|22nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry Regulars|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||Summer 1861 – December 1864|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain-Second Battle of Bull Run-Battle of Antietam-Battle of Fredericksburg-Battle of Chancellorsville-Battle of Gettysburg-Overland Campaign-Siege of Petersburg|
|Disbanded||December 22, 1864|
The 22nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry Regulars was raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and, served as infantry. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.
22nd Infantry Battalion was organized with six companies of the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery. It served in Field's, Heth's, and H.H. Walker's Brigade, and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Cedar Mountain to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River.
On December 22, 1864, the battalion was disbanded and its members distributed among other Virginia commands.
It reported 7 casualties at Cedar Mountain, 22 at Second Manassas, 27 at Fredericksburg, and 29 at Chancellorsville. Ten percent of the 237 engaged at Gettysburg were disabled.
The field officers were Lieutenant Colonels James C. Johnson and Edward P. Tayloe, and Major John S. Bowles.
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