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                                        NEW HAMPSHIRE
                                               
PART 18
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name
 
1
Higgins, Franklin M
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 
   Brother of soldier # 9

http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1
HIGGINS, FRANKLIN M 
PVT B 5 NH INF 
DATE OF DEATH: 12/27/1862 
BURIED AT: SITE 1321 
SOLDIERS HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY 
also noted at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nh/state/cemeteries/dccemetery.txt   
New Hampshire; Union Soldiers Interred in the Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C
Union soldiers interred in the Military Asylum Cemetery, D. C., opened on or about August 1, 1861, and closed May 12, 1864.

Burial: US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
Washington District of Columbia, USA - Plot: Site F 1321

Image courtesy of Find - A Grave

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Name-Rank-Regiment Co.-Died
Higgins, F. Private 5th B 27 Dec. 1862
........
Source:
Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Name: Franklin M Higgins, Residence: Milan, New Hampshire 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 07 1861 at the age of 18
Mustered in Company B, 5th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on October 23 1861.
Wounded on December 13 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA
Died of wounds on December 27 1862 in Washington, DC 

Name: Franklin M Higgins , 
Residence: Milan, New Hampshire

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2
Higgins, Hugh
Union 
Infantry 
4th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

Source: Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866 - Published 1895
Higgins, Hugh - refers to Henry G. Hichborn, Company "E", Substitute, b. England, Age 21, credited to Newport, Enlisted and Mustered in 20 December 1864, Mustered out 23 August 1865. P.O. Address Charlestown, Mass.

Civil war pension index shows Hugh Higgins (alias of Henry G. Hichborn) received an invalid's pension (Application # 523482 & Certificate # 322476) on September 30, 1884 in Massachusetts. His widow , Almedia R. Hichborn,  received a pension (Application # 1117690 & Certificate # 856199) on March 27, 1918 in Massachusetts. Index shows service also in Companies D & H , 5th Massachusetts Infantry.


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3
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 

Source: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895
Name: James Higgins,  Residence: Manchester, New Hampshire
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on December 18 1861 at the age of 22.
Mustered in Company A, 3rd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on December 19 1861. Discharged on December 17 1864 in Chaffin's Farm, VA 

Civil War pension index shows James Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 116856 & Certificate # 90961) on September 29, 1866.

Source: History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with biographical ..., Volume 2, Part 1 edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd - Published 1888

"Department Of The Interior, Pension Office. "Washington, D. C, March 9, 1877.
"In reply to your letter of the 24th ultimo, I have to inform you that James Higgins was a pensioner by certificate No. 90,961, on the rolls of the Boston, Mass, agency, and whose name was dropped because of his failure to claim his pension for three years. The evidence on file in his case shows that one John Hale, on the 8th of March, 1879, was burned to death at Newburyport, Mass., and that the name of John Hale and James Higgins was for the same person. That John Hale enlisted and served in the late war as James Higgins, private, Co. A, 3d N. H. Vol.

Very respectfully, "John C. Black, Commissioner.

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4
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

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5
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 

Source: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895
Name: James Higgins, Residence: Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 11 1862 at the age of 21. Mustered in Company F, 10th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on September 01 1862.
Discharged on June 19 1865 

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6
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 06 1864 at the age of 21 in Company A, 5th Infantry New Hampshire Regiment. 
Deserted on June 06 1865 in Near Alexandria, VA. 

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7
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 

Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Name: John Higgins,  Residence: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 11 1862 at the age of 37.
Mustered in Company G, 10th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on September 16 1862. Deserted on September 23 1862 in Baltimore, MD. 

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8
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 

Source: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Name: John Higgins, Residence: Portsmouth, New Hampshire 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 15 1862 at the age of 28. Mustered in Company K, 16th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on October 25 1862.
Mustered out on August 20 1863 in Concord, NH 

Civil War pension records shows John Higgins received an invalid's pension February 5,1892 for his service in Company "K" 16th New Hampshire Infantry.

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9
Higgins, Josiah B
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

   Brother of soldier # 1  Higgins, Franklin M

http://www.cwcanneycamp5.org/12th-CoA.htm  
NAME-RANK IN-RANK OUT- RESIDENCE- COMMENTS

Josiah B. Higgins, Private ,Chaplain, Alton, NH
On 8/30/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. NH 12th Infantry, He was Mustered Out on 6/21/1865 at Richmond, VA
Promotion to Chaplain 3/2/1865 


-from the pension record index
Josiah B. Higgins, chaplain for 12th Regiment N.H. Infantry received an invalid pension in what appears to read December 24th 1866,and his wife Elizabeth M . Higgins received a widows pension July 20,1885 

HIGGINS JOSIAH 29 M W ME NH CARROLL HARTS LOCATION 1860
 
HIGGINS JOSIAH B 40 M W ME NH MERRIMACK CANTERBURY 1870

1880 Household:

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

Eliza M. HIGGINS   Self W Female  W 55 ME Farmer ME ME 
Josiah B. HIGGINS Son S  Male      W  9 NH ME ME 
Edward B. COBB    Nephew S Male W 44 NH At School NH NH 

Source Information:
Census Place Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire Family History Library Film 1254765 
NA Film Number T9-0765 Page Number 67B 


