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Confederate Regiment

17th Mississippi Infantry

Organized: Corinth, MS; mustered in 6/7/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865

 

Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  LCol. John C. Fiser

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - McLaws' Division
  Brigade - Barksdale's Brigade


On the Sharpsburg Campaign

"With McLaw's division they co-operated with Jackson's corps in the movement against Harper's Ferry, the task of McLaws being the capture of the Federal garrison in forrifled camp on the Maryland Heights. They scaled the mountain September 12 and 13, with some active fighting, but the enemy escaped. General Kershaw said that the enemy seemed to take flight after one of Fiser's companies had delivered a volley among the sharpshooters in the rocks above them."

"Then being ordered to Brownsville, they did not reach the battlefield of Sharpsburg on the 17th until after the battle had been a few hours in progress. Such had been the efforts of the long march with little food that the regiment carried only 270 officers and men into the fight. The casualties were 10 killed, 77 wounded, 2 missing. Lieut.-Col. John C. Fiser was conspicuous for gallantry in command of the regiment, which shared in the brilliant advance that drove the enemy from the woods in their front, beyond which the Seventeenth and Twenty-first pursued until they were in danger of capture."
(from Rowland)

Statistics

Initial Strength: 270; Killed in Action (KIA): 10; Wounded (WIA): 77; Missing in Action (MIA): 2;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 33%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #358: Barksdale's Brigade, McLaws' Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM

References & Notes

Source: Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, Nashville TN: 1908 - portions transcribed online on The Civil War in Mississippi website.

We have 32 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtWood, Hamilton HowardKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtBlackard, James MonroeKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtDisher, Henry WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtFranklin, Jesse WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
BLtJames, John M.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtMann, Andrew JacksonWIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtWhittington, Solon L.        We have some details for this person
CPvtBridges, James M.MWIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
CLtMcNutt, Jacob MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtBrewton, John D.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtCochran, Josiah D.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtHolland, Joseph B.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ESgtMcMasters, Alex UriahWIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
FCorpWatson, John G.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtHardy, Robert C.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
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GSgtPalmer, Francis M.WIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
HPvtGuest, William J.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtHardie, Joseph Milton W.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtJones, Franklin M.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtLamb, James R.KIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
HPvtO'Bryant, Samuel WIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
HPvtShuford, George F.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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IPvtCummings, Erastus F.WIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
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KPvtCoker, David S.KIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
KPvtGriffith, William J.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtPrestage, Wilson M.WIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
F&SLColFiser, John Calvin        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SASrgGreene, James McCowan        We have some details for this person

 

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