Photo: 22nd VA Infantry battle flag
Age at Enlistment: 25
Length of Service: 1861-?
Unit: 22nd VA Infantry Regiment (First Kanawha Regiment)
Note: 22nd Virginia Infantry was a Confederate regiment; its commander was George S. Patton, Sr., the grandfather of World War II General George S. Patton.
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. H on 3 Jul 1861, but then AWOL on 24 Jul 1861 near Miller’s Ferry – cause listed as unknown; a pension was given to a “David Brinegar” in the cavalry so it’s possible he joined another unit.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Burial Unknown, but likely KY
Soldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1836; Died in Kentucky in 1886
Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 5x