22nd Regiment Infantry New York Volunteers Spanish-American War
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.