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PART 14
 

MINNESOTA 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Eben B.
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery 

Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars
1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890


Enlisted and commissioned as a Lieutenant 1st Class on February 20 1865 at the age of 42 in Company I, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment. Mustered out on September 27 1865


HIGGINS EBBIN B 37 M W ME MN DAKOTA CASTLE ROCK TWP 1860 

HIGGINS E B 48 M W ME MN DAKOTA CASTLE ROCK 1870 

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


Ebin HIGGINS Self M Male W 58 ME Carpenter ME ME 
Marietta HIGGINS Wife M Female W 53 MA Housekeeper MA MA 
Francis A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 26 ME Farmer ME MA 
Lizzie B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 20 MN School Teacher ME MA 
Sarah E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 MN Help In The House ME MA 
Etta B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 MN At School ME MA 
James H. HOLMES BroL S Male W 47 MA Farmer MA MA 
-other names were listed on census but not as members of family-

Source Information:
Census Place Rose, Ramsey, Minnesota Family History Library Film 1254631 
NA Film Number T9-0631 Page Number 486C 


Civil war pension records show Marietta* Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 479587 & Certificate # 304131) on July 28 1891, for her husband,  Eben B. Higgins' service in Company "I" 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery
  *Index spells name Marletta

1890 Veterans Schedule Minnesota Ramsey St Paul
Soldier-Rank-Company-Regiment-Date enlisted-Date discharged-length of service
Marietta Higgins ,Widow of Eben B. Higgins-1st Lt-I-1st Minn. Heavy Artillery-Feb 20 1862-Sept 27 1865-3yrs 7 mnths 7 dys

HIGGINS MARSELLA 73 F W MA MN RAMSEY 1O-WD ST PAUL 1900 
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Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879- ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9

Eben B. Higgins,1st Lt. Minesota Heavy Artillery is buried in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul Minnesota. No date of death given (before 1890)

 

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Not on NPS list

Civil war pension index shows Francis Higgins applied for an invalid's pension (Application # 923315) on  August 16, 1890. Service noted as Company "B" 1st Minnesota Infantry. No record of the pension being granted.

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2
Higgins, Holmes B
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery 

Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars
1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890

Enlisted as a Private on August 23 1862 in Harrington's Company of Citizen Soldiers of Minnesota* .Mustered out on November 01 1862 *also known as Hutchinson's Guards Citizen Soldiers
&
Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars
1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press

1890 Enlisted as a Private in Company C, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery on October 15 1864 at the age of 34.Mustered out on June 17 1865.
Civil War pension records show Holmes B. Higgins received an invalid's pension August 2nd ,1890 for his service in Company "C" 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. His wife Hannah V. Higgins received a widows pension December 15th 1908.

Holmes B. Higgins is included with many other Higgins' in this 1870 Census image.
    HIGGINS JOHN T 28 M W ME MN MCLEOD GLENDALE 1870 

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
John HIGGINS Self M Male W 77 ME Farmer ME ME 
Rachael HIGGINS Wife M Female W 75 ME Keeping House ME ME 
Holmes B. HIGGINS Son S Male W 50 ME Works On Farm ME ME 
Marshall HAWES Other S Male W 20 IN Works On Farm IN IN 
Jennie POSSMORE Other S Female W 18 MN Servant ENG ENG 

Source Information:
Census Place Hutchinson, Mcleod, Minnesota Family History Library Film 1254625 
NA Film Number T9-0625 Page Number 33A 


Holmes Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census Hutchinson Twp, McLeod County, Minnesota

Civil war pension index shows Holmes B. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 919027 & Certificate # 899990) on August 2, 1890. This file give his date of death as June 22, 1908 at Hutchinson, Minnesota. A widows pension (Application # 909787 & Certificate # 830795) was given on December 15, 1908.

HIGGINS HOLMES 70 M W ME MN MCLEOD S HUTCHINSON TWP 
1900 (image is unreadable and not presented here)

HIGGINS HANNAH 54 F W NJ MN WABASHA 1-WD LAKE 1910 
HIGGINS H V 64 F W NJ MN MCLEOD HUTCHINSON 1920 

According to Minnesota death index files Holmes B. Higgins ,died Jun 22 1908 in McLeod County, Minnesota Certificate Number: 006686 Record Number: 12283 

also the same records show Hannah Virginia Higgins died Mar 7 1941 in McLeod County Minnesota Certificate Number: 007961 Record Number: 861666 

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3
Higgins, Hugh
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry 

