Fifty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).
Col. Halbert S. Greenleaf
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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
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.