The 52nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was a regiment of infantry that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Civil War letter of Francis McLean, 1864 Apr. 165-166. CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS. Ehlers, Edward M.L. The four detached companies rejoined them on May 19 and the full regiment marched south from Barre's Landing on May 21 escorting a large wagon train of supplies and a large number of refugees. Abstract: Civil War letters from Garvin to his parents written while serving with 52nd New York Infantry Regiment in Virginia and Maryland. prisons." Civil War. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. 3rd ed. Nonetheless, the movement through extremely difficult conditions which put them far in advance of other Union troops earned them commendations from their brigade and division commanders. Admiral David G. Farragut intended to run a fleet up the Mississippi River past the extensive gun emplacements at Port Hudson in order to blockade the Red River. The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military The regiment was recruited in Franklin and Hampshire Counties and rendezvoused for mustering in at Camp Miller in Greenfield, Massachusetts. affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the service, but consolidated into six companies, the old Companies E, F, G, H, This regiment was organized at New York City October 11, 1861, but its organization For more information on the history of this unit, see: The Civil War Archive section, 52nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 12 July 2012). This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. in action, 8 officers, 82 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 6 officers, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S. Confederate States presidential election of 1861, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=52nd_Massachusetts_Infantry_Regiment&oldid=999052360, Military units and formations established in 1862, Military units and formations disestablished in 1863, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 07:24. Roster. They wer published as a set of 43 volumes between 1893 and 1905. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. had already been merged into the German Rangers. It took part in the Seven Days' battles and when the army rested at Harrison's landing in July the regiment was able to present but 67 men for active duty, having suffered severely. Civil War The regiment received their second state color sometime after April 26, 1865. Ditches, many felled trees, large stumps and steep ground made an advance under heavy fire virtually impossible. 52nd Infantry Regiment. January 25, 2018 Nixon B. Stewart. New York historical society quarterly XLI (1957) 233-78. Company F mustered in on November 12, 1863. McLean, Francis. Muster roll collection, 1775-1876. Items in the museum collection are in bold. the Sigel Rifles. Back to 52nd Regiment During the Civil War Contracted typhoid fever at Big Creek Gap, Tenn. May 1862. These four companies remained in Plaquemine for a month conducting picket duty until they were relieved and ordered back to Baton Rouge. There seems to be twelve separate articles on the website, but only five of them are related to the 52nd NYSV. The companies were recruited in New York City and there mustered in At the time of the Civil War, Captain Newton responded to the country’s call for aid, enlisting in the 52nd [Illinois] Regiment at Geneva. Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA. Frank, Emil H. Reminiscences of the Civil war, 1861-1863, by Emil H. Frank, 1st Lieut. This regiment was organized in the fall of 1861 and winter of 1861-62. I and K becoming new Companies A, B, C, D, E and F, respectively, and a new The 52nd was mustered out of service on July 12, 1865. Please contact the archivist for further information./ Forms part of: Pearce Civil War collection./ Preferred citation: Cite as: Francis McLean Papers, 1864, Navarro College Archives, Navarro College, Corsicana, Tex./ The companies expected to see their first battle but when they arrived, the affair was over and the Confederates had retreated. Styles W. Porter. They did not engage. The 52nd Infantry Regiment ("Ready Rifles") is an infantry regiment of the United States Army. Sigel Rifles. Formed in response to President Abraham Lincoln's calls, during the spring and summer of 1861, for volunteers to enroll for military service, the 52nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was composed primarily of men from Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Luzerne, Union and Wyoming counties of Pennsylvania. The regiment departed for Louisiana by way of New York City on November 20. out, commanded by Col. Henry M. Karples, July 1, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. The army's role in this operation was to conduct a [feint] towards Port Hudson, or a reconnaissance-in-force, that would provided a diversion and increase the Navy's chances of success. The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Corps, from August, 1862; in Historical Sketch of the 52nd by Surg. [7] They reached Greenfield, Massachusetts by rail on August 3 and were mustered out of service on August 14. Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin [edit | edit source] Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. In Sept. and Oct., 1864, the original members not reenlisted were mustered out at New York city. The Revolutionary War material contains a few returns of clothing and receipts of stores, as well as muster rolls for the Royal Americans, regiments of artillery, and regiments from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Little & co., 1901. At the expiration of its term of service in August, September and October, General Info: Reproductions of original materials and transcriptions may be available. Their brigade halted at a distance from the fortification, taking cover in a small ravine. Schoening under authority from the War Department dated July 27, 1861; at the They were ordered to remain in this exposed location even after the main assault failed in order to screen the withdrawing troops. The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 52nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War - CivilWarIndex.com - Primary Source Material on the Soldiers and the Battles. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to, http://www.pearcecollections.us/fa_ind.php?fid=386. The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Companies H, I, and K mustered in at Franklin on March 3, 1864. [4] Only two vessels of Farragut's fleet passed Port Hudson. This is meant to be a comprehensive list. 1864, the men entitled thereto were discharged, and the regiment retained in Many of its members were from Augusta County. Roster of the 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I Dawson County, Georgia Command Russell, John R.