17th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Oration Delivered by General Durbin Ward Before the Seventh Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, Pittsburgh, September 17, 1873. Durbin Ward. 15 pgs. Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati. 1873
- The Army of the Cumberland, Oration of... Durbin Ward. Historical Magazine 3. 1874. pp. 1-6. 6 photocopied pages. Per. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- National Tribune. The 17th Ohio at Resaca. Frank Gilliland. July 3, 1884
- National Tribune. Chickamauga. James N. Nye. November 20, 1884
- Greene County Soldiers in the Late War: Being a History of the Seventy-Fourth O.V.I.: With Sketches of the Twelfth, Ninety-Fourth, One Hundred and Tenth, Forty-Fourth, Tenth Ohio Battery, One Hundred and Fifty-Fourth, Fifty-Fourth, Seventeenth, Thirty-Fourth, One Hundred and Eighty-Fourth: Together With a List of Greene County's Soldiers. by Ira S. Owens. 294 pgs. Christian Publishing House. Dayton. Ohio. 1884. Call# Rare Books E525.4 74th .O92 1884x. State Library of Ohio. Columbus. Ohio
- Company B, Seventeenth OhioVolunteer Infantry. Three Month Service. in Military History of Ohio. Illustrated in Editions by Counties. Soldiers Edition. ..... Licking County Edition. pg. 313. H.H. Hardesty Publisher. Toledo. 1886.
- Cumberland Gap. B.F. Stevenson. From: MOLLUS. Ohio. Sketches of War History. v. 1 p. 328-357. Cincinnati. 1888
- Life and Orations of Durbin Ward of Ohio, compiled by his wife, Elizabeth Probasco Ward. Elizabeth Probasco Ward. A.H. Smith. Columbus. O. 1888
- History of the Seventeenth Regiment, First Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth Corps, Army Of the Cumberland, War of the Rebellion. C.T. DeVelling Co. B. 143 pgs. E.R. Sullivan Printer and Binder. Zanesville. 1889. Library of Congress. Washington DC
- A Captive of War. By Solon Hyde, Hospital Steward, Seventeenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Solon Hyde. Publishers Mclure, Phillips. New York. 1900
Reprint: A Captive of War. By Solon Hyde, Hospital Steward, Seventeenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Edited and with a Preface by Neil Thompson. 201 pgs. and 2 pg. preface. Burd Street Press. Shippensburg. PA. Printed by Beidel Printing House. Shippensburg. PA. 1996
- National Tribune. Capture of Brown's Ferry. Thomas D. Osborne. May 2, 1901
- National Tribune. The Battle of Wild Cat. John R. Williams. May 18, 1905
- National Tribune. Cutting the Macon Road. James S. Ady. November 10, 1910
- National Tribune. Cutting the Macon Road. Theodore C. Wilson. March 9, 1911
- National Tribune. The 17th Ohio at Macon Railroad. James S. Ady. August 10, 1911
- National Tribune. Drummed Out of Both Camps. C.T. Wilson. December 19, 1912. Probably Theodore C. Wilson.
- National Tribune. In Charleston in 1864. N.S. Price. August 13, 1913
- National Tribune. A Novel Experiment. signed N.S. October 23, 1913. [about Apr 1863 experiment as mtd inf]
- National Tribune. Laugh on the Chaplain. C.T. Wilson. October 30, 1913. Probably Theodore C. Wilson.
- National Tribune. At Mill Springs. T.C. Wilson. February 5, 1914
- National Tribune. A War Incident. T.C. Wilson. March 15, 1917. [Carolina Campaign, 1865]
- Minutes and Roster of the Annual Reunion of the 17th O.V.V.I. Association. 17th O.V.V.I. Association. NP. ND. Call# PA Box 130 35. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- History of Jerome Township. Union County, Ohio. by W.L. Curry. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1913. Contains a history of the 17th OVI Three Months Unit on pgs 94-95.
