17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
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.
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.
- 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. FHL Fiche 6082853.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).