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Confederate Regiment

27th North Carolina Infantry

Organized: New Bern, NC; mustered in 6/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Col. John R. Cooke

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Walker's Division
  Brigade - Manning's Brigade


Unit history

Formed originally as the 9th Regiment, it was reorganized and renamed the 27th in September 1861. It had been recruited from Orange, Guilford, Wayne, Pitt, Lenoir, Perquimans, and Jones counties, North Carolina.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

James A Graham, Co. G of the 27th, said of the Battle: "The day had been a long one, but the evening seemed longer; the sun seemed almost to go backwards, and it appeared as if night would never come."

Statistics

Initial Strength: 325; Killed in Action (KIA): 31; Wounded (WIA): 168;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 61.2%

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #360: Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #367: Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division - 16 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #388: Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 11 AM
Tablet #374: Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

More on the Web

See a fine article about the 27th at Sharpsburg from Dean Harry of Company D (reenacted); and more about Company B and the rest of the Regiment throughout the War from the excellent Guilford Greys website.

References & Notes

Basic information from Crute1, with details from H.M. Wagstaff, editor, The James A Graham Papers (1928).

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APvtBaker, John B.        We have some details for this person
APvtHowell, William KIA   09/17
APvtKing, Allen WIA   09/17
APvtMartin, M. WIA   09/17
APvtMcIntyre, Robert T.WIA   09/17
APvtMusgrave, M. WIA   09/17
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Notes

1   Crute, Joseph H. Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987  [AotW citation 16663]