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Near Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The 27th Indiana Infantry

 
 
The 27th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. The 27th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.
3rd Brigade, 1st Div., 12th Corps
Held this position from 7p.m.
May 2nd to 9 a.m. May 3rd, 1863.
Present for duty 300
Killed 36, Wounded 114
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Mustered in Aug. 1861, Mustered out Sept. 1864
Total enrollment 1,101. Killed 172.
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Brown S. History 27th Indiana Infantry

 
Location. 38° 18.29′ N, 77° 38.763′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Berry-Paxton Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at Fairview, stop ten of the driving tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield. The marker is also at stop seven of the Hazel Grove-Fairview walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ordeal of the Wounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fairview (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Duel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Impact (approx. 0.2 miles away); High Drama, Human Tragedy (approx. 0.2 miles
The 27th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. The 27th Indiana Infantry Marker
away); Chancellor Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
More about this marker. Two marker stones designate the left and right flank of the regiment.
 
Regarding The 27th Indiana Infantry. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville at Hazel Grove and Fairview, the central part of the battle. See the Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hazel Grove - Fairview Walking Trail. A one mile walk through the scene of the heavy fighting on May 2-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. An extensive site detailing the men and the history of the regiment. Those who follow the markers might recall seeing the 27th Indiana mentioned as the unit
The Right Flank Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. The Right Flank Marker Stone
This stone, labeled simply "27th Indiana Infantry" on top designates the right flank of the regiment. A similar stone to the west of the main monument marks the left flank.
that found the "Lost Order" at Monocacy Junction near Frederick, Maryland, leading up to the Battle of Antietam. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers. The Hazel Grove and Fairview portions of the battlefield (stops nine and ten on the driving tour of the battlefield). Markers along this tour include those on Stuart and Slocum Drives. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Position of the 27th Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
4. Position of the 27th Indiana
The left most red arrow indicates the location of the left flank marker stone. The center red arrow points to the Regimental marker. The right side arrow points to the right flank marker stone. Colonel Silas Colgrove led the 27th Indiana into the battle. As units around him collapsed, he rounded up stragglers and formed them around his unit, these augmenters included two cannon. During the fighting, he directed his son, who was the regiment's major, "Here boy, you run the regiment while I run this here gun!" The arrows here give an impression of the narrow confines in which units fought during the Civil War. Imagine similar regiments flanking both sides - thousands of men packed into such narrow spaces contributed to the high casualty rates.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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