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27th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 21 View the Entire Book
|Twenty-seventh New York Infantry. Cols., Henry W. Slocum, Joseph J.
Bartlett, Alexander D. Adams; Lieut. -Cols., Joseph J. Chambers, Alexander Duncan Adams,
Joseph H. Bodine; Majs., Joseph J. Bartlett, Curtiss C. Gardiner, Joseph H. Bodine, George
G. Wanzer. The 27th, the "Union Regiment," was composed of three companies from
Broome county, one company from each of the following counties: Westchester, Wayne,
Monroe, Wyoming and Orleans, and two companies from Livingston. It was mustered into the
U. S. service for a two years' term at Elmira on July 9 and 10, 1861, to date from May 21,
and left the state for Washington on July 10. It was quartered at Franklin Square until
July 17 and on that day advanced toward Manassas, assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd
division, and received its baptism of fire in the battle of Bull Run, where 130 members
were killed, wounded or missing. Col. Slocum being among the wounded. The command was
withdrawn to Washington after the battle and again occupied its old camp at Franklin
Square until late in September, when it was ordered to Fort Lyon and there attached to
Slocum's brigade, Franklin's division. On March 13, 1862, it became a part of the 2nd
brigade, 1st division, 1st corps, Army of the Potomac, and in May the division was
assigned to the 6th corps. The regiment left camp for the Peninsula in April, participated
in the battle of West Point, the siege of Yorktown and the Seven Days' battles, suffering
heavy losses at Gaines' mill and Malvern hill. It was more fortunate at the second Bull
Run, where it was present but not closely engaged. The regiment then participated in the
battles of South mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, established winter quarters at
Belle Plain, shared the discomforts of the "Mud March," lost 19 members killed,
wounded or missing in the Chancellorsville campaign in May, 1863, and soon after returned
to New York. It was mustered out at Elmira May 31, 1863, having lost during its term of
service 74 members by death from wounds and 74 by accident, imprisonment or disease.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2