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U.S. Marine Capt. Beau Higgins
http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Sep1998/980924-F-3150R-518.html



U.S. Marine Capt. Beau Higgins, of New Orleans, La.,
maintains a steady pace along the course as he nears the finishing point for the 30 kilometer Viking Run in the country side of Ilidza, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Sept. 24, 1998. The Norwegian Army Telemark Company is hosting the Viking Run, an annual physical fitness test in the Norwegian Army. It consists of running 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) over rough terrain wearing a combat uniform, flack-jacket, long-barrel rifle, 2 full ammunition magazines, and a helmet totaling a minimum of 11 kilograms. One-hundred-five members of the NATO Stabilization Force are participating in the endurance run. Higgins finished the race in 3 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds.
 DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew P. Robinson, U.S. Air Force. (Released)  
LINK TO LARGE COPY OF IMAGE
http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Sep1998/980924-F-3150R-518.jpg

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Higgins information extracted from Book
"Index to Old War Pension Files, 1815-1926" Page 336

Editors Note: File Numbers mentioned are assumed to be Pension Department of united states government at time of publishing of book mentioned above and not National Archives reference numbers
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Last Name -First Name -------Information
HIGGENS PATRICK alias Patrick Haigins,IC-2096
    File #1523,filed in 1837 in South Carolina, served in
    Company A of 4th U.S. Artillery in 1832-1837

HIGGINS ALEXANDER - ,widow Lydia
W Higgins
, IC-285759 WO-994955 & 751025 for service in Co. D of the 1st Maine Co. I of the 25th Maine Infantry, he also served in the Co. G of the 2nd U.S. Artillery in 1848 as a private.

HIGGINS, CYRUS H.- IC-8866 file #5524 filed in 1858 in Ohio, served on Co. K of 2nd U.S. Cavalry in 1855-1858 as a private ,no war action.

HIGGINS, DAVID - Widow Susan C.,WC-7551 file # 27942  filed January 7,1881 in Maine ,IC-8965 file # 19704,served in Co. E. of the 9th U.S. Infantry in the Mexican war as a corporal.

HIGGINS, EZRA W.- Widow Delia R., Mexican War SC-10264, late (?) War, O-#602565 filed in New York but no date given ,served in Co. H of 4th New York Infantry and Co. H of 5th New York Heavy Artillery.
   
Census Information: 1880 NY

HIGGINS, HARVEY -aliases Norwood Higgins & James
Higgins, IA-23443R filed January 5,1884 in
Massachusetts, served Co. I of the 7th U.S. in the Mexican War
 as a Private, also see Late War file W-#339894,widow was not named
on file.

HIGGINS, HUGH- Army IC-1410784 filed in California ,no
date given, served in Co. C of 1st U.S. Cavalry which
became the 4th U.S. Cavalry serving from 1857-1862 and
also served in the Ordinance Department of the U.S
Army 1862 - 1865.

HIGGINS, ISRAEL R.- IC-4277 file # 19702 filed in 1848
in Maine ,served in Captain Thompsons & Captain
Bodfish's (Co.s K & G )of the 9th U.S. Infantry in the
Mexican War as a Private 1847-1848.

HIGGINS, JAMES - IC- 8016 file # 27998 filed in 1854
in New York ,served in Co. B of 2nd U.S. Infantry in
1852-1853 as a Private, No war.

HIGGINS, JAMES - see Harvey Higgins

HIGGINS, JAMES - Widow Sarah ,WF-#577 filed in November
1834 (no state given) served as a Seaman on the "Constitution" in 1834

HIGGINS, JOHN -IC-4298 file # 19990 filed in 1849 in
Massachusetts ,served in Co. F. of the 1st
Massachusetts Volunteers in the Mexican War as a
2nd Lieutenant.

HIGGINS, JOHN -IC-478252 file # 48949 filed May 26 1887
in California ,served Co. M of 2nd U. S. Artillery &
in the 5th N.J. Battery of Artillery in 1857-1862.

HIGGINS, JOSEPH E.-168329 file #46111 filed in 1853 in
Michigan ,served Co. K. of the 7th U.S. Infantry in
the Mexican War as a Private.

HIGGINS, MARTIN - IF-# 746 filed in January 1853 (no
state given ) served as a Coal Heaver on the U.S. Ship
"Mississippi" in 1842.

