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17th Regiment, Maine Infantry

Organized at Camp King, Cape Elizabeth, and mustered in August 18, 1862. Loft State for Washington, D. C., August 21. Attached to Defences of Washington to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, to June, 1865.

Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington August 23-October 7, 1862. At Upton's Hill, Va., till October 12. At Edwards Ferry October 12-28. Advance to Warrenton, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 28-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," Assault on the Salient, May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom, north of the James, July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-11. Dabney¿s Mill February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. South Side Railroad March 29. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 30-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Jettersville April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge April 6-7. Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville April 11-May 1. March to Washington, D. C., May 1-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out at Bailey's Cross Roads June 4, 1865. Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. Discharged at Portland, Me., June 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 195 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 370
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