- Captain March 4, 1862. Its first combat service was in World War I in the Gerardmer Sector in Alsace, a short distance west of Colmar. The regiment left Brashear City for Port Hudson on May 26, arriving on May 30. The regiment participated in the Bayou Teche campaign in western Louisiana during April and May of 1863 and then saw combat during the Siege of Port Hudson. In the battles in which the 52nd participated, it lost 752 members killed, wounded or missing. [3] The battle between the Confederate batteries and Farragut's fleet was remembered as particularly stunning. The regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to March 1862. Notes: Bio/History: Union soldier; in 1863 (at 27 years old), enlisted as a private in Company K, 52nd New York Volunteers Table from Phisterer. during the entire campaign both from wounds and sickness In August the ranks were greatly strengthened, when the fti Kimem, attached to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 2nd corps, moved to Alexandria and in September to Tennallytown, where it was transferred to the 3d brigade. Company K Schuylkill County / Luzerne County; Regimental History Garrison Forts Henry and Donelson, Tennessee, to April 1862. Reprint: Dan McCook's Regiment. Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia. Diary Aug 1863 - June 1865. Company G was formed of recruits received in the field. [5], Infantry regiment in the American Civil War, List of Union Civil War monuments and memorials, List of memorials to the Grand Army of the Republic, List of Confederate monuments and memorials, Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials. In early April, Banks advanced elements of the XIX Corps into the Bayou Teche region. Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Colonel. From here, the 52nd Massachusetts was deployed as skirmishers, covering about a quarter-mile front, to protect the right flank of the advancing column of brigades. Thank you. 52nd PA Regiment Companies. On May 4, 1864, it broke camp for the Wilderness campaign and participated in the constant fighting of that month with heavy loss. 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1862-1865. Companies began assembling at Camp Miller in Greenfield during the last week of September 1862. "The diary of a Union soldier in Confederate The charges on the canton of the regiment's coat of arms represent the 11th Infantry from which this regiment was formed in 1917. Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin [edit | edit source] The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2244 men on its roster for this unit. — Cols., Paul Frank, Henry M. Karples; Lieut-Cols., Philip J. Lichtenstein, Charles G. Fredenburg, George W. Von Schack, Henry M. Karples, James C. Bronson, Henry P. Ritzius; Majs., Charles G. Fredenburg, Edward Venuti, Henry M. Karples, Henry P. Ritzius, Charles Kronmeyer. 13, 1862; in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2d. It was one of the 18 Massachusetts regiments formed in response to President Abraham Lincoln's August 1862 call for 300,000 men to serve for nine months. It was one of the 18 Massachusetts regiments formed in response to President Abraham Lincoln's August 1862 call for 300,000 men to serve for nine months. August 19: Organized at Staunton under Colonel John B. Baldwin and Lieutenant Colonel Michael G. Harman: Assigned to Early’s Briagde: 1862. Battle Unit Details. Rosters of the New York Infantry Regiments during the Civil War. Company D mustered in on October 17, 1863. 2d Corps, from November 2, 1864; and it was honorably discharged and mustered Albany: J. Eventually they retired having lost one man killed and seven wounded. Company B of the latter was merged in Companies H, I and K of The 52nd Massachusetts conducted long marches for several days from Baton Rouge to Brashear City (now Morgan City, Louisiana) and by a combination of marching, rail and boat travel, reached Indian Bend just north of Franklin on April 13. One of the three-year regiments was the 52nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Civil War material consists of muster rolls for the 7th, 39th, 52nd, and 57th Regiments of New York State Volunteers, with a few other miscellaneous papers. Abstract: Signed letter by Francis McLean, addressed to George H. McFarland, Esq., Troy, N.Y., reporting on skirmishes with Rebel soldiers in the vicinity of the Signal Corps headquarters and includes graphic detail of battlefield deaths and altercations with Rebel pickets. 52nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry Overview: 52nd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in April, 1862. Located at the New York Historical Society, New York, NY. The men remembered the duty there as disagreeable due to strong secessionist sentiments in the town, a scarcity of military rations which led to liberal foraging and looting of the surrounding plantations on the part of the troops, and the muddy condition of the roads. He was mustered into service either on September 16, 1861 (Mott) or on November 4, 1861 (Bates). McClure, Robert N.- 1st Lieutenant March 4, 1862. I have several corrections regarding the Civil War Newspaper Clippings archive for the 52nd NYSV that is posted on the internet, but did not know any other way to contact you. [6] For the next six days, the regiment marched an average of 18 miles a day and considerably more on the 25th when they doubled back due to false reports of a Confederate advance. At Shelbyville, in April, 1863, the 51st Consolidated Regiment was dissolved, and the 51st and 52nd Regiments reorganized as separate units, the men being returned to their original companies. Description: 1.2 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize) They remained on this duty for roughly three weeks until the Confederate at Port Hudson surrendered on July 9. Fever settled in both legs, and erysipelas in head … 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I Read More » 337 enlisted men; aggregate, 351; of whom I officer, 107 enlisted men, died On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 7 officers and 53 men of which 14 were armed. On Nov. 17, it arrived at Fal-,mouth, participated in the battle of Fredericksburg, and then occupied winter quarters at Falmouth until April 28, 1863. Memorial day, 1901. The 52nd Massachusetts was assigned to the Department of the Gulf under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks and shipped for Louisiana. [6], The 52nd Massachusetts did not take part in the first assault on Port Hudson on May 27 due to their assignments in the Bayou Teche region. Many of its members were from Augusta County. There are also muster rolls for the 6th, 9th, 11th, 55th, 71st, 84th and 96th regiments of the New York State National Guard, from 1866 to 1876. Four companies of the regiment remained in New Iberia on provost duty while six went on with other regiments to Opelousas, Louisiana and from there to Barre's Landing. the 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Corps, from September, 1862; in the Consolidated The regiment reached Baton Rouge, Louisiana on December 17. Description: 1 item. 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