A Little More About the 22nd USCT

While going through some old files, I found some information on the 22nd USCT I had found years ago.  The 22nd was organized in Philadelphia in January of 1864.  From Philly they went to Yorktown VA, participated in an expedition to King and Queen County from March 9 through 12, then joined the Army of the James.  They were part of the XVIII Corps, participating in Butler’s operations south of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond.  From April of 1864 to June of that year they were assigned to the 1st Brigade of Hinck’s Division, serving at Wilson’s Wharf on the James River protecting supply transports and constructing fortifications near Fort Powhatan, participating in an attack on Fort Powhatan on May 21.  From there they went to the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, participating in siege operations outside Petersburg until August, then they were transferred to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, X Corps through September.  They were part of the Deep Bottom attack on August 24, the attack on Dutch Gap, and demonstrations north of the James River, then transferred back to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division of the XVIII Corps through December.  They were part of the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, Fort Harrison, and Fair Oaks.  From there, they were assigned to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XXV Corps.  They were in the trenches outside Richmond until April, 1865 and part of the occupation of Richmond.  They moved to Washington, DC and were sent to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in pursuit of the conspirators.  In May they moved to the Department of Texas and served along the Rio Grande until October of 1865.  They mustered out on October 16.


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