17th PA Cavalry Co. E

The 17th Pa Cavalry 162 Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

This site is dedicated to preserving the memory of the 17th Pennsylvania's Cavalry's roll in the American Civil War. 

 

Interesting facts about the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry 162 Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

   In July, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln called for 3 Regiments of Cavalry from Pennsylvania & the 17th Pa was one of them. By Nov,1862 the Unit was mustered, commanded by Col Josiah Kellogg ( a Mexican War Veteran ) and drilling near Washington City.
  The majority of the members of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry hailed from central Pa ( Co E from Lebanon) and yet Co L was from Montgomery & Chester Counties and there were boys in Co I from Philadelphia Pa.


pvt Jeremiah Royer Co. L.

 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry was involved in skirmishes too numerous to list in this piece. The boys did however participate in many of our American Civil War's major campaigns, ie; Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Kilpatrick's Raid, Wilderness, Sheridan's Raid/Yellow Tavern, Sheridan's Trevillian Raid/Trevillian Station, Shenandoah Valley & Appomattox Campaigns. The Unit lost 6 Officers & 98 enlisted men to battle wounds & 128 more to disease for a total of 232 men.

      The 17th served long, hard & participated in the Grand Review in Washington City on May 23, 1865. They were ( those who had not finished out their terms of service) eventually combined with the 2nd & 6th Pa & formed the 2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry and finally mustered out on Aug. 7, 1865.  

 

Information about the 17th Pa. Cavalry on this site


History


Engagements


Photographs

 


17th PA
Monument

 

 

Information About Cavalry and the American Civil War


About The Horse


Quartermaster


Civil War Links

 

Other information about the 17th Pa. on the Web


Information by Company

Company A (Beaver county) . (roster)* .
Company B (Susquehanna) . (roster)* .
Company C  (Lancaster) . (roster)* .
Company D  (Bradford) . (roster)* .
Company E  (Lebanon) (history) (roster) (living history)
Company F  (Cumberland) . (roster)* (living history)
Company G  (Franklin) . (roster)* .
Company H  (Schuylkill) . (roster)* .
Company I  (Perry, Philadelphia) . (roster)*

(living history)

Company K  (Luzerne) . (roster)* .
Company L  (Montgomery, Chester) . (roster)* .
Company M  (Wayne) .

(roster)*

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*From PA-Root.com 
An on-line resources for Pennsylvania Genealogy.


Information about Individuals

Urias R. Reinhold 1st Lieutenant (17th E)

EXPERIENCE OF PRIVATE A. SHOCKEY
Of Company G, 17th Pa Cavalry

HENRY G. BONEBRAKE
Company G, 17th Pa Cavalry 
Medal of Honor

Sgt MARTIN SHAFFNER
Company E, 17th Pa Cavalry

Casualty of War


GENERAL JOHN BUFORD'S CAVALRY
in the GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN
A very informative site with some good info on the 17th Pa 
and the cavalry in general including:

17th Pennsylvania History

The 17th PA Gettysburg Monument 
and
Farewell letter from General Thomas C. Devin to
the soldiers of the 17th PA Cavalry

The Union Cavalryman in the Civil War

 


The author is always looking for more info on the 17th PA, 162 Volunteers to add to this site. If you have something you would like me to add to this site or a page you would like me to link, please let me know.

 

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