|22nd Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||October 1863 – April 1865|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War: Valley Campaigns of 1864|
The 22nd Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly in southwestern Virginia, East Tennessee, and the Shenandoah Valley.
Virginia's 22nd Cavalry Regiment completed its organization in October, 1863. The unit served in W.L. Jackson's and McCausland's Brigade and confronted the Federals in Tennessee, western Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. During April, 1865, it disbanded. The field officers were Colonel Henry S. Bowen, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Radford, and Major Henry F. Kendrick. A Union soldier, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the regiment's flag during an engagement at Nineveh, Virginia, on November 12, 1864.
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- "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110521215237/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service".
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