52nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png   Pennsylvania Military Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png52nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Brief History

THis regiment was organized at Harrisburg November 5, 1861. It mustered out July 12, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Field and Staff Officers - See Roster

Company A - many men were recruited at Wilkes-Barr, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company B - many men were recruited in Wyoming County - See Roster

Company C - many men were recruited in Clinton County - See Roster

Company D - many men were recruited in Union County - See Roster

Company E - many men were recruited in Bradford County - See Roster

Company F - many men were recruited in Luzerne County and Bradford County - See Roster

Company G - many men were recruited in Columbia County - See Roster

Company H - many men were recruited in  Luzerne County - See Roster

Company I - many men were recruited in Luzerne County - See Roster

Company K - many men were recruited in  Luzerne County and Schuylkill County - See Roster

The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 2

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,057 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Pennsylvania in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Pennsylvania in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for Pennsylvania, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Mott, Smith B. "The Campaigns of the Fifty-Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, First Known As the Luzerne Regiment Being the Record of Nearly Four Years Continuous Service, from October 7, 1861 to July 12, 1865 in the War for Supression of the Rebellion". (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co, 1911). FHL Film 1550253.Google Books. Internet Archives. Worldcat.
  • Powell, W. George."Sumter Regained Dedicated to the Fifty-Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Read at Their Second Annual Re-Union Held at Scranton, PA., September 25, 1889". (S.l: s.n, 1889). FHL Fiche 6084000. Worldcat.
  • PaRoots gives a history of this regiment with its organization and battles. It has a roster for each company.
  • Ranger 95 describes the history of this regiment and a list of rosters.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).