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22nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
File:Flag of Michigan.svg
Michigan state flag
Active August 29, 1862 to June 26, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro

The 22nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Former Governor of Michigan Moses Wisner worked to raise the 22nd Michigan Infantry and was commissioned as its colonel. The new regiment was mustered into Federal service at Pontiac, Michigan, on August 29, 1862. Among its ranks was Henry W. Howgate, who after the war became a controversial figure as the Chief Disbursing Officer for the United States Army Signal Corps in charge of Arctic explorations.[1]

In September 1862, Wisner was stricken with typhoid fever while en route to the regiment's deployment and died in Kentucky.[2]

The 22nd Michigan Infantry was mustered out of service on June 26, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 3 officers and 86 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 306 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 399 fatalities.[3]


  • Colonel

See also[]

  • List of Michigan Civil War Units
  • Michigan in the American Civil War


  1. Harper, Kenn (October, 2007). "Henry Howgate". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  2. Biographical Portraits
  3. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.