CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
27th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
27th Infantry Regiment was formed at New Bern, North Carolina, in June, 1861, as the 9th
Regiment. Reorganized in September as the 17th, its designation was later changed to the 27th.
Men of this unit were recruited in Orange, Guilford, Wayne, Pitt, Lenoir, Perquimans, and Jones
counties. It was assigned to General R. Ransom's, J.G. Walker's, and Cooke's Brigade. After
fighting at New Bern, the
27th saw action in the Seven Days' Battles and at Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. During the spring and
summer of 1863 it served in North Carolina, South Carolina, and in the Richmond area. The unit
continued the fight at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and later endured the
hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the James River. It ended the war at Appomattox. It had 6 wounded at Malvern Hill, lost sixty-three
percent of the 325 engaged at Sharpsburg, and had 2 killed and 13 wounded at Fredericksburg.
Seventy percent of the 416 at Bristoe were disabled, and when the regiment surrendered, it had 9
officers and 103 men. The field officers were Colonels John R. Cooke, J.A. Gilmer, Jr., George
B. Singeltary, John Sloan, and George F. Whitfield; Lieutenant Colonels R.W. Singeltary, Thomas
C. Singeltary, and Joseph C. Webb; and Major Calvin Herring.
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