17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in June 12, 1861. They were in the capture of Macon April 20 and post duty at Macon till August. They mustered out August 8, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 17th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 18 Jan 2011)

Other Sources[edit | edit source]


  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861-1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010)  Brief history of the 17th  Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Wilipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.

  • BOOK
  • Merrill, Samuel. The Seventieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, (by Samuel Merrill. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1900.)FHL US/CAN Film 1550180  FHL Collection other library   Internet Archive
  • Thomson, Orville. Narrative of the Service of the Seventh Indiana Infantry in the War for the Union. Baltimore, (MD: Butternut and Blue, 1993.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084367 (3 fiche) FHL Collection  other library
  • United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)  Records of the Seventeenth Regiment Volunteers Indiana, 1861-1865 FHL US/CAN Film 1403057 Item 7  FHL Collection
  • Benefiel, W. H. H. Seventeenth Regiment Indiana Veteran Volunteer Mounted Infantry Roster of Surviving Members and Sketch of History. (Pendleton? Ind: 17th Ind. Regt'l. Association, 1912.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084375 (1 fiche) FHL Collection    other libraries 

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).