Indiana 52nd Infantry (Union)

    01 Feb 1862

    Indiana 52nd Infantry organized at Indiana.

    11 Feb 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Fort Donelson at Fort Donelson, TN.

    The Battle of Fort Donelson
    The Battle of Fort Donelson

    Early in the war, Union commanders realized control of the major rivers would be the key to success in the Western Theater. Read More

    29 Apr 1862

    Participated in the Siege of Corinth at Corinth, MS.

    The Siege of Corinth
    The Siege of Corinth

    Union forces had captured the railroad junction and important transportation center at Corinth, Mississippi in the spring of 1862 after their victory at Shiloh. After the Battle of Iuka in September, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Confederate Army of the West marched to Ripley, Mississippi where it joined Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn's Army of West Tennessee. Van Dorn took command of the combined force numbering about 22,000 men. The Rebels marched southeast toward Corinth, hoping to recapture it and then sweep int… Read More

    09 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Pleasant Hill at Desoto Parish, Louisiana; Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

    18 May 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Yellow Bayou at Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

    14 Jul 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Tupelo at Tupelo, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Tupelo
    The Battle of Tupelo

    Union Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Smith, commanding the Sixteenth Corps with more than 14,000 men, left LaGrange, Tennessee on July 5, 1864, and advanced south. Smith's mission was to insure that Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest and his cavalry did not raid Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's railroad supply line in middle Tennessee supporting the campaign against Atlanta. Laying waste to the countryside as he advanced, Smith reached Pontotoc, Mississippi, on July 11th. Forrest was in nearby Okolona with about 6,000 men, bu… Read More

    23 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Edward H. Wolfe.

    23 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Colonel David Moore.

    Colonel David Moore

    23 Oct 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Westport at Westport, Missouri.

    The Battle of Westport
    The Battle of Westport

    The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, was the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's 1864 Missouri campaign. Directions guide the visitor to the first of twenty-five narrative markers on a 32-mile, self-guided automobile tour and a self-guided walking tour of Byram's Ford and the Big Blue Battlefield. Each marker provides directions to the next stop on the tour. A written brochure is available from the Battle of Westport Visitor Cen… Read More

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Zalmon S. Main.

    Lieutenant Colonel Zalmon S. Main

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Kenner Garrard.

    Brigadier General Kenner Garrard

    15 Dec 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Nashville
    The Battle of Nashville

    Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys… Read More

    09 Apr 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Fort Blakeley at Baldwin County, Alabama.

    The Battle of Fort Blakeley
    The Battle of Fort Blakeley

    Although the harbor of Mobile Bay had been closed to blockade running traffic since mid-summer 1864 with Admiral David G. Farragut's victory there, the port city of Mobile still remained in Confederate control. In late March 1865, two Federal infantry columns converged on the defenses of the city at Fort Blakeley and Spanish Fort. One force of 13,000 Union soldiers commanded by Gen. Frederick Steele moved west from Pensacola with orders to take Blakely from the rear. Union Gen. Edward R.S. Canby's Sixteent… Read More

    10 Sep 1865

    Indiana 52nd Infantry mustered out at Indiana.