Brief Historical Sketch of the
One Hundred and Fifty-Second Regiment of Infantry
compiled from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer
and New York in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865 by Frederick Phisterer
Typed by Marion Brophy November 2000
Colonel Leonard Boyer received authority , August 23, 1861, to recruit this regiment in the 20th Senatorial District of the State; it was organized at Mohawk and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years October 14 1862 The majority of the volunteers serving in the 152nd Infantry were drawn from Herkimer and Otsego Counties as follows: A, Herkimer, Little Falls and Mannheim; B, Warren, Ohio, Richfield, Norway, Newport, Russia and Wilmurt; C, Mohawk and Morris; D, Stark, Springfield, Warren, Otsego and Richfield; E, Litchfield, Winfield, Danube, Schuyler, Columbia and Springfield; F, Little Falls, Fairfield, Mannheim, Warren, Newport and Danube; G. Otego, Butternuts, Oneonta, Otsego and Exeter; H, Hartwick, Laurens, New Lisbon, Pittsfield, Milford and Maryland; I, Roseboom, Otsego, Worcester, Laurens, Burlington, Springfield, Richfield, Hartwick, New Lisbon and Stark; and K Frankfort, Warren, Roseboom, German Flatts, Little Falls, Worcester, Richfield, Columbia and Herkimer
The regiment left the State for Washington, D.C. October 25, 1862. They were assigned to duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. till April, 1863. They were 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 till May. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania 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. Demonstra- tion 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 till May 2. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23, Mustered out at Washington. D.C., June 13, 1865.
The Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 91 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161