52nd Regiment North Carolina Troops

Descendants Association

(At Petersburg - Hill's Third Corps, Heth's Division, MacRae's Brigade)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The 52nd Regiment, North Carolina Troops completed its organization at Camp Mangum near Raleigh, North Carolina in April of 1862. Its soldiers were raised in the counties of Cabarrus, Randolph, Gates, Chowan, Stokes, Richmond, Wilkes, Lincoln, Stanly, and Forsyth. The regiment fought at Goldsboro, then moved to Virginia where it was brigaded under Generals' Pettigrew, Kirkland, and MacRae. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg, had 2 killed and 25 wounded in the fight at Bristoe, and surrendered with only 6 officers and 60 men. Its commanders were Colonels James K. Marshall and Marcus A. Parks, Lieutenant Colonels Eric Erson and Benjamin F. Little, and Major John Q. Richardson.


The Nixon Brothers

and The Dry Pond Dixies


Soldier's Notes


52nd Regiment North Carolina Troops

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 52nd Regiment North Carolina Troops who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "52nd NC" in the subject line and provide other details, if possible, in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.


Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died


Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial sculpted by Moses Ezekiel

located at Arlington National Cemetery



The Remembrance Wall

The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier

At Pamplin Historical Park ...

Another Great Way To Honor The Memory Of Your American Soldier

click on this link




Important Links

North Carolina

Sons of Confederate Veterans


52nd North Carolina Infantry



Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier


Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives


Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene



Also For Glory by

Don Ernsberger





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