The 52nd NY in Dyer's Compendium


This is taken from Frederick Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.

52nd Regiment Infantry
"German Rangers", "Sigel Rifles"

Organized at New York City October 11, 1861. Left State for Washington, DC, November 11, 1861. Attached to French’s Brigade, Sumner’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Richardson’s 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington DC, till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., April 3. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. battle of Gaines Mill June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-30. Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of Antietam Creek September 15-16. Antietam September 17. Duty at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 22-October 29. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth, Va., till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-27. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to the line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg till May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or “Bloody Angle” May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream’s Station August 25. Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkin’s House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher’s Run or Boydton Road march 31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailors Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. March to Washington DC, May 2-25. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington DC, till July. Mustered out July 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 139 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 197 Enlisted men by disease. Total 350

(Note:  The 52nd mustered out on July 1, 1865, not July 25.)

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