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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
 

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