17th West Virginia Infantry

HISTORY

The 17th Infantry Regiment was organized in September, 1864. It remained in General Kelley’s department during its term of enlistment. ┬áThe regiment lost by disease and wounds 25 enlisted men.

SERVICE

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., September 26, 1864, to February 25, 1865. Attached to Reserve Division, District of Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., west of Sleepy Hollow, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.–Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va., September 27, 1864, and guarding railroad and on garrison duty till mustered out. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

[Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer]

LOSSES

Regiment lost during service 1 killed and 24 by disease. Total 25.

[Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer]

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