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17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Maine
Active August 18, 1862 to June 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered in at Cape Elizabeth, Maine for three year's service on August 18, 1862 and were mustered out on June 10, 1865. Recruits still liable to serve were transferred to 1st Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment.

Casualties and total strength[]

The 17th Maine enrolled 1,371 men during its existence.[1] It lost 12 officers and 195 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 4 officers and 159 enlisted men died of disease.[2] 31 men died in Confederate prisons. Total fatalities for the regiment were 370.[3]

The 17th Maine suffered the highest battle casualties of any Maine regiment.[3]


Jordan Jr, William B. Red Diamond Regiment: The 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865 c1996

See also[]

Maine Units in the Civil War


  1. State of Maine Civil War Records Website
  2. Civil War Archive Website, after Dyer
  3. 3.0 3.1 State of Maine Civil War Records Website

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