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16 Sept 2012

Source: http://www.jcs.mil/biography.aspx?ID=104
Major General Patrick M. Higgins - Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, J8


MG Patrick M. Higgins was born on 23 August 1958 in New York City, New York. Following graduation from Hofstra University in 1980 he was commissioned in the Infantry. MG Higgins served as a Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion, 23rdInfantry Regiment at Camp Hovey, South Korea. Following this assignment, he served as Executive Officer and Company Commander in Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Additionally, while assigned to the 82nd, he served as the 2nd Brigade S-3 Air, and Assistant S-3. After attendance at the Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course, and the Special Forces Qualification Course, he was assigned as Detachment Commander, ODAs 573, 574, 584, and Battalion S-4 for 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC. He then served as an Assignments Officer in Special Forces Branch at PERSCOM in Washington, DC. Next, he Commanded Company B, and then served as Battalion XO in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY. Following this assignment, he served as an Action Officer in the Special Operations Division of the Operations Directorate, The Joint Staff, in the Pentagon. In his next assignment he commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Campbell, KY. Following battalion command, he served as the Special Forces Branch Chief at PERSCOM in Washington, DC. After attendance at the U.S. Army War College, he assumed duties as the Operations Officer for US Special Operations Command, Central (Airborne), at MacDill Air Force Base, FL, where he participated in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. MG Higgins next commanded the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC, where he participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. MG Higgins was then assigned to the US Joint Special Operations Command (Airborne). Following his tour at US Joint Special Operations Command MG Higgins was tasked with standing up and assuming command of the nation’s newest Theater Special Operations Command - US Special Operations Command - Africa (Airborne). MG Higgins was assigned as the Commander of Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command - Iraq under United States Forces - as part of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current assignment, MG Higgins’ last command was Deputy Director for Requirements J8, Joint Staff from Aug 2010 - Apr 2011.

MG Higgins’ awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2 OLC), the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with V device and OLC, the Purple Heart, theDefense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the second award of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefall Parachutist’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and several awards of foreign parachutist badges.

MG Higgins’ family includes his wife, the former Susan Hauge from Mitchell, SouthDakota, and his daughters Sarah, Emily, and Jessica

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07 Jan 2011

http://www.mepcom.army.mil/meps/saltlakecity/sea.html

Military Entrance Processing Station
First Sergeant Michael R. Higgins
United States Army - Salt Lake City Military Entrance Processing Station


- First Sergeant Michael R. Higgins is the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Salt Lake City Military Entrance Processing Station. -

First Sergeant Higgins enlisted in the United States Army in February 1992, processing through the Knoxville Military Entrance Processing Station. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. His first duty assignment was to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served with 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, in multiple capacities to include Infantryman, Recon Team Member, and Operations Noncommissioned Officer, and later with 82nd Personnel Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division as Enlisted Records Team Chief. He was then assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 556th Personnel Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, as a Personnel Support Noncommissioned Officer. He then returned to Fort Bragg where he served with Headquarters and Services Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, as Senior Personnel Service Sergeant
and later, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 32nd Medical Logistics Battalion, 44th Medical Command, as Senior Personnel Services Sergeant. He then deployed to Baghram, Afghanistan, with Task Force 44, 44th Medical Command, where he served as Senior Personnel Services Sergeant. He redeployed to Fort Bragg and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 44th Medical Command, where he served as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Strength Management. He then deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, with 28th Combat Support Hospital, 44th Medical Command, where he served as Senior Personnel Services Sergeant. He redeployed to Fort Bragg resuming his duties with his previous unit. He again deployed to Baghdad, where he served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 44th Medical Command, as Chief Personnel Services Sergeant. He redeployed to Fort Bragg where he served with his previous unit as Chief Personnel Services Sergeant. He then served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 78th Infantry Regiment as Senior Personnel Services Sergeant, and later served with 311th Combat Support and Combat Service Support Battalion, 189th Infantry Brigade, as an Observer Controller Trainer also at Fort Bragg. He then returned to Schofield Barracks where he served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, as Senior Human Resources Sergeant. He then deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, where he served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, as senior Human Resources Sergeant. He redeployed to Schofield Barracks resuming his duties with his previous unit.

His professional military education includes Infantry One Station Unit Training, Airborne School, Personnel Specialist Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Battle Staff Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeant Course. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University, Troy, Ala.

First Sergeant Higgins’ military awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, seven Army Commendation Medals, eight Army Achievement Medals and numerous unit and service medals and ribbons. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and German Jump Wings.

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25 Nov 2010

Source: Officers of the Navy and Marine corps of the United States, Volume 3 By United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel - Published 1913

Higgins, Edward G, chf mach, u s s Montgomery
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/c9.htm

Higgins, John S. paym. Bu Supplies and Accounts, Navy Dept. Wash, D C Higgins, Louis C, chf mach, navy yard, Norfolk, Va
Higgins, Michael, chf btsn, uss Delaware
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-d/bb28.htm

Higgins, Montgomery E, p a surg. Naval Med School and recorder Board Med Examiners, 1810 I st. Wash, D C
Higgins. Robert B, capt, inspr eng matl, Connecticut dist, Hartford. Conn: also inspr mach, Bridgeport. Conn
Higgins, Spencer L, p a surg, nav hosp. New York, N Y

03  Sept 2009

http://www.interment.net/data/us/az/maricopa/national/arizona_heshof.htm
and other sources
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona - Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Cemetery Address: 23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024

Higgins, Charles Harold, b. 07/12/1912, d. 11/24/1984, US Army, CPL, Res: Phoenix, AZ, Plot: 15A 0 A65, bur. 11/28/1984

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Charles Harold Higgins
Service Info.: CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1912 Death Date: 24 Nov 1984
Service Start Date: 9 Dec 1941 Interment Date: 28 Nov 1984
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 15a Site A65

Higgins, Edward Carson, b. 12/23/1920, d. 09/30/1995, US Navy, RM2, Res: Sun City, AZ, Plot: 45 0 993, bur. 10/06/1995
Social Security Death Index
Name: Edward C. Higgins
Last Residence: 85373 Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Born: 23 Dec 1920 Died: 30 Sep 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Edward Carson Higgins
Service Info.: RM2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1920 Death Date: 30 Sep 1995
Service Start Date: 8 Aug 1942 Interment Date: 6 Oct 1995
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 45 Site 993

Higgins, Grace N, b. 10/18/1924, d. 11/12/1990, US Army, TEC 5, Res: Scottsdale, AZ, Plot: 15A 0 A65, bur. 11/16/1990
U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Grace N Higgins
Service Info.: CPL US ARMY
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1924 Death Date: 12 Nov 1990
Relation: Unknown Relationship To Higgins, Charles Harold
Interment Date: 16 Nov 1990
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 15a Site A65

Higgins, Guy W, b. 04/19/1915, d. 12/08/1980, US Army, PVT, Res: Phoenix, AZ, Plot: 5 0 913, bur. 12/11/1980

Social Security Death Index
Name: Guy Higgins
Last Residence: 85004 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Born: 19 Apr 1915 Died: Dec 1980
Last Benefit: 85018 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Guy W Higgins
Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 19 Apr 1915 Death Date: 8 Dec 1980
Service Start Date: 4 Oct 1943 Interment Date: 11 Dec 1980
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 5 Site 913

Higgins, Hermann H, b. 05/16/1922, d. 11/25/1996, US Army, PVT, Res: Sun City, AZ, Plot: 20 0 182, bur. 12/02/1996

Social Security Death Index
Name: Hermann H. Higgins
Last Residence: 85351 Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Born: 16 May 1922 Died: 25 Nov 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Hermann H Higgins
Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 16 May 1922 Death Date: 25 Nov 1996
Service Start Date: 18 Oct 1942 Interment Date: 2 Dec 1996
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 20 Site 182

Higgins, James L, b. 09/22/1935, d. 07/17/1990, US Marine Corps, PVT, Res: Phoenix, AZ, Plot: 39 0 139, bur. 07/23/1990

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: James L Higgins
Service Info.: PVT US MARINE CORPS KOREA
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1935 Death Date: 17 Jul 1990
Service Start Date: 22 Jan 1953
Interment Date: 23 Jul 1990
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 39 Site 139

see
Letha Higgins, Wife of James L Higgins, below

Higgins, John H, b. 03/18/1914, d. 01/23/1995, US Army, CAPT, Res: Peoria, AZ, Plot: 18D 0 2814, bur. 01/26/1995

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: John H Higgins
Service Info.: CAPT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 18 Mar 1914 Death Date: 23 Jan 1995
Service Start Date: 16 Feb 1943 Interment Date: 26 Jan 1995
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 18d Site 2814

Higgins, John Joseph, b. 09/04/1924, d. 01/11/1992, US Navy, WT3, Res: Sun City, AZ, Plot: 18D 0 544, bur. 01/17/1992

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: John Joseph Higgins
Service Info.: WT3 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1924 Death Date: 11 Jan 1992
Service Start Date: 1 May 1942 Interment Date: 17 Jan 1992
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 18d Site 544

Higgins, Lawrence M, b. 04/06/1934, d. 09/25/1986, US Air Force, A1C, Res: Phoenix, AZ, Plot: 24 0 169, bur. 10/01/1986

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Lawrence M Higgins
Service Info.: A1C US AIR FORCE KOREA
Birth Date: 6 Apr 1934 Death Date: 25 Sep 1986
Service Start Date: 1 Aug 1954 Interment Date: 1 Oct 1986
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 24 Site 169

Higgins, Marguerite E, b. 10/13/1928, d. 03/26/1987, US Army, PVT, Res: Phoenix, AZ, Plot: 20 0 182, bur. 03/31/1987

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Marguerite E Higgins Relation: Wife of Higgins, Hermann H
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1928 Death Date: 26 Mar 1987
Interment Date: 31 Mar 1987
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 20 Site 182

Higgins, Mildred, b. 03/03/1927, d. 07/30/1997, Res: El Mirage, AZ, Plot: 46 0 22, bur. 08/11/1997

