17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st organization)

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 17th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 7th Volunteers, was assembled at Plymouth, North Carolina, in June, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Pasquotank, Edgecombe, Hertford, Bertie, Currituck, and Beaufort. Attached to the Department of North Carolina, eight companies were captured at Fort Hatteras and three at Roanoke Island. After being exchanged, it was reorganized with ten companies and for a time served in North Carolina. Later it was placed in General J.G. Martin's and Kirckland's Brigade. The regiment saw action on the Bermuda Hundred front, at Cold Harbor , and in the Petersburg trenches south and north of the James River. In December , 1864, it returned 48 casualties on the Bermuda Hundred front and 14 at Sugar Loaf. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Officers:
William F. Martin
Lieutenant Colonels:
George W. Johnston
John C. Lamb
Thomas H. Sharp
Henry A. Gilliam
George H. Hill
Lucius J. Johnson
Department of North Carolina
General J.G. Martin's and Kirkland's Brigade.
Fort Hatteras
Roanoke Island
Bermuda Hundred
Sugar Loaf
Cold Harbor
Petersburg siege
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1420 men.

Co. A, Independent Greys
Co. B, Hyde County Rifles
Co. C, Tar River Boys
Co. D, Hertford Light Infantry
Co. E, Currituck Atlantic Rifles
Co. F, Roanoke Guards
Co. G, Hamilton Guards
Co. H, Morris Guards
Co. I, John Harry Guards
Co. K, Confederate Guards
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