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on March 08 1864 at the age of 26 in Company K, 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment on 08 March 1864. Mustered out on September 02 1865 in Devall's Bluff, AR 
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Best Connections-(given available information
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/allegan/multiple/military/civilwar/c14604.txt  
Civil War Veterans buried in Allagan County, Michigan
HIGGINS Hugo Inf. Co. K. Minn 3rd HILLSIDE CEMETERY, GUN PLAINS TOWNSHIP, ALLEGAN COUNTY,

HIGGINS HUGH 29 M W NY MI KALAMAZOO COOPER 1860 
     Image 1 (Bottom), Image 2 (Top)

HIGGINS CALISTA 30 F W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1870 
    (Hugh Higgins' wife & children, Hugh is not listed)

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


Hugh HIGGINS Self W Male W 54 NY Sawyer NY NY 
Calista HIGGINS Wife M Female W 42 NY House Keeping NY NY 
Frank HIGGINS Son M Male W 23 MI Chair Factory NY NY 
Jennie HIGGINS DauL M Female W 17 NY House Keeping NY NY 
Minnie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 17 MN At Home NY NY 

Source Information:
Census Place Otsego, Allegan, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254569 
NA Film Number T9-0569 Page Number 400A 


Hugh Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Otsego, Allegan County, Michigan. Refers to his service as noted above. 

HIGGINS HUGH 69 M W NY MI ALLEGAN GUNPLAIN TWP 1900 
   (Hugh is listed alone)
    but Calista is listed as a widow on this 1900 census image

HIGGINS CALISTA M 62 F W NY MI ALLEGAN ALLEGAN TWP 1900
 
HIGGINS CALISTA 69 F W NY MI ALLEGAN 1-WD ALLEGAN 1910 
     Hugh Higgins' widow in 1910
....

Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9

Hugh Higgins, Private Company "K" 3rd Minnesota Infantry died April 25,1901 and is buried in Plainville Cemetery in Plainville Michigan.

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4
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnwabcw/5.htm  
Rosters of the Men From Wabasha County, Minnesota
5th Regiment Volunteer Infantry 
Name Rank Co. Town Remarks  
John Higgins Private G Wabasha dsch 9/6/65 
....
Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars
1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on January 22 1862 at the age of 21 in Company G, 5th Minnesota Infantry Regimen. 
Mustered out on September 06 1865 in Fort Snelling, MN 

Civil War pension records show John Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 946125 & Certificate # 722543) on September 20,1890 for his service in Company "G" 5th Minnesota Infantry.
His wife Mary Higgins filed for a widows pension (Application # 544906) in what appears to say March? 28,1892?. No record of the widows pension being granted. Both pensions filed for in North Dakota.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Walle, Grand Forks, North Dakota-refers to his service as a Private in the 5th Minnesota Infantry

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5
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry 

Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on February 12 1864 at the age of 32 in Company K, 10th Minnesota Infantry Regiment. No further record.

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6
Higgins, John M
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers) 

Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars
1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890 

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 23 1862 at the age of 29 in Company C, 1st Minnesota Cavalry Regiment.
Mustered out on October 31 1863.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnwabcw/16.htm  
THE FIRST MOUNTED RANGERS MINNESOTA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY
Name Rank Co. Town Remarks 
John Higgins Private C Hyde Park dsch 10/31/1863 

Civil War pension records show John M. Higgins received an invalid's pension June 16 1881 for his service in Company "C" 1st Minnesota Cavalry. His wife Sarah J. Higgins received a widows pension November 20,1888. A pension for a minor named Frederick A. Balser was granted May 23 1891.

In the 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Rockford, Wright County, Minnesota, Sarah J. Higgins is listed as the widow of John M. Higgins. It lists his service as private in the regiment and company mentioned above.

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7
Higgins, John P.M.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

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8
Higgins, John T.
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry 

Source: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890
Name: John T Higgins 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on February 25 1864 at the age of 22 in Company K, 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment. Discharged on June 19 1865 

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9
Higgins, Samuel H
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/cemeteries/srh.html 
National Cemetery at Murfreesboro Tennessee 

Name: HIGGINS, SAMUEL H.  Rank: PVT
State: MINNESOTA  Regiment: 8TH INFANTRY
Company: F   Died: 12-08-64
Site: MURFREESBORO  Grave: F-2514 
...
Source:
Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars
1861-1865. St. Paul: Pioneer Press, 1890

Samuel H. Higgins enlisted as a Private on August 19 1862 at the age of 28 in Company F, 8th Minnesota Infantry Regiment 
Killed on December 07 1864 in Cedars, TN

According to Civil War pension index, Samuel's widow* received a pension for her husband's service on May 1, 1865. (Application # 91850 & Certificate # 56607) a pension for a minor was also given (Application # 158979 & Certificate # 120981)

* Widow's name not given

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10
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry
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