27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 27th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment comprising only eight companies. The regiment fought mostly with the Stonewall Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia.
The regiment was organized in May, 1861, and accepted into Confederate service in July. The men were from the counties of Alleghany, Rockbridge, Monroe, Greenbrier, and Ohio. During the war it served under the command of General T.J. Jackson, R.B. Garnett, Winder, Paxton, J.A. Walker, and W. Terry. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men most often enlisted in a company recruited in their home county; however, later in the war, particularly after the conscription act, some companies might be combined.
Company A Light Infantry (Alleghany Roughs) - many men from Alleghany County
Company B (Virginia Hibernians)- many men from Alleghany County
Company D (Monroe Guards) - many men from Monroe County
Company E (Greenbrier Rifles also Lewisburg Rifles)- many men from Rockbridge County
Company F ( Greenbrier Sharp Shooters)- many men from Greenbrier County.
Company G (Shriver Greys) - many men from Wheeling, Ohio County now West Virginia
Company H (1st) (Old Dominion Grays) - disbanded in June 1861
Company H (2nd) (Rockbridge Rifles) - many men from Rockbridge County.
The information above is from 27th Virginia Infantry, by Lowell Reidenbaugh.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- McAllister, J. Gray. Sketch of Captain Thompson McAllister, Co. A, 27th Virginia Regiment. Petersburg, Va.: Fenn & Owen Printers and Binders, 1896. FHL Fiche 6082864.
- Reidenbaugh, Lowell. 27th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90.
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
- Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).