52nd Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- The Army of the Cumberland. by Henry M. Cist. Brevet Brigadier General U.S.V.; A.A.G. on the staff of Major General Rosecrans, and the staff of Major General Thomas; Secretary of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. 289 pgs. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1882
- National Tribune. The Fourteenth Corps at Lovejoy Station. S.C. Hutchinson. May 10, 1883
- National Tribune. Last Words About Jonesboro. S.C. Hutchinson. June 28, 1883
- National Tribune. A Soldier's Gratitude. N.H. Bostwick. October 18, 1883
- National Tribune. The Charge at Kenesaw. Samuel Grimshaw. January 15, 1885
- National Tribune. The 52d Ohio. Samuel Grimshaw. October 3, 1889
- National Tribune. Kenesaw Mt. John Moore. April 3, 1890
- National Tribune. Kenesaw Mt. T.D. Neighbor. December 25, 1890
- The Charge at Kennesaw. A Gallant but Fruitless and Costly Attempt to Break the Rebel Line. Jesse S. Green, 52d Ohio. pgs. 354-356. In: Camp and Field. Sketches of Army Life. Written by those who followed the Flag. '61-'65. Compiled by W.F. Hinman, Author of "Corporal Si Klegg and His Pard," etc. 704 pgs. The N.G. Hamilton Publishing Co. Cleveland, O. 1892. Thanks to L.M. Strayer for this reference
- National Tribune. At Chickamauga. Julius B. Work. September 28, 1893
- National Tribune. At Chickamauga. Joseph Swan. November 30, 1893
- National Tribune. Perryville. J.B. Work. December 21, 1893
- National Tribune. When and Where. It Was on Monday Night, Sept., 22d, 1863, Near Midnight, that Those Guns Were Wrapped. Isaac Cates. April 12, 1894
- National Tribune. A Rebel Spy. Cute Trick Played by a Mysterious Individual at Kenesaw. John Moore. November 14, 1895
- McCook's Brigade at the Assault Upon Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. Captain F.B. James. 52nd O.V.I. From: Sketches of War History. MOLLUS. Ohio Vol. 4. Robert Clarke. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1896. pp. 255-77. 11 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v4. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
Also reprinted in: The Atlanta Papers. Kerksis, Wallace, Bearss. Morningside Bookshop Press. Dayton. Ohio 1980
- National Tribune. One of McCook's Boys. The Army of Kentucky. Story of Kirby Smith's Second Invasion. Anonymous. February 20, 1896 and February 27, 1896
- National Tribune. A Famous Retreat. What the 52d Ohio had to do When Nelson Moved Back. J.B. Work. July 16, 1896
- National Tribune. Not Their Chattels. Comrade Bowers Declared to be Wrong About Nelson's Retreat. Joseph C. Rogers. July 23, 1896. Perryville
- 52nd O.V.I. Then and Now. James T. Holmes. Late Bv't Liet. Col. U.S.V. 285 pgs. Berlin Printing Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1898. Volume I. Copyright 1922 by Lawrence A. Holmes.
- Dan McCook's Regiment, 52nd O.V.I.. A History of the Regiment, Its Campaigns and Battles. From 1862 to 1865. By Rev. Nixon B. Stewart. Sergt. Co. E., 52nd O.V.I. Published by the Author. 1900
Reprint: Dan McCook's Regiment. 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1862-1865. Nixon B. Stewart. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 1999
- Re-union of Col. Dan McCook's Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth A.C., "Army of the Cumberland" : assault of Col. Dan McCook's Brigade on Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864 / August 27th and 29th, 1900...Chicago. Ill. Edited by J.B. Work. Allied Printing. Chicago. Illinois. 1901. Call# 973.76 M1363. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Lets Save Our Comrade!. Concerns Sergeant Howell B. Treat. Co I. 52nd OVI. On pg. 328 of Deeds of Valor: How America's Civil War Heroes Won the Medal of Honor. Edited by W.F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel. 558 pgs. Perrien-Keydel Co. Detroit. Michigan. 1903: Reprint of above by Longmeadow Press. Stamford. CT. 1992
- Perryville and the Kentucky Campaign of 1862. Frank B. James. From: Sketches of War History. MOLLUS. Ohio. Vol. 5. Robert Clarke. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1903. pp. 130-66. 18 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v5. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- National Tribune. The Battle of Perryville as Seen by a Member of Sheridan's Division. Samuel Grimshaw. September 17, 1903
- Richmond Revisited by a Federal; 1865-1905. James T. Holmes. 36 pgs. The Berlin Printing Company. Columbus. O. 1905
- National Tribune. Death of General Hacker. John Moore. July 27, 1905. Death of General Charles Harker
- Roster of the Survivors of Col. Dan. McCook's 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1907. Third Brigade Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland. 31st Annual Reunion at Stuebenville. Ohio. Aug. 28, and 29. 1907
- A Sketch of Company D of the Fifty-Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The First Centennial Atlas of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Including a Map of the State of Ohio 1908. pgs 117-119. 1908
- National Tribune. Injustice to Brigade. Samuel Grimshaw. October 7, 1909. Jonesboro
- In Memoriam James C. Michie. Anonymous. 39 pgs. Press of the U.S. Ptg. Co. 1911. CSmH
- Colonel Archibald Gracie's The Truth About Chickamauga. A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandry of the Loyal Legion. February 7th, 1912. by Edward L. Anderson, Captain 52nd O.V.I. 27 pgs.
