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27th U.S. Colored Troops
Colored Troops Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the
State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio
Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of
State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893
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|Twenty-seventh U. S. Colored Troops.— Col., Albert M.
Blackman ; Lieut.-Col., John W. Donnellon; Majs., William G. Neilson,
Mathew R. Mitchell. This regiment was organized at Camp Delaware, from
Jan. 16 to Aug. 6, 1864, to serve for three years. Shortly after being
mustered into the U. S. service it was ordered to Camp Casey,
Washington, D. C., where it was stationed for awhile, doing garrison
duty. Thence it went to City Point and Petersburg, Va., it being at the
latter place that it distinguished itself for unsurpassed gallantry and
good conduct upon the battlefield. The bravery of this regiment was also
displayed at Chaffin's farm and the Weldon railroad. It was sent down
into North Carolina, where it was engaged a part of the time in doing
garrison duty and the other part of the time in the operations in and
around Fort Fisher, Wilmington, Goldsboro and Raleigh. It did heroic
service, won the confidence and approval of its superior officers, and
after as honorable service as any of the regiments, it was mustered out
on Sept. 21, 1865, at Smithville, N. C. The roll of honor of this
regiment shows 18 killed in action, and 149 died in hospital of disease
or wounds received in battle.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2