The 52nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and left the state by companies in April, 1865, proceeding to St. Louis, MO.
The regiment was assigned to duty in western Missouri and Kansas protecting the men building railways and restraining the depredations of lawless men. In June, the 52nd Regiment was transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, KS. In Kansas, the unit was mustered out of the service of the United States on July 28, 1865. Proceeding to Madison, WI, they were disbanded on August 2, 1865.
The Regiment lost 9 people to disease.
For Further Research
Search our collections for photos and artifacts from Wisconsin in the Civil War. Read about other Wisconsin Civil War regiments. For detailed regimental histories of the U.S. Civil War, consult the Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories.
The histories above, unless otherwise noted, are adopted from Charles E. Estabrook, ed., Records and Sketches of Military Organizations, (Madison, 1914).