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Federal Regiment

27th Indiana Infantry

Organized: Indianapolis, IN; mustered in 9/12/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 11/4/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Col. Silas Colgrove

 

Arms:
   Enfield Rifle

Enfields issued in June 1862, replacing Belgian Rifles. Regiment issued 1861 Springfields after Antietam.

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, XII Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps


Unit history

Left State for Washington, D.C., September 15. Attached to Stile's Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. (from Dyer's Compendium)

On the Antietam Campaign

Part of the Federal XII Corps advance through the Miller Cornfield on the morning of 17 September, they were heavily engaged there, and nearly half the men of the Regiment were casualties.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 443; Killed in Action (KIA): 41; Wounded (WIA): 168;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 47.2%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #54: Gordon's Brigade, Williams' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #28: Williams' Division, Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #55: Gordon's Brigade, Williams' Division - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

We have 59 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtAkers, Walter T.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ACorpBallard, James WIA   09/17
ACorpBowen, Charles M.WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
APvtBresneham, John WIA   09/17
APvtButler, Francis WIA   09/17
BPvtAchor, Joseph P.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtArford, Daniel L.WIA   09/17
CPvtAlexander, James A.WIA   09/17
CPvtApplegate, Joseph WIA   09/17
CPvtBass, James H.WIA   09/17
CPvtBergman, John WIA   09/17
CPvtBradburn, James WIA   09/17
CPvtBrown, Edmund R.WIA   09/17
CPvtBrown, Merick S.WIA   09/17
CPvtBrowning, Thomas WIA   09/17
CPvtFulp, Emanuel MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtGardner, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtLayman, Martin L.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CLtLee, Jacob A.MWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CPvtParr, John H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DLtBalsley, Joseph WIA   09/17
DCorpBridwell, John WIA   09/17
DPvtBurk, James WIA   09/17
DPvtFiddler, William MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtSmith, William H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ECorpAlton, Daniel L.WIA   09/17
ECorpBratton, Robert R.WIA   09/17
EPvtChapman, John F.WIA   09/17
EPvtHawkins, Joseph Died   12/02     We have some details for this person
EPvtLogan, Nathan KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtSmith, Franklin KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtArd, Thomas WIA   09/17
FPvtArthur, Benjamin WIA   09/17
FPvtArthur, Calvin WIA   09/17
FPvtArthur, James S.WIA   09/17
FCaptBloss, John McKnightWIA   09/17
FPvtBunnell, Joseph WIA   09/17
FSgtCampbell, James WIA   09/17
FPvtCantwell, Alfred LarkinMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FCaptKopp, Peter MWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
GPvtBaker, Elijah WIA   09/17
GPvtBaker, Jonathan WIA   09/17
GPvtBeadle, John WIA   09/17
GPvtBeasley, George W.WIA   09/17
GPvtHensley, William J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtWellens, H. C.Died   12/27     We have some details for this person
HPvtBooher, Perry WIA   09/17
HPvtStewart, David Died   12/05     We have some details for this person
IPvtAdams, John Q.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ILtChapin, George T.WIA   09/17
ICorpGood, Robert Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
KCorpBerger, David WIA   09/17
KPvtHunt, William Deel J.Died   10/13     We have some details for this person
F&SColColgrove, Silas         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkPvtClark, ------ Died   00/00
UnkPvtConrod, John Died   00/00
UnkPvtDefentry, W. Died   00/00
UnkPvtFuller, Joseph Died   00/00
UnkPvtMcLaughlin, Robert Died   00/00

 

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