Wednesday, March 29, 2017

17th Maine Infantry-- Part 2: Service

From May 23 to October 7, 1862, they were in the Washington, D.C., defenses.

Battle of Fredericksburg

Battle of Gettysburg--  They were in the Wheatfield fighting for 2 1/2 hours July 2 and reinforced the Union's center during Pickett's Charge.  Casualties during the battle:  3 officers and 37 enlisted killed,  5 officers and 87 men wounded.

Bristoe Campaign

Battle of the Wilderness

Battle of Spottsylvania

Cold Harbor

Petersburg Siege

Mine Explosion

Sailor's Creek

Appomattox

--Old Secesh

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