52nd United States Colored Infantry Regiment
|52nd United States Colored Infantry|
|Active||March 11, 1864 - May 5, 1866|
|Engagements||Action at Coleman's Plantation|
The 52nd United States Colored Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was composed of African American enlisted men commanded by white officers and was authorized by the Bureau of Colored Troops which was created by the United States War Department on May 22, 1863.
The 52nd U.S. Colored Infantry was organized from the 2nd Mississippi Infantry (African Descent) on March 11, 1864 for three-year service.
The regiment was attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to October 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, XVI Corps, to November 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to February 1865. Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Department of Mississippi, to May 1866.
The 52nd U.S. Colored Infantry mustered out of service May 5, 1866.
Post and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Mississippi, until June 1865. Action at Coleman's Plantation, Port Gibson, July 4, 1864. Bayou Liddell October 15. Duty at various points in the Department of Mississippi and the Department of the Gulf until May 1866.
- List of United States Colored Troops Civil War Units
- United States Colored Troops
- List of Mississippi Union Civil War units
- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.