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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry

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2
Higgins, George H.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, District of Columbia Cavalry

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3
Higgins, James H.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, District of Columbia Cavalry

         History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865 By Edward Parsons Tobie
           PUBLISHED BY THE FIRST MAINE CAVALRY ASSOCIATION - BOSTON:
           PRESS OF EMERY & HUGHES, No. 146 Oliver Street. 1887.

         Higgins, James A*. Photographer; age 25; b. Standish; res. Saco; en.
         Co. H, 1st D. C. Jan. 8, '64, Portland; mus. Feb.9; joined со. after tr.;
         m. o. June 20, '65.
(* This source gives a middle initial of "A" )

Civil War pension records show James H. Higgins received an invalid's pension April 25,1890 for his service in Company "H",1st D.C. Cavalry. (other service noted Company "H",1st Maine Cavalry) It notes that a widows pension was also given.

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4
Higgins, Michael M.
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry

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5
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry 

Info on regiment http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/undctr.htm#1stinf 

Civil War pension records show Thomas Higgins, Private, Company "D".1st D.C. Infantry, received an invalid's pension (Application # 1050211 & Certificate # 742400) on August 25,1891. It was filed for in the State of Washington.

Two Thomas Higgins' appear on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington (State)

(1) Higgins, Thomas, Private, Company "C" ,1st District of Columbia (VET) Infantry from September 10,1861 to September 10, 1864
(2) Higgins, Thomas, Private, Company "D" 1st District of Columbia Infantry from September 10,1861 to September 10,1866.
-Notations on this soldier's listing-
Under "disability incurred" - Ex. term of service  Under "remarks" - crippled right hand; crippling came at Harper's Ferry 1865 in Government Employ.

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

Thomas Higgins, Private Company "D",1st D.C. Infantry died November 23,1903 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Tacoma, Washington (State)

listed at http://home.comcast.net/~suvcw1/cemetery/graves/oakwood.pdf  
Civil War Veterans Buried at the Oakwood Cemetery GAR Plot, Tacoma, Washington as  ThoMassachusettss* Higgins D 1st District of Columbia Infantry
(* obvious typo) 

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6
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry

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7
Higgins, William A*
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, District of Columbia Cavalry

Middle initial indexed as A on NPS list
Same soldier as #'s 126 Higgins, William 141 & Higgins, Wm. N. at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/n-cw10.htm

Civil War pension records show William N* Higgins received an invalid's pension July 10,1865 for his service in Company "H",1st D.C. Cavalry.(service noted also in Company "K" 1st Maine Cavalry & Company "A" 28th Maine Infantry.)

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8
Higgins, Wm.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry


DELAWARE 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Anthony
Union 
Infantry 7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Anthony Higgins enlisted July 11, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware for 30 days service. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "B" 7th Regiment Delaware Infantry on same day. Mustered out August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 23 at enlistment, a Lawyer by occupation, Born New Castle, Delaware. Hazel eyes, Brown hair, dark complexion. 5 ft 8 1/2 in tall.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7472980&pt=Anthony%20Higgins  
Birth: Oct. 1, 1840, New Castle County, Delaware, 
Death: Jun. 26, 1912, New York, New York County New York, 
Served in the Delaware 7th Infantry 
-more info at link above- 

1880 Census Household:

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

Anthany HIGGINS Self S Male W 39 DE Lawyer DE DE 
John LOTEMAN Other M Male B 43 DE Laborer DE DE 
Susan LOTEMAN Other M Female B 42 DE House Keeper DE DE 
Anna ROBINSON Other S Female B 4 DE PA DE 

Source Information:
Census Place Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Family History Library Film 1254119 
NA Film Number T9-0119  Page Number 284B 

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2
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Delaware Infantry

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~adriengrove/Higgins.htm  
Charles J. Higgins enlists March 13, 1865 in Wilmington, Delaware and serves in the Eighth Regiment of the Delaware Infantry.

He receives an honorable discharge July 12, 1865 at Mummins? Hill, Virginia.

