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|Fifty-second Infantry. Lieut. -Col., Hiram J. Lewis. This regiment
was organized in five companies during the spring of 1865 and left the state by companies
in April. It was ordered to Holden, 248 miles from St. Louis, where it guarded workmen on
the Pacific railway and furnished scouting parties for protection against bushwhackers. On
June 21, it was assigned to duty at St. Louis and was mustered out Aug. 2. Its original
strength was 486. Gain by recruits, 25; total, 511. Loss by death, 6; desertion, 42;
transfer, 16; discharge, 41; mustered out, 406.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4