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Near Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

22nd Virginia Infantry

C.S.A.

 

—Col. George S. Patton —

 
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By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. 22nd Virginia Infantry Marker
Inscription. Originally placed behind a hill to the rear, the 22nd Va. was moved here, in front of the Confederate artillery, where they overlooked the highway. Companies A, E, and I were later detached and sent to reinforce Col. Jackson on the left flank. Both groups were overrun by Federal troops, and the 22nd suffered some of the heaviest casualties in the battle. The regiment went into the fight with 550 men, of whom 113 were killed, wounded, or missing; including 15 of 24 officers.

The commander of the 22nd Va,. Col. George S Patton, had organized the regiment in Charleston (then part of Virginia) at the beginning of the war. He was the grandfather of General Patton of World War II fame.
 
Location. 38° 6.836′ N, 80° 15.904′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker can be reached from Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) near George Hill Road (County Route 24/1). Touch for map. This marker is located along the Park Road in Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (a few steps from this marker); 20th Virginia Cavalry (within shouting distance
22nd Virginia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. 22nd Virginia Infantry Marker
of this marker); 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 700 feet away); 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 700 feet away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Droop Mountain. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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