Also Published in JUSCA. Journal United States Cavalry Association. pgs. 185-206. XXIII. 1912
Reprint: Colonel Archibald Gracie's The Truth About Chickamauga. A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandry of the Loyal Legion. February 7th, 1912. by Edward L. Anderson, Captain 52nd O.V.I. 27 pgs. Morningside House Press. Dayton. Ohio. 1987
- National Tribune. Doings at Kenesaw Mt. Samuel Grimshaw. November 12, 1912
- National Tribune. At Kenesaw Mt.. J.D. Kirkpatrick. May 28, 1914
- The American Family of Obadiah Holmes, by Col. J.T. Holmes. James T. Holmes. 247 pgs. Stoneman Press. Columbus. O. ca. 1915
- War Reminiscences by P.Y. Barnes. Philander Y. Barnes. 26 pgs. S.F. Rose Printer. Shiloh. Ohio. 1925. Call# PA Box 726 26. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Outline Of Pleasure Trip by P. Y. Barnes of Shiloh, Ohio. Philander Y. Barnes. 14 pgs. S.F. Rose Printer. Shiloh. Ohio. 1926. Wounded during the Civil War at Atlanta, Barnes writes of his 1923 auto trip to that city. Found on an eBay auction that ended on September 3, 2006
- Styles W. Porter Diary. Sgt. Styles W. Porter. Co. G. 52nd OVI. Diary Aug 1863 - June 1865. Typscript copy. Call# VOL 317. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Civil War Diary. Private William Kenneth Armstrong, Co. D, 52nd Ohio Volunteer Militia. William K. Armstrong. Edited by Davis C. Richmond. 55pgs. NL. NP. ND. appdx, illus, port. (entries from 4/1/1863 - 6/27/1864 - when mortally wounded in Kenesaw assault.)
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Regimental Colors of the 52nd O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- Movements and Positions in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain: The Memoir of Colonel James T. Holmes, 52d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Colonel James T. Holmes, 52nd O.V.I. Edited by Garth D. Bishop. With an introduction and annotations by Mark A. Smith. softcover (6 x 9), ca. 15 photos, appendix, index. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Jefferson. NC. Orders accepted for shipment in fall 2018.
Colonel Daniel McCook 52nd O.V.I.
Mortally wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia
June 27, 1864
HistoryOrganized in August, 1862, under Colonel Dan McCook, it immediately went to the field, operating in Kentucky against the invasion of Bragg. After the battle of Perryville the Regiment performed garrison duty at Nashville until March, 1863; moved into Alabama in September and then to Chickamauga, where it performed good service in that sanguinary battle. It stormed Mission Ridge with Sherman, and followed Bragg's retreating army to Ringgold; turning again it marched into East Tennessee to the relief of Knoxville. In May the Regiment joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign and fought at Dalton, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Jonesboro. At Kenesaw Colonel McCook was mortally wounded. From Atlanta the 52d moved with Sherman to the sea, thence through the Carolina's, and was mustered out at Washington June 3d, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium52nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, August, 1862. Left State for Lexington, Ky., August 25. Attached to 36th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 36th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to relief of General Nelson August 29-September 1. Action at Richmond August 30. Kentucky River August 31. Lexington September 2. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard. Ky., October 3-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Action at Mitchellsville November 5. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till March, 1863. Escort ammunition trains to Stone's River December 28-80, 1862. Moved to Brentwood, Tenn., March, 1863, and duty there till June 5. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and duty there till July 16. Garrison duty at Nashville, Tenn., till August 20. March to Bridgeport, Ala., via Franklin, Columbia, Athens and Huntsville. August 20-September 14. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Duty in Lookout Valley till November 6. (Temporarily attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps.) At Chickamauga Creek till November 24. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 24-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 18. At North Chickamauga and McAffee's Church, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Louisville November 30. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C, via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand review May 24. Mustered out June 3, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 94 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 270.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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