17th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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17th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Active July 28, 1864, to November 16, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 17th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 17th Kansas Infantry was organized at Camp Deitzler in Leavenworth, Kansas. Only five companies mustered in on July 28, 1864, at Fort Leavenworth for 100 days under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Drake. The regiment was attached to District of North Kansas.

The 17th Kansas Infantry mustered out November 16, 1864.

Detailed service[edit]

Company A ordered to Fort Riley, Company C to Cottonwood Falls and Company D to Lawrence. Operations against Price October–November. March to relief of Mound City.


The regiment lost a total of 4 enlisted men during service, all due to disease.


  • Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Drake

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Official Military History of Kansas Regiments During the War for the Suppression of the Great Rebellion (Leavenworth, KS: W. S. Burke), 1870.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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