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.|
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.|
Giles Court House
Colonel Patton was wounded in the stomach.
|September 5||Major Bailey became the lieutenant colonel of the 14th Virginia Cavalry.|
|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|
White Sulphur Springs
Lieutenant Colonel Barbee was wounded in the right elbow and left hip.
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||Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Breckenridge’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia|
Battle of North Anna
|June 1-3||Battle of Cold Harbor|
Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Breckenridge’s – Wharton’s Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
Colonel George Patton was mortally wounded in the hips and died on September 25.
|January||Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Department of Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee|
|April 12||Disbanded in Christianburg, Virginia.|