Brass Soldiers’ Identification Stencil - Inventory Number: IDE 110
Captain Timothy W. Sloan 27th Mass. Infantry
Born in 1827 Timothy W. Sloan from Amherst MA; a 34-year-old Bootmaker. Enlisted as a Captain into Company “D” of the 27th Mass. Infantry. He Resigned on 11/24/1862. Member of GAR Post # 147 (E. M. Stanton) in Amherst, MA. He was Post Commander of G.A.R. Post # 147. 1890 Federal Census Information: He was living in Amherst, Hampshire county, MA. Died 2/27/1899.
Timothy W. Sloan:
Residence Amherst MA; a 34 year-old Bootmaker.
Enlisted on 10/16/1861 as a Captain.
On 10/16/1861 he was commissioned into "D" Co. MA 27th Infantry
He Resigned on 11/24/1862
born in 1827
Member of GAR Post # 147 (E. M. Stanton) in Amherst, MA
Held GAR Offices:
* Post Commander # 147
1890 Federal Census Information:
He was living in Amherst, Hampshire county, MA
TWENTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Three Years (Re-enlisted)
The 27th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. was raised in the western counties of Massachusetts by Horace C. Lee of Springfield, who became its colonel.
The companies reported at Camp Reed, Springfield, between the 19th and 24th of September, and three quarters of the regiment had been mustered in by September 27. On November 2 the regiment entrained for Annapolis, Md., where it arrived on the 5th. January 9, 1862, as a part of Foster's Brigade, Burnside's Coast Division, it embarked with the Burnside expedition to North Carolina. It was engaged with loss at Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, and with greater loss at Newbern, March 14.
In May, 1862, Burnside's force was organized into three divisions, the 27th becoming a part of Stevenson's (2d) Brigade, Foster's (1st) Division. Expeditions or reconnaissance were made to Batchelder's Creek, Trenton, Washington, and almost to Tarboro during the summer and fall. Plymouth was visited Nov. 10, and on Dec. 3, the regiment returned to Newbern. From Dec. 11 to Dec. 21, the 27th was on the Goldsboro expedition, but suffered only slight loss. The winter was without event of importance after the return from Goldsboro.
Comes housed in 5 inch x 6 inch riker display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: IDE 110