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17th New York Cavalry

Regimental History
Seventeenth Cavalry. — This regiment was never fully organized. Col. Henry D. Townsend was authorized on June 30, 1863, to recruit it, but the authority was revoked on Sept. 17, and the two companies enlisted were transferred to the 1st veteran cavalry, then being organized.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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