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'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

9th Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade

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

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.
HM NumberHM6PT
Year Placed1997
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?