27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union) was organized at St. Louis, Mo., September 2, 1862, to January 8, 1863. Their last assignment was with the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to June, 1865.
27th Regiment, Volunteer Missouri Infantry was enrolled between 12 August 1861 and 25 September 1862. They were ordered into service between 9 September 1861 and 7 January 1863. The Regiment was discharged between 10 June 1865 and 18 July 1865. The Colonel in charge was Thomas Curley. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 27th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 26 July 2012).
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.
Company A - Captain Cyrus C. Bemis, Captain John N. Clampitt and Captain Frederick Shelton - Hudson, Schuyler, Missouri.
Company B - Captain Dennis O'Conner and Captain Henry Shook - Chillicothe,Livingston, Missouri.
Company C - Captain Erastus O. Gates, Captain David S. Hooper and Captain William E. Ware - Hudson, Schuyler, Missouri.
Company D - Captain Dennis Connor, Thomas E. Ryan and William Taulby - Kirksville, Adair, Missouri.
Company E - Captain Charles Kinsey - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Company F - Captain Jonas J. Clark - Weston, Platte, Missouri.
Company G - Captain William P. Hudson and Captain James Marquis - Edina, Knox, Missouri.
Company H - Captain Anton, Gerster - St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri.
Company I - Captain Samuel M. Bartley and Captain Thomas Rumble - Springfield, Greene, Missouri.
Company K - Captain Charles C. Allen, Captain John Keis, captain frederick L Mueller and Captain Louis Winkelmeyer - St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri.
The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume , Three Year Volunteer Regiments 21,23-24, 26-27,29-30 (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 89-104. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 2
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Missouri 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.
- Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, 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 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.