HIGGINS, MAURICE R.-widow Catherine,WA-20233 filed June
26 1880 in Minnesota served in the U.S. Infantry 1834-
1837 as a Private.

HIGGINS, MICHAEL -IA-26095 abandoned (?),filed October 7
1896 in Iowa ,served in Co. D. of the 7th U.S.
Infantry in 1849-1859.

HIGGINS, NELSON - IA 22344R filed October 23 1882 in
Vermont ,Mexican War S-#8541 ,served in Company D of 
The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War.

HIGGINS, NOAH - widow Rebecca ,WF-#573 filed in April
1849 (no state given) served as a Seaman on the
"Constitution" in 1837.

HIGGINS, NORWOOD- See Harvey Higgins

HIGGINS, WEBSTER- IC-8955 file # 27984 filed in 1858 in
New York ,served in Co. K of 2nd U.S. Artillery in
1853- 1858,no war.

HIGGINS, WESLEY- IA-20234R filed April 26 1880 in
Kansas, Mexican War W-#6911,served in Roy's Missouri
Volunteers in the Mexican War as a Private.

HIGGINS, WILLIAM- widow Bridget, Civil War
IC-928375,WO-116942 & WC-910293 filed in California
(no date Given)
served in Co. B. of 5th U.S. Infantry in 1857-1862 as
a Private and as a Corporal in an Ordinance Detachment
in the U.S. Army in 1863-1864.

HIGGINS, WILLIAM- IC-4402 file # 5521 filed in 1848 in
Ohio ,Mexican War SC-7025,served in Co. G. of 1st U.S.
Mounted Rifles in Mexican War.

HIGGINS, WILLIAM- WA-1229R filed in 1861,(no state
given), served as a Seaman on "North Carolina" in 1858.
no war.

HIGGINS, WILLIAM S.-widow Sarah L.,WO-857426 filed in
Maryland (no date given), served in Battery F. of 4th
U.S. Artillery in 1856-1861 and also as a Landsmen on
the U.S. Ships "North Carolina" and "Supply" in 1855-
1856.

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http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/jhiggins.htm

From a contemporary press report: 14 August 2000 
Army Sergeant James Higgins was killed November 1,
1950, during the battle of Unsan, in North Korea,
while attached to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th
Calvary Regiment. 

Friday, his remains were finally buried at Arlington
National Cemetery. 
His brother David Higgins, 63, of Lutz, last saw James
when David was 12 years old. Of the 12 siblings from Benham, Kentucky, only David and a sister remain, though about 100 relatives were expected to attend the ceremony. 
"We're very thankful to get him back home, to the soil of the United States,'' Higgins 
said. "It's been like an open wound in the family for the past 50 years.'' 
Another soldier who had been taken prisoner during the battle told Higgins' parents that a grenade killed their son. The man returned Higgins' dog tags to the family during a visit to Kentucky after the man was released by the North Koreans. 
Higgins' remains were recently positively identified through DNA testing and returned. 

***
James Thomas Higgins 
Harlan, Kentucky 
Born 1930 
Sergeant, U.S. Army 
Killed in Action 
Died November 1, 1950 in Korea 
Sergeant Higgins was a member of the 8th Cavalry
Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in
Action while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North
Korea on November 1, 1950. 
Sergeant Higgins was awarded the Purple Heart. 

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http://www.nps.gov/vick/cs_cmnd/higgins.htm

Vicksburg Civil war Statue honoring
Colonel Edward Higgins
Cost: Unknown, by the state of Louisiana
Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson
Erected: 1915
Location: Louisiana Circle 
See web link for image
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http://skaneateles.org/143_inf/143_inf.html

143rd New York Volunteer Infantry 
"Sullivan County Regiment
Officers of the Regiment
Majors
JOHN HIGGINS, from January 9, 1864, to May 16, 1865
Captains: Of Company D.
JOHN HIGGINS, from October 8, 1862, to January 9, 1864.
Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the
State of New York for the Year 1904. No. 38. Albany,
NY: Brandow, 1905, pages 557-687.

