17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment


caption=Flag of Maine
dates= August 18, 1862 to June 10, 1865
country= United States
allegiance= Union
branch= Infantry
equipment=
battles=Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered in at Cape Elizabeth, Maine for three year's service on August 18, 1862 and were mustered out on June 10, 1865. Recruits still liable to serve were transferred to 1st Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment.

Casualties and total strength

The 17th Maine enrolled 1,371 men during its existence.http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/archives/military/civilwar/17meinf.htm State of Maine Civil War Records Website It lost 12 officers and 195 enlistedmen killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 4 officers and 159 enlistedmen died of disease.http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmeinf1.htm Civil War Archive Website, after Dyer 31 men died in Confederate prisons. Total fatalities for the regiment were 370.State of Maine Civil War Records Website

The 17th Maine suffered the highest battle casualties of any Maine regiment.State of Maine Civil War Records Website

Bibliography

Jordan Jr, William B. "Red Diamond Regiment: The 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865" c1996

ee also

Maine Units in the Civil War

Notes

External links

* [http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/archives/military/civilwar/3meinf.htm State of Maine Civil War Records Website]


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