Social Security Death Index
Name: Mildred Higgins
Last Residence: 85335 El Mirage, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Born: 3 Mar 1927 Died: 30 Jul 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Mildred Higgins
Service Info.: CPL US AIR FORCE
Birth Date: 3 Mar 1927 Death Date: 30 Jul 1997
Relation: Wife of Higgins, S Lee Interment Date: 11 Aug 1997
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 46 Site 22

Higgins, Rowena M, b. 09/08/1922, d. 05/31/1999, US Navy, MM1, Res: Sun City, AZ, Plot: 45 0 993, bur. 06/04/1999

Social Security Death Index
Name: Rowena M. Higgins
Last Residence: 85373 Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Born: 8 Sep 1922 Died: 31 May 1999
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Rowena M Higgins
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1922 Death Date: 31 May 1999
Relation: Wife of Higgins, Edward Carson Service Info.: RM2 US NAVY
Interment Date: 4 Jun 1999
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 45 Site 993

Higgins, S Lee, b. 04/13/1927, d. 07/02/1997, US Air Force, CPL, Res: El Mirage, AZ, Plot: 46 0 22, bur. 07/10/1997

Social Security Death Index
Name: Sharold L. Higgins
Last Residence: 85335 El Mirage, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Born: 13 Apr 1926 Died: 2 Jul 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: S Lee Higgins Service Info.: S2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II, KOREA
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1927 Death Date: 2 Jul 1997
Service Start Date: 11 Dec 1947 Interment Date: 10 Jul 1997
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 46 Site 22

Source: WWII U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Muster Rolls
Name: Sharold Lee Russell Higgins
Ship Name: Bataan Ship number: CVL-29
Sail Date: 30 Sep 1944

see
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/usa-05b.htm#virginia
Charles C. Higgins Married to Mary C. Blanchard
Marriage Date: Mar 01, 1882 Marriage County: Clark

Texas Birth Index
Name: Susan Gail Higgins Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 20 May 1965 Birth County: Dallas
Father's Name: Sharold Lee Higgins
Mother's Name: Mildred Grace Federici
Roll Number: 1965_0007

Higgins, Wilbur E, b. 07/22/1920, d. 03/08/1996, US Navy, CPHM, Res: Phoenix, AZ, Plot: 18D 0 3717, bur. 04/01/1996

Social Security Death Index
Name: Wilbur E. Higgins
Last Residence: 86333 Mayer, Yavapai, Arizona, USA
Born: 22 Jul 1920 Died: 8 Mar 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Wilbur E Higgins
Service Info.: CPHM US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1920 Death Date: 8 Mar 1996
Service Start Date: 10 Dec 1937 Interment Date: 1 Apr 1996
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 18d Site 3717

1930; Census Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois; Roll 537; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 787
(No Image Available)
Name Age
Claude D Higgins 43
Muriel E Higgins 31
Cecil D Higgins 13
Orville A Higgins 11
Olive M Higgins 10
Herman H Higgins 7
Mary F Higgins 5
Vergil T Higgins 4
Sharold R Higgins 2

other Higgins' at his cemetery
U.S. Veterans Gravesites

Name: Letha Higgins
Birth Date: 22 May 1938 Death Date: 23 Apr 2001
Relation: Wife of Higgins, James L
Interment Date: 30 Apr 2001
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Cemetery Address: 23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Buried At: Section 39 Site 139

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Leonard L Higgins
Service Info.: ETC US NAVY WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1925 Death Date: 28 Aug 2002
Service Start Date: 26 Jun 1942 Interment Date: 4 Sep 2002
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Cemetery Address: 23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Buried At: Section 50 Site 1277

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5  Jul 2009

Montell Charles Higgins  -  21 Sep 1916 -  12 Dec 1944

Source: California Birth Index
Name: Montell C Higgins Birth Date: 21 Sep 1916
Gender: Male Mother's Maiden Name: Curtiss Birth County: San Francisco

Fresno Bee Republican Ca 1944 Oct 12
Montell Higgins awarded air medal

Source: Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) of the U.S. Army Air Forces, 1941-1948 Publisher: NARA - Aircraft Serial Number: 43-37567
Date: Dec 12, 1944 .Aircraft Nickname: Willie III, Aircraft type: B 17 G Destination: Merseberg, Germany. Luna Oil Refinery. Crashed in a pasture near Bruchsweiler, near Koblenz, near Luxemborg Border. Piloted by Montell C. Higgins, 1st Lt. Service # 0750986 died, other 8 crew taken prisoner and sent to Dulag Luft West POW camp. Aircraft landed vertical to ground. Conflagration after crash. Report states Lt Higgins stayed at controls and ordered every one to jump ship.

WASHBURN ALBERT H 64 M W VT CA SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO 41-DIST 1900
Name Age
Albert H Washburn 63
Jeane B Washburn 58
Charles C Higgins 35
Jeane B Higgins 32
Henrietta W Higgins 9
Charles W Higgins 8

1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 39, San Francisco, California; Roll T624_100; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 222; Image: 523 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Charles C Higgins 43
Janes W Higgins 41
Charles W Higgins 18
Henrietta W Higgins 19
Ambrose E Ball 65

HIGGINS CHAS W 27 M W CA CA SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO 1920
Name Age
Chas W Higgins 27 Real Estate Broker
Raymonde A Higgins 24
Montell C Higgins 3 2/12
Raymonde J Higgins 1 4/12

1930; Census Place: Castroville, Monterey, California; Roll 179; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 399 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Charles W Higgins 37
Raymonda A Higgins 32
Montell C Higgins 13
Raymonda J Higgins 11
Theresa Vived 21

Fresno Bee Republican Fresno Ca 1944 Apr 3
Obituary of Montell's grandmother Jeane Washburn Higgins

Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Montell C Higgins
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: California
State of Residence: California County or City: Fresno
Enlistment Date: 20 Dec 1941 Enlistment State: California Enlistment City: Fresno
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of Source: Civil Life Education: 1 year of college
Civil Occupation: General farmers Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 68 Weight: 134

Source: U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945

Name Rank Service Branch Cemetery
Montell C Higgins First Lieutenant Army Saint Avold (Permanent Cemetery), Saint Avold, France Name: Montell C Higgins
Gender: Male Race: White religion: Catholic
Cemetery Name:
Saint Avold (Permanent Cemetery), Saint Avold, France
Grave number: e 8 31 Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Army Rank: First Lieutenant Service Number: 750986

World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
Name Inducted From Rank Combat Organization Death Date Last Known Status
Montell C Higgins California First Lieutenant 750th Bomber Squadron 457th Bomber 12 Dec 1944 Buried Rank: First Lieutenant
Name: Montell C Higgins Inducted From: California
Combat Organization: 750th Bomber Squadron 457th Bomber
Death Date: 12 Dec 1944 Monument: Lorraine, France
Last Known Status: Buried U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Air Medal Additional Army Awards

Obituary of Charles Washburn Higgins, father of Montell Charles Higgins
Reno Evening Gazette Nevada 1952 May 20

Mother of Montell C. Higgins
Social Security Death Index
Name: Raymonda Higgins Born: 14 May 1895 Died: May 1983
Last Residence: 89502 Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA
State (Year) SSN issued: Nevada (1951)

Some info on this family
Source: The Pacific reporter By West Publishing Company-1910- pg 416 etc
Re: Mr. Washburns Will
http://books.google.com/books?id=CwwLAAAAYAAJ&dq=washburn higgins&as_brr=1&pg=PA417

also
http://books.google.com/books?id=0NM7AAAAIAAJ&dq=washburn higgins&lr=&as_brr=1&pg=PA738

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08 Jun 2009

U.S. Naval Deaths - World War 1

Given Name-Surname-MI-Place of Death-Death Date-Cause of Death

Edward Higgins, E. Clinton, Conn 20 Jun 1917 Tonsillitis, acute cerebral meningitis
Next of Kin: Marry A. Higgins
Relationship: wife Address: Clinton, Conn.
Appointed: Connecticut RANK: ensign
Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force (class 4)

Frank Higgins, W.
U.S.S. Alcedo 5 Nov 1917 drowned
Next of Kin: Bertha E. Higgins
Relationship: mother Address: St. George, Staten Island ,N.Y. Appointed: New York, N.Y.
RANK: yeoman, second class Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force

Harold Higgins, Leroy naval hosp., New York, N.Y. 24 Jul 1918 pneumonia, broncho Relationship: mother
Address: 1641 Fairview St.,Berkeley, Calif.
Appointed: San Francisco, Calif.
RANK: hosp.,apprentice, first class
Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force

John Higgins, Austin naval hosp.,Newport, R.I. 23 Jul 1918 pneumonia, lobar
Next of Kin: Maurice Higgins Relationship: father
Address: 17 State St.,Warren, R.I.
Appointed: Newport, R.I. RANK: ship fitter, second class Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force

John Higgins, Joseph
U.S.S. Mercy 30 Jul 1918 influenza
Next of Kin: Martin Higgins
Relationship: father Address: 119 3rd St.,Brooklyn, N.Y. Appointed: New York, N.Y.
RANK: seaman, second class Branch: U.S. Navy

Joseph Higgins, Francis receiving ship, Puget Sound, Wash. 2 Oct 1918 pneumonia
Next of Kin: John T. Higgins
Relationship: father Address: Wheaton, Kans.
Appointed: Kansas City, Kans. RANK: seaman, second class Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force

Lester Higgins, C. naval hosp., Newport, R.I. 2 Oct 1918 lobar pneumonia Next of Kin: Esther Higgins
Relationship: mother Address: 1263 Smithfield Ave., Saylesville, N.Y. Appointed: Newport, R.I.
RANK: machinists mate, second class
Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force

Robert Higgins, Joseph Fort Monroe, Va. 25 Mar 1918 pneumonia Next of Kin: James Higgins
Relationship: brother Address: 227 East 95th St., New York, N.Y. Appointed: New York, N.Y.
RANK: seaman, second class Branch: U.S. Navy

also

Source: Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy who Lost Their Lives During the World War, from April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 -
By United States Bureau of Naval Personnel - Published by Govt. Print. Off., 1920

Higgins, Frank W., yeoman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: New York, N. Y., May 24, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. Aicedo, November 5, 1917. Cause: Drowned.
Next of kin : Mother, Bertha E. Higgins, Saint George, Staten Island, N. Y.

