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17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry

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Country  United States
Branch  Cavalry
Allegiance  Union
17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Active  January 28, 1864, to December 22, 1865

The 17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.



The 17th Illinois Cavalry was organized at St. Charles, Illinois, between January 28 and February 12, 1864.

The regiment mustered out between November 23 and December 22, 1865 .

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered 7 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 86 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 94 fatalities.


  • Colonel John Lourie Beveridge - mustered out February 7, 1866.
  • Bugler

  • John David Rippberger - On January 6, 1864, when John was just 18 years old and the Civil War was raging, he volunteered for service with the union forces in Howard, McHenry County, Illinois, where he later mustered into the Cavalry on January 22, 1864, in St. Charles, Illinois. His enlistment was for three years, and he was assigned to Private in Company G, 17th Illinois Cavalry Regiment as a full bugler under Captain Cyrus Hutchinson.
  • At the close of the war on December 18, 1865, in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. John Rippberger was mustered out by Lieutenant Williamson, and honorably discharged at Springfield, Illinois. After almost two years of hard service he held the rank of Full Bugler. His Colonel’s name was John L. Beverige, a fine man and good friend.
  • Copyright. John David Rippberger, Last Comrade of Stoddard Post G.A.R.


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