I'm very pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the 22nd Massachusetts has voted to support this Civil War Trust effort with a donation of $1,150. This is the second time we have made a significant donation to a Civil War Trust initiative. Our busy schedule of living histories and parades has made this possible. I hope we will continue to be active supporters of battlefield preservation in the future. It is rather remarkable that our group can do this. Personally,
In Memoriam: John Patten Originally posted by Doug Lyons to the 22nd MVI Facebook page.
Photo credit: Carolyn DiMeo. Members of the 22nd Mass and USSC ... it is with an extraordinarily heavy heart that I must report the sudden passing of our very good friend John Patten late yesterday.John was a man with a very thoughtful nature who came to us to support his son Matt in re-enacting with no intention of joining. Well, he hopped in at the first drill and did not look back; div
During the Battle of Gettysburg, the 22nd Massachusetts was part of the First Brigade (Tilton), First Division (Barnes) of the V Corps (Sykes).The manner in which the 22nd Massachusetts formed was unusual among Bay State regiments. It was organized and admitted to Federal service as something of a special favor to Senator Henry Wilson, the fiery, abolitionist junior senator from Massachusetts. He had, from a distance as a civilian, observed the terrible defeat during First Bu