1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties
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Published by: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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Mason County

Twenty-Seventh Regiment
Page 466

The Twenty-seventh Regiment of Infantry was organized, with only seven companies, at Camp Butler, August 10, 1861, and ordered to Jacksonville as a part of Gen. John A. McClernand's Brigade. September 1, 1861, the regiment was ordered to Cairo, where it was joined by the other three companies. Under command of Gen. McClernand, it was engaged in the battle of Belmont November 7, 1861, and bore a prominent part in the engagement, losing heavily. After the evacuation of Columbus, Ky., the regiment went to that point.

On the 14th of March, 1862, in company with the Forty second Illinois, Eighteenth Wisconsin and part of the Second Illinois Light Artillery and Second Illinois Cavalry, it formed the "Mississippi Flotilla," and went down the river, where it remained during the siege of Island No. 10. The Twenty-seventh was the first to make a landing on the Island, Crossing the river, the regiment moved to Fort Pillow, but was recalled and sent to Pittsburg Landing. It was engaged in the siege of Corinth and of Farmington, May 9, 1862; went in pursuit of the enemy to Booneville; returned to Corinth and remained some time.

In July, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Iuka, and soon after was posted along the line of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, where it remained until early in September, when it crossed the Tennessee River at Decatur, Ala., under command of Maj. Gen. Palmer, making a rapid march for Nashville, which place it reached on the 12th of September, and there remained during the time the city was cut off from its northern communication. The regiment was with the advance from Nashville, and took a part in the battle of Stone River, where it especially distinguished itself. On the 24th of June, 1863, it moved with the army against Shelbyville and Tullahoma, and from there to Bridgeport, Ala. N the 24 of September, the corps crossed the Tennessee and moved toward Rome, Ga., and returned in time to take part in the battle of Chickamauga, where the regiment suffered severely. The regiment was at Chattanooga during the investment of that place, and was in the storming of Mission Ridge, it went on a forced march to the relief of Knoxville, then besieged by Longstreet's Corps. When it reached there, the enemy had been repulsed, and the regiment returned to Loudon, Tenn., January 25, 1864, where it remained until April 18, when it moved to Cleveland, Tenn., from which place it moved with the Army of the Cumberland on the Atlanta campaign.

The regiment was engaged with the enemy at Rocky Face Ridge May 9; at Resaca May 14; near Calhoun May 16; Adairsville May 17; near Dallas from May 26 to June 4; near Pine Top Mountain June 10 to 14; battle of Mud Creek June 18; assault on Kennesaw Mountain June 27; skirmish on the Chattahoochie River; was in the battle of Peach Tree Creek July 20, and in the skirmishing around Atlanta.

The regiment was relieved from duty at the front August 25, 1864, and ordered to Springfield, Ill., for muster-out. During the term of service of the regiment, the casualties have been: Killed and died of wounds, 102; died of disease, 80; number of wounded, 328; discharged and resigned, 209; transferred, 39. The veterans and recruits were consolidated with the Ninth Illinois Infantry.

Company E.