HIGGINS JOSIAH B 31 M W NH NH MERRIMACK CANTERBURY TWP 1900 , 
   son of Josiah and Elizabeth, with his wife Ida

HIGGINS JOSIAH B 38 M W NH VT CALEDONIA DANVILLE 1910 
   son of Josiah and Elizabeth, with his wife Ida

They are listed in Bristol in Grafton County Vermont
in the 1920 Census. Occupation as listed as Baptist
Clergyman (image of census not available)

Josiah and Ida also appear in 1930 census but are living back in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire 

Josiah Higgins Jr. appears in the 1900 Concord City & Merrimack County N.H. City Directory listed in town of Canterbury
Higgins, Josiah B., Farmer & Grocer, Tilton Rd.,2 1/2 mile from Centre., Post Office Northfield

. . .
Brother of soldier # 1  Higgins, Franklin M

Source: History of the Twelfth Regiment, New Hampshire
            Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1897 By Asa W. Bartlett


-Chaplain Josiah B. Higgins-
This true hearted soldier of the regiment first joined the ranks of the living at Livermore, Maine Jan 19.1830 and was discharged by death at Canterbury May 16,1878. He was married May 1st 1852 to Eliza M. Cobb and had two children Josiah B. and Phebe E. who died young. His wife survived him a few years, dying in 1893,and Leaving only one survivor of the family. He had one brother, Franklin M., in the Army, who served in Company "B" 5th New Hampshire Volunteers and was mortally wounded at Fredericksvurg, Virginia.
The following sketch was sent to the author by his son:
Chaplain Higgins was converted in 1850 and baptized the following year in Biddeford Maine by Rev. J L Sinclair. He became deeply interested in Christianity and the Sabbath school work at Bartlett. He was ordained in February 1865,at Alton, by a special council called for that purpose, and was soon appointed Chaplain of the 12th regiment in place of the lamented Ambrose. After the war he preached at Barnestead and Wolfeborough and moved to Canterbury in 1867 and became he minister of the Free Baptist Church there for three years. The rest of his ministerial labors were at Canturbury Center and preaching to the scattered brethren at Northfield at the same time. He spent most of his later life with feeble and destitute churches, getting nor asking but a small salary and of time without any at all.
As a man he was cool and deliberate, persistent in what he thought was right and useful, industrious and prudent in all his efforts and habits. He maintained himself and family chiefly by manual labor. He was a kind husband, indulgent father and was patriotic and highly esteemed by his fellow citizens. As a Christian he was sincere and devout. He cherished personal piety and practiced personal effort in his Christian work. His emotional manifestations were of a subdued, tearful character rather than noisy and ephemeral. Like Thomas, he wanted the proof; then he would say "My lord and My God". As a minister he excelled at finding fields of destitution and want, where he bestowed the best efforts of his life. He was a reliable minister; his preaching was exposity, thorough, spritual and was not in vain.
(extracts of his diary while in the war were printed by his son in the "Laconia Democrat") 

Eliza M. Higgins appears as the widow of Josiah Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Refers to his service as noted above. His disability was noted as "compound
fracture of right ankle"
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10
Higgins, Sidney B.
Union 
Infantry 
6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

An image is available to order at
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html#Ordering 
Photo ID Comments 
RG98S-CWP110.68 A bust view of 1st lt. Sidney B. Higgins, Co. E, 6th Regt., N.H. Vol. Inf. 
..........
Source:
Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Name: Sydney B Higgins, Residence: Chesterfield, New Hampshire 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on October 18
1861 at the age of 20 in Company E, 6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on November 28 1861.
Reenlisted in Company E, 6th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on December 24 1863
Wounded on October 01 1864 at Poplar Springs Church, VA
Promoted to Sergeant 1st Class on January 01 1865
Promoted to Lieutenant 1st Class on March 06 1865
Mustered out on July 17 1865 in Alexandria, VA 

http://www.denverlibrary.org/research/genealogy/Nebraska/vetdata4.txt 
Nebraska Civil War Veterans
Last_Name, First_Name, Unit, GAR Post (if any)
HIGGINS, SIDNEY B., 6TH NH INF, Post (not given)
...

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedules Milan, Sheridan County, Nebraska. Notes service as Captain in Company E 6th New Hampshire. Under Notes: Gun shot wound right hip

-With the above information the webmaster believes
 this to be the same person in Nebraska Census-
HIGGINS SYDNEY B 54 M W NH NE SHERIDAN MILAN PCT 1900 

HIGGINS SIDNEY B 68 M W NH NE SHERIDAN MILAN PCT 1910

HIGGINS SYDNEY B 78 M W NH NE SHERIDAN WOUNDED KNEE 1920 

His pension file notes his date of death as January 20,1930 at Rushville, Nebraska.

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11
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 

Source: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Name: Thomas Higgins, Residence: New York  
Service Record: Enlisted on August 20 1863 as a Substitute as a Private at the age of 27 in Company F, 8th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment.
Deserted on July 15 1864 in Carrollton, LA 

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12
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry 
Same soldier as # 13 

Source: Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866. Concord: Evans, 1895.
Name: William Higgins, Residence: Manchester, New Hampshire 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 20 1864 at the age of 27 in Company G, 10th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on 20 October 1864.Transferred on June 21 1865 into Company D, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment. Mustered out on December 19 1865 


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13
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry
  See #12

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14
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

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15
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

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