27th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
27th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was formed at New Bern, North Carolina, in June, 1861, as the 9th Regiment. It was reorganized in September as the 17th, its designation was later changed to the 27th. It surrendered at Appomatox Court House, 9 April 1865, 9 officers and 103 men.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A: “Goldsboro Rifles,” - many men from Wayne County
Company B: “Guilford Grays,” - many men from Guilford County
Company C: “North Carolina Guards,” - many men from Lenoir County
Company E: “Marlboro Guards,” - many men from Pitt County
Company F: “Perquimans Beauregards,” - many men from Perquimans County
Company G: “Orange Guards, - many men from Orange County
Company H: “Pitt Volunteers,” - many men from Pitt County
The above information about the companies comes from History of Co D. 27 NCT
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- 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.
- North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, 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.
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive
- Sloan, John Alexander. Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N.C. Regiment. (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms International, 1982), FHL fiche 6014953and FHL Fiche 6082582
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992.FHL book 975 M2ss
- History of Co D. 27 NCT "Tuckahoe Braves", (accessed 9 March 2011)
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 8. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 8