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22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry
Flag of Virginia, 1861
Active July 1861 – Spring 1865
Country Confederacy
Role Infantry
Engagements American Civil War
Disbanded 1865

22nd Virginia Infantry was a Confederate regiment during the American Civil War. Its commander was George S. Patton, the grandfather of World War II General George S. Patton.


22nd Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 1st Kanawha Regiment, was organized and accepted into Confederate service in July 1861. Its members were from the counties of Jackson, Craig, Nicholas, Alleghany, Wyoming, and Boone.


The 22nd saw action at Carnifex Ferry and later lost twenty-one percent of the 550 engaged at Droop Mountain. It was assigned to Echols' and Patton's Brigade, participated in the Shenandoah Valley operations, and disbanded during the spring of 1865.