The Civil War in the East

27th Michigan Infantry Regiment

The 27th Michigan Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 215 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 204 enlisted men to disease.




Organized at Port Huron, Ovid and Ypsilanti, Mich.

April 10

Eight companies mustered in

April 12

Left State for Kentucky


Duty at various points in Kentucky attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio

June 2

Action at Jamestown, Ky.

June 4-12

Moved to Vicksburg. Miss. and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee

June 14-
July 4

Siege of Vicksburg. Miss.

July 4-10

Advance on Jackson, Miss.

July 10-17.

Siege of Jackson

July 18-22

Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station

July 23

At Milldale

August 4-30

Moved to Covington, thence to Crab Orchard, Ky. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio

September 10-26

March to Knoxville, Tenn.

October 10

Action at Blue Springs


Duty at Lenoir

November 4-December 23

Knoxville Campaign

November 14

Loudon Station

November 16

Campbell's Station

November 17-December 5

Siege of Knoxville

November 29

Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders

December 6-18

Pursuit of Longstreet

December 13

Company I mustered in


January 4

Company K mustered in


Operations in East Tennessee

January 22

Armstrong's Ferry

January 24-
March 2

Advance to Morristown


Companies I and K join regiment at Mossy Creek, Tenn.

March 17-April 5

Moved from Knoxville, Tenn., to Nicholasville, Ky.; then to Annapolis, Md.


Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 4-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-12


May 10

Ny River

May 12-21


May 12

Assault on the Salient

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23-24

Ox Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 16, 1864 - April 2. 1865

Before Petersburg

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad


Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps

September 29-October 2

Poplar Springs Church

October 8

Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Fort Stedman


March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Assault on Fort Mahone and fall of Petersburg

April 3

Occupation of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 20-24

Moved to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review


Duty at Washington and Alexandria

July 26

Mustered out

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