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                                          Prisoners of War

 

09 Jan 2006 
http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/library/or/117/0228.cfm
 
Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 4, Part 1 (Prisoners of War) 
PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC. 
HEADQUARTERS, Camp Douglas, Chicago, July 16, 1862. 

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN, 
Commissary-General of Prisoners, Detroit, Mich. 

COLONEL: I have the honor to acknowledge your letters of 14th and 15th. I forward herewith statement respecting five women who have been found among the prisoners. I shall be happy to receive any instructions regarding them which you may see occasion to give. Also a communication regarding John Hayes, a prisoners of war held here. Also copy of letter from Captain J. Christopher dated June 14, giving statement of various funds accrued in his hands belonging to this camp. 
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 
JOSEPH H. TUCKER, 
Colonel Sixty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, Commanding. 

(what follows in the letter is a list of prisoners which includes Bridget Higgins) JULY 16, 1862. 
Particulars respecting the five female prisoners in Camp Douglas: 

...Bridget Higgins, born in Galway, Ireland; came to America in 1857; was married in Baltimore. Her husband was obliged to join the Confederate Army about the 1st of October last and became a member of the Nelson Artillery. She has followed the fortunes of her husband since and they were taken prisoners at Island Numbers 10. Does not know that she has any relatives in this country.
 Is in delicate health. 

Webmaster has found a reference to a Pat Higgins of Nelson's Artillery
 The artillery unit was from Davidson County Tn. Best Guess
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tn/davidson/military/civilwar/rosters/nelsonar13gmt.txt 
Davidson County TN 
Nelson Artillery
Higgins, Pat.

Subject to user confirmation
View 1860 Tn Census Scan HIGGINS PATRIC 28 
        M W IREL TN DAVIDSON NASHVILLE P O
 Lists his profession as attendant at state hospital for insane and is listed with others in same occupation.
No Bridget mentioned in this census

. . . . . 
Fort McHenry Prison Record
 

No. Prisoner's Name Type 

1    A. J. Higgins, 
     Type of Prisoner Prisoner of War 
      Unit Name 12 VA Cav Co D
      Date of Registration 04/28/1863
      Date of Disposition 04/30/1863
      Place of Disposition Fort Monroe 

2   Eugene Higgins, 
     Type of Prisoner Political Prisoner
     Residence Baltimore
     Date of Registration 07/08/1861
     Date of Disposition 07/26/1861
     Place of Disposition Fort Lafayette (NY) 

3   John B. Higgins, 
     Type of Prisoner Political Prisoner
     Residence Unknown
     Date of Registration 08/13/1862
     Date of Disposition 08/25/1861
     Place of Disposition Fort Delaware (DE) 

4    John B. Higgins, 
       Type of Prisoner Political Prisoner
        Residence Winchester Va
        Date of Registration 10/29/1864
        Date of Disposition 12/02/1864
        Place of Disposition Released 
        Historical Notes Disloyal

      


ANDERSONVILLE

Andersonville Prison Record
 

      Map Andersonville
OFF SITE

No. Prisoner's Name Side Unit 

1   Abisher A. Higgins, 
      U
      23 Massachusetts Infantry
      Side Union 
      Unit Name 23 Massachusetts Infantry
      Regiment 23
      State Massachusetts
      Function Infantry
      Company B
      Rank Private
      Type Buried in National Cemetery 
      Capture Date 05/16/1864 
      Capture Site Drurys Bluff, Va
      Alternate Name Higgin

     Remarks A. A. HIGGINS [2]; A. HIGGINS [3]

2   Charles H. Higgins, 
     U
     16 Connecticut Infantry
     Side Union 
     Unit Name 16 Connecticut Infantry
                    Regiment 16
     State Connecticut
     Function Infantry
     Company C
     Rank Private
     Held at Andersonville and survived 
     Capture Date 04/20/1864 
     Capture Site Plymouth, Nc

     Alternate Name None 
     Remarks None

3   George Higgins
     U
     8 Maine Infantry
     Side Union 
     Unit Name 8 Maine Infantry
                       Regiment 8
     State Maine
     Function Infantry
     Company G
     Rank Private
     Held at Andersonville and survived 
      Capture Date 06/18/1864 
      Capture Site Petersburg, Va