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http://www.piperspages.com/Marshall/CivilWarRosters.htm

47th(Illinois) As Re-Organized
Date of Enlistment 1864 
Company K 
Higgins, John, Bell Plain

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http://gwillritter.tripod.com/jarletters2.htm

Civil War Letters of Captain John A. Ritter, M.D.
49th Indiana Volunteers
Mention of:
Billy Higgins fell down and dislocated his arm
Liut. James W. Higgins 
Wm. L. Higgins 
R. Higgins 

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http://www.geocities.com/~micivilwar/infantry/12compa.htm

12th Michigan Infantry
ENLISTED MEN 
Higgins, Benjamin F. Cass Co. 24 
Higgins, James P. Cass Co. 18 
Higgins, John Newburg 19 

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http://w3.one.net/~gilkison/genealogy/ky10cav/company_L.html

10th Kentucky Cavalry
Private James Higgins

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http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/captains.htm

DeWitt Colony
Militia Captains
Wars with Mexico
Muster Roll Somervell Expedition 20 Nov 1842
Capt. Coe's Company, 1st Regiment South Western Army
Col. James R. Cook Commanding
PRIVATES
Thompson Higgins,
William A. Higgins
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http://www.cc.utah.edu/~joseph/MBatallion.html "
[Broken Link - 20 December 2002]

The Mormon Batallion (1846-1847) Roster
Company D
Officers
Nelson Higgins, Captain 
Privates
Alfred Higgins
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http://home.okstate.edu/homepages.nsf/toc/11th.htm

11th Kentucky Infantry Regiment
Assistant Surgeons: James T. Higgins
another site with mention of same regiment
http://www.burgoo.com/11throster.html

ASST. SURGS. James T. Higgins

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http://web2.iadfw.net/mbusby/ngetty.htm

86th N.Y. Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin L. Higgins (w)

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http://www.islands.vi/~gmartin/43tnroster.html

Forty-third Regiment Tennessee Volunteers
Confederate States Army
Company I
Privates
J. D. Higgins

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rbrown/litch-rev/newmilford.htm

Honor Roll OF Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers
Josephine Ellis Richards, Editor
PUBLISHED BY
Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Litchfield, Conn. 1912
Town of: New Milford
Men who served in Lieutenant-Colonal Josiah Starr's
Regiment: James Higgins


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Military history of Wayne County, N.Y. and Military register. 
Wayne County in the Civil War, 1861-1865
published 1883

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANY5059

MILITARY HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY. 171
(These are names from War of 1812)
SIXTEENTH RIFLEMEN.
. David C. Higgins, Surgeon, Williamson.

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230 MILITARY HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY.
CAPTAIN SMITH’S COMPANY.
Privates;
William Higgins

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MILITARY HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY. 236
David C. Higgins

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MILITARY HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY. 237
CAPTAIN PULLEN’S COMPANY IN COLONEL HOPKINS REGIMENT
 FROM AUGUST 25 TO NOVEMBER 8, 1814.
Corporal; Daniel Higgins,

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Below are Civil War Soldiers
(appendix a104) LIST OF SOLDIERS
James Higgins. Sept. 1, ‘61, 1st L. A.; promoted
Corporal and Q. M. Sergt. for gallant conduct; discharged June 17, ‘65.
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(appendix a 151)
William J. Higgins. Aug. 29, ‘61, 8th Cay. Co. I;
taken prisoner in Va., June 8, ‘63, 
and held thirty days; discharged Dec. 30, ‘63.
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(appendix a 158 LIST OF SOLDIERS)
Alasco W. Higgins. Dec. 31, ‘62, 111th Inf. Co. E;
wounded at Gettysburgh, (sic)
July 2, ‘63, and died Aug. 1, ‘63; buried in the
National Cemetery, at that place.

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http://www.marshfield.net/kwvets.html

Korean War Veterans
Town of Marshfield MA
June 25, 1953 to January 31, 1955
Acts of 1953 C - 440 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Adjutant General's Office / Military Division /
Records Section 

Researched by: Robert F. Cheeseman December - 1999
Validated - November 22, 2000 by: Charles Kearney
(Town Veteran Graves Officer) 
Higgins, Eugene F. Army 

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http://www.nps.gov/vick/parole/cp_h.htm

Soldiers - Confederate 
Confederate Parole Records - H

Last First MI Unit State Unit paroled Company At 
HIGGINS E M        PVT  39TH GA INF K FIELD
HIGGINS EDWARD COL  FIELD
HIGGINS EDWARD PVT  23RD AL INF D FIELD
HIGGINS J D         PVT  36TH GA INF C FIELD
HIGGINS J H         PVT  43RD GA INF D FIELD
HIGGINS J H         PVT  WADDEL'S AL ART HOSP
HIGGINS J W        PVT  WARD'S MS LAR C FIELD
HIGGINS JAMES A PVT 36TH GA INF E HOSP #2
HIGGINS JOHN M  SGT 36TH GA INF E FIELD
HIGGINS JOHN      PVT 1ST MO INF B FIELD
HIGGINS WILLIAM PVT 62ND TN INF B FIELD

