17th Infantry

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17th Infantry

Mustered in: May 28, 1861. Mustered out: June 2, 1863

The companies were recruited primarily in the New York City and surrounding areas and left the state June 21, 1861.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 26 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, II enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 45 enlisted men; total, 8 officers, 82 enlisted men; aggregate, 90.


  • George C. Guyer (aka Charles G. Guyer) of Westerlo was 22 years old and a Private in Company E and later, Company H in the band when he became disabled and was discharged for his disability on November 24, 1862. He re-enlisted in the 17th Infantry Veterans reserve on August 16, 1863 and mustered out with that company on July 13, 1865 at Alexandria, VA.