      Alternate Name None 
       Remarks None


4   J. Higgins
     U
     2 New Jersey 
     Side Union 
     Unit Name 2 New Jersey 
                      Regiment 2
     State New Jersey
     Function Unknown
     Company C
     Rank Private
     Held at Andersonville and survived 
     Capture Date Unknown 
     Capture Site Unknown

     Alternate Name None 
      Remarks EXCHANGED SAVANNAH, GA NOVEMBER 14, 1864


5    J. Higgins, 
      
U
      5 Indiana Cavalry
      Side Union 
      Unit Name 5 Indiana Cavalry
                        Regiment 5
      State Indiana
      Function Cavalry
      Company A
      Rank Unknown
      Held at Andersonville and survived 
      Capture Date Unknown 
      Capture Site Unknown

      Alternate Name None 
      Remarks None

6    James Higgins
      U
      35 Ohio Infantry
      Side Union 
      Unit Name 35 Ohio Infantry
      Regiment 35
      State Ohio
      Function Infantry
      Company D
      Rank Private
      Type Buried in National Cemetery 
       Capture Date 09/20/1863 
       Capture Site Chickamauga, Ga

       Alternate Name None 
       Remarks J. W. HIGGINS, SERGEANT, C 14 OH, 08/18/1864 [3] 

http://www.scioto.org/OhioHistory/Military/CivilWar/andersonville-02.html 
(original Source)
A List of the Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville by Dorence Atwater (New York, 1890)
Grave No. Name Regiment-Company Died Cause
5123      HIGGINS, J. W. 14-C 18 Aug Diarrhea 


7     James Higgins
     U
       5 Indiana 
       Side Union 
       Unit Name 5 Indiana 
       Regiment 5
       State Indiana
       Function Unknown
       Company E
       Rank Private
       Held at Andersonville and survived 
       Capture Date Unknown 
       Capture Site Unknown

       Alternate Name None 
       Remarks 5 SQUAD, 2 MESS SENT TO MILLEN, GA NOVEMBER 11, 1864 

8     John Higgins
     U
       1 New York Cavalry
          Side Union 
        Unit Name 1 New York Cavalry
                          Regiment 1
        State New York
        Function Cavalry
        Company A
        Rank Private
        Type Reported to have died at Andersonville 
        Capture Date 10/02/1864 
        Capture Site Luray Valley, Va

         Alternate Name None 

         Remarks REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE


9      John Higgins, 
      U
        2 New York Mounted Rifles
        Side Union 
        Unit Name 2 New York Mounted Rifles
                          Regiment 2
        State New York
        Function Mounted Rifles
        Company C
        Rank Private 
        Held at Andersonville and survived 
        Capture Date 06/02/1864 
        Capture Site Cold Harbor, Va

        Alternate Name None 
         Remarks None


10    John Higgins
     U
       43 New York Infantry
           Side Union 
       Unit Name 43 New York Infantry
                          Regiment 43
       State New York
       Function Infantry
       Company H
       Rank Private
       Type Buried in National Cemetery 
       Capture Date Unknown 
       Capture Site Unknown
       
       Alternate Name None 
       Remarks J. HIGGINS, G 43 NY [3]


11    John Higgins
      U
       44 Illinois Infantry
        Side Union 
       Unit Name 44 Illinois Infantry
                          Regiment 44
       State Illinois
       Function Infantry
       Company C
       Rank Private
       Held at Andersonville and survived 
       Capture Date 09/20/1864 
       Capture Site Unknown

      Alternate Name None 
      Remarks RELEASED 12/10/1864 EXCHANGED CHARLESTON, S.C.

12   John Higgins
    U
       8 Connecticut Infantry
          Side Union 
       Unit Name 8 Connecticut Infantry
                        Regiment 8
       State Connecticut
       Function Infantry
       Company D
       Rank Private
       Held at Andersonville and survived 
       Capture Date 05/16/1864 
       Capture Site Drurys Bluff, Va

        Alternate Name None 
        Remarks None

13    John W. Higgins
    U
       3 Indiana 
          Side Union 
       Unit Name 3 Indiana 
                      Regiment 3
       State Indiana
       Function Unknown
       Company C
       Rank Corporal
       Held at Andersonville and survived 
       Capture Date Unknown 
       Capture Site Unknown

