Term: Civil War: 22nd Infantry
The 22nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on September 2, 1862. The regiment left Wisconsin for Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 16 and then traveled promptly to Covington, Kentucky. During the war it moved through Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Nearly 200 men of the regiment were captured at Thompson's Station, Tennessee, on March 5, 1863, and soon thereafter the regiment was surrounded and surrendered after action at Little Harpeth, Tennessee, on March 25 After an exchange of prisoners on May 5, 1863, the regiment reorganized at St. Louis, Missouri. It went on to participate in the battles of Resaca, Lost Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Siege of Atlanta, Sherman's March to the Sea, the campaign of the Carolinas, the Battle of Bentonville, and the surrender of the Confederate army. The regiment mustered out on June 12, 1865, after losing 243 men during service. Two officers and 75 enlisted men were killed. Three officers and 163 enlisted men died from disease.
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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations: population, legislation, election and other statistics relating to Wisconsin in the period of the Civil War. (Madison, 1914?).]