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52nd Regiment
New York State Militia
New York National Guard
Civil War

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Of this regiment, then located at Brooklyn, now not in existence, a portion went in the volunteer service in fall of 1862, forming Companies I and K of the 176th Volunteers; authority had been given to organize the regiment for a service of nine months; the organization failed, and the men who had volunteered were transferred as above.

June 18, 1863, the regiment was ordered to Harrisburg, Pa., to serve thirty days; it left (nine companies) the State June 21, 1863, commanded by Col. Mathias W. Cole, and served in the 3d Brigade, 1st Division, Department Susquehanna, and was mustered out July 25, 1863, at Brooklyn, N. Y.

In this service it lost one enlisted man, killed by lightning, and took part in a skirmish at Oyster Point, Pa., June 28, 1863.

 

See here for a brief history of the State Militia / National Guard.

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to ng.ny.nyarng.list.historians@mail.mil with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: February 5, 2010
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/52ndInfNYSM/52ndInfNYSMMain.htm

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