17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Keokuk March 21 to April 16, 1862, and mustered in April 16, 1862. They mustered out July 25, 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 - enrolled in Decatur County
Company B - enrolled in Lee County and Polk County
Company C - enrolled in Lee County
Company E - enrolled in Wapello County
Company F - enrolled in Appanoose County, Henry County, etc.
Company G - enrolled in Marion County, etc
Company H - enrolled in Monroe County, Marion County and Pottawattamie County
Company I - enrolled in Lee County, Jefferson County, etc.
Company K - enrolled in Lee County, Warren County and Polk County
Information about the companies and their counties comes from Iowa. Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, (Des Moines [Iowa]: F.W. Palmer, 1863), pages 616-650. FHL book 977.7 M25ag.
Rosters are also listed in this book.
Source Material[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).