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Organized in Stewart County, Georgia, during the summer of 1861. Its members were from Columbus and Decatur, and the counties of Webster, Schley, Harris, and Stewart. 
For more information on the history of the 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, see the following:
The Wikipedia Article, 17th Georgia Infantry, (accessed 1 November 2011).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster on page 558
- Company A - ("Webster Rifles") Webster County - see - Roster on page 560; USGenWeb
- Company B - ('Schley Volunteers") Schley County - see - Roster on page 564; USGenWeb
- Company C - ("Columbus Volunteers") Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 570; USGenWeb
- Company D - ("Decatur Guards") Decatur County - see - Roster on page 578; USGenWeb
- Company E - Mitchell County - see - Roster on page 585; USGenWeb
- Company F - Muscogee County - see - Roster on page 590; USGenWeb
- Company G - Dougherty County - see - Roster on page 596; USGenWeb
- Company H - ("Harris Bartows") Harris County - see - Roster on page 600; USGenWeb
- Company I - Stewart County - see - Roster on page 606; USGenWeb
- Company K - ("Webster Confederate Guards") Stewart and Webster Counties - see - Roster on page 610; USGenWeb; USGenWeb
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Dameron, J. David. Benning's Brigade. (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1997, 2004, c2005, FHL book 975.8 M2dd
- Martin, J. H. (John Henry). Address of Major-General J.H. Martin at the reunion of the Georgia Division, United Confederate Veterans at Columbus, Ga., October 19, 1910. (Address of Major-General J.H. Martin at the reunion of the Georgia Division, United Confederate Veterans at Columbus, Ga., October 19, 1910 ( 17th Georgia), FHL book fiche 6082367
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