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Brief History

The 17th Kentucky Infantry was organized in December, 1861, at Calhoon, Kentucky, under Colonel Jno. H. McHenry, jr. and was mustered into the United States service on the 4th day of January, 1862, at Calhoon, Kentucky. The 17th consolidated with the 25th Kentucky, having been so reduced by illness, but retained the name of the 17th. It was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, on the 23rd, January, 1865, the recruits and veterans being transferred to the 21st Kentucky Veterans Infantry. [1]

The 17th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry was organized at Hartford and Calhoun, Kentucky, September to December, 1861. It was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, December, and mustered out January 23, 1865.[2]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Calhoon, McLean County, Kentucky.

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1-1861-1866.[3]



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,195 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 ‘Kentucky 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.
  • Kentucky in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kentucky, 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.
  • Mallisee, Natalia Decker. On the Boundary Line Between Ohio & Grayson counties: Some Early Settlers of the Hopewell Community. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1990s. FHL Book 976.98 D2m and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL Fiche 6082390.

References

  1. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 17. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 985. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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