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22nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment

Contributed by Dan Edwards

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Chronology of Service 

30 April 1861 Mustered into service.
30 July Arrived in Camp at Iuka.
10 Sept. Ordered to Memphis to join 22nd Regiment.
23 Sept. Arrived Columbus, Kentucky.
6 Oct. Went into winter camp at Camp Beauregard, Grove County, Ky.
29 Dec. Shifted winter camp to Bowling Green, Ky.
12 Feb. 1862 Began retreat back into Tennessee.
23 Feb.  Arrived in Iuka.
6-7 April Battle of Shiloh
8 April Retreated to positions around Corinth
27 April Battle of Farmington.
29 May-1 June Rear guard for retreat from Corinth, heavy skirmishing at Tuscumbia crossing.
12-22 June Encamped at Kunewa.
23 June  Enroute to Vicksburg. Upon arrival encamped at Bovina and Four-Mile Bridge. Picketed the river and engaged in attempt to capture mortar boats about ten miles below Vicksburg.
29 July Departed Vicksburg for Camp Moore, La.
5 Aug. Battle of Baton Rouge
7 Aug. Retired to Fort Hudson, where they assisted in erecting fortifications.
24 Aug. Departed for Jackson: arriving on 29th, spent 12 days at Sulphur Springs relaxing. Assigned to General Bowen's Brigade.
12 Sept. Departed Jackson for Grand Junction, Tenn.
Late Sept. The 22nd captured Federal outpost at Chewalla.
3 - 4 Oct. Battle of Corinth. Captured the Parrot gun, "Lady Richardson," in attack on Corinth.
5 Oct. Heavy skirmishing at Tuscumbia River crossing as part of rear guard action, and almost continuous skirmishing on the entire march to Holly Springs.
9 Nov. Skirmishing at Coldwater with frequent skirmishes as they fell back to Oxford, Water Valley .
5 Dec. Heavy engagement at Coffeeville.
6 Dec. Withdrew back and went into winter quarters at Grenada.
31 Jan. 1863 Ordered to Vicksburg, where they went into camp near Edwards.
1 March Moved to Chickasaw Bayou.
19 March Embarked on steamer up Sunflower River to Rolling Fork.
20 - 30 April Engaged Porter's gunships and Sherman's ground forces along Black Bayou on several ocassins.
1 May Marched to Fort Pemberton, then on to Grenada.
12- 16 May  Marching/ countermarching around Edwards.
16 May Battle of Bakers Creek or Champion Hill.
17 -21 May Marching through Federal Army, to Crystal Springs and back to Jackson.
22 May Joined General Johnson's Army at Canton.
9 -16 July Defense of Jackson in trenches (near the Moody Place).
17 July  Retreated to Morton. Later went into winter quarters at Goodman.
February 1864 Retreated before Sherman's march to Meridan to Demopolis, Ala.
April Ordered to Georgia to reinforce General Johnson.
12-16 May Engaged at Resaca.
19 May Skirmished at Cassville.
25 May - 4 June Heavy Skirmishing on the Dallas and New Hope Church line and under heavy bombardment night and day. 31 May assaulted federal positions with heavy losses.
27 June Repulsed fierce federal assault at Kennesaw Mountain.
20 July Battle of Peachtree Creek. Totally engaged. Terrible losses.
31 August Engaged at Rough and Ready.
31 August Engaged at Flint Creek.
October Campaign against the Chattanooga and Atlanta R.R.. Captured Federal posts at Big Shanty, and Acworth.
26 -29 October Skirmished near Decatur, Ala.
20 Nov. Crossed Tennessee River.
26 Nov.  Engaged Schofield at Columbia.
30 Nov. Assaulted Federal works at Franklin. Lost regimental colors. Had 276 of 1208 killed or wounded in the brigade (Featherstone's)
15-16 Dec. Repulsed numerous attacks by Thomas. Although their lines held, those on the flanks did not and many were captured. After this battle the 22nd only had 104 men and officers remaining in the entire regiment. (727 in the brigade) The regiment acted as the rearguard under Gen. N.B. Forrest until Hood's army was safely across the Tennessee River; almost constantly skirmishing with the Federal cavalry.
25 - 26 Dec. Engaged at Sugar Creek and Anthony Hill .
28 Dec. Crossed the Tennessee River.
January 1865 Winter quarters at Tupelo.
1 February Ordered to Newberry, S.C.
10 March Battle of Kinston.
19 -21 Mar. Battle of Bentonville.
26 April surrendered near Durham Station, N.C.

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Company G (Blackhawk Rifles)


Capt. H.J. Reid Beard M.M. Hines E.W. McCorkle A.J.
2nd Lt. John D. Usher Clements S. Hobbs W.W. McCorkle J. W.
1st Sgt. W. Julien Bell Craig C. Hooker H.H. Nevel W.I.
Ames John Goodman S. Jordan J. H. Nevel F.
Bardwell A. Grubb John R. Jordan P.C. Phillips, Dr. G.C.
Barrentine H.J. Harris H.J. Jordan W.H. -


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