27th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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Brief History

The 27th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry was organized at Springfield and mustered in September 20, 1861. They were mustered out June 26, 1865.
The old members mustered out September 27, 1864. [1]

For more information see the following.

The wikipedia article, 27th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (accessed 3 October 2011)


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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,689 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 ‘Massachusetts 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.
  • Massachusetts in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Massachusetts, 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.
  • Derby, William P. Bearing arms in the Twenty-Seventh Massachusetts Regiment of volunteer infantry during the Civil War, 1861-1865. (Boston, Massachusetts: Wright & Potter Printing, 1883) FHL Book 974.4 M2dw

References

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