Battlefields & Monuments of the 52nd New York


The 52nd was involved in all the major battles of the Army of the Potomac.  Fighting through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, they left their mark on major battlefields like Gettysburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg, as well as smaller ones like Mine Run, Bristoe Station, Reams Station and Charlestown.  The history of the regiment also includes the other  places where soldiers of the 52nd spent their service, places like the hospitals where they recuperated in the major cities of the Northeast, camps where they spent time as POWs in Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia, campsites in New York and Virginia where soldiers spent countless hours drilling, working or just killing time, and the roads that connected all of these places together.

Some of these places, like Antietam, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania are mostly preserved and can give an idea of what the area looked like in the 1860's.  Others, like Fredericksburg, Camp California and Falmouth, have been developed or destroyed and are very different from what they once appeared. 

Below are pictures of some of the battlefields that the 52nd fought on, as well as their monument at Gettysburg.

 

Gettysburg - June

Gettysburg - November

Spotsylvania

Antietam - November

Gettysburg Monument

 

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