(1st Kanawha Regiment)
In the 22nd Regiment's first action on July 17, 1861, the Battle of Scary Creek, Captain George Patton won a major victory for the Confederates. He was wounded in the shoulder during the fighting, and was left in Charleston to recuperate. General Wise, a commander of the Army of Kanawha, assumed command during his absence. Later, Patton was commissioned a Colonel. In other action, the 22nd participated in the Battle of Carnifex Ferry which took place 10 September 1861, in Nicholas County, Virginia, and engaged the enemy during the Battle of Droop Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, which occurred 6 November 1863. The 22nd was assigned to Echols' and Patton's Brigade and saw action in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. On 16 September 1864, during the retreat from Winchester, Colonel George Patton was wounded and taken prisoner. By 25 September, Colonel Patton died after refusing an amputation to his leg.
By 1865 the army did not have enough manpower and started for Lynchburg to rejoin General Lee. On April 15 a telegram was sent to the 22nd Virginia Infantry telling them that General Lee had surrendered at Appomattox. By that time the 22nd Virginia had already started to disband. Other members of the 22nd Virginia, who still wanted to fight, went marching off for Tennessee. The last company to disband was Company H, when they received word that General Johnston had surrendered in North Carolina at Bennett Place. The Field officers were Colonels George S. Patten, and C. Q. Tompkins; Lieutenant Colonels Andrew R. Barbee, William A. Jackson, and John C. McDonald; and Majors Robert R. Bailey and Issac N. Smith.The regiment disbanded in 1865.
|*Cook, James Remley was born abt. 1841 : Residence,Wyoming, County,Virginia; enlisted in Charleston, Virginia 7 March 1861 1st Kanawha; 3 July 1861 22nd Virginia Infantry; height 6', fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Information furnished by Judge Richard B. Campbell of Richmond, Virginia, from The Virginia Regimental Histories Series.|