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|Twenty-seventh Infantry. Col., Conrad Krez; Lieut. -Cols., John J.
Brown, Ten Eyck G. Olmsted; Majs., Ten Eyck G. Olmsted, Charles H. Cunningham. This
regiment was organized at Camp Sigel, Milwaukee, in the fall of 1862, was mustered in
March 7, 1863, and left the state March 16 for Columbus, Ky., for garrison duty. It made
an expedition to Cape Girardeau to expel Confederate raiders and was sent to Snyder's
bluff in June, for the siege of Vicksburg. It was attached to the 2nd brigade, 3d
division, 16th corps, and remained at Snyder's bluff until after the capitulation of
Vicksburg. It then moved to Helena and on Aug. 13 was sent to Little Rock, where it
remained until March, 1864. It joined Gen. Steele's Camden expedition as part of the 3d
brigade, 3d division, 7th corps; was in a skirmish near the little Missouri river on the
march to Camden; took part in the action at Prairie d' Ane; fought at Jenkins' ferry; then
returned to Little Rock until Oct. 3, when it was ordered to reinforce Gen. Clayton at
Pine Bluff. It returned to Little Rock on the 22nd and was detailed for railroad guard
duty, in which it was engaged until Feb., 1865, when it was ordered to New Orleans and
assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 13th army corps. It took position in the trenches
before Spanish Fort March 27 and remained there until the evacuation, when it was then
sent to Mcintosh bluff. After the surrender of the enemy there it was sent to Mobile and
from there to Brazos Santiago, Tex., on June 1. It was mustered out at Brownsville, Tex.,
Aug. 2, 1865. Its original strength was 865. Gain by recruits, 328; substitutes, 3; total,
1,196. Loss by death, 246; missing, 4; desertion, 56; transfer, 57; discharge, 248;
mustered out, 585.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4