       Alternate Name None 
       Remarks 27 SQUAD, 1 MESS

14    John W. Higgins
    U
       3 Indiana Cavalry
          Side Union 
       Unit Name 3 Indiana Cavalry
                        Regiment 3
       State Indiana
       Function Cavalry
       Company B
       Rank Private
       Type Buried in National Cemetery 
       Capture Date Unknown 
       Capture Site Unknown

       Alternate Name None 

15   Jr. Higgins
    U
       5 Indiana 
          Side Union 
       Unit Name 5 Indiana 
                        Regiment 5
       State Indiana
       Function Unknown
       Company A
       Rank Private
       Held at Andersonville and survived 
       Capture Date Unknown 
       Capture Site Unknown

       Alternate Name None 
       Remarks 4 SQUAD, 2 MESS EXCHANGED APRIL 15, 1865


16    Martin Higgins
    U
       3 Indiana Cavalry
          Side Union 
       Unit Name 3 Indiana Cavalry
                        Regiment 3
      State Indiana
      Function Cavalry
      Company B
      Rank Private
      Type Buried in National Cemetery 
      Capture Date Unknown 
      Capture Site Unknown

      Alternate Name None 
      Remarks M. P. HIGGINS, GRAVE 2768, COMPANY C [3]

17   Peter Higgins
   U
      85 Illinois 
          Side Union 
      Unit Name 85 Illinois 
                         Regiment 85
      State Illinois
      Function Unknown
      Company B
      Rank Private
     Held at Andersonville and survived 
      Capture Date Unknown 
      Capture Site Unknown

      Alternate Name None 
      Remarks EXCHANGED ATLANTA, GA SEPTEMBER 19, 1864

18   Washington Higgins
   U
      89 Illinois Infantry
          Side Union 
      Unit Name 89 Illinois Infantry
                        Regiment 89
      State Illinois
      Function Infantry
      Company G
      Rank Private
      Type Buried in National Cemetery 
      Capture Date Unknown 
      Capture Site Unknown

      Alternate Name Haginis
      Remarks W. HAGINIS, COMPANY B, p. 5 [3]

19   William Higgins
    U
       1 Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
          Side Union 
        Unit Name 1 Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
                         Regiment 1
        State Massachusetts
        Function Heavy Artillery
        Company M
        Rank Private
        Type Reported to have died at Andersonville 
        Capture Date 06/22/1864 
        Capture Site Petersburg, Va

        Alternate Name None 
        Remarks REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

20     William Higgins
    U
         9 New York 
            Side Union 
         Unit Name 9 New York 
                          Regiment 9
         State New York
         Function Unknown
         Company C
         Rank Private
         Held at Andersonville and survived 
         Capture Date Unknown 
         Capture Site Unknown

         Alternate Name None 
         Remarks SENT TO MILLEN, GA OCTOBER 31, 1864

21      William A. Higgins
    U
          99 New York Infantry
              Side Union 
          Unit Name 99 New York Infantry
                             Regiment 99
          State New York
          Function Infantry
          Company B
          Rank Private
          Type Buried in National Cemetery 
          Capture Date Unknown 
          Capture Site Unknown

          Alternate Name None 
          Remarks WILLIAM HIGGINS [3]

22       William E. Higgins
    U
           53 Indiana Infantry
               Side Union 
           Unit Name 53 Indiana Infantry
                              Regiment 53
           State Indiana
           Function Infantry
           Company H
           Rank Private
           Type Buried in National Cemetery 
           Capture Date Unknown 
           Capture Site Unknown

           Alternate Name None 
           Remarks W. E. HIGGINS [2][3]; p. 10 [3] 

23        William M. Higgins
    U
           18 Ohio Infantry
               Side Union 
           Unit Name 18 Ohio Infantry
                              Regiment 18
           State Ohio
           Function Infantry
           Company G
           Rank Private
           Held at Andersonville and survived 
           Capture Date 09/20/1863 
           Capture Site Chickamauga, Ga

           Alternate Name None 
           Remarks None

24       H. C. Higginson
    U
          19 Illinois 
              Side Union 
          Unit Name 19 Illinois 
                             Regiment 19
          State Illinois
          Function Unknown
          Company K
          Rank Private
          Held at Andersonville and survived 
          Capture Date Unknown 
          Capture Site Unknown

          Alternate Name None 
          Remarks EXCHANGED AUGUST 2, 1864. 
                      MEMBER OF COMMITTEE
                      THAT TOOK PETITION TO WASHINGTON DC. 
                     
SEE p129 OF J M
                     
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