By John C. Rigdon
In April, 1862, the seventeenth totaled 398 males, had five killed and 30 wounded at Malvern Hill, and misplaced fifty-one percentage of the 2 hundred engaged at moment Manassas. Of the 350 who observed motion at Gettysburg, twenty-nine percentage have been disabled, and from April 14 to may perhaps 6, there have been 86 casualties, then from August 1 to December 31, 1864, the unit had forty five killed or wounded. It surrendered with 18 officials and 168 males.
The seventeenth additionally observed nice turnovers in its officials. Its colonel, H. L. Benning, grew to become brigadier-general and was once succeeded by means of Lieut.-Col. Wesley C. Hodges, upon whose merchandising Charles W. Matthews grew to become lieutenant-colonel, and upon his demise in motion W. A. Barden succeeded to the emptiness. Maj. Thomas Walker was once via J. H. Pickett, W. A. Barden and J. B. Morris. Captain Harrell used to be succeeded by way of D. H. Wilmot; Chapman via J. B. Moore; Campbell via V. A. S. Parks and J. H. Martin; McGregor by way of J. N. Tyers; Thompson by way of H. McCauley and J. H. Weeks; Jones (killed) by means of A. B. Nichols; Kennon by means of W. A. Barden; Pickett by way of A.M. Jones (killed) and M. H. Marshall.
Companies Of The GA seventeenth Infantry Regiment
Members of the seventeenth have been from Columbus and Decatur, and the counties of Webster, Schley, Harris, and Stewart.
Company A: Webster County men-Webster Rifles
Company B: Schley County men-Schley Volunteers
Company C: Muscogee County men-Columbus Volunteers
Company D: Decatur County men-Decatur Guards
Company E: Mitchell County males - Stephens Infantry
Company F: Muscogee County men
Company G: Dougherty County men
Company H: Harris County men-Harris Bartows
Company I: Stewart County men
Company okay: Stewart and Webster County men-Webster accomplice Guards
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Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 17th Infantry Regiment (Georgia Regimental History Series Book 49) by John C. Rigdon