22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry

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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Iowa City and mustered in September 9, 1862. They mustered out July 25, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,427 men on its roster for this unit. Roster. This Unit listed as 'UIA0022RI'.

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 - enrolled in Johnson County

Company B - enrolled in Johnson County

Company C - enrolled in Jasper County

Company D - enrolled in Monroe County

Company E - enrolled in Wapello County.[2]  Roster.

Company F - enrolled in Johnson County

Company G - enrolled in Johnson County

Company H - enrolled in Johnson County

Company I - enrolled in Johnson County

Company K - enrolled in Johnson County


Information about the companies and their counties comes from Iowa. Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, (Des Moines [Iowa]: F.W. Palmer, 1863), pages 782-816. FHL book 977.7 M25ag.

Rosters are also listed in this book.

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 ‘Iowa 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.
  • Iowa in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Iowa, 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.
  • Barnett, Simeon. History of the Twenty-Second Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry : ... its campaigns in Missouri, in the siege and capture of Vicksburg, in the Texas expedition and in the Shenandoah Valley. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084531.
  • Booth, Benjamin F. Dark days of the rebellion, or, Life in Southern military prisons : giving a correct and thrilling history of unparalled [sic] suffering, narrow escapes, heroic encounters, bold achievements, cold blooded murders, severe tests of loyalty, and patriotism, written from a diary kept while in Libby and Salisbur. (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms International, 1982), FHL fiche 6014896 and Dark days of the rebellion, or, life in Southern military prisons : giving a correct and thrilling history of unparalleled suffering, narrow escapes, heroic encounters, bold achievements, cold blooded murders, severe tests of loyalty and patriotism. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084532.
  • Jones, Samuel Calvin. Reminiscences of the Twenty-Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry. (Iowa City, Iowa : Camp Pope Bookshop, c1993), FHL book 977.7 M29j.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Harrison L. Waterman, ed., History of Wapello County Iowa. (Chicago: S.J. Pub., 1914) v.1 page 355. Internet Archive