The Resource 27th Indiana regimental history collection

27th Indiana regimental history collection

Label
27th Indiana regimental history collection, 1864-1926
Title
27th Indiana regimental history collection
Inclusive dates
1864-1926
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection contains seven items pertaining to the history of the 27th Indiana Regiment and its members who served during the U.S. Civil War, ranging from 1864 to 1926.The roster lists the names of veterans with their address and remarks. There are columns headed with years from 1885 through 1898, and check marks to show attendance at reunions. Although the book is in poor condition, the entries are legible in ink and pencil. Pages 1 through 99 list the soldiers alphabetically by company. Page 102 lists the officers. Pages 103 through 114 could be a list of veterans who attended reunions. They are listed by companies. Page 114 includes the names of women, Mrs. Della Neal, Mrs. A.G. Fulkerson, Miss Frances Casey, Mrs. J.M. Bloss and Mrs. G.L. Smith. "Survivor's Roster, 27th Regiment" is a little booklet published in 1892, which gives the names of veterans still alive at the time. Page 18 is a chart showing the number of those who were killed or died of wounds, and the number of those who died of disease, accidents or in prison. The hand-written minutes of a reunion meeting held in September 191, written by President E.R. Brown gives the names of the men and women in attendance. On the last of the five pages, MR. Brown wrote: "talked of the days of their youth and imagined themselves young again. "An undated, 6-page typed roster of the 27th lists the names from Companies A through K, and giving their city and state. Poem by John G. Wallace entitled "The 27th Indiana" is about the moral men of the 27th. Mr. Wallace was a veteran of Company E at the end of the poem, he lists officers. The most recent item is a circular and envelope posted on December 29, 1926, from Rich Mountain Post No. 42, Grand Army of the Republic, Lebanon, Indiana. This printed page recommends William P. McKinsey as department commander for the 1927 and 1928 term. A short biography of McKinsey is given, and the document has the printed signatures of 18 men. The envelope is addressed to Comrade Lewis King, Past Department commander, G.A.R., Columbus, Indiana, with the return address of William P. McKinsey, Lebanon, Indiana. There is also an oversized August 1864 clothing statement with signatures of the soldiers, certified by Captain Joseph Bulsby, and witnessed by Captain William H. Holloway of Company I. The form gives the clothing allowance for five years, as established by the Secretary of War. After each man0́9s name, there are numbers between one and three showing how many of that clothing item he received
Biographical or historical data
The 27th Indiana Volunteer Regiment was organized at Indianapolis on August 30, 1861, and mustered into service for three years on September 12, 1861. Three days later, the 27th went to Washington City. In October, the Regiment was transferred to Banks' Army of the Shenandoah. They spent the winter at Camp Halleck dear Frederick city, Maryland. They marched into Winchester, Virginia on March 9, 1862, after the Confederates evacuated the town. On May 23, they fought the Battle of Front Royal against the stonewall Brigade. Other battles in which the 27th participated were: Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, and Atlanta. They marched to the sea through Georgia and the Carolinas with General William T. Sherman. During this famous march, they reached the end of their three years of service, when they could muster out. The men who wanted to continue serving were transferred to the 33rd Regiment, and served until July 21, 1865, when the 33rd was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky. The 27th formed a veterans' organization, called the Survivor's Association, which met until, at least, 1926.
Cataloging source
ISL
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: OBC 170: 27th Indiana regimental history collection
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  • Grand Army of the Republic
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • Poetry
  • Reunions
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Lebanon (Ind.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
27th Indiana regimental history collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3990
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/09/06 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/06 by Abby Currier
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17544916
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)247198720
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
27th Indiana regimental history collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3990
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/09/06 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/06 by Abby Currier
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17544916
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)247198720
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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