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17th Vermont Infantry
Organization and Service (Dyer's Compendium)


17th Vermont Infantry

Organized and mustered in: Companies "A" January 5, 1864; "B," "C" and "D" March, 1864; "E," "F" and "G" April 12, 1864. Moved to Alexandria, Virginia, April 18-22, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James VA, May-Jun., 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C.H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania C.H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor Jun. 1-12. Bethesda Church Jun. 1-3. Before Petersburg Jun. 16-19. Siege of Petersburg Jun. 16, 1864, to Apr. 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, Jul. 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad Aug. 18-21. Poplar Spring Church, Peebles Farm, Sep. 29-Oct. 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27-28. For Stedman Mar. 25, 1865. Assaults on Petersburg Apr. 1-2. Fall of Petersburg Apr. 2. Occupation of Petersburg Apr. 3. Moved to Washington Apr. 20-27. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria until Jul. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out Jul. 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service: 133 men killed and mortally wounded, 3 died from accident, 33 died in Confederate prisons, and 57 died from disease. Total 226.

See Dyer's Compendium for other units.