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The 22nd Virginia Infantry Regiment was organized in western Virginia in April of 1861 and was disbanded at at Christianburg, Virginia in April of 1865. For much of its history it was commanded by George S. Patton, grandfather of the World War II general.

April 25 Organized for state service under the command of Colonel Christopher Q. Tompkins.
July 1 The regiment was transferred to Confederate Service. Captain George S. Patton (VMI Class of 1852) of Company H was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
July 17
Scary Creek

Lieutenant Colonel Patton was wounded and about a dozen other men were killed or wounded.

September Assigned to the Army of the Kanawha
November 23 Captain Robert A. Bailey of Company C was promoted to major
January Assigned to the District of Lewisburg
May 1 The regiment was reorganized. Lieutenant Colonel Patton was promoted to colonel and Captain Andrew R. Barbee of Company A was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
May Assigned to the Army of the Kanawha, Department of Western Virginia.
May 10

Giles Court House

Colonel Patton was wounded in the stomach.

May 23 Lewisburg
September 5 Major Bailey became the lieutenant colonel of the 14th Virginia Cavalry.
Kanawha Campaign
November Assigned to Patton’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia
January Lt. Colonel Patton was promoted to colonel, to rank from November 23.
April Assigned to Echols’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia
April Jones’s and Imboden’s West Virginia Raid
August 26-27

White Sulphur Springs

Lieutenant Colonel Barbee was wounded in the right elbow and left hip.

November 6

Battle of Droop Mountain

The regiment lost about 110 casualties of the 550 men engaged.

April 23 Lieutenant Colonel Barbee retired to the Invalid Corps.
May 15

Battle of New Market

May Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Breckenridge’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
May 22-26

Battle of North Anna

June 1-3 Battle of Cold Harbor

Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Breckenridge’s – Wharton’s Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia

July 9

Battle of the Monocacy

September 19

Third Battle of Winchester

Colonel George Patton was mortally wounded in the hips and died on September 25.

September 22

Battle of Fisher’s Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

January Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Department of Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee
April 12 Disbanded in Christianburg, Virginia.