17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Illinois flag
Active January 28, 1864 to December 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 17th Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Illinois between January 28 and February 12, 1864.

The regiment mustered out between November 23 and December 22, 1865 .

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment suffered 7 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 86 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 94 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel John L. Beveridge - mustered out February 7, 1866.[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav2.htm#17th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/cav017-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

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