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Regiment Details

UNION MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Detroit, Mich., August 8 to 22, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 27. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. Army of the Ohio to June, 1863, and Army of the Tennessee to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Ohio, and Army Potomac, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1864. Acting Engineers, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Acting Engineers, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Battle of South Mountain September 14. (Regiment afterwards designated the "Stonewall Regiment" for its achievements in this battle.) Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 14, thence to Louisville, Ky., March 19. To Bardstown, Ky., March 29. To Lebanon April 3. To Columbia April 29, and thence to Jameston, Ky., and duty there till June 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-12. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss,, July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-20. At Milldale till August 3. Moved to Covington and Crab Orchard, Ky., August 3-24. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Duty at Lenoir October 20 to November 14. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 24. Lenoir Station November 14. Action at Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., thence to Annapolis, Md., March 17-April 5. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 24-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 128 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 154 Enlisted men by disease. Total 289.
Soldiers:
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