22nd Regiment Infantry

(9 Months)


Field & Staff---NCO Staff











Organized at Hartford and mustered in September 20, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 2. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to May. 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863.

SERVICE.--Picket duty at Langley's, Va., on Washington and Leesburg Turnpike, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October 22, 1862. At Miner's Hill until February 12, 1863. Expedition to intercept Stuart's Cavalry December 29-30, 1862. Fatigue duty, building Forts Craig, McDowell and McClellan, Defenses of Washington, until April 14, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., April 14-16. Siege of Suffolk April 16-May 4. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Moved to West Point, York River, Va., May 5, and duty there until June 9. Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy June 9-10. Left Yorktown for home June 26. Mustered out July 7, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 20 Enlisted men by disease.

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The Twenty-Second Regiment Connecticut Volunteers was organized in September, 1862. It was recruited in Hartford and Tolland counties, and rendezvoused at Hartford. It received marching orders October 7th, 1862, proceeded to Washington, was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, and during the winter was stationed at Miner s Hill, Va., near Washington. This regiment was recruited for nine months service, and was the first organized under the call for three hundred thousand militia.

On the l0th of April, 1863, the regiment broke camp at Miner s Hill, marched to Alexandria, and embarked for Fort Monroe ; was immediately ordered into camp at Suffolk, where, with little break to the monotony of camp life, it remained until the expiration of its term of service. It then returned to Hartford, and was mustered out July 7th, 1863.

This regiment was composed of excellent material, was commanded by Colonel George S. Burnham, a capable, thorough and experienced officer, and had the opportunity been granted it, none can doubt but that it would have won for itself a brilliant record on the field of battle.

The regiment originally numbered nine hundred and thirty-five (935) men. The following were its CASUALTIES.

Died of disease, - - 20
Discharged prior to muster-out of regiment, - 77


Reference: Connecticut Volunteer Organizations, (Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery) in the Service of the United States 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, etc, etc, and Brief Summaries, Showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries. Prepared from records in the Adjutant-General's Office.

C. M. INGERSOL, Adjutant-general.
HARTFORD: Brown and Gross, 1869