The Tennessee 22nd Infantry Battalion was organized in January, 1863, with nine companies. The men were from the counties of White, Bledsoe, Warren, Van Buren, Putnam, and Smith.
This battalion was formed by the addition of five companies which had been organized in September and October, 1862 to four companies which had previously served in the 4th (John P. Murray's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, which was disbanded in January, 1863. T. B. Murray was formerly lieutenant colonel of the 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, and was frequently referred to as lieutenant colonel of the 22nd Infantry Battalion. However, his official rank seems to have been major of the 22nd Infantry Battalion.
The 22nd joined the Army of Tennessee after the Battle of Murfreesboro and was placed in General M.J. Wright's Brigade. However, that summer the unit merged into the 38th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Lindsley does not have a separate history for this unit, but there is a separate memorial roll, most of the deaths showing after the merge into the 39th.
Tyree H. Bell
John P. McMurray
D. A. Outlaw
J. N. Wyatt Assignments:
Attached to M.J. Wright's and Maney's Brigade Battles:
Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863
Missionary Ridge, November 24-25, 1863
Rocky Face - May 9, 1864
Nashville - December 15-16, 1864
The Carolina’s Campaign
Greensboro, NC Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 954 names.
Thomas E. Taylor, Co. "A". Organized October 1, 1862 at McMinnville. Men from White County.
James S. Gribble, Co. "B". Organized October 1, 1862 at McMinnville. Men from White County.
James M. Freiley, Co. "C". Organized September 10, 1862 at Pikeville, Bledsoe County.
John W. Bass, Co. "D". Organized November 26, 1862 at McMinnville, Warren County. This company was incomplete, and March 28, 1863 was ordered disbanded the men distributed to other companies, the order was apparently not carried out.
M. B. Wood, Co. "E". Organized September 25, 1862 in Van Buren County.
Oliver P. Schooffield, Co. "F". Organized July 31, 1862 at Pikeville, Bledsoe County. Formerly Company "K", 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
Ephraim Hixson, Co. "G". Organized August 28, 1862 at Pikeville, Bledsoe County. Formerly Co. "G", 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
M. A. Christian, Co. "H". Organized October 2, 1862 at Mill Creek, Putnam County. Formerly Co. "B", 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
R. J. C. Gailbreath, Co. "K". Organized August 22, 1862 at Dixon Springs, Smith County. Formerly Co. "E", 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
There was no Company "I". Bibliography for Research: