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PART 12b

 RHODE ISLAND 

http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/uscivilwar/E528.html 
U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress. Union Troops: Rhode Island

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 
1
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Artillery 
5th Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Enlisted as a Private on December 10 1861
Mustered in Company A, 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment on December 27 1861.
Discharged on February 07 1863

Civil War pension records show Charles Higgins received an invalid's pension August 14th 1889? for his service in Company "A" 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. Refers to his service as noted above. Notes his disability as being chronic diarrhea.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers- Togus - Maine
Files state he was born in Scotland. Nearest relative listed as Michael Higgins
(address corner of Pine & Summer St, Providence, R.I.). Disability noted as Chronic Diarrhea and general debility. Admitted March 9,1885. Died September 22,1898 of dilation of heart. Funeral September 23, 1898.buried at Section J, Row # 2 #16

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Charles Higgins Service Info.: US Army
Death Date: 22 Sep 1898 Service Start Date: 16 Dec 1861
Interment Date: 22 Sep 1898 Cemetery: Togus National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: VA Medical Center VA Regional Office Center Togus , ME 04330 Buried At: Section J Site 1444

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2
Higgins, Christopher
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: Christopher Higgins , 
Residence: Cumberland, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 29 1862. 
Mustered in Company F, 12th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment on October 13 1862. Listed as absent & sick on December 29 1862 at Hospital (Until discharge) Received a disability discharge on March 16 1863 in Portsmouth Grove, RI 

Source: History of the Twelfth Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers, in the Civil War, 1862-1863 - By Rhode Island Infantry. 12th Regt., 1862-1863, Compiled by Pardon Elisha Tillinghast - Published by Snow & Farnham, 1904

Higgins, Christopher, Priv. Co. F; Res., Cumberland, R. I.; Sept. 29, 1862, enrolled; Oct. 13, 1862, mustered in; Dec. 29, 1862, sent to hospital and borne as absent sick until March 16, 1863, when he was discharged for disability from Lovell General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, R. I.

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3
Higgins, George
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery 

Connecticut men in regiments of other states
Name & Rank-Residence-Date of Enlistment-Company-Date
of Muster this organization-Remarks


George Higgins-Private-Canterbury-Company E. Rhode Island Light Artillery-Died of wounds
-Best Fit- 
...
Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on May 19 1862 in Company Batty E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment. 
Died of injuries on November 22 1862 in Bull Run, VA 

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On 1860 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Census; Roll: M653_92; Page: 335; Image: 340.

A 16 year old George Higgins is listed as a farm laborer for a Harvey & Sarah Dyer.

Details on the death of this soldier

Source: The History of Battery E, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery - Published 1892

November 2Oth,(1862)

... we made no forward movement, but a sad affair occurred which resulted in the death of George Higgins. It seems that Quartermaster- Sergt. Charles A. Brown was ordered with a detail of men, of whom Higgins was one, to go after some hay that was stacked some distance from camp. During the loading the men became engaged in a rude frolic, and after it had been unduly prolonged, the quartermaster sought to bring it to an end. This effort Higgins stoutly persisted in defeating, which brought on an encounter with sabres. The sergeant warned him to desist, to which he paid no heed, but continued with his reckless thrusts ; when the sergeant, with no intention other than to prick him slightly with the point of the sabre, hit him in the abdomen, penetrating so deep that it caused his death the next day. It caused quite an excitement in the battery, and threats of revenge were freely hinted at among his friends. In the meantime Sergeant Brown reported the affair to the captain, who reported the case to General Birney, who refused to take any action in the matter. Captain Randolph then had the company formed into line and told them of Birney's decision, and added that if any more threats were made he would severely punish the offenders, or words to that effect. Higgins was not over wise and by no means as vicious as his acts would seem to indicate. Nothing suited him better than a rough and tumble frolic, and when once started he never knew when to stop, and no amount of hard usage would in the least keep him quiet. He was what might be called the clown of the battery, and was more sinned against than sinning. He belonged in Canterbury, Conn , and was from eighteen to twenty years old. On the 21st, Higgins was buried just in rear of camp.