Higgins, Harold Leroy, hospital apprentice, first class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: San Francisco, Calif., June 27, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, New York, N. Y., September 24, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, broncho.
Next of kin: Mother, Minnie Myrtle Higgins, 1641 Fairview Street,
Berkeley, Calif.

Higgins, John Austin, ship fitter, second class. United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Newport, R. I., June 10, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Newport, R. I., September 23, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Father, Maurice Higglns , 17 State Street, Warren, R. I.

Higgins, John Joseph, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: New York, N. Y., October 10, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. Mercy, September 30, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, Martin Higgins, 119 Third Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Higgins, Joseph Francis, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Kansas City, Mo., June 3, 1918.
Died: Receiving ship, Puget Sound, Wash., October 2, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, John T. Higglns, Wheaton, Kans.

Higgins, Lester C., machinist's mate, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted : Newport, R. I., July 12, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Newport R. I., October 2, 1918.
Cause: Lobar pneumonia.
Next of kin: Mother, Esther Higgins, 1263 Smithfield Avenue, Saylesville, R. I.

Higgins, Robert Joseph, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: New York, N. Y., May 9, 1917.
Died: Fort Monroe, Va., March 25, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia.
Next of kin: Brother, James Higgins, 227 East Ninety-fifth Street, New
York, N. Y.


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08 Jun  2009

Source: New York in the Spanish-American war 1898:
Part of the report of the Adjutant-General of the State for 1900

By New York (State). Adjutant General's Office
Published by J. B. Lyon, state printer, 1900


Page 75
- 69th Regiment of Infantry -

HIGGINS, DANIEL.—Age, 31 years. Enlisted, May 2, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. B, May 19, 1898; mustered out with company, January 31, 1899, at New York city.

HIGGINS, DENNIS.—Age, — years. Enlisted, June 27, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. I, same date; discharged, September 6, 1898, at Hunts- ville, Ala.

HIGGINS, JOHN J.—Age, 23 years. Enlisted, May 2, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. E, May 19, 1898; mustered out with company, January 31, 1899, at New York city.

HIGGINS, JOHN J.—Age, 34 years. Enlisted, May 2, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. L, May 19, 1898; mustered out with company, January 31, 1899, at New York city.

HIGGINS, MICHAEL.—Age, 22 years. Enlisted, May 2, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. I, May 19,1898; transferred to Field Hospital, July 23,1898, at Tampa, Fla.

Page 241
- 71st Regiment of Infantry -
HIGGINS, WILLIAM W.—Age, 20 years. Enlisted, May 2, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. B, May 10, 1898; mustered out with company, November 15, 1898, at New York city.

page 404
- 201st Regiment of Infantry -
HIGGINS, ROBERT D.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 21, 1898, at New York city, to serve two years; mustered in as corporal, Co. M, July 22, 1898; returned to ranks, February 15, 1899; mustered out with company, April 3, 1899, at Camp Wetherill, Greenville, S. C.

page 564
- 202nd Regiment of Infantry -
HIGGINS, ARCH.—Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 25/1898, at Buffalo, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. H, same date; mustered out with company, April 15, 1899, at Savannah, Ga.

HIGGINS, THOMAS J.—Age, 27 years. Enlisted, July 19, 1898, at Buffalo, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. C, same date; mustered out with company, April 15, 1899, at Savannah, Ga,

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- 203rd Regiment of Infantry -
HIGGINS, ALFRED.—Age, 33 years. Enlisted, July 20, 1898, at Syracuse, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. K, same date; promoted corporal, August 23, 1898; returned to ranks, August 31, 1898; deserted, September 4, 1898, at Camp Black, N. Y.

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08 Jun  2009

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year ...: The First dragoons, Oneida independent company cavalry, First, Second, Third and Fourth provisional cavalry. 1896  - By New York (State). Adjutant General's Office
Published by James B. Lyon, state printers, 1896


- Second Provisional Cavalry -
HIGENS, JOHN.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, December 19, 1863, at Kingston, N. Y.; mustered in as private, Co. M, Fifteenth New York Cavalry, December 19, 1863, to serve three years; transferred, June 17, 1865, to Co. M, this regiment; mustered out with company, August 9,1865, at Louisville, Ky.; also borne as John Higgins.

- Third Provisional Cavalry -

HIGGINS, PETER,— Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 2,1863, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. I, Thirteenth Cavalry, November 24, 1863, to serve three years; transferred, August 17, 1865, to Co. E, this regiment; mustered out with company, September 21, 1865, at Camp Barry, D. C.; prior service, Twenty-second New York Volunteers

- Fourth Provisional Cavalry -

HIGGINS, GEORGE.— Age, 35 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1863, at New York; mustered in as private, Co. F, First Mounted Rifles, December 10, 1863, to serve three years; transferred to Co. A, July 21,1865; designation of regiment changed to Fourth Provisional Cavalry, September 6,1865; mustered out with company, November 29, 1865, at City Point, Va.

HIGGINS, SIMEON C.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 30, 1861, at New York; mustered in as private, Co. B, First Mounted Rifles, August 31,1861, to serve three years; re-enlisted, December 1, 1863; transferred to Co. G, July 21, 1865; designation of regiment changed to Fourth Provisional Cavalry, September 6, 1865; mustered out with company, November 29, 1865, at City Point, Va.

HIGGINS, WILLIAM.— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 19, 1862, at New York; mustered in as private, Co. K, First Mounted Rifles, August 19, 1862, to serve three years; transferred to Co. F, date not stated; to Co. C, July 21, 1865; designation of regiment changed to Fourth Provisional Cavalry. September 6, 1865; absent, sick at muster out of company; no further record.

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05 Apr 2008

http://www.columbiatribune.com/2008/Mar/20080323Obit003.asp

William Higgins, 1920-2008

Published Sunday, March 23, 2008
"My course is run. It has been said, ‘Well done!’ I am at peace."

William J. Higgins, 87, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 inDenver, Colo.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D. C., after a private family service.

Mr. Higgins was born on March 25, 1920, in Wyoming, Pa. He entered the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and was commissioned second lieutenant infantry in February 1943.

In 1945, he married Lt. Gisella "Billie" Wenzler, physical therapist, in Milwaukee, where they lived for 16 years before moving to Crystal Lake, Ill., and then Columbia. His wife preceded him in death in 1985.

During World War II, Mr. Higgins served in the armed forces, participating in the Tunisian and Italian Campaigns from 1943 to 1945 as a platoon leader and company commander of "I" and "F" Company, 133rd Infantry, 34th Division. He was twice awarded the Army’s Distinguished Service Cross for actions at Cassino and Anzio, Italy, plus the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Italian Cross of Military Valor, five battle stars, Croix de Guerre with Palm and the Brazilian Medal of Valor.

At retirement, Mr. Higgins was group vice president of the former McGraw Edison Co. in Elgin, Ill. His responsibilities included supervision of Thomas Edison Industries in West Orange, N. J.; the Food Equipment Division in Algonquin, Ill.; the Fibre Products Division in West Bend, Wis.; the Corporate Purchasing Department and the Corporate Product Distribution Division in Columbia.

Mr. Higgins was a life member of the Association of Graduates, USMA. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280, the Country Club of Missouri and the National Legion of Valor.

Mr. Higgins is survived by four children, Toni Cohig and spouse Jim, Thomas Higgins and spouse Linda, and Suzan Higgins, all of Denver, and Michael Higgins and spouse Tracy of Crystal Lake; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and longtime companion, Libby Gill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association would be welcomed. 
The family may be reached at
tcohig@d-dezigns.com.
Copyright © 2008 The Columbia Daily Tribune. All Rights Reserved.

14 Nov 2007

Source: COMPLETE ARMY REGISTER OF THE UNITED STATES FOR 100 YEARS (1779 to 1879)
COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS, By THOMAS H. S. HAMERSLY. Published 1882


Higgins, Anthony.
Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 14 July, 1804.
Honorably discharged 9 August,
1865.

Higgins, Edward.
Midshipman, 23 January, 1836. Passed Midshipman, 1
July, 1842. Master, 30 May, 1849. Lieutenant, 20
August, 1849. Resigned 10 February, 1854.

Higgins, Elias Â.
Mate, 28 October, 1862. Appointment revoked (Sick.) 26
August, 1863.

Higgins, James.
Midshipman, 13 March, 1839. Passed Midshipman, 2 July,
1845. Master, 25 February, 1854. Lieutenant, 6
October, 1854. Resigned 81 December, 1856.

Higgins, James.
Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 13 May, 1864.
Discharged 20 August, 1864.

Higgins, Jesse.
Midshipman, 1 January, 1812. Last appearance on
Records of Navy Department,
1815. Furloughed.

Higgins, Thomas.
Acting Assistant Paymaster, 29 August, 1864. Honorably
discharged 23 August,
1865.

