17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment

17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (HM6PT)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.835', W 77° 35.243'

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9th Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade

(Front):
17th Michigan
Volunteer Infantry Regiment
9th Corps
3rd Division
1st Brigade

Michigan units on the field
in the 9th Corps
17th Michigan Vol. Infantry
20th Michigan Vol. Infantry
8th Michigan Vol. Infantry
27th Michigan Vol. Infantry
2nd Michigan Vol. Infantry
1st Michigan Sharpshooters

Losses for the 17th Michigan
On May 12, 1864
26 killed
70 wounded
100 missing or captured


(Back):
At 2 p.m., May 12th, two Ninth Corps brigades were ordered to attack the Confederate works one-quarter mile southeast of this spot. The 17th Michigan was on the extreme left of the Federal line. As the regiment approached its objective, Brig. Gen. James Lane's North Carolina Brigade emerged from the thick woods and struck it on the left flank in the bloody hand-to-hand fighting that followed, the 17th Michigan lots its national colors and 189 of the 225 men it carried into battle. Three soldiers later received the Medal of Honor for their brave but unsuccessful efforts to save the colors.
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HM NumberHM6PT
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Year Placed1997
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273477 N 4232715
Decimal Degrees38.21391667, -77.58738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.835', W 77° 35.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 50.10" N, 77° 35' 14.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9302-9308 Burnside Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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