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4
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry

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5
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: James Higgins , 
Residence: Cumberland, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on November 25 1861 in Company E, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Regiment
Absent sick on August 31 1862 at U.S. General Hospital
Returned on/about June 15 1863.(Absent sick on June 15 1864 at U.S. General Hospital (Until Discharge)
Mustered out on November 29 1864 in Providence, RI.

New York City Directory 1890 Higgins James, carpenter, h 304 E. 12th

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule New York, New York, New York. Refers to his service as noted above. Disability noted; wounded in right leg. Address listed as 304 East 12th Street NY, NY. Civil War pension records show James Higgins applied for an invalid's pension March 30,1880, no record of it being granted. His wife Maria Higgins received a widows pension April 7,1891.A pension for a minor was given January 22,1898 for a child named Margeret Byrne.

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6
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry 

Same soldier as # 7

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: James Higgins 
Residence: Providence, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 14 1862 in Company H, 4th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment.
Detailed as Hospital attendant on or about August 15 1864. 
Transferred on October 21 1864 into Company G, 7th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment on October 21 1864. 

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7
Higgins, James H
Union 
Infantry 
4th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry

Also See # 6

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8
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
Hospital Guards, Rhode Island Infantry

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9
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery 
 Also see #14 below

Source: These Honored Dead- Union Casualties at Gettysburg by John W. Busey

Higgins, John , (Pvt) Battery "A" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery-Shot in the arm July 3rd,1863 (amputated) ,died July 8th 1863, buried A-9 in Rhode Island Plot.


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Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865.
2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on June 06 1861
Transferred from Company K, 2nd Regiment Rhode Island Infantry on July 28 1861 into Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
Wounded on July 03 1863 at Gettysburg, PA (arm amputated) 
Died of wounds on July 08 1863 in Hospital 
......

SOURCE: THE HISTORY OF BATTERY A - FIRST REGIMENT RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY IN THE WAR TO PRESERVE THE UNION 1861-1865
By Thomas M. Aldrich Published 1904

Our battery lost in this battle four killed and twenty-eight wounded.
John Higgins. driver also mortally wounded, having his arm and shoulder torn off

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Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans,
- Extracted information -
Pension Certificate # 12264
Ann Higgins, widow of Dennis Higgins (who died April 25,1850), mother of John Higgins of 1st Regiment R.I. Light Artillery. File states John Higgins died on July 7, 1863 at 2nd Corp General Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa. Dennis and Ann were married April 12, 1831 in County Kildare Ireland by Father Murphy.
She applied for pension July 24, 1863 ,her age was 56 years. She was a  resident of Smithfield, Rhode Island.

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10
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on March 23 1865
in Battery F, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment. 
Mustered out on June 27 1865 in Richmond, VA
...
Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9

John Higgins, Private Battery "F" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery is buried in St. Michaels Roman Catholic Cemetery at Poncalunk* Stowington* Connecticut. 
No date of death given.
 
*Transcribed as written on original

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11
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols.  Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: John Higgins 
Residence: North Kingstown, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 18 1862 in Battery G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment. 
No further record.


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12
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: John Higgins 
Residence: Providence, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 23 1862. 
Mustered in Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery on October 14 1862.
Mustered out on June 28 1865 in Providence, RI

-Best Census match-
Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 
John Edward HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 MA House Painter IRE IRE
Mary Ann HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 ENG Laundress ENG ENG
Helena Alvira HIGGINS Dau S Female W 9 MA MA ENG
John Edward HIGGINS Son S Male W 7 MA MA ENG
Mary Ann HIGGINS Dau S Female W 5 MA MA ENG
Wm. Henry HIGGINS Son S Male W 3 MA MA ENG
Mary HIGGINS Mother W Female W 65 IRE IRE IRE
Hannah Agnes BROGEN Other S Female W 27 MA Dressmaker IRE IRE

Source Information:
Census Place Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254547
NA Film Number T9-0547 Page Number 93C


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Foxborough, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a
Private in Company "H" 1st Rhode Island Light
Artillery from September 20,1862 to July 16,1865.

Civil War pension records show John E. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application #  992358 & Certificate # 742392) on February 10,1891 for his service in Company "H" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. His wife Mary Higgins received a widows pension  (Application # 640305  & Certificate # 446861) on September 4,1896.

