27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in September 12, 1861. They mustered out November 4, 1864. The Veterans and Recruits transferred to 70th Indiana Infantry.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 27th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on the CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 18 Jan 2011)

Other Sources[edit | edit source]


  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) articile on the 27th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • 27th Indiana Infantry (accessed 08 Dec 2010)  Overview, Battle Maps, Participants list, Gallery, of the 27th Indiana Infantry.
  • The 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (accessed 12 Dec 2010) has history, photo,  each company roster contains a goldmine of personal information and history on each soldier.


  • Indiana Infantry. Report of the Committee on Exchange of Compliments (of the 27th Indiana Regimental Association) with Gen. Geo. H. Gordon. (S.l: s.n.], 1886). FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084381 (1 fiche)  FHL Collection  other libraries
  • Brown, Edmund R. 1984. The twenty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the war of the rebellion, 1861 to 1865, first division 12th and 20th corps: a history of its recruiting, organization, camp life, marches and battles, together with a roster of the men composing it, and the names of all those killed in battle or died of disease, and, as far as can be known, of those who were wounded. 977.2 M2t FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection    other libraries 
  • Tomey, John Michael, 1834-1919 (Main Author), McDaniel, L'lora C. (L'lora Cordes), d. 1984 (Added Author), Tomey, John Michael, 1834-1919 (Subject, Diary of John M. Tomey, Co. G, 27th Indiana Volunteers, Jan. 1, 1864 to Sept. 15, 1864, FHL Collection   other libraries

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).