The 27th Indiana Infantry Regiment Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 159 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 131 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

The regiment is honored by a monument on the Chancellorsville battlefield and another monument on the Gettysburg battlefield.

September 12 Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in under Colonel Silas Colgrove
September 15 Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Stile’s 3rd Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac; Operations in District of the Upper Potomac and camp at Frederick City, Md.
March, 1862 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps
March 3-9 Movement into the Shenandoah Valley, Va., and occupation of Winchester, Va.
March 13 Smithfield
March 23-25 Advance toward Manassas
April, 1862 Dept. of the Shenandoah
May 15-June 17 Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley and operations in the Shenandoah Valley
May 23 Buckton Station, Middletown and Front Royal
May 24 Newtown
May 25
Battle of Winchester
May 25-26 Retreat to Williamsport, Md.
June, 1862 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia; Duty at Front Royal

The regiment’s Belgian rifles were replaced by Enfield rifles.

July 6 – August 6 At Little Washington
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 28-30 Guard trains of the army during battle of Bull Run


September Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 6 Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment lost 41 killed and 168 wounded out of 443 men engaged during intense fighting in the Cornfield.

September 18 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
December 12-16 March to Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
January 25 At Stafford Court House
April 27 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29 Germania Ford
May 2-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

From the monument on Berry-Paxton Drive:

Held this position from 7p.m. May 2nd to 9 a.m. May 3rd, 1863.
Present for duty 300
Killed 36, Wounded 114

June 11 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3 Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Silas Cosgrove until he took command of the brigade on July 2nd. Lieutenant Colonel John R. Fesler then took over the regiment.

From the monument:

This monument marks the ground over which the left wing of the 27th Indiana advanced in a charge made by the regiment on the morning of July 3rd, 1863. Number engaged 339. Killed and wounded 110. Missing, one

Silas Colgrove Col. The 27th was organized in August 1861 for three years or during the war. Reenlisted Jan. 1864. Consolidated with the 70th Ind. Aug. 1864. Mustered out in July 1865

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee, to Manassas Gap, Va.
August 15 – September 5 On detached duty in New York during draft disturbances
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. Transferred to Army of the Cumberland
October 4 Guarding Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad at Elkwater Bridge and Tullahoma, Tenn.
January 24 Regiment Veteranize at Tullahoma, Tenn.
April 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
May 1 to September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15
Battle of Resaca

The regiment lost 68 casualties while capturing the colonel, colors and many of the men of the 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment

May 19 Near Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 25 – June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and batties about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10 – July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22
Kolb’s Farm (Peachtree Creek)

Colonel Colgrove was badly wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Fesler took command of the regiment.

June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 25 –
August 25
Siege of Atlanta
August 26 – September 2 Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2 – November 4 Occupation of Atlanta
November 4 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 70th Indiana Infantry.