22nd Infantry Regiment, organized at Iuka, Mississippi, in August, 1861, contained 38
officers and 597 men present for duty in November. Its members were from the counties of
Jefferson, Amite, Lafayette, Hinds, De Soto, and Issaquena. After fighting at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, and Corinth, the unit was assigned to Rust's
and Featherston's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It participated in
various conflicts during the Vicksburg siege and for a time was stationed at Jackson. Continuing
the fight under General Featherston, it was active in the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's Tennessee
operations, and later in North Carolina. The regiment lost 13 killed and 34 wounded at Baton
Rouge, had 21 killed and 64 wounded at Peach Tree Creek, and totalled 93 officers
and men in December, 1864. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were
Colonels D.W.C. Bonham, James D. Lester, and Frank Schaller; Lieutenant Colonels Charles G.
Nelms, James S. Prestidge, and H.J. Reid; and Majors Thomas C. Dockery and Martin A. Oatis.