Honoring Those Soldiers Who Served with the 27th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Defense of Washington, 1862-1863
Welcome to the 27th Maine website!
The 27th Maine is not known for any feats in battle, as it participated in no full-scale action with the enemy, but is instead known for the controversial issuing of the Medal of Honor to all those still serving in the regiment at their time of mustering out. This photo (below) is of one such medal. See the history section for more about this story.
I have made myself a handy Google map, marking the locations of the 850+ burial places known for these soldiers. I color coded them so I know which ones I have visited so far.
View Route of the 27th Maine in a larger map
Route of the 27th Maine
Using Google Maps (above), I have marked the locations visited by the 27th Maine during their 9 months of service. Clicking to view the larger map will show details concerning each location.
A selection from my BLOG Pages
Civil War Monument - Kittery
Honoring those men from Kittery who died during the Great Rebellion
The Road to Washington
Entry detailing the trip the 27th Maine Volunteers took after boarding the train at Portland, to their arrival in Washington.
In remembrance of the fallen soldiers of the 27th Maine Infantry
The 32nd Maine Volunteers
Write-up about the 48 men from the 27th Maine who reenlisted with the 32nd Maine Infantry in 1864
Below are a selection of burial places for 27th Maine veterans visited during the 2016 season. It is nearly time to "hit the road" again, and find some of the more elusive grave locations throughout New England.
Last Updated: 14 May 2017