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22nd Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
22nd Indiana Infantry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865     View Entire Book
22nd Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 4, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-second Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Jefferson C. Davis, Michael Gooding, William M. Miles, Thomas Shea; Lieut. -Cols., John A. Hendricks, David W. Dailey, Squire I. Keith, Thomas B. Tanner, William M. Miles, Thomas Shea, William H. Snodgrass; Majs., Gordon Tanner, David W. Dailey, Michael Gooding, Squire I. Keith, Charles L. Holstein, Thomas Shea, William A. Adams, William H. Snodgrass, Richard H. Litson. This regiment was organized at Madison in July, 1861, and was mustered in at Indianapolis, Aug. 15. It left the state Aug. 17, joined Fremont's army at St. Louis, and was sent up the Missouri river to the relief of Col. Mulligan at Lexington. Mulligan's forces surrendered before Lexington was reached and the expedition was abandoned. The regiment moved to Springfield, thence to Otterville, and in December assisted in the capture of 1,300 prisoners at Blackwater. Col. Davis was appointed brigadier-general Dec. 18, 1861, and the 22nd, attached to his division, accompanied the expedition against Price in Jan., 1862. It participated in the battle of Pea Ridge, Lieut. -Col. Hendricks being mortally wounded. It then moved to Batesville, Cape Girardeau and Corinth and was in the siege of the latter place until the evacuation, when it joined in the pursuit of the enemy. With Buell's army, it marched through Tennessee and Kentucky and reached Louisville Sept. 27. It was in the engagement at Perryville, and lost one-half its number, 56 being killed, including Lieut.-Col. Keith. It was next in a severe skirmish near Lancaster and reached Nashville Nov. 28. It was in a skirmish at Nolensville while enroute for Murfreesboro, and participated in the battle of Stone's river, losing 78 in killed, wounded and missing. It remained in camp at Murfreesboro during the winter and spring, was in a skirmish at Liberty gap in June, during the movement towards Chattanooga. It participated in the charge up Missionary ridge, and went into camp at Blain's cross-roads, where a sufficient number reenlisted on Dec. 23 to retain the organization, and they enjoyed a furlough home. The regiment participated in the Atlanta campaign in 1864, being engaged at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, Big Shanty, Kennesaw mountain, Chattahoochee river, Peachtree creek, about Atlanta, Red Oak and Jonesboro, and was in most of the skirmishing in the advance upon and siege of Savannah. It took part in the Carolina campaign, being engaged at Averasboro and Bentonville. After the surrender of Johnston's army, it moved to Washington and was mustered out July 24, 1865. Its original strength was 1,056; gain by recruits, 956; reenlistments, 332; unassigned recruits, 374; total, 2,718.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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