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http://www.nps.gov/anti/12th_Corps.htm


Army of the Potomac 
Twelfth Corps 

FIRST DIVISION 
First Brigade
BGen Samuel W. Crawford (w),
Col Joseph F. Knipe
10th Maine, Col George L. Beal (w)
28th New York, Capt William H. H. Mapes
46th Pennsylvania, Col Joseph F. Knipe, LtCol James L. Selfridge 
124th Pennsylvania, Col Joseph W. Hawley (w), MajIsaac L. Haldeman
125th Pennsylvania, Col. JACOB HIGGINS
128th Pennsylvania, Col Samuel Croasdale (k), LtCol William W. Hammersly, 
         Maj Joel B. Wanner

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Mexican War excerpt from
History of Clarendon from 1810 to 1888
published 1889
164 HISTORY OF CLARENDON

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANY7530

Martin Higgins left Schenectady for the Mexican war
while working on the New York Central Railroad, which
was then new, in May, 184~, with twenty-five other
men. They took a steamer down the Hudson to New York, and
then by steanier to Mexico. After landing, they
marched every night through the mountains in order to escape
the Mexicans. Martin was present at the street fight
in the City of Mexico, when the City Hall was taken;
and he was neither wounded or sick during the
campaign, and was mustered out at Washington in 1849.
(also noted)
Martin Higgins, who was working on the New York Central Railroad
at Schenectady,in May,1847. With
twenty-five other volunteers, he steamed down the
Hudson to New York, and was transported to Mexico. The
soldiers marched for nights in the mountains, in order to avoid
the natives, and join the grand army. Martin was
present at the street fight in the City of Mexico,
when the City Hall surrendered to the forces under
General Scott. Not one of the dusky Mexicans succeeded
in running Higgins through with a lance, or with their
muskets leaving some of his Irish blood to make green
the streets of their lovely city.
He escaped all the diseases peculiar to that climate,
and returned in fine condition to New York, thence to
Washington, where he was discharged in 1849, when the
Whigs ruled the nation.
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http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANY7530

EARLY MILITARY HISTORY
Daniel F. St. John also gives us information in
relation to the militia of 1841 to 1843. At this time
John Berry, of Ilolley, was a colonel, and Higgins, of
Kendall, and John B. Lee brigadier-general.

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CIVIL WAR

Yates County's (N.Y.)"boys in blue", 1861-1865 : who
they were and what they did./Published 1926

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANY5096


pg. 44 YATES COUNTY’S “BOYS IN BLUE”
SAMUEL HIGGINS enlisted in Co. A at Dundee Oct. 14,
aged 30 years. Joined for duty and enrolled at Cortland Nov. 29. Discharged
for disability March 12, 1863, at Summit House Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

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YATES COUNTY’S “BOYS IN BLUE ‘ pg.173
1865
JOHN HIGGINS. Enlisted and mustered into the U. S.
service at Avon Jan. 20, to serve 3 years, aged 20 years. Assigned to the
100th Inf. Deserted Jan. 25, at Elmira. Canadian substitute for George MeAllaster, of Milo.
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Status when draft act enacted (editors note)
pg 189
Samuel Higgins, In service at date of Act.
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pg 195
Substitutes Voluntarily furnished
Substitute----Mustered---Reg't----Principal
John Higgins , Jan 20,1865 ,deserted, Geo. McAllister 


It is noted that John Higgins was from Canada
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Revolutionary War
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANX0501

General history of Duchess County from 1609 to 1876,
inclusive : illustrated with numerous wood-cuts, maps,
and full-page engravings by Philip Henry Smith in 1877

At an early period during the Revolution, one sergeant
and fourteen privates from each regiment within the
county were sent to Fishkill to erect barracks. Each
man so drafted was to furnish himself either with a
good sufficient spade, shovel~stubbing hoe, felling
ax, or corn hoe, and every other necessary for his accommodation.

[Return of Militia officers for Southeast Precinct, Duchess Co. N. Y.]

