The 22nd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
that served in the Union Army
American Civil War
Iowa Infantry was organized at Iowa City, Iowa and mustered in for three years of Federal service
on September 9, 1862.
The regiment was the only Union unit to breach the defenses of
Vicksburg, MS during the general assault of May 22, 1863. It was
one of only three regiments from Iowa to serve in Virginia.
The regiment was mustered out on July 25
Sergeant Leonidas Godley of Company E was awarded the Medal of Honor
in 1894 for his actions during
the assault on the Railroad
, outside Vicksburg, on May 22, 1863.
Total strength and casualties
A total of 1084 men served in the 22nd Iowa at one time or another
during its existence.It suffered 6 officers and 108 enlisted men
who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer
and 135 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 250
- Colonel William M. Stone, later a Governor of Iowa, and
carried the mortally wounded Lincoln out of Ford's Theatre.
- Colonel Harvey Graham
Other Notable Personnel
Maj. Ephraim White, grandfather of football star and Supreme Court
Justice Byron "Whizzer" White
Sgt. Isaac Struble
, attorney, and
Capt. Samuel D. Pryce, delegate to first GAR convention; author of
regimental history, Vanishing Footprints: The Twenty-Second Iowa
Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.