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27th Indiana regiment, Company H clothing statement

 Collection — Folder: OBC170
Identifier: OBC170

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an August 1864 clothing statement with signatures of the soldiers, certified by Captain Joseph Bulsby, and witnessed by Captain William H. Holloway of Company I. The form gives the clothing allowance for five years, as established by the Secretary of War. After each man’s name, there are numbers between one and three showing how many of that clothing item he received.


  • 1864/04

Administrative History

The 27th Indiana Volunteer Regiment was organized at Indianapolis on August 30, 1861, and mustered into service for three years on September 12, 1861. Three days later, the 27th went to Washington City. In October, the Regiment was transferred to Banks’ Army of the Shenandoah. They spent the winter at Camp Halleck dear Frederick city, Maryland. They marched into Winchester, Virginia on March 9, 1862, after the Confederates evacuated the town. On May 23, they fought the Battle of Front Royal against the stonewall Brigade.

Other battles in which the 27th participated were: Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, and Atlanta. They marched to the sea through Georgia and the Carolinas with General William T. Sherman. During this famous march, they reached the end of their three years of service, when they could muster out. The men who wanted to continue serving were transferred to the 33rd Regiment, and served until July 21, 1865, when the 33rd was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 27th formed a veterans’ organization, called the Survivor’s Association, which met until, at least, 1926


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

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Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S2425: 27th Indiana regimental history collection, 1864-1926
27th Indiana regiment, Company H clothing statement
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