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“Union Regiment”

The 27th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 72 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 70 enlisted men to disease in the Civil War.

1861
May 21 Organized at Elmira, N.Y.
June 15 Mustered in for two years United States service under Colonel Henry W. Slocum, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph J. Chambers and Major Joseph J. Bartlett
July 10 Left State for Washington, D.C. by rail via Harrisburg and Baltimore. Attached to Porter’s Brigade, Hunter’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 21
Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 1 officer and 25 men killed; Colonel Slocum, another officer and 42 men wounded; and 60 men missing. Major Bartlett took command of the regiment when Colonel Slocum was wounded.

August Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Heintzelman’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
August 13 Lieutenant Colonel Chambers resigned
September 1 Colonel Slocum was promoted to brigadier general, Major Bartlett to colonel, Captain Alexander Adams of Company B to lieutenant colonel and Captain Curtis Gardiner of Company I to major
October Attached to Slocum’s Brigade, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac
October 3 Expedition to Pohick Church
1862
March Attached to Slocum’s 2nd Brigade, Franklin’s 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
April 4-12 McDowell’s advance on Fredricksburg. attached to 1st Division, Department of the Rappahannock.
April 22 Ordered to the Peninsula, Virginia
April 24-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va. on transports.
May 7-8 Landed at West Point. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps. Colonel Bartlett took command of the brigade as senior officer and Lieutenant Colonel Adams took command of the regiment.
May 20 Near Mechanicsville
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond

The regiment lost 1 officer and 34 men killed or mortally wounded, 9 officers and 100 men wounded, and 18 men missing.

June 27 Gaines’ Mill and Chickahominy
June 30 White Oak Swamp and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July At Harrison’s Landing
July 24 Major Gardiner resigned, Captain Joseph Bodin of Company H was promoted to major
August 16-28 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
August 28-31 In works at Centreville
September 1 Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax Court House
September 6 Maryland Campaign
September 14
Crampton’s Gap, South Mountain

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Adams while Colonel Bartlett commanded the brigade. It lost 9 men killed or mortally wounded.  Lieutenants Seeley and Christman,  Color-bearer Sergeant McMahon and 21 other enlisted men were wounded..

September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The 27th New York was in reserve.

From the War Department tablet for Slocum’s Division on the Antietam battlefield:

Slocum’s Division followed Smith’s in its march from near Crampton’s Pass on the morning of the 17th, and upon reaching the field, occupied the ground from which Smith was advancing; Torbert’s Brigade in the center on either side of this road; Newton’s Brigade on the right connecting with Hancock, and Bartlett’s Brigade on the left, extending beyond the cemetery and into the low ground between Mumma’s and Roulette’s. Beyond supporting the Artillery the Division was not actively engaged.

September Duty in Maryland
October 29-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
October 4 – 8 Colonel Bartlett was promoted to brigadier general, Lieutenant Colonel Adams to colonel, Major Joseph Bodin to lieutenant colonel and Captain George G. Wanzer of Company E promoted to major
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations about Franklin’s Crossing
May 3
Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4
Salem Heights
May 4 Banks’ Ford
May 31 Mustered out on expiration of term under Colonel Adams, Lieutenant Colonel Bodin and Major Wanzer. Three years’ men were transferred to the 121st Regiment New York Infantry.