22nd Georgia Infantry

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Muster In: Organized for the war on August 31, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain George W. Rush
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Captain James N. Mercier
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Captain George W. Thomas
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Captain George W. Rush (July 30, 1864)(killed July 30, 1864)6
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Captain James N. Mercier (at least August 12, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
    • 228 officers and men PFD (August 12, 1864)9
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles10

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander: Captain George W. Thomas13,14
  • Unit Strength: 238 officers and men PFD (September 28, 1864)15
  • Weapons: .58 caliber (presumably mix of Springfields and Enfields)16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17

  • Commander: Captain George W. Thomas18
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Sorrel’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander: Captain George W. Thomas (November & December 1864)21,22
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Sorrel’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24,25,26

  • Commander:
    • None listed (January 1865)27
    • Captain George W. Thomas (February 1865)28
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Sorrel’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army29,30

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)31,32
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles33:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Weldon Railroad (August 18-21, 1864)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 225-226
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 225-226
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    6. “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Richmond Examiner. August 1, 1864, p. 1 col. 4: “Among the killed are …Captain Rush, commanding Twenty-second Georgia…”
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    8. Confederate Inspection Report 3-P-17: Wright’s Brigade, August 12, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    9. Confederate Inspection Report 3-P-17: Wright’s Brigade, August 12, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. Confederate Inspection Report 3-P-17: Wright’s Brigade, August 12, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    12. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1312.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    14. Confederate Inspection Report 14-P-24: Wright’s Brigade, September 28, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    15. Confederate Inspection Report 14-P-24: Wright’s Brigade, September 28, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    16. Confederate Inspection Report 14-P-24: Wright’s Brigade, September 28, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1174: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee, January 31, 1865”; This list contains many commanders who were not there.  They were the “official” commanders but may have been gone on leave.  I have used none of the leaders from this list as a result.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1272: “Organization of the Infantry and Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, February 28, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from February 28, 1865.  However, leaders listed are from January.  I’ve chosen to ignore the leaders and just use this source for the organization of the order of battle.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    33. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 225-226

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