27th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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27th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Brief History

The 27th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in July 15-August 18, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. [1]

For more information on the history of 27th Ohio Infantry see the following:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.

Companies by County:

Company A - see Roster

Company B - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Licking County.[2] see Roster

Company D - see Roster

Company E - see Roster

Company F - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Cuyahoga County[3] - see Roster 

Company H - Many men from Highland County[4] - see Roster 

Company I -  Many men from Allen County[5] - see Roster

Company K - see Roster - Many men from Clermont County[6] and Brown County[7]

The above Company rosters are from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, vol. III, 21st-36th Regiments-Infantry, (Cincinnati, Ohio Valley Pub., 1886), pages 266-300.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,224 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 27th Ohio Regiment Infantry, Civil War Index, which includes history, battles, and roster with name, rank, age, date entered service, period of service and remarks.
  • 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 ‘Ohio 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.
  • Ohio in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Ohio, 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.
  • Smith, Charles H. The history of Fuller's Ohio brigade, 1861-1865 : its great march, with roster, portraits, battle maps, and biographies. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1550204


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. E. M. P. Brister, Centennial history of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio (Defiance, Ohio: Hubbard Company for the Licking County Genealogical Society, 1982). p. 213
  3. History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio page 102
  4. History of Higland County Ohio page 141
  5. Allen County Historical Society, History of Allen County, p. 323. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/317779?availability=Family%20History%20Library
  6. History of Clermont County, Ohio, (Philadelphia, Pa.: L.H. Everts, 1880), page 207
  7. [1] "History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio: from the earliest historical times down to the present", by Byron Williams, (Tucson, Arizona: Filmed by W.C. Cox Co., 1974), page 426.