This site was created by
Steve Russell, LTC, Infantry,
United States Army
Companion #22144 of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion
of the United States
and descendant of Samuel D.
Porter of Company A
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Finding Lee's Lost
Order The incredible story of how the
27th Indiana soldiers found Robert E. Lee's Special Orders
No. 191 and changed the course of the Civil War.
Who Lost General Lee's
The mystery is
solved. Learn about the Confederate officer most
responsible for the disaster of Lee's Maryland Campaign.
Complete overview of the regiment with battle
losses. One of Fox's "Fighting
Engagements Illustrated history of each
battle. The Battles & Engagements section, when
complete, will contain official reports, letters,
photographs and historical analysis of Buckton Station,
Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kolb's Farm &
Kennesaw, Peach Tree Creek, and the Seige of Atlanta.
Coming Next! The Battle of Antietam
with 3-D maps and the most comprehensive casualty study of
any regiment engaged.
Over 1100 Soldier's
Details the service record, life and burial place of nearly
all 1100 members of the regiment. Not just a list of names, each
company roster contains a goldmine of personal information
and history on each soldier. This information is graciously
provided by Wilbur D.
Jones from his 1991 copywright work. It has been
revised, expanded and illustrated with his permission.
There are also over 110 soldier
portraits to date in the records.
Resources Trivia about the regiment plus
a thorough survey of important works about the 27th Indiana
and where to find them
See the Battle Flags of the 27th and some of her
FOUR NEW PHOTOS!
Special thanks to Jim
Thomas (Thomas Bruner, Company B) and Doug Dougherty (Joseph Edwards,
Company B; Benjamin Kilgore, Company D; and James Dougherty,
Company E) for their fine submissions. There are now over 110 actual
photos of members of the regiment by unit. Each photo
section also contains the service records of every member of
that company. Unidentified 27th Indiana
Private Photo. Can you help identifiy him?
and Equipment Lavishly illustrated
history of what the men wore, carried and fought with.
Extensive use of diaries and writings of the actual men in
describing their own equipment. Includes photographic
examples of actual 27th soldiers in their gear. Also
features full-color, original examples of the uniforms and
weapons as used by the 27th Indiana.
The story of my great great great grandfather: First
Lieutenant Samuel Duncan Porter
to Ancestors Links to over 50 veterans' descendants plus
related sites on the web. Updated with new descendants and
with links to sites on every regiment of the 3rd Brigade,
1st Division, XII/XX Corps.
Graves of the 27th
This project will eventually list the burial
place of all members of the regiment and as many photos as
can be found. Thank you to the many people who have
contributed to this project. A-Z
graves now ready - 88 grave photos posted to date.
Special thanks to Daren
Striegel for the grave photo of Andrew Striegel
and to Doug Dougherty
for the grave photos of James Dougherty and Joseph Edwards.
SPECIAL NOTICE: I was
deployed most of last year to Operation Enduring Freedom. If
you submitted photos or other material to me in the past
year and do not see them, PLEASE write to me and confirm
that I have them. I move frequently in my military service
and may not have material sent either by email or snail
mail. But I will get your material up on the site and am
dedicated to keeping the memory of these soldiers alive.
BREAKING NEWS! Deployed to Iraq. I am currently deployed to Iraq as Commander of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry of the 1st Brigade of the US Army 4th Infantry Division. Consequently, I will be unable to update my site until I return. Please be patient if you have sent things to me that are not posted. Multiple deployments have dusrupted my work on the site but it is an honor for me to serve. Steve Russell
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A Special Thank You goes to author and historian
Wilbur D. Jones for his assistance in the historical accuracy
of the site. Mr. Jones is author of numerous books, including
'Giants in the
Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry'
Indiana State University
Oregon State University
A Special Thank You also goes to Mark D. Jeager of
Purdue University Library for his continued support and
research to help improve the site.
I served from December 2001 to July 2002 during
Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
I served from June 1999 to December 1999 on a
deployment to Kosovo with the 1st
Battalion, 26th Infantry of the 1st Infantry Division --
THE BIG RED ONE!
Our Infantry battalion went to Kosovo in June 1999 and was the
first U.S. Army mechanized Infantry battalion to deploy to Kosovo.
Click HERE for more info and photos of our
27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Website
on 7 March, 1998 with a MacIntosh Power PC
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