Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 27th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 27th Infantry Regiment

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The 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Heiman, Tennessee, on 28 January 1862, a number of companies having flocked to that point in the winter of 1861. Initially, many soldiers carried double-barreled shotguns and long Bowie knives, according to J.P. Cannon, Inside of Rebeldom. Two Companies of "detachments, absentees, convalescents and recruits" of the 27th joined the Mississippi Second Bttn. "beyond Farmington on the Pittsburg Road" after the Second Battallion's engagement at Shiloh. This unit was then designated as the 33rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, then the 38th Mississippi Infantry Regiment and finally the 45th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. After the parole of the 27th Alabama Infantry from Camp Douglas, Illinois Prison Camp, the original members of the 27th rejoined their unit. Ordered to Fort Henry, the regiment shared in the defense of that place, but it retired before the surrender, forming part of the garrison of Fort Donelson. It took part in the conflict there and was there surrendered, 16 February 1862. Following exchange the 27th continued throughout the war with the Army of Tennessee participating in the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin and Nashville, and the Carolinas Campaign. The 27th formed part of the last Confederate wave at Franklin and Nashville. There were only a few who were present to move into the Carolinas, and the regiment was ultimately consolidated with the 35th, 49th, and 57th Alabama regiments. The remainder surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, 9 April 1865. Companies Of The Alabama 27th Infantry Regiment Company A - Franklin - J.B. Moore; till re-organized. Robert Watson; superceded. H. Rodgers; wounded at Kinston. Company B - Franklin - R.G. Wright; captured at Fort Donelson; promoted. F. LeB. Goodwin. Company C - Lauderdale - Empson B. Dudley; captured at Fort Donelson; wounded in Georgia. Company D - Lawrence - H.B. Irwin of Lawrence; captured at Fort Donelson; wounded at Kinston. Company E - Lauderdale - T.A. Jones; till re-organized. Rob't Andrews. Company F - Madison - .... Roberts; till re-organized. John Corn. Company G - Franklin - Tho's B. M'Cullough; transferred. W.A. Isbell; killed at Baker's Creek. S.S. Anderson; wounded at Franklin. Company H - Morgan - ..... Humphrey; till re-organized. John B. Stewart. Company I - Lawrence - Henry A. McGhee; resigned. Thomas McGhee. Company K - Lauderdale - Hugh L. Ray; captured at Fort Donelson. *Capt. Wm. Word, commanding one of the companies in this regiment attached to the Thirty-third Mississippi, was killed at Perryville.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 312.98g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514686600
  • 9781514686607

About John C Rigdon

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation of materials for Haitian Creole and several languages of West Africa including French, Moore, Bambara, and Dioula (Jula). John resides in the foothills of the Appalachians outside Cartersville, GA. where he enjoys gardening and aquaponics. You may reach him at jrigdon@researchonline.net"show more