By John C. Rigdon
The seventeenth had its complete percentage of the campaigning from Dalton to Jonesboro, scuffling with virtually day-by-day, in particular at Cassville, New desire, Kennesaw, misplaced Mountain, and Atlanta. within the conflict of Peachtree Creek, it misplaced a hundred thirty okay and w, and at the twenty eighth of July, a hundred and eighty okay and w. the full loss from Resaca to Lovejoy's Station used to be 586, yet few of whom have been captured. The regiment moved into Tennessee with Gen'l John Bell Hood and misplaced two-thirds of its strength at Franklin; some of the the rest have been captured at Nashville. A remnant moved into North Carolina and an element fought at Bentonville. It used to be then consolidated with the twenty ninth and thirty third Alabama regiments, with E. P. Holcombe of Lowndes as colonel, J. F. Tate of Russell as lieutenant colonel, and Willis J. Milner of Butler as significant. The regiment surrendered at Greensboro, NC, in April, 1865.
COMPANIES OF THE AL seventeenth INFANTRY REGIMENT
Company A – Lowndes County. Bartow Rangers
Company B – Butler County
Company C – Butler County
Company D – Coosa County. Cochrane Rangers
Company E – Randolph County. Dowdell Rangers
Company F – Montgomery County.
Company G – Russell County
Company H – Monroe County
Company I – Pike County
Company okay – Butler County. Butler real Blues
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Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 17th Infantry Regiment (Confederate Regimental History Series Book 47) by John C. Rigdon