Higgins, William P.
Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 9 September, 1862.
Resigned 28 April, 1865.
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Source: The Navy Book of Distinguished Service Published  1921
 HIGGINS, Michael Lieut. U. S. N. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in command of the U. S. S. Tanager, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/t2/tanager-i.htm

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13 Nov 2007
 
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/sailors_index.html

African American Sailors in the Union Navy
Name Age Complexion Occupation Home

Higgins, Alexander 24 Mulatto Cook Ohio
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Ohio Age - 24
Complexion - Mulatto Occupation - Cook
Height - 5'7"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - New Orleans
Date of Enlistment - April 15, 1864
Term of Enlistment - Rating - Landsman
No further info on this sailor

Higgins, Benjamin 40 Black Laborer Kentucky
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Kentucky Age - 40
Complexion - Black Occupation - Laborer
Height - 5'5"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - Clarksville
Date of Enlistment - December 12, 1863
Term of Enlistment - 1 Rating - Seaman
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
December 31, 1863 Fairplay
March 31, 1864 Fairplay
July 1, 1864 Fairplay
September 30, 1864 Fairplay
December 31, 1864 Fairplay

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-f/fairplay.htm

Higgins, Charles 27 Black Farmer Virginia
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Virginia Age - 27
Complexion - Black Occupation - Farmer
Height - 5'4"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - Grand Gulf
Date of Enlistment - June 8, 1862
Term of Enlistment - 3
Rating - 1st Class Boy
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
January 1, 1863 Wissahickon
March 31, 1863 Wissahickon
September 30, 1863 Wissahickon
December 31, 1863 Wissahickon
March 31, 1864 Wissahickon
October 1, 1864 Wissahickon
December 31, 1864 A. Houghton
April 1, 1865 A. Houghton

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-w/wisahick.htm
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a1/a_houghton.htm

Higgins, Harry
9 Black Field hand Mississippi
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Mississippi Age - 9
Complexion - Black Occupation - Field hand
Height - 4'6"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - Mississippi River
Date of Enlistment - January 5, 1863
Term of Enlistment - 1
Rating - 3rd Class Boy
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
March 15, 1863 Juliet
September 30, 1863 Juliet
January 1, 1864 Juliet
February 1, 1864 Juliet
March 4, 1864 Juliet
March 31, 1864 Juliet
September 30, 1864 Vindicator
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/j4/juliet.htm
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-v/vindcatr.htm

Higgins, Henry 29 Yellow None Louisiana
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Louisiana Age - 29
Complexion - Yellow Occupation - None
Height - 5'7"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - Off Pilottown LA
Date of Enlistment - September 1, 1862
Term of Enlistment - 3 Rating - 1st Class Boy
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
June 30, 1863 Pampero
September 30, 1863 Pampero
March 31, 1864 Pampero
June 30, 1864 Pampero
September 30, 1864 Pampero
December 31, 1864 Pampero
April 1, 1865 Pampero
July 1, 1865 Pampero
September 30, 1865 Fearnot
October 1, 1865 Pampero
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/p1/pampero.htm


Higgins, Robert 24 Black Field hand Mississippi
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Mississippi Age - 24
Complexion - Black Occupation - Fieldhand
Height - 5'10"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - White River
Date of Enlistment - October 1, 1863
Term of Enlistment - 1 Rating - 1st Class Boy
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
September 30, 1863 Juliet
January 1, 1864 Juliet
February 1, 1864 Juliet
March 4, 1864 Juliet
March 31, 1864 Juliet
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/j4/juliet.htm

Higgins, Samuel 30 Colored Bath Co., Kentucky
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Bath Co. Kentucky Age - 30
Complexion - Colored Occupation -
Height - 5'6"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - Natchez
Date of Enlistment - August 6, 1863
Term of Enlistment - 2 Rating - 1st Class Boy
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
January 1, 1864 Benton
April 1, 1864 Benton
June 30, 1864 Benton
September 30, 1864 Benton
December 30, 1864 Benton

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-b/benton.htm

Higgins, William 18 Negro None Wayne Co., North
Carolina
Personal Information
Place of Birth - Wayne Co. North Carolina
Age - 18 Complexion - Negro
Occupation - None Height - 5'4"
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment - "Brandywine"/Norfolk
Date of Enlistment - August 25, 1864
Term of Enlistment - 3
Rating - 1st Class Boy
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
September 30, 1863 Minnesota
December 31, 1863 Minnesota
March 31, 1864 Comm. Jones
October 19, 1864 Aries
December 31, 1864 Aries
January 1, 1865 Aries
April 1, 1865 Aries

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-a/aries.htm
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/cm-jones.htm

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08 Apr 2007

Aroostook War: Historical Sketch and Roster of Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men

Called Into Service for protection of the Northeastern Frontier of Maine -from Feb to May 1839-
Published in 1904 By Maine Council
http://www.mainegenealogy.net/2006/12/aroostook-war-muster-rolls-infantry.html 


Samuel Burrell's Company of drafted Maine Militia called into service Feb 25,1839 to April 19,1839 Private Abisha Higgins
...
Captain Daniel Clarks Company of drafted Maine Militia called into service Mar 6,1839 to Apr 5,1839
Private Andoniram Higgins
Private Neheniah Higgins
...
Captain Isaac Greene's Company of drafted Maine Militia called into service Mar 6,1839 to Apr 5,1839
Private Asa Higgins
Private Jesse Higgins Jr.
Private Joseph M. Higgins
...
Captain Jame Huxford's Company of Light Infantry of drafted Maine Militia called into service from Feb 20,1839 to April 26,1839.
Private Jesse Higgins
...
Captain Nathaniel Sawyer's Company of Rifleman of drafted Maine Militia called into service from from Feb 20,1839 to April 24,1839
Private Jeremiah Higgins
...
Captain George W. Maxim's Company of Infantry of drafted Maine Militia called into service from from Feb 20,1839 to April 24,1839
Private Bradford Higgins
...
Captain John D. Kinsman's Company of Rifleman of drafted Maine Militia called into service from March 6,1839 to March 26,1839.
Private William Higgins
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AROOSTOOK WAR
Aroostook War, Feb. May, 1839, border conflict between the United States and Canada. In 1838, Maine and New Brunswick both claimed territory left undetermined on the U.S.-Canadian border, including the valley of the Aroostook River. Maine farmers were interested in the valley's farmlands, and when New Brunswick sent Canadian lumbermen to do logging there, Maine authorities raised a force to eject them. New Brunswick asked for British regular troops and full-scale fighting seemed imminent, but Gen. Winfield Scott, who had been sent to the area with a small U.S. force, managed to reach an agreement (Mar., 1839) that prevented trouble. The boundary was later settled by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
Copyright  2007, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved
.........
 
Source: Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico-1846 to 1848 By William Hugh Robarts

13th U.S. Infantry
1 yr regiment. raised according to act of Congress 1847
Captain Hiram H. Higgins -born Ky -appointed from Ala.
...
1st Regiment Illinois Volunteers for 1 yr June
1846-June 1847
1st Lt. Patrick Higgins
...
3rd Regiment Ohio Volunteers for 1 yr June 1846-June
1847
2nd Lt Arthur Higgins
...
Battalion of Sailors from the fleet on the Pacific
coast organized by Commodore Stockton for the
recapture of Los Angeles California Jan 1847
Company D.
Captain Edward Higgins (Acting Lt.)

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04 Mar 2007
Thaddeus Higgins - 1817-1845 - 2nd Lieut. Co. G 4th U.S. Infantry
Encamped with Zachary Taylor in Corpus Christi in 1845. 
Died September 12, 1845 in the Dayton explosion.

http://www.library.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/oldbayview/higginstmilitary.htm 

THADDEUS HIGGINS 1037 ..(Born Pa.) (Ap'd Pa.)..21

Military History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1840. Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1840-42, --  and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1842; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842-44; on frontier duty at Natchitoches (Camp Salubrity), La., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; and by the bursting of a steamer's boiler, was Killed, Sep. 12, 1845, near Corpus Christi, Texas.: Aged 28.

Source: Cullum, George W. Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. from its Establishment. in 1802 to 1890, with the Early History of the United States Military Academy. Third edition., revised and extended. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891.
(Original) Transcription by: Rosa G. Gonzales

 Image of his headstone from  http://www.cclibraries.com/local_history/oldbayview/higginst.htm

Mention of his death is made at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/DD/etd3_print.html 
(Link dead)
-Extraction of article-
...The explosions on September 12 occurred after the Dayton left Corpus Christi on a return trip with a party of noncommissioned officers and enlisted men, among them Capt. George Hampton Crosman of the Sixth Regiment of Infantry, who was in charge of the transportation effort and who carried money and a letter of formal discharge from the contract. Near noon one of the boilers exploded off McGloin's Bluff. Two officers, Lt. Benjamin A. Berry of South Carolina and Lt. Thaddeus Higgins of Pennsylvania, were killed instantly. The second boiler exploded as the burning ship settled in the water before sinking. A small boat picked up the wounded in the water after the explosions, but six of the officers and crew of the Dayton were killed. Lt. Ulysses S. Grant had chosen at the last moment not to take the vessel, and wrote a graphic account of the matter to his fianc�e, Julia Dent, on September 14 and October 10, 1845. Capt. E. Kirby Smithqv also wrote of the incident to his wife on September 18, 1845. The bodies of the dead officers and men were buried in a military cemetery northwest of camp. The burial ground, which commands a view of Nueces and Corpus Christi bays, is now called Old Bayview Cemetery. 

a transcription of a historical marker mentioning the explosion of the steamship Dayton can be seen at http://www.co.nueces.tx.us/histcomm/explosionofthesteamshipdayton.asp 

13  Jul 2009

Source: A history of the organization and movements of the 4th regiment of Infantry - United States Infantry - From May 30, 1796, to December 31,1870 - By William H Powell - WASHINGTON CITY: M'GILL A WITHEROW, PRINTERS AND STEREOTYPERS. 1871

196. Thaddeus Higgins, (Pa.)
Cadet, 1836; Second Lieutenant 4th Infantry, July, 1840; in military occupation of Texas, 1845; and, by the bursting of a steamer's boiler, was killed September 12, 1845, near Corpus Christi, Texas.

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  11 Jun 2006

National Archives war pension records show Polk M. Higgins received an invalid's pension May 20,1924 for his service in Company "D" 4th Texas Infantry during the Spanish American War.

He is mentioned at http://www.spanamwar.com/uswvtexasroster.htm 
Fitzhugh Lee Camp 4 of the United Spanish War Veterans (USWV) of Texas.
Higgins, Polk M.  Co. D, 4th Texas  800 West Seventh (8) M-2702 link to a history of of the 4th Texas Volunteer Infantry http://www.spanamwar.com/4thtexas.htm  

-Closest census connections-
Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
J. Clement HIGGINS Self M Male W 34 KY Farmer VA KY 
M. Anna HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 TX Keeping House  SC --- 
Minnie E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 10 SC At Home KY TX 
Thomas F. HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 TX Attending School KY TX 
Polk M. HIGGINS Son S Male W 5 TX KY TX 
Tell HIGGINS Son S Male W 1 TX KY TX 

Source Information:
Census Place Navarro, Texas Family History Library Film 1255321 
NA Film Number T9-1321 Page Number 381A 


HIGGINS POLK 24 M W TX TX ROCKWALL 1-PCT 1900 

HIGGINS POLK M 31 M W TX TX DALLAS 9-WD DALLAS 1910 

HIGGINS POLK M 43 M W TX TX DALLAS DALLAS 30-PCT 1920 
    Polk & his wife appear on the 1930 census for Dallas Texas with Mary Chestnut
    who is listed as Mother in Law 

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http://www.sunwestmonograms.com//wiseman/1950__1955_crew_list.htm
 
     USS Wiseman DE 667 - 1950-1955 Crew List 
     list as one of the crew (with image) a man named Higgans

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09 Apr 2005 

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GEORGE A  HIGGINS

Major General, United States Army
Commanding General
2nd Infantry Division
Republic of Korea




After graduation from high school in June 1967, Major General George A. Higgins enlisted in the United States Army and underwent basic combat training at Sand Hill, Fort Benning, Georgia in the summer of 1967. In August 1967, he was assigned to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Belvior, Virginia, where he competed for an appointment to the United States Military Academy. General Higgins entered West Point in July 1968 and graduated in June 1972, commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry.

