22nd Virginia Infantry
22nd Virginia Infantry, formerly known as the 1st Kanawha Regiment, was organized and accepted into Confederate service in July, 1861. Its members were from the counties of Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Wyoming, Craig and Alleghany. The 22nd saw action at Carnifex Ferry and later lost twenty-one percent of the 550 engaged at Droop Mountain. It was assigned to Echols’ and Patton’s Brigade, participated in the Shenandoah Valley operations, and disbanded during the spring of 1865.
The field officers were Colonels George S. Patton and C.Q. Tompkins; Lieutenant Colonels Andrew R. Barbee, William A. Jackson, and John C. McDonald; and Majors Robert A. Bailey and Isaac N. Smith.
[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Wyoming
22nd Virginia Infantry – National Park Service
22nd Virginia Infantry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Terry Lowry, H.E. Howard Publishing, 1988.
22nd Virginia Infantry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 200-201, entry #348.
22nd Virginia Infantry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pp. 104-105.