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52nd Regiment

52nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Brief History

Organized March 11, 1864, from 2nd Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to February, 1865. Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., and Dept. of Mississippi, to May, 1866.

SERVICE.-Post and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss., till June, 1865. Action at Coleman's Plantation, Port Gibson, July 4, 1864. Bayou Liddell October 15. Duty at various points in the Depts. of Mississippi and the Gulf till May, 1866. Mustered out May 5, 1866.

Source: Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 Volumes. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.



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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Mississippi , Colored Infantry
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1866, 1959, 1st Division, Civil War, District of Vicksburg, Mississippi, New York, The War of the Rebellion (Book), United States Colored Infantry, Vicksburg (MIssissippi),