General Higgins has served in command and staff positions throughout the field Army in the United States and overseas. His command assignments include: Company A, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment in the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia (1976-77); 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment at Boblingen, Germany (1990-91); 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment in the Republic of Korea (1991-92); and 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado (1994-95).

Between command assignments, General Higgins has served in several operations, plans, and training staff assignments. These assignments have included: Chief, G3 Plans and Exercises, 5th Infantry Division (1985-87); Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment (1987-88); and S3 Operations Officer for 2nd Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (1988-89)�all at Fort Polk, Louisiana. In addition, he has twice served as the G3 for Army units stationed overseas: from 1989-90 he served as the G3, 1st Infantry Division (Forward) at Goppingen, Germany; and from 1992-93 as the G3, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea. Other assignments have included: Action Officer on the Joint Staff in Conventional War Plans Division, J7 (1996); Executive Officer to the Commander in Chief, United States Southern Command at Quarry Heights, Panama (1996-97); and Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander and Commander in Chief, United States European Command at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium (1997-99). In addition, General Higgins has served as the Deputy Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood (2000-2002); and CJ-3, Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea (2002-2004). 

In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, General Higgins holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and a Master of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a graduate of the Army War College (1993-94), School of Advanced Military Studies (1985), Command and General Staff College (1984), Infantry Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, and Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder, and Jumpmaster Schools. He has also served at West Point as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and English (1980-83).

Among his military decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters).

General Higgins assumed his current duties as Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division on 14 September 2004. Before assuming these duties, he was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff, CJU-3, Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea/United Nations Command at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, General Higgins is married to the former Marilyn Ann Barrs of Branchville, South Carolina. General and Mrs. Higgins have two sons: Jeff, who is an Infantry 1st Lieutenant assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Steve, who is a Junior in the Class of 2006 at West Point.

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02 Apr 2005  
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r103:S23SE3-77: 
EULOGY FOR DR. THOMAS G. HIGGINS 
   (Senate - September 23, 1993)
[Page: S12291]
Mr. SASSER. Madam President, I rise today to pay tribute to Dr. Thomas G. Higgins. Dr. Higgins passed away on September 17 (1993). 

It is fair to say that Dr. Higgins devoted his entire career to the service of his country. Though he spent many years in the U.S. Navy, even as a private citizen he worked ceaselessly to the benefit of the U.S. Government. 

Dr. Higgins served honorably in the Navy as an aviator. After earning his doctorate in logistics, he designed the system which the Navy uses today to manage its operational support aircraft. 

After leaving the Navy, however, Dr. Higgins continued to serve the Government in other capacities. While operating a number of private concerns, Dr. Higgins gave selflessly of his time, energy, and expertise to encourage other Government uses for the system he designed. 

Let me be clear about one thing: Dr. Higgins had no proprietary interest in this system. He designed it while in the Navy, and therefore it was Navy property. Dr. Higgins worked so hard, and gave so freely of himself, simply because he believed that Government-wide use of his system was in the best interest of the country. 

Recent events have proven that Dr. Higgins' efforts were not in vain. Right now, all the military services are working toward implementation of the latest generation of the Navy system. In addition, the General Services Administration is developing a program based on the Navy system which any civilian agency will be able to run on an ordinary personal computer. 

Madam President, these events would not have been possible without the work of Dr. Higgins. 

Dr. Higgins assisted me immeasurably in the course of my investigation of Government aircraft. I believe my investigation has led to considerable improvement in the management of civilian aircraft--and the information and expertise Dr. Higgins provided to me was truly a cornerstone in my investigation. 

Dr. Higgins was a gentleman and a patriot. I believe it is fitting that he will rest in Arlington National Cemetery, in the shadow of the Nation's Capital. Dr. Higgins has left us a legacy for which I am very grateful, and we will always remember him with the deepest affection. 

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02 APR 2005
http://www.nps.gov/vick/natcem/hi.htm 
National Cemetery Interments-Vicksburg
Name - Date of Death - Section - Grave - Rank - War - Unit
Higgins, Hugh 11 Feb 1863 L 6401 Pvt CIVIL Co B 5th IL Cav
Higgins, James G 22 Mar 1961 W 18087 N/A
Higgins, Jean G. 10 Jun 1961 W 18086 N/A
Higgins, Levi 25 Dec 1900 M 16737 Pvt CIVIL Co F 48th USCI
Higgins, Mich'l 29 Jun 1863 K 6021 Pvt CIVIL Co C 1st KA Reg


03 Feb 2005
  
Source: Record of Pennsylvania volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898 Harrisburg, Pa.?: W. S. Ray, state printer, 1901 Anonymous

Edward J. Higgins, Private, Company G,2ns Regiment
Edward J. Higgins, Private, Company K,6th Regiment
Harry A. Higgins,   Private, Company M,4th Regiment
John A. Higgins,    Private, Company F,8th Regiment
William Higgins,     Private, Company F, 16th Regiment

The Spanish American War Centennial Website http://www.spanamwar.com/  

http://www.spanamwar.com/baltimoreroster.htm  
The Roster of the USS BALTIMORE at Manila Bay 
Higgins, George H., Coal Passer 

http://www.memoriallibrary.com/IN/SA/157th/E.htm  
RECORD OF INDIANA VOLUNTEERS IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR- 1898-1899 157TH REGIMENT INDIANA VOLUNTEERS COMPANY E
This company was organized at Elkhart, Elkhart County, on January 1, 1886, and was assigned as Company E, 3d Infantry, Indiana National Guard.
NAME AND RANK RESIDENCE DATE OF ENROLLMENT 1898 REMARKS 
Musicians 
Higgins, Robert Elkhart Apr. 26 Mustered out Nov. 1, '98

 
http://www.memoriallibrary.com/IN/SA/158th/H.htm  
RECORD OF INDIANA VOLUNTEERS IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 1898-1899
158TH REGIMENT INDIANA VOLUNTEERS COMPANY H
This company was organized at Indianapolis, Marion County, on June 5, 1895, and was assigned as Company H, 2d Infantry, Indiana National Guard
NAME AND RANK RESIDENCE DATE OF ENROLLMENT 1898 REMARKS 
Wagoner
Higgins, Will C. Indianapolis Apr. 26 Mustered out Nov. 4, '98. 

http://www.paspanishamericanwar.com/eighthregiment/h.html  
HIGGINS, Edward J., Priv. Co. K; Res. St. Clair, Pa. (N. G. P.); 
                            Enrd. April 28, 1898; M. I. May 12, 1898; 
                            Prom. Corp. June 22, 1898; M. O. with Co. 
                            March 7, 1899. 
HIGGINS, John A.,   Priv: Co. F; Res. Girardville, Pa.;
                           Enrd. May 7, 1898;
                           M. I. May 12, 1898; 
                           Died Sept. 9, 1898, in Med. Chi. Hosp. at Philadelphia,
                           Pa., from effects of typhoid fever. 

http://www.iltrails.org/cook/spanishwarvetf-i.htm  
Spanish-American War Veterans claiming a Chicago Residence
HIGGINS, DANIEL M PVT G 7 IL INF CHICAGO 
HIGGINS, FRANK     MUS F 1 IL CAV CHICAGO 
HIGGINS, JAMES     CPL D 7 IL INF CHICAGO 

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http://www.users.fast.net/~alkeis/records/spamwar.html  
Northeast PA Volunteers for the Spanish American War 

Name-Residence-Birth place & year-age Enlistment-enrollment place & yr-
End result- place & yr 

Higgins, Ambrose
Philadelphia
Pittston 1871
Washington DC 1898
discharged Philadelphia 1899 

Higgins, James A
Philadelphia
Pittston 24 yrs
Philadelphia 1898
discharged Philadelphia 1899 

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13 Jan 2005
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/mohind.htm  
Medal of Honor winner for Indian Wars Period
-source Carlisle Military History Institute-

 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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04 July 2004  

  http://ussslcca25.com/index.htm New URL  January 2006

"Master Index"
Officers-Enlisted Navy-Marines Who Served aboard the 1929 USS Salt Lake City CA25 1948 "Swayback Maru" 

C. H. Higgins
GM2c, USN, WWII 
--------------
George William Higgins
...F3c, USN, 1932 
   George William Higgins, F3c 
   http://ussslcca25.com/higgins.htm
[Courtesy Sandy Eskew 01-2006]

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Percy G., Jr. Higgins
...S1c, USN, 1939
...AMM1c, WWII 
   http://ussslcca25.com/higgins-p.htm
[Courtesy Sandy Eskew 01-2006]

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R. G., Jr. Higgins
S2c, USN, 1939 

Sandy Eskew, USS SLC CA25 Historian & Website Curator
Contact Sandy
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29 January 2003
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
http://www.geocities.com/sdfranklin_1999/F-I.html
Patriot  State of Service County of Burial  Cemetery

GRAVE & PATRIOT INDEX INDICATOR 
Higgins, Daniel Virginia Hendricks Henry Hunt Farm 
      N. of New Winchester, IN 
. . . .. 