SOUTHEAST PRECINCT COMMITTEE, August 21St, 1775.
Pursuant to a Resolution of Provincial Congress,
Ordered ‘that Thomas Baldwin, Esquire, and Mr.
Nathaniel Foster, two of the members of this
Committee, notify the Militia of this Precinct,
Consisting of one Beat (lately Commanded by John~
Field, as Captain) to appear on the 25th instant at
the place of parade, that the said Militia, under the
direction and inspection of the said Baldwin and
Foster, may arrange themselves into a military
company, agreeable to said Resolution of Congress.
That said Militia do then and there make choice
of military officers by a majority of votes, to take
the command of said company, and that the said Baldwin
and Foster make.return of their doings to the chairman
of this Committee.
JOSEPH CRANE, Chairman.

Having duly executed the above Order of Committee, we
hereby certify that the Company of Militia of said
Southeast Precinct, agreeable to said order, did
assemble; and they have, by a fair majority of votes,
made choice of Commissioned Officers to take command
of said company, agreeable to the Resolution of
Congress, as follows, viz :—William Mott, Captain;
Benjamin Higgins, First Lieutenant; Ebenezer Gage,
Second Lieutenant; Nathaniel Green, Jun., Ensign.
THOMAS BALDWIN
Test, NATHANIEL FOSTER..
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CIVIL WAR
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANU4547-0013

Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies
in the War of the Rebellion. / Series I - Volume 13:
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (May 14, 1862 - April 7, 1863)
pg.570 SOUTH ATLANTIC BLOCKADING SQUADRON
W. H. Higgins, landsman
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http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANU4547-0014

Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies
in the War of the Rebellion. / Series I - Volume 14:
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (April 7, 1863 - September 30, 1863
SOUTH ATLANTIC BLOCKADING SQUADRON. pg.677
Order of the Secretary of the Navy to Rear-Admiral
Dahlgren, C/IS.
Navy, regarding arrangements for the raising of the U.S. S. Keokuk.

NAVY DEPARTMENT, September 28, 1863.
SIR: The Department has agreed upon the terms of a
contract with Messrs. Whitney (the original contractor of the
Keokuk) and Johnson Higgins, of New York, for the
raising of the Keokuk. A copy of the contract will be
sent to you at an early day.
In the meantime the agent or agents of the contractors go to visit the wreck in the schooner John G. Rotch, and you will permit then to make such arrangements for prosecuting the work as are necessary.
Very respectfully,
GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Navy.
Rear-Admiral JOHN A. DAHLGREN,
Comdg. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, off Charleston.
Many other references to Higgins at this website.
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANU4547-0015

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http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANU4519-0010

The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the
official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
/ Series 1 - Volume 10 (Part I) page 515
Letter mentioning Corporal Higgins
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http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ANU4519-0013

The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the
official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
/ Series 1 - Volume 11 (Part II) page 828
Report of those who distinguished themselves in the
Thirty-eighth Regiment Virginia Volunteers at the
battle of lJialvern Hill, July 1.
Company G.— mention of H. D. Higgins
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page 855 SEVEN-PAYS’ BATTLE~3. CHAP. XXIII.] 
mention of Lieutenant Higgins 
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SEVEN-DAYS’ BATTLES.
873
mention of Lieutenant Higgins 
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SEVEN—DAYS’ BATTLES. pg.875
If entire reference read , may give full details of
military affiliation Second brigade Unknown division unknown regiment
Confederate
Lieut. W. W. Higgins, of Company G, was conspicuous
for his coolness and bravery during the battle,
fighting the Zonaves and bringing them to a
stand-still with 30 men.

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Reference: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/mohciv.htm


CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT 
THOMAS J. HIGGINS, 

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 99th
Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg,
Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered service at: Barry, Pike
County, Ill. Birth: Canada. Date of issue: 1 April
1898. Citation: When his regiment fell back in the
assault, repulsed, this soldier continued to advance
and planted the flag on the parapet, where he was 
captured by the enemy. 
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Reference:
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/mohind.htm


INDIAN WAR PERIOD MEDALS OF HONOR
THOMAS P. HIGGINS, 

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S.
Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October
1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date
of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation. Bravery in scouts
and actions against Indians
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Edward Higgins 

 (1821-1896
January 31, 1875)

Brigadier General

Confederate States Of America


Courtesy of: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

Source:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/conoffalb/photo114.html  

According to Ezra J. Warner's "Generals in Gray: Lives
of the Confederate Commanders
" (Baton Rouge and London:
Louisiana State University Press, 1959, rep. 1986), p. 134:

