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The 22nd regiment of the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Swigert, Greenup County, Kentucky, on the 12th day of December, 1861, under D. W. Lindsey.Colonel. Of their service at Vickburg, Major General John A. McClernand said, “Men never fought more gallantly---nay more desperately.” For eight long hours they held their ground; neither the blazing sun nor the deadly fire of the enemy shook them. [1]
The 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry was organized at Louisa, Kentucky, January 20, 1862. It was at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, until January, 1865 and mustered out January 20, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Kentucky Infantry.[2]

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.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Franklin County.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Greenup County.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Greenup County.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Carter County.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Lewis County.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Franklin County. and Greenup County.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Louisville.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Paintsville, Johnson County.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Paintsville, Johnson County and Louisville, Jefferson County.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Louisville.

Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866[3]


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,632 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 ‘Kentucky 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.
  • Kentucky in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kentucky, 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.
  • Stevenson, Benjamin Franklin. Cumberland Gap: A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, June 3, 1885. Cincinnati, Ohio: H.C. Sherick & Co., 1885. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082397.and Letters from the Army, 1862-1864. Cincinnati, Ohio: R. Clarke, 1886, c1884. FHL Fiche 6082399 (4 fiche).

References

  1. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 128-131. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 128-131. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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