- Minutes and Roster of the 42nd Annual Reunion of the 17th O.V.V.I. Association, Lancaster, Ohio, September 20, 1922. 17th O.V.V.I. Association. 15 pgs. Eagle Print. Lancaster. Ohio. 1922. OHi
- National Tribune. Zollicoffer's Death. David H. Derflinger. May 8, 1924
- National Tribune. The Two Peters Brothers. Matthew H. Peters. January 1, 1925
- National Tribune. 17th Ohio at Chickamauga. Cassell C. Kingdon. December 8, 1928
- Yanks From The South (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Fritz Haselberger. 323 pgs. Past Glories. Baltimore. Maryland. 1987
- The War of the Rebellion by Chauncey F. Grosvenor 1845-1902 Written in 1892. Chauncey F. Grosvenor. 166 pgs. Heritage Books, Inc. Bowie. Maryland. 1994
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Jesse Durbin Ward Papers. Colonel J. Durbin Ward 17th OVI. 16 items. Mostly political papers 1857-1880. Call# VFM 1838. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Diaries of Captain John D. Inskeep Co. C 17th OVI. 1861-1865. Captain John D. Inskeep Co. C 17th OVI. 7 volumes. v.1. Diary, 1861 (VOL 323); v.2. Diary, Jan.1-July 19, 1862 (VOL 324); v.3. Diary, Aug. 28, 1862-Jan. 10, 1863 (VOL 325); v.4. Diary, Jan. 13-May 26, 1863 (VOL 326); v.5. Diary, May 27-Dec. 2, 1863 (VOL 327); v.6. Diary, Dec. 15, 1863-Sept. 13, 1864 (VOL 328); v.7. Diary, Oct. 1-July 23, 1865 (VOL 329). Call# VOL 323-329. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- The Diary of Captain John D. Inskeep, Co. C - 17th O.V.V.I., 1861-1865. Captain John D. Inskeep Co. C 17th OVI. 248 p. Transcription of original Diaries above. Call# VFM 3187. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- A. L. Gierhart Papers. Sgt. A. Lanson Gierhart Co. K 17th OVI. 18 items. Photocopies of papers which include 15 letters to family. Other items include history of Co. K, 17th O.V.I., and Gierhart's reminiscenes of three years service, written in 1907. Call# VFM 3004. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Miles N. Woodward Papers. Corporal Miles N. Woodward 17th O.V.I. 40 items. Morgan Co., Ohio Family Papers. Correspondence includes letters written while in Co. H, 17th Regt., OVI. The diary was kept while in the service, 1864-1865, and minutes and rosters are of the 1909, 1911, and 1919 annual reunions of the 17th Regt., OVI Assn. Call# MSS 875. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
Capt. Ezra Ricketts Co F 17th OVI
Killed in Action Sept. 20 1863 at Chickamauga
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized in April, 1861, for three months service, and in August for three years, under Col. John M. Connel, it served over three months in West Virginia and then proceeded to Kentucky, where it participated in the battles of Mill Springs and Perryville. It was with Rosecrans at Stone River and Chickamauga. At the latter place it was badly cut to pieces, coming off the field with but 52 men. At Mission Ridge the 17th captured a Rebel battery and turned the guns on the enemy. The Regiment re-enlisted January 1, 1864, and followed Sherman in his Atlanta campaign and march to the sea; passed in Review at Washington and mustered out at Louisville in July, 1865. The 17th was always at the front, never performing any garrison duty. Colonel Durbin Ward commanded the Regiment during most of its service.
From Dyer's Compendium17th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Lancaster, Ohio, April 20, 1861. Moved to Benwood, Ohio, thence to Parkersburg, W. Va., April 20-23. Attached to Rosecrans' Brigade, W. Va., to July, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to August, 1861.
SERVICE.--Railroad guard duty and operating against guerrillas in Jackson County till July. (2 Companies garrison Ravenswood till July 10.) Skirmish at Glenville July 7. West Virginia Campaign July 7-17. Regiment concentrated at Buckhannon. Expedition to Sutton July 15-20. Duty at Sutton till August 3. Left front for Zanesville, Ohio, August 3. Mustered out August 15, 1861.
17th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, August 30, 1861. Ordered to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., September 30, and duty there till October 19. March to Wild Cat October 19-21. Action at Camp Wild Cat, Rockcastle Hills, October 21. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of the Ohio, November to December, 1861. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Operations about Mill Springs and Somerset, Ky., December 1-13, 1861. Advance on Camp Hamilton January 1-17, 1862. Battle of Mill Springs January 19-20. Moved from Mill Springs to Louisville, Ky., February 10-16, thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 18-March 2, and duty there till March 20. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Duty at Iuka, Miss., and Tuscumbia, Ala. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Near Chattanooga October 8. Reopening Tennessee River October 25-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 22, to March 7, 1864. Reconnoissance to Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C, via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 16, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 71 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 154 Enlisted men by disease. Total 232.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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