|22nd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry|
Iowa state flag
|Active||September 9, 1862 to July 25, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Port Gibson|
Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Big Black River Bridge
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Opequan Creek (Third Winchester)
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Cedar Creek
Service[edit | edit source]
The 22nd Iowa Infantry was organized at Iowa City, Iowa and mustered in for three years of Federal service on September 9, 1862.
The regiment was the only Union unit to breach the defenses of Vicksburg, MS during the general assault of May 22, 1863. It was one of only three regiments from Iowa to serve in Virginia.
The regiment was mustered out on July 25, 1865.
Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]
A total of 1084 men served in the 22nd Iowa at one time or another during its existence. It suffered 6 officers and 108 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 135 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 250 fatalities.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- Colonel William M. Stone, later a Governor of Iowa, and carried the mortally wounded Lincoln out of Ford's Theatre.
- Colonel Harvey Graham
Other Notable Personnel[edit | edit source]
Maj. Ephraim White, grandfather of football star and Supreme Court Justice Byron "Whizzer" White.
Sgt. Isaac Struble, attorney, and Congressman (1883-1891).
Capt. Samuel D. Pryce, delegate to first GAR convention; author of regimental history, Vanishing Footprints: The Twenty-Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil506.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf3.htm#22ndinf The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
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