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Mississippi 27th Infantry (Confederate)

9/1/61

Organized - Mississippi 27th Infantry - Mississippi

10/8/62

Battle - Perryville - Perryville, Kentucky

Perryville
Perryville

On October 7, 1862, Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, in pursuit of Gen Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi, approached the crossroads town of Perryville, Kentucky. Union forces skirmished with Confederates on the Springfield Pike before heavy fighting began on Peters Hill. The next day, fighting continued as a Union division advanced up the pike. After noon, a Confederate division struck the Union left flank and forced it to fall back. When more Confederates joined the fray, the Union line ma…READ MORE

12/31/62

Leadership Change - Regiment - Colonel Thomas M. Jones, Captain Edward R. Neilson, and Lieutenant Colonel James L. Autry

ColonelThomas M. Jones

CaptainEdward R. Neilson

Lieutenant ColonelJames L. Autry

12/31/62

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General J. Patton Anderson

Brigadier GeneralJ. Patton Anderson

12/31/62

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Jones M. Withers

Major GeneralJones M. Withers

12/31/62

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel James L. Autry

Lieutenant ColonelJames L. Autry

12/31/62

Leadership Change - Regiment - Captain Edward R. Neilson

12/31/62

Battle - Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Stones River
Stones River

After his October 1862 defeat at Perryville in Kentucky, Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew his army into middle Tennessee and resupplied his men near Murfreesboro.READ MORE

9/19/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Colonel James A. Campbell

9/19/63

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Edward C. Walthall

Brigadier GeneralEdward C. Walthall

9/19/63

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell

Brigadier GeneralSt. John R. Liddell

9/19/63

Battle - Chickamauga - Catoosa County, Georgia; Walker County, Georgia

Chickamauga
Chickamauga

After the successful Tullahoma Campaign, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans continued the Union offensive, aiming to force Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederate army out of Chattanooga. Through a series of skillful marches towards the Confederate-held city, Rosecrans forced Bragg out of Chattanooga and into Georgia. Determined to reoccupy the city, Bragg followed the Federals north, brushing with Rosecrans' army at Davis' Cross Roads. While they marched on September 18th, his cavalry and infantry skirmished with Un…READ MORE

7/22/64

Battle - Atlanta - Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia

Atlanta
Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac…READ MORE

8/31/64

Battle - Jonesborough - Clayton County, Georgia

Jonesborough
Jonesborough

By late August 1865, the city of Atlanta was not yet subdued by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's armies. A few supply lines remained open to the city supporting the army of Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood encircled there. Union cavalry raids inflicted only superficial damage, quickly repaired by the Confederates. Sherman determined that if he could destroy the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads to the south the Rebel army would be forced to evacuate the city. On August 25, Union infantry beg…READ MORE

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - Captain Samuel M. Pegg

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General William F. Brantley

Brigadier GeneralWilliam F. Brantley

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Edward Johnson

Major GeneralEdward Johnson

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General William F. Brantley

Brigadier GeneralWilliam F. Brantley

11/30/64

Battle - Franklin (1864) - Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin (1864)
Franklin (1864)

After allowing Maj. Gen. John Schofield's Army of the Ohio to pass him near Spring Hill, Tennessee, the previous morning, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood led his 30,000-man Army of Tennessee to the outskirts of Franklin on November 30th. Schofield's army had constructed a strong defensive line south of the town. Hood took a position two miles south of Schofield, with open, rolling farm land between them, and prepared to attack. At 4:00 p.m., over 20,000 Confederates moved forward east and west of the Columbia Pike…READ MORE

12/15/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Edward Johnson

Major GeneralEdward Johnson

12/15/64

Battle - Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville
Nashville

Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys…READ MORE

4/9/65

Mustered Out - Mississippi 27th Infantry - Mississippi

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