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17th West Virginia Infantry

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

[Source: Loyal West Virginia 1861-1865, by Theodore Lang]

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]

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

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

17th West Virginia Infantry from National Park Service

17th West Virginia Infantry from The Civil War in the East

17th West Virginia Infantry – West Virginia Adjutant General Papers at West Virginia State Archives