17th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Organized and mustered in: Companies "A" January 5, 1864; "B," "C" and "D" March, 1864; "E," "F" and "G" April 12, 1864. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 18-22, 1864.

The Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 133 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 116 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264.
Francis V. Randall, a veteran of the 2nd and 13th Vermont, was colonel and regimental commander. Charles Cummings and Lyman Enos Knapp were lieutenant colonels. James Stevens Peck, a 13th Vermont veteran, was the regimental adjutant with the rank of Major.[1] Stephen F. Brown, a veteran of the 13th Vermont, was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company A. ASSIGNMENTS:
Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865. SERVICE:
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James Va., May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania Court House, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Spring Church, Peebles Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. For Stedman March 25, 1865. Assaults on Petersburg April 1-2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Moved to Washington April 20-27. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria until July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 14, 1865. ROSTERS:
The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 1666 men.

Benedict, George C. Vermont in the Civil War: A History of the Part Taken by Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Union, 1861-1865. 2 Vols. Burlington, VT: Free Pr Assn, 1888. E533B46v2. Reprint 2009. Eastern Digital Resources.

Burnell, George W. "The Development of Our Army." In War Papers (MOLLUS, WI, Vol. 2). Milwaukee, WI: Burdick, Armitage & Allen, 1896. pp. 70-80 (6 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v47.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 2003. Davenport, IA Eastern Digital Resources.

Vermont. A & IGO. Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Montpelier, VT: Watchman, 1892. pp. 379-408. E533.3V53. (Contains a roster of the regiment).

Waite, Otis F.R. Vermont in the Great Rebellion: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches.... Claremont, NH: Tracy, Chase, 1869. E533W3. See pp. 77 & 210-15 (3 photocopied pages) for a roster of officers a brief regimental history.

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
The Union Army by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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