The Twenty Seventh Indiana Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 28, 1885.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: grey granite; Base: grey granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 6 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 10 in. x 2 ft. 10 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. x 4 ft.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? Monument is installed in the area of the 27th Indiana Infantry’s advance on the morning of July 3, 1863. The monument sits on a natural boulder. Located near the Indiana State Memorial.
What does it honor? Indicates scene of charge into Confederate line morning July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? This monument marks the ground over which the left wing of the 27th Indiana advanced in a charge made by the regiment of July 3d 1863. Number engaged 339. Killed and wounded 110. Missing one.
When was this photograph taken? June 3, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Spangler Meadow, north of Colgrove Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Monument is located on the extended tour route that includes Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? The bronze plaque at the rear of the monument was a later addition.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: March 21, 2008.
Location: Field near the main monument in the Spangler Meadow off of East Confederate Avenue. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Denotes the advanced position of the regiment. Erected in 1890.
Inscription: This marks the farthest point gained by the Regiment in its charge at 6 a.m. July 3d. 1863 on the works at the base of the hill behind this tablet. Four color bearers were killed and four were wounded.
Commander: Col. Silas Colgrove (1816-1907). Lawyer and member of the Indiana state legislature. Wounded at Chancellorsville and at Peach Tree Creek.
Number Engaged: 339
Casualties: 23 killed, 86 wounded, 11 missing
Soldiers Buried in the Indiana Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Cpl. Levi C. Anthrum, Company G, D-4
- Pvt. George M. Bales, Company A, D-11
- Sgt. George W. Batchelor, Company H, F-9
- Cpl. James M. Chapman, Company E, E-5
- Pvt. Daniel J. Colvin, Company C, D-5
- Pvt. Daniel T. David, Company G, E-11
- Sgt. John P. Fletcher, Company G, E-1
- Pvt. Jacob Gardner, Company K, C-4
- Pvt. Joseph S. Gilmore, Company I, C-2
- Pvt. Lifus Holt, Company G, C-12
- Pvt. Thaddeus Hunt, Company A, D-12
- Pvt. Thomas J. Lett, Company H, E-7
- Musician Samuel R. Lewis, Company D, E-3
- Pvt. Abraham Lister, Company F, G-3
- Pvt. Josephus D. Lynn, Company D, E-6
- 4th Sgt. Elijah McKnight, Company F, E-10
- Pvt. John D. Noble, Company K, E-4
- Cpl. Christopher C. Showalters, Company A, C-11
- Pvt. Frederick W. Smith, Company K, F-6
- Pvt. Eli Stalcup, Company K, F-6
- 1st Sgt. Elijah Tumey, Company D, D-7
- Peter Umphress, Company D, C-1
- Pvt. Jesse Wells, Company C, E-2
- Pvt. William Henry Wilson, Company E, E-8
- Pvt. Charles E. Wishmire, Company A, D-3
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. Silas Colgrove (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Daviess, Dubois, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, and Putnam counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in SePtember 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 15. Attached to Stile’s Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864.
SERVICE.–Operations in District of the Upper Potomac and camp at Frederick City, Md., until March, 1862. Movement into the Shenandoah Valley, Va., and occupation of Winchester, Va., March 3-9. Smithfield March 13. Advance toward Manassas March 23-25. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. Buckton Station, Middletown and Front Royal May 23. Newtown May 24. Battle of Winchester May 25. Retreat to Williamsport, Md., May 25-26. Duty at Front Royal until July 6, and at Little Washington until August 6. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guard trains of the army during battles of Bull Run August 28-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. Picket duty from Harper’s Ferry to Opequan Creek and duty at Fairfax Station and Stafford Court House until December. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-16. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Germania Ford April 29. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg, Pa., Campaign, June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee, to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24, On detached duty in New York during draft disturbances August 15-September 5. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guarding Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad at Elkwater Bridge and Tullahoma, Tenn., until April, 1864. Regiment Veteranize at Tullahoma, Tenn., January 24, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and batties about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 25-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 4. Mustered out November 4, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 70th Indiana Infantry. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 159 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 302.