-17. Juniper Creek, near Cheraw, March 3. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro and Raleigh. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 11, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 122 Enlisted men by disease. Total 214.

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