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Confederate Regiment

17th South Carolina Infantry

Organized: Charleston, SC; mustered in 1862

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Col. F. W. McMaster

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Brigade - Evans' (Independent) Brigade


Unit history

Organized at Charleston in early 1862. The first commander, Col J H Means, was killed in action at Second Manassas (8/30/1862). LCol McMaster assumed command, and led until his capture at Petersburg, VA, in August 1864.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 141; Killed in Action (KIA): 11; Wounded (WIA): 49; Missing in Action (MIA): 20;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 56.7%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #312: Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #313: Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

We have 5 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
FPvtCavanaugh, J. P.Died   10/14
HPvtCollins, A. D.Died   10/02     We have some details for this person
IPvtConough, J. P.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
F&SColMcMaster, Fitz William        We have a picture for this person
UnkPvtFarris, J. M.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person

 

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