17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry

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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.[1]

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 D - enrolled in Jefferson County, Van Buren County, Des Moines County, Washington County, Lee County, Wapello County and Louisa 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]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).