17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
17th Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in August, 1861, with men from Coosa, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Monroe, Butler, and Russell counties. The unit surrendered in April, 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.
Companies by County:
- Company A (Bartow Avengers); - Captain E.P. Holcombe, many men from Lowndes County
- Company B - Captain Jeptha J. Dean, many men from Butler County
- Company C (Butler Rifles) - Captain Walter D Perryman, many men from Butler County
- Company D - Captain Thomas Coke Bragg, many men fro Coosa County
- Company E (Dowdelll Rangers) - Captain Wiley E White, many men fromRandolph County
- Company F (Winter Greys) - Captain Andrew L. O'Brien, many men from Montgomery County
- Company G - Captain Thomas Ragland, may men from Russell County
- Company H - Captain W. W. McMillan, may men from Monroe County
- Company I (Pike Rangers) - Captain A. M. Collins, many men from Pike County
- Company K (Butler True Blues) - Captain Thomas J. Burnett, many men Butler County
The list of Companies with their counties, rosters and Captains is found in The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry - A Regimental History and Roster FHL book 976.1 M2ti
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 'Alabama 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.
- Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, 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 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.
- Thompson, Illene D. The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry : a regimental history and roster. (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2001), FHL book 976.1 M2ti
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).