17th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, Tennessee, in June, 1861at Chickamauga. It surrendered 5 officers and 63 men on April 9, 1865.
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.
- Company A - men from Bedford County
- Company B - men from Bedford County
- Company C - men from Marshall County
- Company D - men from Franklin County
- Company E - men from Franklin County
- Company F - men from Marshall County
- Company G - men from Bedford County
- Company H - men from Marshall County
- Company I - men from Franklin County
- Company R - men from Jackson County and Putnam Counties
Seventeenth Regiment of Tennessee Infantry
- Flat Creek Company (Captain J. D. Hoyle) - many men from Bedford County
- Fairfield Company (Captain James L. Armstrong) - many men from Bedford County
- Captain W. A. Landis Company - many men from Bedford County and Lincoln County
- Seventeenth Regiment of Tennessee Infantry
- Organized June 11, 1861
- Company C (Captain R. C. Williams) - many men from Marshall County
- Company F ( Captain R. P. Hunter) - many men from Marshall County
- Company H (Captain R. H. McCrary) - many men from Marshall County
- Reorganized May 8, 1862
- Company C (Captain J. C. Davis)
- Company F (Captain J. C. Cooper
- Company H (Captain G. H. Owen
- The information above is from Goodspeeds History of Tennessee, Vol 8.
Comapny D (Captain Thomas H. Finch)
Company E ( Captain A. S. Marks)
Company I ( Captain James Engle)
The above information is from TheGoodspeed Histories, Vol 6.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee 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.
- Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, 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 to 1865, Part 1 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.
- Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. A brief history and memorial rolls of the 17th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 347.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
- The Seventheeth Tennessee (Confederate) Regiment, a brief history, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).