The 17th Tennessee Infantry was mustered into Confederate service on August 15, 1861 at Big Creek, Campbell County, TN. The regiment was then placed under the command of Brigadier General Felix K. ZOLLICOFFER, and participated in an engagement at Rock Castle, Kentucky (Camp Wildcat) on October 21, 1861, where it suffered 45 causalities. On January 20, 1862 the regiment was engaged in action at Fishing Creek near Mill Springs, Kentucky. In this battle the regiment suffered 46 casualties and Brigadier General ZOLLICOFFER was killed. The next action the regiment saw was during General Bragg's invasion of Kentucky in 1862. During this campaign the regiment was present at the capture of Munfordville and at the battle of Perryville (Oct. 8, 1862 - 24 casualties).
The regiment was placed in General Patrick R. CLEBURNE'S Division during the battle at Murfreesboro (Dec. 31, 1862), where the regiment listed 246 causalities out of 598 men engaged. Following the Tullahoma campaign, the regiment was heavily engaged at the Battle of Chickamauga (Sept. 19 & 20, 1863) and suffered 130 causalities out of 249 men engaged.
The regiment then severed its connection with the Army of Tennessee
and served under Lt. General James
LONGSTREET during campaigns against Knoxville and East
Tennessee in the Fall and Winter of 1863/64.
The regiment was
then transferred to the Army of Northern Virginia in the Spring of 1864. In
Viriginia, the regiment was involved in many
battles, including Drewry's Bluff (May 15, 1864 - 68
casualties out of 319 engaged), Petersburg (June 17, 1864 - 70 men
captured), and Hatcher's Run
(Feb. 2, 1865). The regiment was surrendered by LEE at Appomattox Courthouse
approximately 70 men remaining from the over 1000 men who served.
|Co. "A"was made up of men from Bedford County, TN.|
|Co. "B" was made up of men from Bedford County, TN.|
|Co. "C" was made up from men from Marshall County, TN.|
|Co "D" was made up from men from Franklin County, TN|
|Co. "E" was made up of men from Franklin County, TN.|
|Co. "F" was made up of men from Bedford County, TN and Marshall County, TN.|
|Co. "G" was made up of men from Coffee Co., TN.|
|Co. "H" was made up of men from Marshall Co., TN.|
|Co. "I" was made up of men from Franklin Co., TN and Jackson Co. AL.|
|Co. "J" was made up of men from Jackson County, TN and Putnam Co., TN.|
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This page was created 17 Jan. 1997 by Steve Arnold and Judy Henley Phillips and was last updated 9 March 2007. If you would like to contribute military information on any of these men for inclusion here, please E-Mail Steve Arnold. This page will be updated as time permits.
This page last updated 20 March 1998.