William Houston Irwin


Submitted by: Sandi Hugg, Feb 8, 2008
My gggrandfather joined the Confederacy, I believe from Leon County. His name was William Houston Irwin. Here is what Ancestry.com says:

American Civil War Regiments
REGIMENT: 22nd Infantry Regiment Texas 
Regiment State: Texas 
Regiment Type: Infantry 
Regiment Number: 22nd 
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
22nd Texas Infantry Rgt.

Col. Richard B. Hubbard, LtCols. John J. Canon, Elias E. Lott,
Maj. Benjamin F. Parker

The regiment was formed in the summer of 1862 using the 5th (Hubbard's) Texas Infantry Bn. and included men from Palestine, Quitman, Livingston, Mason and Tyler. It was assigned to O. Young's, Waul's brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department.

Battles Fought
It fought at Young's Point and Jenkins' Ferry. It moved to Shreveport, La. and then to Hempstead, Texas. It disbanded prior to the June 1865 surrender.
Submitted by: John Heseltine