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Brief History

The 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at  Detroit, Michigan on  August 8 to 22, 1862. It was mustered out June 3, 1865 in Washington D. C. [1]
For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the Civil War Website which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters. This Regiment was also known as the "Stonewall Regiment".


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,520 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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 from Lenawee County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Washtenaw County, Berrien County, and Cass County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Monroe County, Branch County, and St. Joseph County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Kalamazoo County - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Allegan County and Washtenaw County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Jackson County and  Wayne County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Jackson County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Branch County - see Roster

Company I - Many men from Kalamazoo County and Monroe County - see Roster

Company K - Many men from Kalamazoo County and Jackson County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Jackson County - see Roster

See Rosters, as there were men from many different counties in these Companies.

Other Sources

  • Seeking Michigan website. Various records including regiment history, muster rolls, letters, etc. (Accessed 3 Aug 2011)
  • Michigan, and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Seventeenth Infantry]" (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905). FHL Fiche 6084669Other Libraries.
  • Ware, Tim. Mountainaflame Blogspot. Gives history of Regiment and description of some Battles. Explains the name "Stonewall Regiment. (accessed August 9, 2011)
  • 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 ‘Michigan 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.
  • Michigan in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Michigan, 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).

 

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