Georgia 17th Infantry Regiment



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Georgia 17th Infantry Regiment was organized in Stewart County, Georgia on August 12th, 1861. Its members were from Columbus and Decatur, and the counties of Webster, Schley, Harris, and Stewart. Ordered to Virginia the regiment was assigned to General Toombs' and later Benning's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It served with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, except when it was on detached duty with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. The 17th was active in the Petersburg trenches north of the James River and around Appomattox.

FIELD OFFICERS:

    Colonels:
      · Henry L. Benning
      · Wesley C. Hodges
    Lieutenant Colonels:
      · William A. Barden
      · Charles W. Matthews
    Majors:
      · James B. Moore
      · John H. Pickett
      · Thomas Walker.

BATTLES:

    Yorktown (Apr. 1862)
    Seven Days Battles (25 Jun - 1 Jul 1862)
    Garnett’s & Golding’s Farm (27-28 Jun 1862)
    Malvern Hill (1 Jul 1862)
    Thoroughfare Gap (28 Aug 1862)
    2nd Bull Run (2nd Mannassas) (28-30 Aug 1862)
    Sharpsburg (Antietam) (17 Sep 1862)
    Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862)
    Suffolk Campaign (Apr. - May 1863)
    Gettysburg (1 - 3 Jul. 1863)
    Chickamauga (19 - 20 Sep. 1863)
    Chattanooga Siege (Sep. - Nov. 1863)
    Knoxville Siege (Nov. - Dec. 1863)
    The Wilderness (5 - 6 May 1864)
    Spotsylvania Court House (8 - 21 May 1864)
    North Anna (23 - 26 May 1864)
    Cold Harbor (1 - 3 Jun. 1864)
    Petersburg Siege (Jun. 1864 - Apr. 1865)
    Chaffin’s Farm (29 Sep. 1864)
    Fort Harrison (29 - 30 Sep. 1864)
    Fort Gilmer (29 - 30 Sep. 1864)
    Williamsburg Road (27 Oct. 1864)
    Appomattox (9 Apr. 1865)

ROSTERS:

    Rosters of this regiment may be found in Rosters of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia

    Company A:
    Company B: Schley County - Schley Volunteers
    Company C: Muscogee County - Columbus Volunteers
    Company D:
    Company E: Mitchell County - Stephens Infantry
    Company F: Muscogee County
    Company G: Dougherty County
    Company H: Harris County - Harris Bartows
    Company I:Stewart County
    Company K - Webster Confederate Guards

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