17th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

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Connecticut in the Civil War

Brief History

The 17th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut and was mustered in August 28, 1862.  This regiment was mustered out on the 19th of July, 1865 at Hilton Head, Beaufort County, South Carolina.

For more information about the 17th Regiment Infantry and its history, see:

Companies in this Regiment

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.  This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority of men in each unit resided in Fairfield County:

Company A - 

Company B - 

Company C - 

Company D - 

Company E - 

Company F - 

Company G -

Company H - 

Company I - 

Company K - 

Company Rosters

  • Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations: (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, &c., &c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries (1869) by Connecticut. Adjutant-General's Office; Ingersoll, Colin M. (Colin Macrae), 1819-1904 - Online Book

Source Material

  • A New Canaan Private in the Civil War: Letters from a Private of the 17th Connecticut Infantry, by Justus M. Silliman and Edward Marcus.  This book can be found at www.worldcat.org.