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Brief History

22nd Infantry Battalion [also called 2nd Battalion] was organized with six companies of the 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery.  On December 22,1864, the battalion was disbanded and its members distributed among other Virginia commands.  The field officers were Lieutenant Colonels James C. Johnson and Edward P. Tayloe, and Major John S. Bowles. [1]

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 (Captain Thomas E. Burfoot's Company) (formerly Company A, 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery) 39 former men of Company K, 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery who re-enlisted in May 1862, were assigned to Company A when the 2nd Virginia Artillery was disbanded.

Company B (Charlotte and Lunenburg Artillery). Initially organized  in December 1861 and reorganized in 1862. Reported to have formerly been Company B, 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery. Captains were Armistead W. Baily, John T. Crymes, John A. Tucker and William C. Winn.

Company D (Captain William Green Jackson's Company (formerly Company C, 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery

Company E (Captain Robert Samuel Elam's Company) (formerly Company E, 2nd Regiment Virginia Arillery)

Company G (Captain James C. Johnson's Company) (formerly Co. G, 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery) about 42 men of Company I, 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery who re-enlisted were assigned to Company G

Company H (Captain John S. Bowles' Company) (formerly Company H 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery)

    The information above is from 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry, by Thomas M. Rankin.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • 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.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).


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