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United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)



The 17th Indiana Infantry was mustered on 1861 12 June. It began in West Virginia but was later transferred south to the Western Theater. The 17th Indiana Infantry was a part of General John T. Wilder's famous "Lightning Brigade", along with the 72nd Indiana Infantry, the 9th and 123rd Illinois Infantry Regiments, and the 18th Indiana Battery of Light Artillery.

Indiana State Government. "The Lightning Brigade." Accessed at Indiana War Memorial.
Williams, Samuel C. "General John T. Wilder." Indiana Magazine of History 31, no. 3 (1935): 169-203.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John T. Wilder papers

Identifier: MS-001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and military records regarding Brigadier General Wilder's service in the Union Army during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 as well as personal correspondence and papers dating from 1865 to 1937.

Dates: 1861-1937
Found in: Manuscripts