22nd Infantry Regiment

22nd Infantry Regiment

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TWENTY-SECOND REGIMENT INFANTRY
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Commanding Officer
Colonel Joseph B. Kiddoo

This regiment proceeded from Camp William Penn to Yorktown, Va., at the end of January, 1864, and as a part of Hinck’s Division, Eighteenth Corps, participated in Butler’s demonstrations against Petersburg and Richmond, and was engaged in the attack on Fort Powhattan incident to Grant’s advance to and across the James River. The “22nd” was active in the heavy siege operations beginning in June, I864, and ending with the fall of Petersburg and Richmond, fighting in many notable battles incident to that period of the war. It was honored by selection as one of the first Union regiments sent into Richmond. It was detailed as part of the escort at the funeral obsequies of President Lincoln at Washington, after which it was sent to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in pursuit of the assassins. The “22nd” was now transported to Texas as part of the Twenty-fifth Corps, where it was kept on patrol duty along the Rio Grande River for four months. The regiment was mustered out October 16th, 1865.

Total Losses

  • Killed or died from wounds officers… 2
  • Killed or died from wounds men… 70
  • Died of disease officers 1
  • Died of disease men… 144

Battles and Services

  • Engaged on duty near Yorktown
  • Butler’s operations
  • Bermuda Hundred
  • Fort Powhattan
  • Dutch Gap
  • Assault at Petersburg
  • Chaffin’s Farm (New Market)
  • Fair Oaks (October 27th, 28th, 1864)
  • Chaffin’s Farm (November 4th)
  • In trenches before Richmond
  • Occupation of Richmond
  • Duty in Texas to end of enlistment