22nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Organized with 12 companies as the 12th Infantry Regiment Volunteers at Raleigh, Wake County, on July 11 1861. Companies C and D became Companies A, 28th, and A,26th Infantry Regiments before the regiment was mustered in. Mustered into Confederate service for 12 months at Raleigh, Wake County, during the summer of 1861. Reorganized on June 13, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia,on April 9, 1865.
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
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 - primarily from Caldwell County
Company B - primarily from McDowell County
Company C - primarily from Surry County (not mustered)
Company D - primarily from Ashe County (not mustered)
Company E - primarily from Guilford County
Company F - primarily from Alleghany County
Company G - primarily from Caswell County
Company H - primarily from Stokes County
Company I - primarily from Randolph County
Company K - primarily from McDowell County
The information about the companies comes from A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.
- 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 ‘North Carolina 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.
- North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, 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.
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive
- 22nd NC Infantry Regiment, (accessed 24 March 2011)
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 7 May 2011).
- A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 24 March 2011)
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 7. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 7