152nd New York Volunteer Infantry

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152nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Active October 14, 1862 - June 13, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Suffolk
New York City Draft Riots
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Second Battle of Petersburg
Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
Second Battle of Deep Bottom
Second Battle of Ream's Station
Appomattox Campaign
Battle of Sailor's Creek
Battle of Appomattox Court House

The 152nd New York Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 152nd New York Infantry was organized at Mohawk, New York, and mustered in for three years service on October 14, 1862, under the command of Colonel Leonard Boyer.

The regiment was attached to Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, to February 1863. District of Washington, XXII Corps, to April 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, VII Corps, Department of Virginia, to July 1863. Department of the East to October 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps, to June 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps, to June 1865.

The 152nd New York Infantry mustered out of service at Washington, D.C. on June 13, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Left New York for Washington, D.C., October 25, 1862. Duty in the defenses of Washington, D.C., until April 1863. Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April 18. Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to Bottom's Bridge July 1–7. Ordered to New York July 12. Duty at New York City July 16 to October 18. Rejoined Army of the Potomac in the field October 24. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7–8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6–7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6–7. At and near Stevensburg until May. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5–7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8–12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12–21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23–26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26–28. Totopotomoy May 28–31. Cold Harbor June 1–12. Before Petersburg June 16–18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22–23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27–29. Deep Bottom July 27–28. Demonstration north of the James August 13–20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14–18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27–28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5–7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29–31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3–9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. March to Washington, D.C., May 2–12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23.


The regiment lost a total of 161 men during service; 3 officers and 66 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 91 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Leonard Boyer
  • Colonel Alonzo Ferguson
  • Colonel George W. Thompson
  • Colonel James E. Curtis
  • Major Timothy O'Brien - commanded at the Battle of Mine Run
  • Major James E. Curtiss - commanded during the Appomattox Campaign

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion (Utica, NY: Press of L. C. Childs & Son), 1888.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.