Battle Unit Details


17th Regiment, New York Infantry


Organized at New York City and mustered in for two years' service May 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 21. Attached to Mansfield's Command, Dept. of Washington, June to August, 1861. Garrison, Fort Ellsworth, Defences of Washington, to October, 1861. Butterfield's Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1863.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., March 22-24. Peninsula Campaign March to August. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Reconnoissance up the Pamunkey May 10. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Operations about White House Landing June 26-July 2. White House June 28. Duty at Harrison Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown September 19. Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition to Richards' and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Three years' men detached May 13, 1863; assigned to a Battalion of New York Volunteers and on June 23, 1863, transferred to 146th Regiment New York Infantry. Regiment mustered out June 2, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 32 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 37 Enlisted men by disease. Total 77.

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