Capt. R. S. Moore, Havana, Aug. 13, 1861; prmtd. to Col. Of the 85th Inf.
Capt. W. W. Stout, Havana, Aug. 27, 1862; wd. and disd. June21, 1864.
Capt. A. M. Boggs, Havana, June 21, 1864; kld. July 23, 1864.
First Lieut W. W. Stout, Havana, Aug. 13, 1861; prmtd.
First Lieut. R. W. Porter, Mason City, Aug. 27, 1862; dismissed in March, 1864.
First Lieut. A. M. Boggs, Havana, March 1, 1864; prmtd.
Second Lieut. R. W. Porter, Mason City, Aug. 13, 1861; prmtd.
Second Lieut. J. W. Chatfield, Bath, Aug. 27, 1862; resd. In February, 1863.
Second Lieut. A. M. Boggs, Havana, Feb. 9, 1863; prmtd.
Andrews, L. H., Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; died at Cairo Feb. 2, 1862.
Anderson, A., Mason City, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. March 3, 1863.
Armo, Joseph, Manito, Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Armstrong, James, Walker's Grove, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. Feb. 19, 1863.
Ashurst, L. B., Bath, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. in March, 1862.
Barker, S. I., Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Blakely, J. W., Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; died at Keokuk Aug. 19, 1862.
Boggs, J. A., Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Boggs, J. A., Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; prmtd. to Second Lieut.
Boarman, W. L., Bath, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. July 13, 1862.
Britt, A. P., Mason City, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. April 7, 1863.
Camp, Joseph, Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; prmtd. to Hosp. Steward.
Crites, W. H. Havana, Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Chatfield, J. W., Bath, Aug. 12, 1861; prmtd. to Second Lieut.
Curran, W., Bath, Aug. 12, 1861; disd, for wounds Nov. 26, 1861.
Charles, Jacob, Mason City, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. in 1861.
Cleveland, C. H., Mason City, Aug. 12, 1861; disd. in April, 1862.
Conover, A., Mason City, Aug. 12, 1861; prmtd. to Hosp. Steward.
Cowan, J. F., Spring Lake, Aug. 12, 1861; died of wounds May 22, 1864.
Cue, John, Walker's Grove, Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Davis, E. M., Manito, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Davis, S. R., Manito, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd. at Stone River.
Dixon, H. C. Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan 1, 1864.
Etmyer, John, Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan 1, 1864, and kld. in Georgia.
Eulass, S., Mason County, e. Aug. 12, 1861; taken prisoner.
Furgis, J. A., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd.
Griffin, W. H., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864; wd. at Kenesaw.
Griffin, Caleb, Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; trans. to 4th Cav.
Hasteel, W. C., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd.
Hibbard, I. L., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; died at Cairo Nov., 1862.
Hoyt, J. M., Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd. and captd. Sept. 20, 1864.
Hoyt, Benjamin, Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd. 1861.
How, E. C., Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Hoover, John, Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; died at Keokuk.
Jones, James C., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. Sept, 1864.
Lavelian, J., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; kld, at Mission Ridge.
Laury, B. F., Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd. 1861.
Mell, E. J., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd. at Mission Ridge.
Moore, P. A., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. in 1864.
Moore, D. E., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; died at Nashville Dec. 28, 1862.
McConnell, T. G., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; a prisoner at Stone River; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
McKillip, J. M., Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd. in 1862.
McCarty, J. S., Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd. at Mission Ridge; kld, at Kenesaw.
Neal, John D., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; prior. at Belmont; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Newberry, A., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Onstol, W. H., Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; died Nov. 8, 1863.
O'Reily, John, Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; trans. to Inv. Corps.
Pollard, J. S., Spring Lake, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Pemberton, G. W., Spring Lake, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd. Sept., 1861.
Rankin, M., Spring Lake, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Rochester, S., Spring Lake, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd. at Kenesaw; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Ross, W. W., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; prisr; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Ryan, Ira, Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan 1, 1864, and kld.
O'Roake, H., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd. 1863.
Smith, S. G., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Stevens, H. F., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd. and died Jan. 15, 1864, of wds.
Stevenson, J. W., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd. April, 1862.
Smith, Jos., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; deserted April 20, 1862.
Surnam, Albert, Walker's Grove, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Tempest, Robert, Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Trent, John A., Spring Lake, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Tomlin, E. M., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Wallace, B. F., Bath, e. Aug. 12, 1861; disd.; e. in 4th Cav.
Waldron L., Havana, e. Aug. 12, 1861; re-e. Jan. 1, 1864.
Wilson, J. K., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Wilson, W. G., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.

RECRUITS

Barker, J., Bath, e. Sept. 3, 1861; disd. April, 1862.
Boggs, C. S., Havana, e. March 19, 1864; trans. to 9th Inf.
Cleaveland, W. H., Mason City, e. Sept. 11, 1861; wd. at Belmont.
Conover, J. C., Havana, e. Sept. 28, 1861; wd. at Mission Ridge and New Hope, Ga; died of wds. June 22, 1864.
Camp. J. K., Mason City, e. Aug. 28, 1861; accidentally kld. May 26, 1863.
Cook, C. L., Mason City, e. Aug. 28, 1861; discharged.
Goodman, Daniel, Havana, e. Sept. 30, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Jones, G. W., Mason City, e. Aug. 12, 1861; missing since battle of Chickamauga.
Kern, W. H., Mason City, e.; prmtd. to sergt.
Lester, S. W., Bath, e. Nov.3, 1861; re-e.
Mosely, H. C., Bath, e. Nov. 3, 1861; re-e.
Rochester, J. L., Bath, e. Sept. 28, 1861; re-e.
Rochester, W. H., Bath, e. Aug. 28, 1861; prmtd. to 1st Lieut.
Shumote, Isaaac, e. Aug. 28, 1861; wd. at Resaca.
Stilts, G. B., Bath, e. Aug. 28, 1861; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.
Tolly, J. R., Bath, e. Aug. 28, 1861; wd.; m. o. Sept. 20, 1864.

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