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22nd Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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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 3, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-second Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Cols., Crafts J. Wright, Oliver Wood; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph Felix St. James, Benjamin T. Wright, Homer Thrall; Majs., Charles W. Anderson, George R. French. This regiment, although originally known as the 13th Mo., organized at St. Louis, from Aug. 9 to Nov. 5, 1861, to serve for three years, was commanded by Ohio officers and its ranks filled mainly by soldiers from this state. Its designation was changed to the 22nd Ohio infantry by order of the secretary of war, May 29, 1862. Its first baptism of fire was at Fort Donelson, Tenn., and in that engagement the regiment behaved very creditably. At Shiloh the numerical force of the regiment was 450 officers and men and during the two days of that well-contested battle it was warmly engaged, losing in killed and wounded 89 officers and men. In the slow and tedious advance on Corinth, succeeding the battle of Shiloh, the regiment was continually in the front. On the evacuation of Corinth by the enemy it marched with the army to Booneville, Miss., in pursuit and then returned to Corinth. It joined in the pursuit of the Confederates after their attempt to recapture the place had been repulsed in October, but, like the whole army engaged in that fruitless race, gained no laurels. While on garrison duty at Trenton, Tenn., in Dec. 1862, a detachment of the 22nd captured the notorious guerrilla chief, Col. Dawson, who afterward died in the Alton (Ill.) penitentiary. The regiment participated in the occupation of Little Rock, Ark., in Sept., 1863, and during the year following remained on guard duty in that state. In Oct., 1864, it received orders to report at Camp Dennison, Ohio, to complete its record and be mustered out of service, which was done on Nov. 18.

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

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