17th Regiment
Pennsylvania Cavalry


Source:  U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center
(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)


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Athearn, Robert G., ed. Soldier in the West: The Civil War Letters of Alfred LaceyHough. Phila: Univ of PA Pr, 1957. 250 p. E601H83A4.

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC:Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 8, pp. 1001-1041  (21 photocopied pages).E527B32.1993v8. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Bean, Theodore W. The Roll of Honor of the Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry: Or One Hundred and Sixty-second of the Line.... Phila: James S. Claxton, 1865. 88 p. E527.6.l7th.B43.

Clark, James A. "The Making of a Volunteer Cavalryman." In War Papers MOLLUS DC, No. 70). 14 p. (14 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v45.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. Ref. See p.1566-67 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Pennsylvania 17th Cav Regt. History of the Seventeenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Or One Hundred and Sixty-second in the Line.... Lebanon, PA: Sowers, l9ll. 472 p. E527.6.l7th.P4.

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by theCommonwealth.... Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pages 882-89 (6 photocopied pages). E475.53P422v2. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park).

Rummel, George A. Gettysburg Cavalrymen: 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade: Complete and Annotated Roster Along with A Brief Description of Marches and Activities During the Gettysburg Campaign (June 27-July 18, 1863). Bridgeport, WV: By the Author, 1999.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. pp. 469-70 (2 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1991v2. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags). 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry (p. 2)

The Institute's Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:

Boyer, Peter - HCWRTColl-BoyerColl (Enlisted man's letters, Nov 20, l862-Jul 26, l865)

Pennsylvania l7th Cavalry Regimental Papers - BrakeColl (Officer's newspaper clipping about Gettysburg, Jan 27, l886)

Wox, Lucius C. - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's letters, Feb l, l862-May l5, l865)








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