Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

17th Maine Infantry volunteers, 1864

17th Maine Infantry volunteers, 1864
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Maine Historical Society

The 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formed on August 7, 1862 and spent three years fighting in the Civil War (1861-1865).

The 17th Maine fought in more than 20 engagements, including Gettysburg, and sustained the greatest battle fatalities of any other Maine infantry regiment.

About 1,371 men were enrolled in the 17th Maine; 207 were killed, 552 wounded, 163 died due to disease or illness, and 31 were imprisoned by the Confederate Army.

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