"Edward Higgins, a native of Norfolk, Va., was born in
1821. While living with an uncle in Iberville Parish, La, he
received an appointment as midshipman in the Navy from that state at the age of
fourteen. For the next eighteen years he was almost continuously at sea,
resigning as a lieutenant in 1854 in order to remain in the mail
steamship service between New York and New Orleans. At the outbreak of
the Civil War, Higgins went into the Confederate Army as a captain of the 1st
Louisiana Artillery, serving as aide-de-camp to General Twiggs,
while the latter was post commander at New Orleans. Having been
commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 21st Louisiana Infantry he made a
gallant defense of Forts Jackson and St. Philip during the Federal invasion of
Louisiana in 1862; later, with rank of colonel, he commanded the river
batteries at Vicksburg. Captured and exchanged for the second time
upon the capitulation of the city, he was promoted brigadier general to rank
from October 29, 1863, and at the express request of General Dabney H.
Maury, was detailed to the command of the bay and defenses of Mobile. From
the last post he was apparently relieved, since in February 1865 he was
residing in Macon, Ga., "awaiting orders." No record of his final
capture or parole appears. Following the war he engaged in the insurance
and import business in Norfolk, and was prominent in local affairs. After
a flood which occurred in Norfolk in 1872, General Higgins removed
to San Francisco, there becoming agent for the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company. He died in San Francisco on January 31, 1875, and is buried in
Holy Cross Cemetery."

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excerpt from
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/tn1812.htm

Prepared by Tom Kanon, Tennessee State Library and
Archives BRIEF HISTORY OF TENNESSEE IN THE WAR OF 1812
WAR OF 1812
Enlistment Disputes 
(December 1813)
The victories won by the Tennessee armies in November
1813 were offset by the "mutiny" of Jackson’s army in
December. A dispute arose between Jackson and his
volunteers, who claimed their one-year’s enlistment
was up on 10 December. The controversy stemmed from
the Natchez Expedition -- at that time (10 December
1812), Jackson’s men volunteered for a one-year period
of enlistment. They were dismissed in April 1813 and
called up again at the onset of the Creek War in
September 1813. Jackson felt that the time not spent
in the field did not apply to the years’ enlistment,
but the volunteers felt otherwise. Despite Jackson’s
implorations and threats, most of the volunteers left
for home in December 1813. In addition, the militia
units that enlisted in September 1813 for three months
were at the end of their term. Even the arrival of
General John Cocke’s East Tennessee troops failed to
alleviate the situation, as their enlistments were
also about to expire. Faced with the prospect of not
having a substantial army, Jackson was advised to give
up the Creek campaign until the spring of 1814. But
Jackson was resolute in his determination to go on,
even with a skeleton force. 

In January 1814, two regiments of sixty-day volunteers
from West Tennessee arrived at Fort Strother. Jackson
quickly utilized these green, raw troops, led by
Colonels William Higgins and Nicholas Perkins, in his
efforts to subdue the warring Creeks. This small army
would encounter some of the fiercest fighting of the
Creek conflict. 
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http://www.thevirtualwall.org/search/search_index_asp.asp?whole_name=higgins&simplesearch=1

