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.

    The Battle of Tupelo
    The Battle of Tupelo

    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… Read More

    08 Aug 1865

    Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry, Company A mustered out at Iowa.