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Brief History

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, as Colonel. The following extract is from the Major General John A. McClernand of date June 17,1863. He praised the men and officers for their valiant service at Vicksburg, on the 22nd of May,1863. He 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]

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit."[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 Louisa, Clark County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Louisa, Clark County, Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Louisa, Clark County, Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from George’s Creek, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Louisa, Clark County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Louisa, Clark County, Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Paintsville, Johnson County and Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1-1861-1866.[3]


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 103 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.

References

  1. 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
  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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