Vietnam War

DENNIS EDWARD HIGGINS
SP4, ARMY
FT EDWARD, NY 
4/15/44 - 1/19/66 

DENNIS MICHAEL HIGGINS
LCPL, MARINES
NATICK, MA 
11/1/46 - 6/21/67 

DENNIS MICHAEL HIGGINS
SGT, ARMY
TACOMA, WA 
11/7/52 - 11/10/71 

EDWARD C III HIGGINS
PFC, ARMY
NEW YORK, NY 
1/8/47 - 11/26/67 

EDWARD HUBERT HIGGINS
PFC, ARMY
TARPON SPRINGS, FL 
10/28/47 - 6/6/68 

EDWIN RAY HIGGINS
WO, ARMY
GLENDALE, AZ 
4/15/38 - 9/13/66 

HERSHEL HIGGINS
SP4, ARMY
HERCULANEUM, MO 
3/19/47 - 1/23/68 

JEROME HIGGINS
PFC, MARINES
SPRINGFIELD, OH 
1/20/50 - 11/12/69 

JERRY WAYNE HIGGINS
SP4, ARMY
CORDOVA, AL 
10/26/46 - 2/18/67 

JOHN FRANCIS HIGGINS
LCPL, MARINES
LINCOLN PARK, MI 
11/10/49 - 12/8/68 

JOHN IGNATIUS HIGGINS JR
HN, NAVY
CHULA VISTA, CA 
4/4/47 - 10/14/67 

JOHN LAWRENCE HIGGINS
SP4, ARMY
NEW YORK, NY 
7/10/46 - 3/25/68 

KENNETH LEE HIGGINS
SP4, ARMY
FT FAIRFIELD, ME 
4/6/49 - 2/20/70 

MATTHEW HIGGINS
PFC, ARMY
PHILADELPHIA, PA 
2/15/46 - 3/14/67 

MERLE ROBERT HIGGINS
SGT, ARMY
MERCER, PA 
8/6/47 - 6/5/69 

PATRICK ALBERT HIGGINS
CPL, ARMY
PORTERVILLE, CA 
9/1/47 - 5/10/68 

ROY JOHN HIGGINS JR
CPL, MARINES
PHOENIX, AZ 
6/25/41 - 3/5/66 

THOMAS ANDREW HIGGINS
PFC, ARMY
VINCENNES, IN 
12/30/48 - 9/2/69 

WILLIAM PATRICK HIGGINS
1LT, MARINES
ALGONA, IA 
5/28/43 - 12/28/69 

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World War 1
http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/soldiers/soldiers73a.htm

Higgins, Michael MM
Name: 
Rank:
Number: 
Regiment: 
Dates: 
Age:
Local background: Grave/Memorial:
Grave Reference/Panel No.: Higgins, Michael MM
Lance Corporal
2nd Bn., Irish Guards
d. 15th September, 1916 (France and Flanders). Killed
in Action
Born in Liscannor. Enlisted in Ennis
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Pier and Face 7D. 
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Civil War (American )
http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/civilwar/obits/higgins.html

TAPPS ARE SOUNDED FOR ANOTHER CIVIL WAR VET.
REUBEN HIGGINS OF COAL GROVE DIES
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The Irish Rebellion Of 1916
http://home.fiac.net/marshaw/1916.htm

A provisional government was formed with Arthur
Griffith as President, Michael Collins of Finance,
William Cosgrave as Minister for Local Government,
George Gavan Duffy as Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Kevin O’Higgins as Minister for Economic Affairs and
Richard Mulcahy as Minister for Defense..
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http://home.ptd.net/~nikki/newyork.htm

Soldiers from New York buried at Soldiers' National
Cemetery at Gettysburg according to the 1865 report.
New York Burials Where applicable, entries are grave
number, name, items with soldier or identifying
features, company, and regiment. Not all entries
contain all information. Unless otherwise stated, unit
is Reg't New York Volunteers. Ex is Excelsior.

Section C
59 James Higgins I 1st Ex 
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Soldiers from Rhode Island buried at Soldiers'
National Cemetery at Gettysburg according to the 1865
report
Rhode Island Burials  Section A 
6 John Higgins 
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http://home.ptd.net/~nikki/korea.htm

This page is dedicated to the Pennsylvania POW/MIA's
of Korea who remain unaccounted for. Never let them be forgotten.

Record includes name, home of record, branch of service, and status.
Robert Higgins, Philadelphia, USA, MIA 
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http://home.ptd.net/~nikki/1regtcc.htm

1st PA, The Bucktails 
Company F 13th Reg't PA Res Inf, 1st PA Rifles, 42nd
Vols; "The Irish Infantry"

Mustered in May 29, 1861 and if not, first date is
muster-in; mustered out June 11, 1864 unless otherwise
stated; rank of Private unless otherwise stated; S.C.
is discharged on Surgeon's Certificate; S.O. is discharged by Special Order
Edward L. Higgins; wounded 6/30/1862 Charles City
Cross Roads 
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http://home.ptd.net/~nikki/67regtcc.htm
67th PA Volunteers 
Companies A and I

Lt Col Horace B. Burnham; commissioned Lt Col of the
67th 8/12/1861; to Washington DC 1/1864 when incapable
of further field duty; Bvt Col 3/13/1865; after war
Maj and Judge Advocate of US Army in Dept of New
Mexico 

"Carbon Guards"
Company A mustered August 28, 1861 and if not, first
date is muster-in; mustered out July 14, 1865 unless
otherwise stated; rank of Private unless otherwise
stated; term is mustered out on expiration of term (3
years); S.C. is discharged on Surgeon's Certificate

