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17th Michigan Infantry

"Stonewall Regiment"
Organized: Detroit, MI; mustered in 8/1862

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Col. William H. Withington

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 1st Division, IX Corps


Unit history

"The 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered at the Detroit Barracks in August 1862 under the command of Colonel William H. Withington. The regiment consisted of raw recruits from field, workshop and schoolroom. One company was composed almost entirely of students from Ypsilanti Normal School, now Eastern Michigan University. With less than a month of military training, the 17th left for Washington DC, on August 27, 1862. From there it was sent to the Maryland campaign. On September 14, a little more than two weeks after leaving the state and just three days before the Battle of Antietam, the regiment engaged in battle here."
(from Stonewall Regiment monument text by Bill Christen)

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #62: Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 18 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #99: Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 2 PM to 18 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #63: Christ's Brigade, Willcox's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 18 Sep, 5 PM

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See the 17th Michigan Stonewall Regiment" marker on South Mountain

We have 33 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtOrdiway, Elijah Died   11/12     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
BPvtBigelow, Nelson KIA   09/17
BPvtChase, George W.WIA   09/17
BPvtKirk, George M.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtBlanchard, Simon T.MWIA   00/00     We have some details for this person
DPvtDennis, Richard Died   10/02     We have some details for this person
DPvtHovey, Spencer H.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtMcMartin, Daniel E.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtO'Neal, Samuel Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
DPvtParmeter, Almeron KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtPowers, Nathan Died   10/24     We have some details for this person
DPvtSmith, Wilbur F.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtWard, Benjamin KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
EPvtBurr, Henry D.WIA   09/17
EPvtIrwin, Robert C.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtMcKinnon, Alexander KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
FCaptSwift, Frederick William        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
GSgtDarling, Ansel J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtSchulley, Thomas MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtChapman, Hobart B.WIA   09/17
HPvtCrane, Newman MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
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HPvtVredenburg, Delas KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
IPvtBelknap, Frank KIA   09/17
IPvtChaffee, William E.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
IPvtCorney, Mason KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
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KLtBaker, Benjamin B.WIA   09/17
KPvtCheeney, Oliver KIA   09/17
KPvtLears, Eli KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
F&SLtRichards, William VigorsWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SColWithington, William Herbert        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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