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Brief History

The 17th Virginia Infantry Regiment (Confederate) was involved in the following battles or localities: Alexandria, Va.; 1st Manassas, Va.; Williamsburg, Va.; Seven Pines, Va.; Frayser's Farm, Va.; 2nd Manassas, Va.; South Mountain, Md.; Sharpsburg, Md.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Drewry's Bluff, Va.; Cold Harbor, Va.; Five Forks, Va.; Sayler's Creek, Va.; Appomattox, Va.[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

  • 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. Arthur Herbert, 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). FHL Fiche 6082853.

 

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