29 January 2003
http://cyberdriveillinois.com/cgi-bin/archives/blkhawk.s

Black Hawk War Veterans Database Search
NAME-RANK-COMPANY-PLACE OF ENROLLMENT-REGIMENT-BRIGADE

_________________________________________

HIGGINS, BEDFORD
W PVT A
 SMITH SPRINGFIELD 2 
 DUNCAN 

HIGGINS, GEORGE SGT J
WINSTANLEY BEARDSTOWN 1 
WHITESIDE 

HIGGINS, GEORGE CPL S
MILLER ST CLAIR CO ODD 

HIGGINS, ICHABOD PVT S
MILLER BELLEVILLE MV 
DUNCAN 

HIGGINS, ICHABOD PVT J TATE
BELLVILLE 1 WHITESIDE 
HIGGINS, JOHN PVT A
SMITH GREENE CO 2 3 

HIGGINS, PHILEMON PVT W
MILLER CARROLLTON SP 
DUNCAN 

HIGGINS, ROBERT SGT S
MILLER BELLEVILLE MV 
DUNCAN 

HIGGINS, ROBERT PVT J TATE
BELLVILLE 1 WHITESIDE 

HIGGINS, ROBERT SGT S
MILLER ST CLAIR CO ODD 

HIGGINS, WILLIAM PVT A
WHITE ADAMS CO 20
DAY 

HIGGINS, WILLIAM
PVT J
WHITE HANCOCK CO 

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29 January 2003
http://cyberdriveillinois.com/cgi-bin/archives/mwvd.s

Mexican War Veterans Database Search
NAME OF VETERAN RANK 
COMPANY REGIMENT PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 

HIGGINS, CLARK B PVT D 
1 IL FOOT ALTON 
HIGGINS, JAMES H PVT A 
16 US INF 
HIGGINS, PATRICK 1LT B 
1 IL INF ALTON 
HIGGINS, THOMAS CPL D 
4 IL INF 

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29 January 2003
http://www.denver.lib.co.us/ebranch/whg/GAR/gar03.txt


Colorado Grand Army of the Republic 
post, Last Name, First Name, Rank, Company, Unit 

004, HIGGINS, MATTHEW, PVT, I, 23RD IL INF

019, HIGGINS, PATRICK, PVT, D, 48TH NY

035, HIGGINS, T G, , K, 76TH IL

041, HIGGINS, WILLIAM, PVT, B, 5TH US INF 

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29 January 2003
http://www.denver.lib.co.us/ebranch/whg/datafile.html#nebgar

Nebraska Civil War Grand Army of the Republic 
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME,REGIMENT & STATE,POST

"HIGGENS","MELVIN","120TH IN INF","155"
"HIGGINS","M.L.","5TH MO STATE MILITIA INF","37,"
"HIGGINS","SIDNEY B.","6TH NH INF",""
"HIGGINS","JAMES M.","18TH IA INF","123" 

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29 January 2003
http://www.denver.lib.co.us/ebranch/whg/Nebraska/vetdata4.txt

Nebraska Civil War Veterans
Last_Name, First_Name, Unit, GAR Post
(if any) 
(if any) 

HIGGENS, MELVIN, 120TH IN INF, Post 155

HIGGINS, JAMES M., 18TH IA INF, Post 123

HIGGINS, JAMES M., 18TH IA INF, Post

HIGGINS, M. L., 5TH MO STATE MILITIA INF, Post 37

HIGGINS, SIDNEY B., 6TH NH INF, Post

HIGGINS, WILLIAM W., 5TH IL CAV, Post 262

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29 January 2003
http://sec.state.la.us/cgibin/?rqstyp=CPAA&rqsdta=HIGGINS

Louisiana Secretary of State
Confederate Pension Applications Index

Name Search Results 
Name Reel Microdex Pages Target Card 
HIGGINS, C. C. CP1.147 2, seq. 19 11 
             WIGGIN, CHARLES C. 
HIGGINS, LUCINDA CP1.147 0, seq. 0 2 WILEY, 
  LUCINDA HIGGINS, MARY CP1.122 4, seq. 31 2 
  RYAN, MARY (HIGGINS) 
HIGGINS, WILLIAM R. K. CP1.67 1, seq. 2 20 
   HIGGINS, W. R. K. 
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09 January 2003
http://www.korea.army.mil/org/bios/j3bio.htm  Not Valid Apr 2005
Major General George A. Higgins
Deputy Assistant Chief Staff C3, Combined Forces Command
Assistant Chief of Staff J3, United States Forces, Korea
Assistant Chief of Staff G3, Eighth United States Army

------------------------------------------------------

Major General George A. Higgins assumed his duties as
the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, C3 (Operations),
Republic of Korea/United States (ROK/US) Combined
Forces Command, Assistant Chief of Staff, J3
(Operations), U.S. Forces Korea, and Assistant Chief
of Staff, G3 (Operations), Eighth U.S. Army on 10
October 2002.
After graduation from high school in June 1967, Major
General George A. Higgins enlisted in the United
States Army and underwent basic combat training at
Sand Hill, Fort Benning, Georgia in the summer of
1967. In August 1967, he was assigned to the United
States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort
Belvior, Virginia, where he competed for an
appointment to the United States Military Academy. 
General Higgins entered West Point in July 1968 and
graduated in June 1972, commissioned a second
lieutenant of Infantry.

General Higgins has served in command and staff
positions throughout the field Army in the United
States and overseas. His command assignments include:
Company A, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment in
the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia
(1976-77); 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment at
B�blingen, Germany (1990-91); 1st Battalion, 5th
Infantry Regiment in the Republic of Korea (1991-92);
and 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson,
Colorado (1994-95).

Between command assignments, General Higgins has
served in several operations, plans, and training
staff assignments. These assignments have included:
Chief, G3 Plans and Exercises, 5th Infantry Division
(1985-87); Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 6th
Infantry Regiment (1987-88); and S3 Operations Officer
for 2nd Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (1988-89)�all
at Fort Polk, Louisiana. In addition, he has twice
served as the G3 for Army units stationed overseas:
from 1989-90 he served as the G3, 1st Infantry
Division (Forward) at G�ppingen, Germany; and from
1992-93 as the G3, 2nd Infantry Division in the
Republic of Korea. His most recent staff assignments
include: Action Officer on the Joint Staff in
Conventional War Plans Division, J7 (1996); Executive
Officer to the Commander in Chief, United States
Southern Command at Quarry Heights, Panama (1996-97);
and Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander
and Commander in Chief, United States European Command
at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
in Mons, Belgium (1997-99). General Higgins served as
Assistant Division Commander (Support), Fort Hood
(1999-2000) and then as Deputy Commanding General, III
Corps (2000-2002) before assuming his current duties. 

In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from the
United States Military Academy, General Higgins holds
a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of
Virginia and a Master of Military Art and Science from
the United States Army Command and General Staff
College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a graduate
of the Army War College (1993-94), School of Advanced
Military Studies (1985), Command and General Staff
College (1984), Infantry Officer Advanced and Basic
Courses, and Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder, and
Jumpmaster Schools. He has also served at West Point
as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, English and
Logic (1980-83). Among his military decorations are the Defense
Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service
Medal, Legion of Merit with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze
Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with 2
Oak Leaf Clusters. 

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09 January 2003
Viet Nam Memorial Wall 

http://www.cantho-rvn.org/VN_Mem/Names/h.htm#HI

HIGGINS, DENNIS EDWARD (SP4/Army) FORT EDWARD, NY.
HIGGINS, DENNIS MICHAEL (LCPL/Marine Corps) NATICK, MA.
HIGGINS, DENNIS MICHAEL (SGT/Army) TACOMA, WA.
HIGGINS, EDWARD C III (PFC/Army) NEW YORK, NY.
HIGGINS, EDWARD HUBERT (PFC/Army) TARPON SPRINGS, FL.


HIGGINS, EDWIN RAY
(WO/Army) GLENDALE, AZ.
HIGGINS, HERSHEL (SP4/Army) HERCULANEUM, MO.
HIGGINS, JEROME (PFC/Marine Corps) SPRINGFIELD, OH.
HIGGINS, JERRY WAYNE (SP4/Army) CORDOVA, AL.
HIGGINS, JOHN FRANCIS (LCPL/Marine Corps) LINCOLN PARK, MI.


HIGGINS, JOHN IGNATIUS JR (HN/Navy) CHULA VISTA, CA.
HIGGINS, JOHN LAWRENCE (SP4/Army) NEW YORK, NY.
HIGGINS, KENNETH LEE (SP4/Army) FORT FAIRFIELD, ME.
HIGGINS, MATTHEW (PFC/Army) PHILADELPHIA, PA.
HIGGINS, MERLE ROBERT (SGT/Army) MERCER, PA.


HIGGINS, PATRICK ALBERT (CPL/Army) PORTERVILLE, CA.
HIGGINS, ROY JOHN JR (CPL/Marine Corps) PHOENIX, AZ.
HIGGINS, THOMAS ANDREW (PFC/Army) VINCENNES, IN.
HIGGINS, WILLIAM PATRICK (1LT/Marine Corps) ALGONA, IA.
HIGGINSON, LARRY CRAIG (SP4/Army) EAST ELY, NV.

