17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
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17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) was organized at Manassas Junction, Virginia, in June, 1861, using the 6th Battalion Virginia Infantry as its nucleus. Men of this unit were recruited in the counties of Warren, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier.<br>Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and 2 officers and 46 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Montgomery D. Corse, Arthur Herbert, and Morton Marye; Lieutenant Colonels William Munford and Grayson Tyler; and Majors George W. Brent and Robert H. Simpson.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
 
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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Company E ( Mount Vernon Guards) - many men from [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County ]]  
 
Company E ( Mount Vernon Guards) - many men from [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County ]]  
  
Company F ( Prince William Rifles) - many men from [[Prince_William_County,_Virginia|Prince William County]]  
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Company F ( Prince William Rifles) - many men from [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William County]]  
  
 
Company G ( Emmett Guards) - many men from [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County]]  
 
Company G ( Emmett Guards) - many men from [[Alexandria County, Virginia|Alexandria County]]  
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The information above is from ''17th Virginia Infantry'', by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.  
 
The information above is from ''17th Virginia Infantry'', by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.  
  
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=== Resources  ===
  
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*Muster Roll of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, 1861-1865. MSS., Alexandria City Courthouse (Alexandria, Va.). Copy: {{FHL|298078|item|disp=FHL Film 30204 Item 2}}.
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below). <br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Virginia in the Civil War|Virginia in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
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*Glasgow, William M. ''Northern Virginia's Own: The 17th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army.'' Alexandria, Va.: Gobill Press, 1989. {{FHL|959953|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5296 M2g}}.
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*Herbert, Arthur. ''Sketches and Incidents of Movements of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry Read Before the R. E. Lee camp, C.V., Alexandria, Va.'' 1909? {{FHL|387507|item|disp=FHL Film 1550318 Item 41}}. Another copy: {{FHL|785155|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082854}}.
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*Herbert, Arthur. ''An Address Delivered by Col. Arthur Herbert on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Occupation of Alexandria by the Federal Troops, May 24, 1861''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1911. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/addressdelivered00herb Internet Archive]; {{FHL|778993|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082853}}.<br>
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*Hunter, Alexander. ''Johnny Reb and Billy Yank.'' New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1905. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books/about/Johnny_Reb_and_Billy_Yank.html?id=g_CYl48uMbQC Google Books]; {{FHL|779008|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082855 (8 fiche)}}.
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*Wallace, Lee A. ''17th Virginia Infantry.'' Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990. {{FHL|607459|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67}}.
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*Wise, George. ''History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.'' Baltimore, Md.: Kelly, Piet &amp; Co., 1870. {{FHL|779012|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082856 (4 fiche)}}. Reprint: {{FHL|519703|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2wg}}.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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Contents

Brief History

17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) was organized at Manassas Junction, Virginia, in June, 1861, using the 6th Battalion Virginia Infantry as its nucleus. Men of this unit were recruited in the counties of Warren, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier.
Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and 2 officers and 46 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Montgomery D. Corse, Arthur Herbert, and Morton Marye; Lieutenant Colonels William Munford and Grayson Tyler; and Majors George W. Brent and Robert H. Simpson.[1]

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 (Alexandria Riflemen) - many men from Alexandria County

Company B ( Warren Rifles) - many men from Warren County

Company C ( Loudoun Guard) - many men from Loudoun County

Company D ( Fairfax Riflemen) many men from Fairfax County

Company E ( Mount Vernon Guards) - many men from Alexandria County

Company F ( Prince William Rifles) - many men from Prince William County

Company G ( Emmett Guards) - many men from Alexandria County

Company H ( Old Dominion Rifles) - many men from Alexandria County

Company  I  (O'Connell Guards) - many men from Alexandria County

Company K ( Warrenton Rifles) - many men from Alexandria County

The information above is from 17th Virginia Infantry, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.

Resources

  • Muster Roll of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, 1861-1865. MSS., Alexandria City Courthouse (Alexandria, Va.). Copy: FHL Film 30204 Item 2.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia 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.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, 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.
  • Glasgow, William M. Northern Virginia's Own: The 17th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army. Alexandria, Va.: Gobill Press, 1989. FHL Book 975.5296 M2g.
  • Herbert, Arthur. Sketches and Incidents of Movements of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry Read Before the R. E. Lee camp, C.V., Alexandria, Va. 1909? FHL Film 1550318 Item 41. Another copy: FHL Fiche 6082854.
  • Herbert, Arthur. An Address Delivered by Col. Arthur Herbert on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Occupation of Alexandria by the Federal Troops, May 24, 1861. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1911. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082853.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).