United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > 22nd New York Infantry Regiment

The 22nd New York Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 62 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 28 enlisted men to disease in the American Civil War.

May 2-21 Organized at Troy, N.Y., and mustered into state service.
June 6 The 22nd New York Infantry Regiment mustered into Federal service for two years under Colonel Walter Phelps, Lieutenant Colonel Gorton F. Thomas and Major John McKie, Jr.
June 28 Embarked on a steamer and barges for New York City, then transferred to a steamer for Elizabethport, transferring to rail via Easton, Harisburg and Baltimore.
June 30 While transferring between train station in Baltimore, Privare Edward Burge of Company I was shot and killed by a mob. The regiment returned fire, wounding several civilians, before Baltimore police intervened.
July Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Keye’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac. Performed camp and guard duty at Arlington and Upton’s Hill.
September 28 Took up winter camp at Upton’s Hill
October Attached to Key’s Brigade, McDowell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Attached to Augur’s 1st Brigade, King’s 3rd Division, McDowell’s 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Virginia
March 16 Return to camp at Upton’s Hill
April Attached to 1st Brigade, King’s Division, Department of the Rappahannock
April 9-19 McDowell’s advance on Falmouth, Virginia.
April 20 Duty at Fredericksburg, Virginia
May 25-29 McDowell’s advance on Richmond
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
June 1-21 Operations against Jackson
August 6 At Falmouth and Fredericksburg
August 16-September 2

Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 28
Battle of Gainesville
August 29

Battle of Brawner’s Farm, or Groveton

August 30

Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)

The regiment lost 10 officers and 42 men killed or mortally wounded, 9 officers and 55 men wounded, and 4 officers and 60 men missing out of 379 engaged. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas was mortally wounded and Captain George Clendon of Company E was wounded

September 3 Captain George Clendon of Company E was promoted to major.
September 6-22

Maryland Campaign

Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 14

Battle of South Mountain

Colonel Phelps took command of the brigade. Lieutenant Colonel McKie took command of the regiment, which lost 13 men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 16 men wounded in fightig at Turner’s Gap.

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel McKie, the regiment lost 1 officer and 6 men killed or mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 22 men wounded out of 100 engaged while advancing through the Cornfield in the early morning.

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield:

Phelps’ Brigade formed line at 5:30 A. M. on September 17, and moved in support of Gibbon’s Brigade. When Gibbon deployed, 135 yards north of this in the Cornfield and on the plateau west of the Hagerstown Pike, Phelps’ Brigade (425 officers and men) halted 25 paces in his rear, in the Cornfield. After Gibbon advanced and became heavily engaged on both sides of the Pike, Phelps moved to the support of his left and fought on this ground. The subsequent movements of this Brigade conformed to those of Gibbon. After heavy loss it retired to the fields north of D. R. Miller’s and thence beyond the Poffenberger Lane.

September – October

Duty in Maryland

October 29-
November 19
Advance on Falmouth, Virginia.
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 2 officers and 2 enlisted men wounded and 2 men missing.

January 20-24
“Mud March”
February – April At Belle Plains
February 13 Lieutenant Colonel McKie was discharged for disability
March 20 Major Clendon was discharged due to his wounds from Bull Run
March 23 Captain Thomas J. Strong of Company H promoted to major
April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2

Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek

The regiment lost 10 men wounded

April 29-30

Fitzhugh’s Crossing

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The brigade acted as rear guard for the army recrossing the river. The regiment lost ten men wounded.

June 4 Returned to New York for muster out. Major Strong was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Lyman Ormsby of Company I was promoted to major effective April 29
June 19 The 22nd New York Infantry Regiment mustered out at Albany at the expiration of its term of enlistment under the command of Colonel Phelps, Lieutenant Colonel Strong and Major Ormsby. Three years men were transferred to the 76th and 93rd New York Regiments .