22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Confederate service for this Regiment began in July 1861. Its Companies came from the counties of Jackson, Craig, Nicholas, Alleghany, Wyoming, and Boone. It was reorganized 1 May 1862. It was assigned to Echols' and Patton's Brigade, participated in the Shenandoah Valley operations, and disbanded during the spring of 1865. The field officers were Colonels George S. Patton and C.Q. Tompkins; Lieutenant Colonels Andrew R. Barbee, William A. Jackson, and John C. McDonald; and Majors Robert A. Bailey and Isaac N. Smith. 
See FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 29 for brief Company histories with the 22nd Regiment on pp. 104-105.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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.
See FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 29 for brief Company histories for the 22nd Regiment on pp. 104-105.
Company A ( Border Rifles) - many men from Putnam County
Company B (Mountain Cove Guards) - many men from Fayette County
Company C (Fayetteville Rifles) - many men from Fayette County
Company D (Nicholas Blues) - many men from Nicholas County
Company E (Elk River Tigers) - many men from Kanawha County
Company F (Border Rifles) - many men from Jackson County
Company G (Rocky Point Grays) - many men from Monroe and Alleghany Counties. See FHL book 975.581 H2mpp. 161-162 for muster roster; however, FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 29 states that , instead, Company F were known as the "Rocky Point Grays."
Company H (Wyoming Riflemen) - many men from Wyoming County
Company I (Kanawha Riflemen) - many men from Kanawha County
Company K (Boone Company) - many men from Boone County
The information above is from 22nd Virginia Infantry, by Terry D. Lowry.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
- 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.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, 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.
- Dickinson, Jack L. Confederate soldiers of western Virginia. (Barboursville, West Virginia : J. L. Dickinson, c1986), FHL book 975.5 M2d
- Lowry, Terry D. (Terry David). 22nd Virginia Infantry. (Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1988), FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
- Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).