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52nd Illinois Infantry

Dyer's Regimental History

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer


Organized at Geneva, Ill., and mustered in November 19, 1861. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., November 28, thence to St. Joseph, Mo., December 8, 1861. Attached to Department of the Missouri to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE - Moved from St. Joseph, Mo., to. Cairo, Ill., and Smithland, Ky., January 16-24, 1862. Duty there till February 10. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 10-17. Duty escorting prisoners from Fort Donelson, Tenn., to Chicago, I11., February 18 - March 5. Moved to St. Louis March 6-7, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 13-20. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29 - May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31 - June 6. At Corinth, Miss., till August, 1863. Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Action at Little Bear Creek November 28. Dodge's Expedition into Alabama December 9-14. Dodge's Expedition to intercept Forest, and operations in West Tennessee December 18, 1862 - January 3, 1863. Expedition to Hamburg, Tenn., January 26-28, 1863. Expedition to Jacinto, Miss., February 25 - March 6. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15 - May 8. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 27-28. At Corinth till August 18. Moved to Germantown, Tenn., August 18, and duty there guarding R. R. till October 29. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 29 - November 11. Duty at Pulaski till April 30, 1864. Regiment veteranized January 9, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 9 to February 24, returning to Pulaski from Chicago February 24-29. Moved to Chattanooga April 30 - May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap May 9-12. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 20-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25 - June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10 - July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur and Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22 - August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31 - September 1. Moved to Rome, Ga., September 26, and duty there till November. Reconnaissance on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15 - December 10. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Jenks' Bridge December 7. Eden Cross Roads December 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Cheraw March 2-3. Reconnaissance from Fayetteville, N. C., and skirmish on Raleigh Road to Silver Run Creek March 14. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29 - May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2.

Mustered out July 5 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 119 Enlisted men by disease. Total 180.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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