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York Veteran Infantry
17th New York
Veteran Infantry Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 19 View the Entire Book
|Seventeenth New York Veteran Infantry, A large proportion of the members of
the 17th reenlisted immediately after being mustered out at New York and with the addition
of recruits for the 9th and 38th regiments and the "Union Sharpshooters," the
17th again took the field in Oct., 1863. It was immediately ordered to join the army under
Gen. Sherman; was stationed during that autumn at Louisville, Ky., Eastport, Tenn., and
Union City, Ky. ; reached Gen. Sherman's force at Vicksburg, Jan. 24, 1864, where it was
assigned to the 2nd brigade, 4th division, 16th corps; participated in the Mississippi
campaign, being active in sharp skirmishes at Decatur, Ala., Moulton, etc. In April the
17th was assigned to the 3d brigade, 4th division, 16th corps, and in August, at Atlanta,
was transferred to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 14th corps, with which it participated
in the siege operations, the Hood campaign and the march to the sea. It was engaged at
Rockingham, Fayetteville, Averasboro, Bentonville, Goldsboro and Smithfield. N. C; was
assigned June 9, 1865, to the 1st brigade, 22nd corps; returned to Washington with Gen.
Sherman; participated in the grand review and was mustered out at Alexandria, Va., July
13, 1865. The loss of the veteran regiment during its term of service was 56 deaths from
wounds and 65 from accident, disease or imprisonment.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2