22nd Regiment Infantry
New York Volunteers
The 22nd Infantry Regiment was one of twelve New York State National Guard
infantry regiments that were federalized for service in the Spanish-American War.
The 22nd Regiment was formed in April of 1861 entirely from citizens of New York
City and brought into federal service for the Civil War in May of 1862. The regiment
served with the Harper’s Ferry garrison that capitulated to Stonewall Jackson
during Lee’s invasion of Maryland in September of 1862. It also served in
the Gettysburg campaign in 1863 before being mustered out a short time later with
the expiration of the unit’s three-year enlistment. The regiment also served
in the draft riots of 1863, the Orange riots of 1871, and at the switchman and
motorman strikes of 1892 and 1895 in Buffalo and Brooklyn. The regiment was mustered
into service as the “22nd Regiment Infantry, New York Vols.” on May
24th, 1898 at Camp Black, NY.
The regiment remained in camp until June 10th, 1898 when it was transported
to Long Island City. Upon arrival, the regiment was divided up for duty at various
posts within the United States. Companies D, F, L, and M which had come from the
disbanded 13th Infantry Regiment, New York Vols. were sent along with company
G to Willet’s Point to work in the Engineer Depot. Companies A, C, H, and
K were transferred to Fort Schuyler and companies B, E, and I were sent to Fort
Slocum. The regiment served in these locals until November 23rd, 1898 when it
was mustered out of federal service and returned to its home station.
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Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of
New York for the Year of 1899. Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
New York in the Spanish-American War 1898: Part of the
Report of the Adjutant General of the State for 1900. Vols. 1-3. Albany:
James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
New York and the War with Spain: History of the Empire
State Regiments. Albany: Argus Company Printers, 1903.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
March 11, 2006