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22nd Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)

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22nd Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-second Infantry. (Three Months' Service.) Col., William E. Gilmore; Lieut. -Col., John A. Turley; Maj., Julius A. Penn. The several companies composing this organization were enrolled as follows : A, April 16, and C, April 21, at Chillicothe; B, April 21, and H, April 13 to May 2, at Athens; G, May 4 to 12, at Portsmouth; E, April 23, at Batavia; F, April 20, at Washington C. H. ; I, April 24, at Felicity, and K, April 26, at Greenfield. The companies arrived at Camp Jackson, Columbus, when it was soon learned that the quota under the first call had been filled and that nine additional regiments were in camp in excess of the quota. The state being on the border and liable to invasion at any moment by the enemy it was decided that they should be held as state troops and accordingly this regiment was mustered into state service for a period of three months. The regimental organization being complete, it left Camp Jackson on May 30, en route to Parkersburg, W. Va., under orders. Near Raysville, Vinton county, there was a railroad accident, in which 4 men lost their lives, and 14 others were injured so badly that they were never able to rejoin the regiment for duty. Arriving at Parkersburg, it fortified Jackson's hill and the approaches to the bridge on the Kanawha river. It remained at Parkersburg some days, when reinforcements arrived and it moved to Burning Spring and Elizabethtown to protect the lives and property of Union citizens that were in danger. It dispersed the marauders and from there sent the first prisoners of the war to Camp Chase. It next marched to Three Forks and scattered a body of the enemy just forming a camp. It then made a forced march to Glenville to reinforce three companies of the 7th Ohio, who were in danger of being captured. At Glenville several detachments went on expeditions into the mountains of Gilmer, Calhoun and Braxton counties to break up Confederate organizations. This service and guarding the important bridges, trestles and tunnels of the railroads were zealously and faithfully performed throughout its term. The 22nd was connected with no other part of the army. It was in no considerable engagements, but had several small skirmishes with bands of the enemy, and aside from the railroad accident above mentioned, its casualites were slight only 2 men wounded. Its term of service being about to expire, it was ordered home to be mustered out of service, which occurred on Aug. 19, 1861.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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