17th Infantry Regiment
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17th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 7th Volunteers, was assembled at Plymouth, North Carolina, in June, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Pasquotank, Edgecombe, Hertford, Bertie, Currituck, and Beaufort. Attached to the Department of North Carolina, eight companies were captured at Fort Hatteras and three at Roanoke Island. After being exchanged, it was reorganized with ten companies and for a time served in North Carolina. Later it was placed in General J.G. Martin's and Kirckland's Brigade. The regiment saw action on the Bermuda Hundred front, at Cold Harbor, and in the Petersburg trenches south and north of the James River. In December, 1864, it returned 48 casualties on the Bermuda Hundred front and 14 at Sugar Loaf. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel William F. Martin' Lieutenant Colonels George W. Johnston, John C. Lamb, and Thomas H. Sharp; and Majors Henry A. Gilliam, George H. Hill, and Lucius J. Johnson.

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