Georgia 27th Infantry Regiment




HISTORICAL NOTES: This regiment started at "half strength" enrolling only 428 men at Camp Stevens, Georgia from Pike, Bibb, Jackson, Taylor, Appling, Quitman and Clay counties. Ordered to Virginia the regiment totalled 428 men in April, 1862, and was assigned to General Featherston's and Colquitt's Brigade. It was prominent on many battlefields from Williamsburg to Chancellorsville. It lost almost 40% of the 392 engaged at Seven Pines, 9 killed and 76 wounded at Gaines' Mill, 15 killed and 89 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, 31 casualties at Chancellorsville. It then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and later to Florida. After the fight at Olustee where it lost 74 men, the 27th returned to Virginia. The 27th had 15 killed and 89 wounded during the Maryland Campaign. It saw action at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor and in the long Petersburg siege north of the James River. The few men who survived were surrendered at Bentonville, NC by General Johnston.

FIELD OFFICERS:
Smith, Levi B. - Colonel
Zachry, Charles T. - Colonel
Brewer, Septimus L. - Lieut. Colonel
Bussey, Hezekiah - Lieut. Colonel
Dorsey, Jasper N. - Lieut. Colonel
Gardner, James - Lieut. Colonel
Rentfro, William H. - Lieut. Colonel
Stubbs, John W. - Lieut. Colonel
Dennis, Charles J. - Major
Holliday, Henry B. - Major

BATTLES:
April 14, 1862 - Yorktown, Va.
May 5, 1862 - Williamsburg, Va,.
May 31, 1862 - June 1, 1862 - Seven Pines (Fair Oaks)
Seven Days Battles Around Richmond, VA.:
June 26, 1862 - Mechanicsville; Ellison's Mills (Beaver Dam Creek), Va.
June 27, 1862 - Gaines Mill; Cold Harbor, Chickahominy, Va.
June30, 1862 - Glendale; Nelson's Farm; Frazier's farm, Charles City Crossroads; New Market Crossroads;Willis Church, Va.
July 1, 1862 - Malvern Hill; Crew's Farm; Poindexter's Farm, Va.
September 14, 1862 - South Mountain (Turner's Gap), Md.
September 17, 1862 - Sharpsburg (Antietam), Md.
December 12, 1862 - Decamber 15, 1862 - Fredericksburg, Va.
May 1, 1862 - May 5, 1862 - Chancellorsville, Va.
February 20, 1864 - Olustee (Ocean Pond), Fl.
May 16, 1864 - Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling), Va.
May 19, 1864 - August 25, 1864 - Siege of Petersburg, Va.
June 1, 1864 - Cold Harbor (2nd), Va.
June 17, 1864 - Colquitt's Salient (Petersburg Line), Va.sa
July 30, 1864 - The Battle of the Crater (Petersburg Line), Va.
August 18, 1864 - Weldon Railroad (Globe Tavern), Va.
September 29, 1864 - Fort Harrison (Chaffin's Farm), Va.
January 13, 1865 - Fort Fisher, N. C.
January 29, 1865 - Sugar Loaf, N. C.
February 17, 1865 - Fort Anderson, N. C.
February 21, 1865 - Wilmington, N. C.
March 8, 1865 - Kinston, N. C.
March 16, 1865 - Averysborough (Taylor's Hole Creek), N. C.
March 18, 1865, Bentonville, N. C.



COMPANIES:
Rosters of this regiment may be found in Roster of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia

COMPANY A - Marion & Schley Counties - Georgia Drillers
COMPANY B - Bibb County - Bibb Grays
COMPANY C - Crawford County - Jackson Guards
COMPANY D – Hall County
COMPANY E – Campbell & Fayette Counties – Bethsaida Rifle Guards
COMPANY F - Taylor County - Taylor Guards
COMPANY G – Pike & Spalding Counties – County Line Guards
COMPANY H – Henry County – Zachry Rangers
COMPANY I – Appling County – Appling Grays
COMPANY K – Talbot County

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REFERENCES:
Sifakis - Compendium of the Confederate States Armies