From the "History of DeWitt County, Illinois - 1882"
This regiment was organized under special authority of the War Department, issued
August 12, 1863, to Hon, John F Farnsworth. The Colonelcy of the regiment was offered
to John L Beveridge, the Major in the Eight Illinois Cavalry, who assumed the work of
organization, November 15, 1863. The regiment was completed February 12, 1864. The
regiment mustered out November and December, 1865.
SEVENTEENTH CAVALRY REGIMENT
(THREE YEAR SERVICE)
MUSTER ROLL COMPANY A
Wilkie, Calvin - detached at muster out of regiment
MUSTER ROLL COMPANY D
Eldridge, Israel H - mustered out 3/16/65
Chappelear, Henry S - mustered out 12/20/65
Osborne, John M - mustered out 12/20/65 as private
McKinney, John F T J - discharged 10/29/64 as private
Andrews, Harrison S - mustered out 12/20/65 as wagoner
Garrett, Geo. W - in confinement at muster out of regiment
Waller, Wm. B - discharged 11/30/65, disability
Cunningham, John - mustered out 9/15/65
Field, Robert - mustered out 10/20/65 as Serg't
Lillard, Joseph E - "" ""
Ledbetter, Job F - "" ""
Lillard, Wm E - "" "" as Corporal
Morse, Wm H - "" ""
Polan, Samuel - "" ""
Wimer, John R - "" "" Co QM Serg't
Williams, Lewis - "" ""
Clemens, Albert J - mustered out 12/20/65 as Serg't
MUSTER ROLL COMPANY H
Tours, John - mustered out 12/65
MUSTER ROLL COMPANY M
Deets, Sylvanus - mustered out 11/23/65
Murphy, John - deserted 9/7/64
Moore, Calvin - mustered out 11/23/65
Rust, John J - mustered out 5/15/65
Ray, Charles - mustered out 11/23/65