17th Vermont Infantry

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The 17th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 17th VVI) was a three years' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in the IX Corps in eastern theater from March 1864 to July 1865.

Freeman Mason of Company K, 17th Vermont Infantry holding a tintype of his brother, Michael Mason, killed at Savage's Station, Virginia, in 1862

The regiment was mustered into United States service in companies between March and August 1864 at Brattleboro, Vermont.

Francis V. Randall, a veteran of the 2nd and 13th Vermont, was colonel and regimental commander. Charles Cummings and Lyman Enos Knapp were lieutenant colonels. James Stevens Peck, a 13th Vermont veteran, was the regimental adjutant with the rank of Major.[1] Stephen F. Brown, a veteran of the 13th Vermont, was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company A.

It was engaged in, or present at, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy Creek, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Spring church, and Hatcher's Run in the Overland Campaign.

The regiment lost during service: 133 men killed and mortally wounded, 3 died from accident, 33 died in Confederate prisons, and 57 died from disease; total loss 226.

The regiment mustered out of service on July 14, 1865.


  1. ^ Vermont in the Civil War, 17th Vermont Infantry, accessed August 22, 2013

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