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http://www.buffalonet.org/army/masterb2.htm
BUFFALO BARRACKS (Buffalo New York)
Master Roster of Enlisted Soldiers
1835 - 1846
Higgins, Patrick
Higgins, Peter
Higgins, Robert E.
Higgins, William


Go to website. click on name

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http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/acm/cav003-l.htm

Company "L" 3rd Illinois Cavalry
Name Rank Residence Date of Muster Remarks 
HIGGINS, John A Sergeant Staunton Aug 16, 1861
      Disch Jun 25, 1863; disabil. 
HIGGINS, Monroe Recruit Staunton Jan 31, 1864 
     Trans to Co A as consol 
HIGGINS, Samuel O Private Staunton Aug 16, 1861
      Mustered out Sep 5, 1864 
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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.
HIGGINS, JOHN.Age, 27 years. Enrolled, July 26, 1862,
at Ithaca, to serve three years; mustered in as
captain, Co. D, October 8, 1862; as major, January 9,
1864; discharged, May 16, 1865, for disability caused
from wounds received in action.
Commissioned captain, November 21, 1862, with rank
from September 2, 1862, original; major, January 8,
1864, with rank from November 25, 1863, vice H.
Watkins, promoted.
...
http://www.kittanning.com/walkingtour/soldiers.html

Armstrong County Pennsylvania
Armstrong County soldiers lost in the French and Indian War
James HIGGINS Soldier KIA 
...
http://freenet.vcu.edu/sigs/reg64/cm4.html

Mathw Higgins Private Soldier in the 64th Regiment of
Foot, being duly sworn, deposed that on Sunday last he
went to a House about a Mile from English
Neighbourhood where the 64th Regiment then lay, and
that he there found the Prisoner, who belongs to the
same Company as himself, and knowing him to have been
reported as a Deserter, he apprehended him and brought
him to the Regiment. 
Q. Was the House that he found the Prisoner in towards
the front or rear of the Encampment?
A. It was in the front of the 64th Regiment, but in
the rear of the Grenadier Encampment.
Q. Had he his Regimentals on when he apprehended him?
A. Yes he had every thing that he went away in, but
his Leggings.
...
http://www.kwanah.com/txmilmus/36division/archives/lostbat/lostbats.htm

"LOST BATTALION" STORY
By PFC. JOHN ARTHUR HYMAN
--Still, there were simple, essential things to do.
The four lieutenants on the hill formed an advisory
council with Company A's Lt. Martin Higgins having the
final say. A little guy from Jersey City, a
28-year-old cavalry officer who had come to the
infantry only five months before, he had a lot of
decisions to make.
...
http://www.wvculture.org/history/jb2.html

The Historical Authenticity of John Brown's Raid in
Stephen Vincent Benet's 'John Brown's Body'
By Mary Lynn Richardson
From West Virginia History Volume Twenty-Four, Number Two 
Extracts from full text
Benet then tells of Patrick Higgins, the night watchman of the Maryland bridge being shot, leaving a bullet-crease in his scalp.33 

Robert Penn Warren gives this account:34 

The watchman who came to relieve Bill Williams met the
guard on the bridge, struck Captain Owen Brown, and
tore himself away from the men who seized him. "I
didn't know what 'Halt' mint [sic] then any more than
a hog knows about a holiday," once explained Patrick Higginson. . . . 
Warren got the names confused, because the man's name
was Patrick Higgins according to Villard
35 and duBois36 and it also was Oliver Brown whom Higgins struck. It was about this time that the B&O train was due in Harpers Ferry. Higgins got away and warned the train.37 The train arrived at the station known as the Wager House38 and Brown's men shot the colored
porter.39 

Read Patrick Higgins' Obituary Part 1  Part 2 
ON SITE

SEE Off Site WEBSITE FOR FULL ACCOUNT AND REFERENCES

Webmaster believes these census images are the Patrick Higgins mentioned in this story. Mr. Patrick Higgins of Sandy Hook and his connection to Harper's ferry is also mentioned at this site
http://flag.blackened.net/daver/1sthand/harpers_ferry.html which assists in verifying the census identification below as the correct ones

View 1860 MD Census Scan  

View 1870  MD Census Scan 

1880 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 
 

Patrick HIGGINS  Self M Male     W 45 IRE R. R. Switch Tender IRE IRE 
Mary A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 39 VA Keeping House IRE IRE 
Elizabeth HIGGINS Dau S Female W 20 MD IRE VA 
Mollie HIGGINS     Dau S Female  W 16 MD IRE VA 
Agnes HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 14 MD At Home IRE VA 
Thomas HIGGINS  Son S Male     W 12 MD At Home IRE VA 
John HIGGINS      Son S Male     W 10 MD At Home IRE VA 
Edward HIGGINS   Son S Male    W   9 MD IRE VA 
Kate HIGGINS       Dau S Female W  7 MD IRE VA 
Jennie HIGGINS     Dau S Female W  7 MD IRE VA 

Source Information:
Census Place Sandy Hook, Washington, Maryland 
Family History Library Film 1254516 
NA Film Number T9-0516 Page Number 251B 

View 1900 MD Census Scan

View 1910 MD Census Scan  

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http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ms0562d1.html

Center for Archival Collections 
Bowling Green State University
TITLE
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 21st
MS-562    Box 2   Folder 18 

Arnold McMahan, May 16, 1863, Murfreesboro, TN
Response to a letter critical of McMahan from E. A. Higgins, Perrysburg, OH (editor of the Perrysburg Journal) dated May 9, 1863; Discusses points on which Higgins criticized him (character, skills as a commanding officer, outspokenness about partisan organizations); Notes enclosure of a copy of a
recommendation of McMahan written by General Thomas to Major General Rosecrans; Refers to the unkindness of Higgins' mention of a former friend named Hollenbeck (?).  Arnold McMahan, Atlanta, GA, September 27, 1864 (draft) Letter to E. A. Higgins of Perrysburg, OH; States that
Higgins has shown his true loyalties and that his paper will be permitted to circulate in McMahan's regiment "on the same footing with other disloyal papers."      [Arnold McMahan?],[1864?]
...
http://www.ldsworld.com/gems/150/display/0,2576,6818,00.html

150 Years Ago in Church History
Thursday, July 29, 1847
By David R. Crockett
(crockett@ldsworld.com)
Salt Lake Valley, Utah:
(HIGGINS' Mentioned)

Nelson Higgins
Almira Higgins 
Sarah Blackman Higgins
Alfred Higgins
Almira Higgins 
Drusilla Higgins
(fourteen years)
Wealthy Matilda Higgins, (two months) 
...
http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/sons.htm

CLARKE, CHAUNCEY*; Great Great Grandson of Stephen Clarks, Pvt., Ct. 
" GG Grandson of Cornelius Higgins Captain, Ct. also Deputy 
" GG Grandson of Hawes Higgins, Pvt & Sgt.,
Connecticut 1779 
...
http://www.htcomp.net/ross/DAR/Ancestors.htm

REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF OUR MEMBERS
Cornelius Higgins--Captain, Connecticut
Wife: Sarah Hawes

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http://www.kittanning.com/walkingtour/soldiers.html
Armstrong County soldiers lost in the French and Indian War
Armstrong County Pennsylvania
Record of those fallen during war
may they rest in peace
James HIGGINS Soldier KIA
[Off Site - Brief History of French and Indian War]
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http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/tgart4.htm

The Virginia Regiment and Hampshire Enlistees

Capt. Robert McKenzie Company 1757-1758 [p.394]
Lawrence Higgins 56 5'3" Ireland Piper  

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/famousSearch.cgi?mode=county&FScountyid=1460

19 March 2003
Thomas J  Higgins

HIGGINS, THOMAS J. 
Medal of honor recipient 
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. (bio by: Bill Walker) Holy Family Cemetery, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA

Sergeant Thomas J. Higgins Marker
http://www.civilwaralbum.com/vicksburg/2nd_tx_higgins.htm  
Additional Links 
01 Nov 2004 
http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1862_cwh/higgins.html 
http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/images_go/higgins_thomas_mo.jpg 
http://home.flash.net/~gsfox/tmoh/tmohstories.html 


http://www.hannibal.net/visit/historicalnews/histpeople4.shtml
A Civil War Hero
By: Roberta & J. Hurley Hagood

One of Hannibal's unsung heroes of the Civil War is Medal of Honor recipient Thomas H Higgins. His grave in the Holy Family Cemetery, commonly still called St. Mary's Cemetery, is marked by a modest stone. He died Aug. 16, 1917, at his home at 217 S. Fourth St.

His act of bravery has been described in numerous books which tell the stories of Medal of Honor recipients. This act of bravery occurred on May 22, 1863, in the siege of Vickburg on the Baldwin Ferry Road. The Union forces, specifically the 99th Illinois Regiment, made an assault on a Confederate stronghold occupied by the 2nd Texas regiment. The Confederates repulsed the Union regiment by a volley of fire, from behind a protected bulwark. It was a Confederate victory.

Suddenly, Confederate officer Charles I Evans observed a lone Union soldier running toward the Confederate breastworks bearing the United States Flag. It was Thomas Higgins, color bearer of the Illinois 99th. He was advancing alone, as all of his comrades lay dead or wounded on the battlefield.
Higgins did not falter in his advance although directly in the line of fire. Miraculously he escaped being hit.

Confederate officer Evans gave an order for the men to stop firing. The firing stopped and Evans, who felt that anyone that brave should be spared, took the flag from Higgins and took him prisoner, as was his duty. Higgins was a prisoner until he was released in August 1863 in a prisoner exchange after the fall of Vicksburg. He returned to duty and served until 1865 when he was discharged.

An unusual fact about Higgins receiving the Medal of Honor was that he was recommended for it by Confederate officer Evans.

Since Higgins was a Union soldier this was most unusual.

Evans and Higgins exchanged correspondence, maintaining a friendship after the Civil War ended. Years passed and Evans learned that the medal had never been awarded to Higgins due to an unexplainable delay. Evans requested that the medal be sent to Higgins. Letters from officers and members of the Illinois 99th were secured, as well as from Texas men who witnessed the event.

Higgins received the Medal of honor on April 5, 1898. 

In his personal correspondence Higgins always insisted that his act was not remarkable. He wrote, "the medal was a recognition of an act which I thought at the time was simply a soldiers duty. He related that his commanding officer had instructed his men to proceed until they reached the enemy's breastworks.

Another particular of the case which is of special interest to Hannibal readers occurred during the Hannibal Street Fair on Oct. 14, 1898. A comrade who had served in battle with him, Michael Lane, came from Illinois to see the medal and congratulate Higgins.
Higgins had proudly fastened the medal to his jacket. The two men started walking from the riverfront to the post office at Sixth and Broadway, as Higgins wanted Lane to meet his son who was a postal employee. After walking some distance they noticed that the medal was not on Higgins' jacket but had fallen off somewhere between the riverfront and the post office.

They retraced their steps, but a rain earlier that day had caused many parts of the path they had followed to become muddy. Horse and wagon traffic had been heavy that day due to the fair. Other sympathetic friends joined in the search but to no avail. They were certain it had become mired down in the mud, or picked up by someone not realizing its value. The next day an advertisement was placed in the local newspaper, "Lost and Found" column, but it elicited no response.

Hannibal Postmaster Charles M  Alger, brother of the U.S. Secretary of War Alger, headed up an effort to secure a duplicate medal. Letters were again secured from comrades and officers of the Illinois 99th, from Evans, and from local character references who had known Higgins many years.

