The Civil War in the East

17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment


The 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment lost 21 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 147 enlisted men by disease in the Civil War.



July 22

Organized at Lynnfield

August 23

Left State for Baltimore, Md.; Attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md.



Assigned to Foster's 1st Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps

March 12

Ordered to New Berne, N. C.


Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina

May 15-16

Reconnaissance toward Trenton

May 15

Trenton Bridge

May 22

Trenton and Pollocksville Road (Co. I)

July 24-28

Expedition to Trenton and Pollocksville

November 11

Demonstration on New Berne

December 11-20

Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro

December 14


December 16


December 17



Amory's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina; Provost duty at and near New Berne



1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

April 7-10

March to relief of Washington, N. C.

April 9

Blount's Creek

April 17-19

Expedition to Washington

April 27-May 1

Expedition toward Kinston

April 28

Wise's Cross Roads and Dover Road

July 4-8

Expedition to Thenton

July 6

Quaker Bridge


Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

July 25-August 1

Raid on Weldon


January 18-
February 10

Operations about New Berne against Whiting

February 1-3

Skirmishes at Beech Creek and Batchelor's Creek

April 18-22

Expedition to Washington

April 27-28


May- July

Duty at New Berne and vicinity


Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

July 27

At Newport Barracks

September 23 - November 10

Veterans on furlough

November 20

Duty at Newport Barracks



Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina


3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Beaufort, N. C, Dept. of North Carolina

March 4

Moved to Core Creek

March 8-10

Battle of Wise's Forks

March 15

Occupation of Kinston


1st Brigade, Division District of Beaufort

March 21

Occupation of Goldsboro; attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps

April 9-14

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

May 5-July 11

Duty at Greensboro

July 11, 1865

Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C.

About the Author • ©2015 Steve Hawks