17th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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17th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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Wisconsin flag
Active March 15, 1862 to July 14, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Corinth
Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Champion's Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Atlanta Campaign
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Bentonville

The 17th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Composed of mainly Irish-Americans, it was organized in Madison, Wisconsin and mustered into federal service on March 15, 1862. The 17th Wisconsin fought in the Battle of Corinth, Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, Battle of Port Gibson, Battle of Champion's Hill, Siege of Vicksburg, Atlanta Campaign, Carolinas Campaign, and the Battle of Bentonville.[citation needed]

The regiment was disbanded on July 14, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.[citation needed]


The 17th Wisconsin suffered 41 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 228 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 269 fatalities.[1][clarification needed]


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