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Fifty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).

Col. Halbert S. Greenleaf.

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Number on regimental rolls,—
Enlisted men,1492948593869780888788894
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.11
Actual total of members of regiment,—
Enlisted men,2492948493869780888788893

The 52d Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, was recruited in Franklin and Hampshire counties, and having completed its organization in camp at Greenfield, Mass., it left the State November 20 for New York, under command of Col. Halbert S. Greenleaf, to form part of the Banks' expedition. It reached Baton Rouge December 17 and became part of the 2d Brigade, Grover's Division, 19th Army Corps. It remained in Camp at Baton Rouge for the winter, and in March took part in the movement to Port Hudson. During the Teche expedition it shared in the movements of Grover's Division, being in reserve at the battle of Indian Ridge April 14. Four companies were detached to serve as provost guard at New Iberia, and the remaining six companies, continuing the march to Opelousas, formed part of the force stationed at Barreas Landing until May 21. Joined by the companies left at New Iberia, it set out on its return to Brashear City and joined its brigade before Port Hudson May 30. As part of General Paine's force it shared in the march to Clinton June 5-8, was active in the assault of Port Hudson June 14, and occupied afterward an advanced position In the trenches until the surrender, leaving its place on the 20th to take part in a day's foraging expedition to Jackson Cross Roads. It was the first regiment to return to Massachusetts by way of the Mississippi River, and, reaching Greenfield August 3, was mustered out of service Aug. 14, 1863.

1 Including non-commissioned staff.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

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