Consequently, in July 1899, another Medal of Honor was sent to Higgins. The Medal of Honor is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor because the recognition was created during the Civil War in 1862, by Congress. The recipients joined an organization, later formed, called the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, but the medal itself is properly called "Medal of Honor.� Its design has been changed several times throughout the years.

Thomas H. Higgins was born in Canada, but he came to Hannibal in 1854. He worked at the trade of shoe-maker, or cobbler. In those days before shoe factories, all shoes were hand made. In 1856 he married Mary Sullivan. They had four children. Mary Sullivan died in 1905.

Although he was a Hannibal resident, he enlisted in Barry, Ill. In the early days of the war, if Hannibal men wished to enlist in the Union forces, they went to Illinois, usually Quincy or Barry.

The writers of this story have obtained from the U. S. National Archives and other sources, copies of all of Higgins service records, family records, and correspondence about the incidents related above. These papers and records have been placed in the "vertical file" of the Hannibal Public Library for study.

It is fitting that on this Memorial Day that recognition and appreciation for one of Hannibal's Medal of Honor recipients be included among the other brave men from the area who have served in more recent wars.

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01 Sep 2005 

http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cw99d-1.html 
Thomas J. Higgins
RANK: Corporal
AGE: 31
DESCRIPTION - 
     Feet: 5  Inch: 10 1/2
     Hair: Light
     Eyes: Blue
     Complexion: Fair
     Married or Single: Married
OCCUPATION: Shoemaker
NATIVITY - County: Huntingdon State: C.W.
JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED -
      When: Aug 5, 62 Where: Barry By Whom: Capt Richards
      Period: 3 yrs
MUSTERED INTO SERVICE -
      When: Aug 23, 62  Where: Florence
      By Whom: Capt Rathbone
RESIDENCE -
     Town: Barry  County: Pike  State: Ills
REMARKS -
     Transf'd to Co "A" as consolidated.

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View 1860 IL Census Scan  Thomas J Higgins   age 26

View 1870 MO Census Scan   Thomas J Higgins  age 36 

1880 Census Household:

  Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
   Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 

  T. J. HIGGINS         Self M Male    W 49 CAN Shoemaker IRE IRE 
   Mary HIGGINS       Wife M Female W 52 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
   Richd. M. HIGGINS Son S Male      W 19 IL At Home CAN IRE 
   Thos. J. HIGGINS   Son S Male      W 17 IL At Home CAN IRE 

   Source Information:
   Census Place 3rd Ward, Hannibal, Marion, Missouri 
   Family History Library Film 1254702 
   NA Film Number T9-0702 Page Number 238A 

View 1900 MO Census Scan   Thomas J Higgins   age 69

View 1910 MO Census Scan   Thomas Higgins Jr   age 40

View 1920 MO Census Scan   Thomas Higgins      age 58 

Also in 1870 for Illinois - possible connection
          Born in Canada and a Shoe Maker

View 1870 IL Census Scan   Dick Higgins          age 37

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05 May 2003
1910 USA Census 

HIGGINS ALBERT S 46 M W GERM MIL PHILIPPINES
US DIVN HOSPITAL, MANILA 1910 

HIGGINS ALBERT V 22 M W MA MIL VIRGINIA USS
PATUXENT, NORFOLK 1910 

HIGGINS ALFRED 22 M W MI MIL PANAMA CAMP
ELLIOTT, CANAL ZONE 1910 

HIGGINS ARTHUR 31 M B AL MIL PHILIPPINES LAND
TRANSPORT CORRAL, MANILA 1910 

HIGGINS CHARLES A 24 M W PA MIL US NAVY USS
RHODE ISLAND 1910  [Off Site USS Rhode Island]

HIGGINS CHAS 38 M W IREL MIL PHILIPPINES CAMP
JOSSMAN, GUIMARAS 1910 

HIGGINS CLARENCE D 20 M W CA MIL CALIFORNIA
USS YORKTOWN, MARE ISLAND 1910 

HIGGINS DAN T 26 M W MO MIL PHILIPPINES FORT
WILLIAM MCKINLEY, RIZAL 1910 

HIGGINS DANIEL M 45 M W IREL MIL PHILIPPINES
FORT MILLS, CORREGIDOR 1910 

HIGGINS DOMINICK 37 M W IREL MIL US NAVY USS
IDAHO 1910 
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-i/bb24.htm 
USS Idaho (Battleship # 24), 1908-1914

HIGGINS E G 41 M W FL MIL MASSACHUSETTS USS
SALEM, SUFFOLK 1910 

HIGGINS EDWARD J 25 M W CT MIL PHILIPPINES
FORT WILLIAM MCKINLEY, RIZAL 1910 

HIGGINS ERNEST M 27 M W ME MIL US NAVY USS
MONTANA 1910 

HIGGINS FRANCIS J 22 M W NY MIL MAINE USS
LAMSON, ROCKLAND 1910 

HIGGINS FRANK 24 M W MA MIL MAINE KITTERY,
YORK 1910 

HIGGINS FRANK H 24 M W NY MIL MAINE KITTERY,
YORK 1910 

HIGGINS FRANK T 25 M W NY MIL CALIFORNIA USS
SOUTH DAKOTA, SAN FRANCISC 1910 

HIGGINS GEORGE 33 M W KS MIL CALIFORNIA USS
FORTUNE, MARE ISLAND 1910 
 
image of ship at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-f/yt11.htm 

HIGGINS GEORGE 27 M W KS MIL CALIFORNIA USS
SOUTH DAKOTA, SAN FRANCISC 1910 

HIGGINS GEORGE T 24 M W NY MIL US NAVY USS
NEBRASKA 1910 

HIGGINS HARRY E 24 M W IL MIL CALIFORNIA USS
ALBANY, SAN FRANCISCO 1910 

HIGGINS HARRY W 23 M W NY MIL PHILIPPINES FORT
WILLIAM MCKINLEY, RIZAL 1910 

HIGGINS JAMES 34 M W NY MIL PHILIPPINES CAMP
KEITHLEY, MINDANAO 1910 

HIGGINS JAMES 26 M W PA MIL PHILIPPINES USS
MICHIGAN 1910
 
link to image of ship http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/bb27.htm 

HIGGINS JAMES E 23 M W IL MIL PHILIPPINES US
NAVAL STATION, CAVITE 1910 

HIGGINS JOHN 19 M W MO MIL JAPAN USS
CHARLESTON, KOBE 1910 

HIGGINS JOHN P 20 M W NJ MIL US NAVY USS
CHESTER 1910 

HIGGINS JOHN S 31 M W MA MIL US NAVY USS
MINNESOTA 1910 

HIGGINS JOHN T 24 M W NY MIL CALIFORNIA USS
CALIFORNIA 1910 

HIGGINS JOSEPH W 22 M W OH MIL US NAVY USS
MINNESOTA 1910 

HIGGINS LOUIS C 34 M W FL MIL US NAVY USS
NORTH CAROLINA 1910 

HIGGINS MATHEW A 26 M W NJ MIL US NAVY USS
PANTHER 1910 

HIGGINS MELVIN A 23 M W NC MIL PHILIPPINES
CUARTEL DE ESPANA, MANILA 1910 

HIGGINS MICHAEL 40 M W NY MIL US NAVY USS
DELAWARE 1910 

HIGGINS MICHAEL J 31 M W MA MIL MAINE KITTERY,
YORK 1910 

HIGGINS RICHARD 22 M W MD MIL SOUTH CAROLINA
USS TEXAS, CHARLESTON 1910 

HIGGINS RICHARD J 32 M W NJ MIL WASHINGTON USS
WASHINGTON, PUGET SOUND 1910 

HIGGINS STEVENS A 22 M W IN MIL PHILIPPINES
CAMP JOSSMAN, GUIMARAS 1910 

HIGGINS VINCENT A 19 M W NJ MIL TURKEY USS
SCORPION, CONSTANTINOPLE 1910 

HIGGINS WALLACE 25 M W IN MIL US NAVY USS
NORTH CAROLINA 1910 

HIGGINS WILLIAM 34 M W IREL MIL PHILIPPINES
USS RAINBOW, CAVITE 1910 [
Off Site USS Rainbow]

HIGGINS WILLIAM 34 M W IA MIL US NAVY USS
SUPPLY 1910 

HIGGINS WILLIAM H 40 M W NH MIL US NAVY USS
NORTH CAROLINA 1910 

HIGGINS WILLIAM J 25 M W MO MIL HAWAII USS
CLEVELAND, HONOLULU 1910  [
Off Site USS Cleveland]

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11 Nov 2010

Source: List of officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps - 1775- 1900 - By Lewis Randolph Hamersly, United States. Navy Dept - Published 1901

HIGGINS, ANTHONY. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 14 July, 1864. Honorably discharged 9 August, 1865.

HIGGINS, EDWARD. Midshipman, 23 January, 1836. Passed Midshipman. 1 July, 1842. Master, 30 May, 1849. Lieutenant, 20 August, 1849. Resigned 16 February, 1854.

HIGGINS, ELIAS В. Mate, 28 October, 1862. Appointment revoked (sick) 26 August. 1863.

HIGGINS, JAMES. Midshipman. 13 March, 1839. Passed Midshipman, 2 July. 1845. Master, 25 February, 1854. Lieutenant, 6 October, 1854. Resigned 31 December, 1850.

HIGGINS, JAMES. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 13 May, 1864. Discharged 20 August, 1864.

HIGGINS, JESSE. Midshipman, 1 January, 1812. Last appearance on Records of Navy Department, 1815. Furloughed.

HIGGINS, ROBERT B. Cadet Engineer, 1 October, 1878. Honorably discharged 30 June, 1884. Assistant . Engineer, 1 July, 1884. Passed Assistant Engineer, 15 January, 1865. Rank changed 'to Lieutenant. 3 March, 1899.

HIGGINS, THOMAS, Acting Assistant Paymaster, 29 August. 1864. Honorably discharged 23 August, 1865.

HIGGINS, WILLIAM P. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 9 September, 1862. Resigned 28 April, 1865.



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