Pvt Howard Weller Lee
Howard Weller Lee name: Lee, Howard Weller
Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. G, 17th Regiment, New York Veteran Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Service: -
Birth: 6/29/1849 Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Death: 3/9/1925 Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin
Notes: Father Harvey W Lee was born in NY, mother Minerva Williams in Connecticut. His wife was Mary Alice Nash. 
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  17th Regiment, New York Veteran Infantry1

Organized at Staten Island, N. Y., June 13 to October 17, 1863. Two Companies under Captain Horner. Moved to Fort Hamilton, N. Y., September 2, 1863. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 18, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Eastport, Miss., and Columbus, Ky., October 28-November 8, 1863. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Union City, Tenn., December 11, 1863, to January 24, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 24. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Operations in Alabama and duty at Deeatur, Ala., April 10 to Augnst 4. Pond Springs, near Courtland, May 27. Pond Springs June 29. Courtland July 25. Ordered to Atlanta, Ga., August 4. Siege of Atlanta August 8-25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Sandersville November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Duty in Dept. of Washington, attached to 1st Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 56 Enlisted men by disease. Total 109.

Predecessor unit:



Organization not completed. Men enlisted transferred October 14, 1863, to 17th New York Veteran Infantry.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

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