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17th Vermont Infantry

Organization and Service (Dyer's Compendium)


Organized and mustered in: Companies "A" January 5, 1864; "B," "C" and "D" March, 1864; "E," "F" and "G" April 12, 1864. Moved to Alexandria, Virginia, April 18-22, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James VA, May-Jun., 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C.H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania C.H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor Jun. 1-12. Bethesda Church Jun. 1-3. Before Petersburg Jun. 16-19. Siege of Petersburg Jun. 16, 1864, to Apr. 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, Jul. 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad Aug. 18-21. Poplar Spring Church, Peebles Farm, Sep. 29-Oct. 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27-28. For Stedman Mar. 25, 1865. Assaults on Petersburg Apr. 1-2. Fall of Petersburg Apr. 2. Occupation of Petersburg Apr. 3. Moved to Washington Apr. 20-27. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria until Jul. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out Jul. 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service: 133 men killed and mortally wounded, 3 died from accident, 33 died in Confederate prisons, and 57 died from disease. Total 226.

Source: Frederick H. Dyer,

A compendium of the War of the Rebellion: compiled and arranged from official records of the federal and Confederate armies, reports of the adjutant generals of the several states, the army registers, and other reliable documents and sources, (Dyer Pub. Co., Des Moines, IA, 1908), Part 3, pp. 1647-1654.