John Higgins; captured 6/15/1863 Winchester; term 

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http://members.ozemail.com.au/~clday/MutinyH2.htm


Indian Mutiny Medal - British Forces

Abbreviations in the rank listings are as follows:-
A/ Acting Rank 
Bt. Brevet Rank 
Cl Class 
Lt. Lieutenant 
R.M. Royal Marines 
R.M.A. Royal Marine Artillery 
R.N. Royal Navy 
Sgt. Sergeant 

Higgins Alexander        Private 71st Foot (Highland Light Infantry) 
Higgins Alfred             Corporal 35th Foot (Royal Sussex) 
Higgins Ambrose          Private 84th Foot (York & Lancaster) 
Higgins Andrew           Sergeant 1st Battalion 13th Foot
                                   (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) 
Higgins Archibald         Private 84th Foot (York & Lancaster)

Higgins Charles           Drum Major 75th Foot 
Higgins Cormack          Private 1st Battalion 24th Foot (2nd Warwickshire) 
Higgins Daniel             Private 1st Battalion 10th Foot (North Lincolnshire) 
Higgins Daniel             Private 43rd Foot (Monmouthshire Light Infantry) 
Higgins Denis              Private 34th Foot (Cumberland) 
Higgins England           Private 1st Battalion 8th Foot (The King's) 
Higgins George            Private 32nd Foot (Cornwall) 
Higgins Hartley            Private 1st Battalion 8th Foot (The King's) 
Higgins Hugh               Gunner 3/14 Royal Artillery 
Higgins James              Private 1st Battalion 13th Foot 
                                   (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) 
Higgins James              Private 52nd Foot (Oxfordshire Light Infantry) 
Higgins James              Sergeant 61st Foot (South Gloustershire)

Higgins James Private    64th Foot (2nd Staffordshire) 
Higgins James Private    79th Foot (Cameron Highlanders) 

Higgins James              Gunner D Royal Horse Artillery 
Higgins John                Private 1st Battalion 5th Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers) 
Higgins John                Private 1st Battalion 60th Foot (King's Royal Rifle Corps) 
Higgins John                Private 1st Battalion 60th Foot (King's Royal Rifle Corps) 
Higgins John                Private 32nd Foot (Cornwall) 
Higgins John                Private 52nd Foot (Oxfordshire Light Infantry) 
Higgins John                Private 64th Foot (2nd Staffordshire) 
Higgins John                Private 70th Foot (Surrey) 
Higgins John                Private 79th Foot (Cameron Highlanders) 
Higgins John                Private 79th Foot (Cameron Highlanders) 
Higgins John                Private 83rd Foot 
Higgins John                Private 84th Foot (York & Lancaster) 
Higgins John                Private 84th Foot (York & Lancaster) 
Higgins John                Private 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers) 
Higgins John                Private 90th Foot (Perthshire Volunteers)

Higgins Martin             Private 1st Battalion 10th Foot (North Lincolnshire) 
Higgins Martin             Private 34th Foot (Cumberland) 
Higgins Michael           Private 1st Battalion 24th Foot (2nd Warwickshire) 
Higgins Michael           Private 82nd Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) 
Higgins Michael           Private 84th Foot (York & Lancaster) 
Higgins Michael           Private 87th Foot (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 
Higgins Patrick            Private 1st Battalion 10th Foot (North Lincolnshire) 
Higgins Patrick            Private 1st Battalion 6th Foot (1st Warwickshire) 
Higgins Patrick            Driver 5/3 Royal Artillery 
Higgins Patrick            Private 61st Foot (South Gloustershire) 
Higgins Patrick            Private 71st Foot (Highland Light Infantry) 
Higgins Patrick            Private 78th Foot (Highland) 
Higgins Patrick            Private 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers) 

Higgins Philip              Private 1st Battalion 20th Foot (East Devonshire) 
Higgins Richard           Private 34th Foot (Cumberland) 
Higgins Robert            Private 17th Lancers 
Higgins Robert            Private 32nd Foot (Cornwall) 
Higgins Thomas          Private 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's) 
Higgins Thomas          Private 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers) 
Higgins William           Private 17th Lancers 
Higgins William           Private 1st Battalion 23rd Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) 
Higgins William           Private 38th Foot (1st Staffordshire) 

Higgins William           Private 73rd Foot 

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