Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [civilwarwest] 27th Illinois at Chcikamauga

Expand Messages
  • Dan G
    Thank you very much for your help..  This give me some good information..  Dan ... From: DPowell334@AOL.COM Subject: Re: [civilwarwest]
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 28, 2010
    • 0 Attachment
      Thank you very much for your help..  This give me some good information.. 


      --- On Sun, 3/28/10, DPowell334@... <DPowell334@...> wrote:

      From: DPowell334@... <DPowell334@...>
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] 27th Illinois at Chcikamauga
      To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 4:46 AM


      Modestly, might I recommend the "Maps of Chickamauga" which will give you a good idea of where they fought each day.
      The 27th was in Bradley's Brigade, Sheridan's Division, 20th Corps. They came onto the field late in the day on the 19th, They moved into the woods behind the 72nd at the SW corner of Viniard Field, west of Lafayette road, and then, in the wake of Benning's retreat, Sheridan ordered them to counter-attack. They moved across the road, got to about midfield, and took heavy fire. They were repulsed, losing about 15-20% losses, along with Bradley, who was wounded. This happened at about 5 or 5:30 pm Sept 19.
      Viniard field is confusing because there are monuments to Carlin's, Barnes' Buell's and Bradley's Brigades all in the field east of the road. Buell has monume Bear in mind that they all represent thrusts into the field at different times. Carlin got there first, at about 2 pm. Buell comes into line along the road at about 3, Barnes' came in at 3:30, and then Bradley at 5:30. Give or take.
      On the 20th, the 27th is noteworthy for being the only regiment in Sheridan's command not routed off the field. At midday on the 20th, in response to the Breakthrough at Brotherton field, Bradley's brigade, now commanded by Walworth, was moving up the road from the Widow' Glenn's (where Wilder tower is today) to Dyer field. Lytle's Brigade was ahead of them.
      Walworth's line was attacked by parts of Manigault's and Anderson's Brigades of Hindman's Division. the four regiments all faced right and fought in the woods along the road in a rough line between Widow Glenn and Recreation field, facing east. this time the 27th was last in line. As a result, they suffered less then the other regiments, and managed to remain intact. At about 12:15, Wilder's brigade came up on the 27th's right, and drove Manigault back in a fierce counter-attack.
      The other three regiments of the brigade were routed, but the 27th held position, gathering up stragglers and covering the retreat of Battery G 1 MO, until Colonel Jonathon R. Miles ordered a retreat about an hour later. The 27th was the nucleus around which the Brigade reformed on the hills west of the battlefield.
      The brigade took 1391 men into action, lost 514, for 37% losses. The 27th was luckier (if we can call it luck) than the rest of the regiments, especially on the 20th, and took 463 men into the fight, losing 91, for 20%.
      the John Glenn Letters and Theodore Jansen Memoir, both at the Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, might help you in reading up on the unit.
      the Keithsburg (IL) Observer newspaper has letters from the 27th published in it, might be worth getting through interlibrary loan.
      Dave Powell
      In a message dated 3/28/2010 2:37:51 A.M. Central Daylight Time, bgodby@.... com writes:
      I can help you a little. The 27th has a monument located to the east of Lafayette Rd in the area of the Viniard House. There is also a marker for them north east of the Widow Glenn House.

      Good luck with your search,

      ---- Dan G <dan6764@yahoo. com> wrote:
      > I recently discovered that I had a relative by the name of Joseph Whitson of the 27th Illinois that was wounded at Chickamauga. Actually a first cousin twice removed. Anyway, I have been trying to find where the 27th was engaged at Chickamauga. Not having a lot of success. None of the books I have even mention them that I can find. All I know is they were not engaged on the first day.  There is one after action report that is on the internet but it does not tell me a lot..
      > Does anybody have any info on where they fought and what happened??  I am going to be visiting the park in a few months and would like to have a little knowledge before I go
      > Thanks in advance for your help
      > Dan

      ------------ --------- --------- ------

      Yahoo! Groups Links

      <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
          http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/civilwarwe st/

      <*> Your email settings:
          Individual Email | Traditional

      <*> To change settings online go to:
          http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/civilwarwe st/join
          (Yahoo! ID required)

      <*> To change settings via email:
          civilwarwest- digest@yahoogrou ps.com
          civilwarwest- fullfeatured@ yahoogroups. com

      <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
          civilwarwest- unsubscribe@ yahoogroups. com

      <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
          http://docs. yahoo.com/ info/terms/

    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.