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17TH CAVALRY


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

Privates
Wilkie, Calvin			- detached at muster out of regiment


MUSTER ROLL COMPANY  D

First Lieutenants
Eldridge, Israel H		- mustered out 3/16/65
Chappelear, Henry S		- mustered out 12/20/65

Sergeants
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

Corporals
Garrett, Geo. W			- in confinement at muster out of regiment
Waller, Wm. B			- discharged 11/30/65, disability

Privates
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			- 	""	""

Recruits
Clemens, Albert J		- mustered out 12/20/65 as Serg't


MUSTER ROLL COMPANY  H

Privates
Tours, John			- mustered out 12/65


MUSTER ROLL COMPANY  M

Privates
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
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