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17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Illinois flag
Active January 28, 1864 to December 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 17th Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Illinois between January 28 and February 12, 1864.

The regiment mustered out between November 23 and December 22, 1865 .

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 7 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 86 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 94 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel John L. Beveridge - mustered out February 7, 1866.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls