|September||Organized at Charleston by merging the Charleston Infantry Battalion with the 1st South Carolina Sharpshooter Battalion. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel Peter C. Gaillard and Major Joseph Abney. Assigned to Hagood’s Brigade.|
|October 2||Major Gaillard was promoted to colonel. Captain Julius A. Blake of Company I was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|May 7||Lt. Colonel Blake was wounded near Petersburg|
Major Abney was wounded.
Battle of Cold Harbor
The 27th South Carolina lost 8 men killed, 22 wounded and 113 missing
The 27th South Carolina lost 2 men killed, 22 wounded and 71 missing. Lt. Colonel Blake was captured.
The regiment is honored on the monument to Hagood’s Brigade on the Weldon Railroad battlefield:
Here a brigade composed of the 7th battalion, the 11th, 21st, 25th and 27th regiments South Carolina
|October 31||Lt. Colonel Blake was exchanged.|
|January 27||Lt. Colonel Blake was dropped as “ineffective”.|
|Moved to North Carolina|
|March 6||Colonel Gaillard and Major Abney retired to the Invalid Corps.|