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Research S.O.S. 17th U.S.C.I.
Can anyone who peeks at this site guide me to some good (as in accurate) info--either via cyberspace or in print--info. on this unit?
I am still deep in my research on late l88l court-martial of army first black officer (and first black to graduate from West Point) Lt. Henry O. Flipper.
During the Civil War, Shafter held commissions in several Michigan infantrty regiments: but in April l864 he became Colonel of the newly-formed l7th U.S.C.I. Thus my interest in the 17th.
I'll greatly appreciate any and all help/direction. Be real slow and patient with any computer links--I am damn near computer illiterate and will have the rely on the kindness--not always a sure thing--of my kids who have no fear of cyberspace.