22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
The 22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry was orginized at Lynnfield September 4 to October 6, 1861, and moved to Washington, D. C., October 8-11.They were attached to Martindale's Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862, and1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1864, and 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to October, 1864. They were relieved August 8 and guard duty at City Point till October 5, and mustered out October 17, 1864.
For more information on the history of 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry see the following:
The wikipedia article, 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (accessed 29 September 2011)
- The Civil War Archive section, 22nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 11 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties 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 ‘Massachusetts 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.
- Massachusetts in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Massachusetts, 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).