22nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
22nd Infantry Regiment, organized at Iuka, Mississippi, in August, 1861, contained 38 officers and 597 men present for duty in November. Its members were from the counties of Jefferson, Amite, Lafayette, Hinds, De Soto, and Issaquena. After fighting at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, and Corinth, the unit was assigned to Rust's and Featherston's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It participated in various conflicts during the Vicksburg siege and for a time was stationed at Jackson. Continuing the fight under General Featherston, it was active in the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's Tennessee operations, and later in North Carolina. The regiment lost 13 killed and 34 wounded at Baton Rouge, had 21 killed and 64 wounded at Peach Tree Creek, and totalled 93 officers and men in December, 1864. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels D.W.C. Bonham, James D. Lester, and Frank Schaller; Lieutenant Colonels Charles G. Nelms, James S. Prestidge, and H.J. Reid; and Majors Thomas C. Dockery and Martin A. Oatis.
Regiment Companies with the County of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Howell, H. Grady. 22nd Regiment Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A. (Carrollton, Mississippi : Pioneer Pub. Co., c2004), FHL book 976.2 M2ht
- Reid, H. J. Sketch of the Black Hawk Rifles. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082509
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)