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13
Higgins, John
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry

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14
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry
   Same as #9 above

SOURCE: THE SECOND RHODE ISLAND REGIMENTBY AUGUSTUS WOODBURY -PUB: 1875.
HIGGINS, John, Olneyville (R.I.):
June 5th, 1861; transferred to Battery A, First Light Artillery, July 7th, 1861; wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3rd, and died, July 8th, 1863.

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15
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865.
2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: John Higgins 
Residence: Charlestown, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 12 1862 in 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment. 
No further record.

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16
Higgins, Maurice
Union 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on April 04 1864
Mustered in Company H, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry
Regiment on April 15 1864. Drowned on December 22 1864 in Steamer "North America" . Even though Maurice Higgins is not listed on Roster of people on ship, I have included the news article of the sinking - The New York Times January 24 1865 

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17
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery

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18
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery 

http://www.geocities.com/gmierka/rigarpost4hist.html 
RHODE ISLAND SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR ELISHA DYER CAMP No. 7 HISTORY OF RHODE ISLAND GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, ARNOLD POST No.4
POST COMMANDERS ~ January 9, 1879 to 1939 ~ 
Cmdr # Last Name First Name Film No. Military Rank Regiment Unit Commander Date 
4th Higgins Michael J. N/A Lieutenant 
     3rd RI Heavy Artillery Company K,G&M 1883

Source: A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Its History for 275 Years, 1643-1918 ... By George Henry Tilton, Leonard Bliss (Published 1918) -SOLDIERS AND SAILORS IN THE CIVIL WAR - HIGGINS, MICHAEL. Mustered in Oct. 5, 1861, Co. A, 3d Rhode Island Heavy Artillery. Promoted to 2d Lieutenant June 6, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 17, 1864. Discharged March 17, 1865, at Hilton Head, S.C.

Civil War pension records show Michael J. Higgins received an invalids pension April 17,1907 for his service as noted above. The pension file notes his date of death as August 17,1923 at Providence, Rhode Island.

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19
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery

  Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on December 12
1861. Mustered in Battery G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment on December 21 1861.
Reenlisted in Battery G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment March 22 1864
Furloughed for 35 day starting on March 27 1864 
Mustered out on June 24 1865 in Providence, RI

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20
Higgins, Richard
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry 

Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: Richard T Higgins 
Residence: Providence, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Musician on January 27 1862 in Company B, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Regiment.
Transferred on March 01 1862 from company B to company I
Absent as Vet Vol on or about February 20 1864 
Reenlisted in Company B, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Regiment on February 20 1864. Returned on April 15 1864 
Transferred on June 17 1864 from company I to company C due to unit consolidation. Detailed on or about February 15 1865 as Bugler at Division Headquarters. Returned on or about July 01 1865. Mustered out on July 13 1865 in Hall's Hill, VA 

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21
Higgins, Rufus
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry


http://www.tco.net/tehama/museum/tcmgenealogy2.html 
Civil War And Early Veterans of California & Tehama County 

Higgins Rurus * 1829-1878 1st RI co. F cav Major 
* burial unknown 
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HIGGINS RUFUS 30 M W MA RI BRISTOL BARRINGTON 1860 

Civil War pension records show Ann E. Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 472580 & Certificate # 408801) on October 27,1890 for her husband Rufus Higgins' service in Companies "E" & "F" 1st Rhode Island Infantry. Pension was filed for in Illinois.

-Best Connection-
  HIGGINS ANNIE 38 F W RI IL COOK 13-WD CHICAGO 1870 
      Image 1     Image 2


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22
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry 

Source: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865. 2 vols. Providence: Freeman & Son, 1893.
Name: Thomas Higgins 
Residence: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on December 21
1863. Mustered in Company E, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry Regiment on January 09 1864. Absent sick on or about May 15 1864 at Hospital. Mustered out on July 10 1864
Absent sick on or about September 15 1864 at Hospital until discharge.


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23
Higgins, Thomas J.
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry

http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/article60.html 
Corporal Thomas J. HIGGINS (HUGGINS). 
Residence, Providence; enrolled Aug. 6, 1862; mustered in Sept 4; transferred to Co. C Feb. 1, 1865


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