Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry, Company A (Union)
03 Oct 1862
Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry, Company A organized at Iowa.
09 Apr 1864
Participated in the Battle of Pleasant Hill at Desoto Parish, Louisiana; Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
14 Jul 1864
Participated in the Battle of Tupelo at Tupelo, Mississippi.
Union Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Smith, commanding the Sixteenth Corps with more than 14,000 men, left LaGrange, Tennessee on July 5, 1864, and advanced south. Smith's mission was to insure that Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest and his cavalry did not raid Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's railroad supply line in middle Tennessee supporting the campaign against Atlanta. Laying waste to the countryside as he advanced, Smith reached Pontotoc, Mississippi, on July 11th. Forrest was in nearby Okolona with about 6,000 men, bu…
08 Aug 1865
Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry, Company A mustered out at Iowa.