Alabama 27th Infantry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Heiman, Tennessee, on 28 January 1862, a number of companies having flocked to that point in the winter of 1861 from Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Mobile, and Morgan counties.

    Initially, many soldiers carried double-barreled shotguns and long Bowie knives, according to J.P. Cannon, Inside of Rebeldom.

    Ordered to Fort Henry, the regiment shared in the defence of that place, but it retired before the surrender, forming part of the garrison of Fort Donelson. It took part in the conflict there and was there surrendered, 16 February 1862.

    A number of the 27th Alabama command were hospitalized and were not therefore captured. They organized into two companies, joined the 33rd Mississippi Regiment, and lost 8 killed and 25 wounded at the Battle of Perryville.

    In early 1864, the 27th was sent to participart in the Atlanta Cammpaign and they were from that time forward involved in the trials of the Army of Tennessee, fighting with much loss throughout the Atlanta Campaign, and forming part of the last Confederate wave at Franklin and Nashville. There were only a few who were present to move into the Carolinas, and the regiment was ultimately consolidated with the 35th, 49th, and 57th Alabama regiments. The remainder surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, 9 April 1865.

OFFICERS:

    Colonels:

      Adolphus A. Hughes
      James Jackson
    Lieutenant Colonels:
      James Jackson
      Edward McAlexander
    Majors:
      Edward McAlexander
      R. G. Wright

ASSIGNMENTS:

    Heiman's Brigade, Gen. Bushrod Johnson's Division

BATTLES:

    Fort Henry, February 6, 1862
    Fort Donelson, February 12 - 16, 1862
    Vicksburg Campaign, May - July, 1863
    Baker's Creek, May 16, 1863
    Jackson Siege, July, 1863
    Meridian Campaign, February - March, 1864
    Morton, February 8, 1863
    Chunky Mountain, February 12, 1864
    Moulton, March 21, 1864
    Florence, April 12, 1864
    Atlanta Campaign, May - September, 1864
    Resaca, May 14 - 15, 1864
    New Hope Church, May 25 - June 4, 1864
    Kennesaw Mountain, June 27, 1864
    Peach Tree Creek, July 20, 1864
    Ezra Church, July 28, 1864
    Atlanta Siege, July - September, 1864
    Jonesboro, August 31 - September 1, 1864
    Ackworth, October 4, 1864
    Franklin, November 30, 1864
    Nashville, December 15 - 16, 1864
    Carolinas Campaign, February - April, 1865
    Kinston, March 7 - 10, 1865
    Bentonville, March 19 - 21, 1865

ROSTERS:

    Company A - Franklin - J.B. Moore; till re-organized. Robert Watson; superceded. H. Rodgers; wounded at Kinston.
    Company B - Franklin - R.G. Wright; captured at Fort Donelson; promoted. F. LeB. Goodwin.
    Company C - Lauderdale - Empson B. Dudley; captured at Fort Donelson; wounded in Georgia.
    Company D - Lawrence - H.B. Irwin of Lawrence; captured at Fort Donelson; wounded at
    Kinston. Company E - Lauderdale - T.A. Jones; till re-organized. Rob't Andrews.
    Company F - Madison - .... Roberts; till re-organized. John Corn.
    Company G - Franklin - Tho's B. M'Cullough; transferred. W.A. Isbell; killed at Baker's Creek. S.S. Anderson; wounded at Franklin.
    Company H - Morgan - ..... Humphrey; till re-organized. John B. Stewart.
    Company I - Lawrence - Henry A. McGhee; resigned. Thomas McGhee.
    Company K - Lauderdale - Hugh L. Ray; captured at Fort Donelson.

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