Per Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
see record of soldier # 3 below

Charles Higgins and Charlotte Myers marry October 9, 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(site link above has an extensive amount of information on this soldiers family)

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3
Higgins, Charles J
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

Same soldier as # 2 above

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Charles J. Higgins enlisted March 13, 1865 at Wilmington, Delaware for 1 year service. File states he transferred (assumed from 8th Del Infantry to 1st Del Infantry). Was mustered out near Washington, D.C. on July 12, 1865.

Personal Information: Age 21, Fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair,5 ft 6 in tall. born Wilmington, Delaware, a painter by occupation,

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Name: Charles J Higgins Birth Year: abt 1844
Keyed Birth Location: Del Birth State: Delaware
Admitted Year: 1905 Age at Admission: 61
State: Virginia City: Hampton Branch: Roseburg Branch
States 2 different enlistment dates July 11, 1864 and March 13, 1865. All other data is illegible on the document

Civil War pension records show Charles J. Higgins received an invalid's pension September 10,1892 in Delaware for his service in Company "A" 1st Delaware Infantry.

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4
Higgins, Charles J
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Charles J. Higgins enlisted at Wilmington, Delaware on July 11, 1864 for 30 days service. He was mustered into service as a Private in Company "C" 7th Regiment Delaware Infantry on same date. Mustered out August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 20 at enlistment, Blue eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5 ft 7 in tall,

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5
Higgins, David
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
David Higgins enlisted July 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware for 30 days service. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "F" 7th Regiment Delaware Infantry. Mustered out August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 24 at enlistment, Grey eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion. Born Kent County, Delaware, Occupation Wheelwright, 5 ft 10 in tall,

(Also see soldier # 7 below) 
Civil War Pension records show David S. Higgins received an invalid's pension in Delaware in what appears to say Jan? 21,18?6 for his service in Company "C" 5th Delaware Infantry & Company "F" 7th Delaware Infantry.
His wife Ellen E. Higgins received a widows pension December 21, 1911. 

Best Census connection

HIGGINS DAVID S 68 M W DE DE NEW CASTLE REP DIST 10 ELECTION  2 1910

His pension file notes his date of death as December 12,1911.

Source: Delaware Death Records
Name: David S Higgins Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1841
Death Date: 12 Dec 1911 Age at Death: 70
Residence: New Castle, Delaware
Father: David Mother: Annie

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6
Higgins, David B.
Union 
Artillery 
Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
David B. Higgins enlisted as a Private on October 10, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware for 1 year service. Present on all rolls until June 23, 1865 when he is Mustered out at DeKalb's Bluff, Arkansas

Personal Information: Age 28 and 2 months, 5 ft 7 in tall, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, born St, George's Delaware, By occupation a farmer.

Civil War pension records show David B. Higgins received an invalid's pension August 4,1890 for his service in 1st Independent Battery Delaware Light Artillery.

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7
Higgins, David S.
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

(see soldier # 5 above)

Source: Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of Delaware. (NARA)
David S. Higgins enlisted at Camden, Delaware, at age 22, as a Private on April 25, 1862 in Company "C", 3rd Delaware Infantry for 3 years service. He was mustered in on May 15, 1862 at Camp Fisher. On roll ending October 31, 1862 he is listed as absent without leave. On Nov/Dec 1862 roll he is listed as being in band, having been detailed from June to September 1862..Another notation in his file states he was discharged October 1, 1862. A note appears in file, dated April 22, 1889 stating AWOL charge and notation of discharge have been removed by order of Secretary of War.
Personal Information: Age 22 at enlistment, Ruddy complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair,5 ft 5 in tall, Born Camden, Delaware. Occupation Yeoman

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8
Higgins, Francis
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry (3 months, 1861)

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Francis Higgins joined for duty and enrolled April 18,1861 at Wilmington, Del, as a Private in company "A" 1st Delaware Infantry for 3 months service. He was mustered in on May 2, 1861. Mustered out August 21, 1861.

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9
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry (3 months, 1861)

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Henry Higgins. at age 22, joined for duty and enrolled on April 26. 1861 at Wilmington, Delaware for 3 months service. He was mustered in as a private in Company "E" 1st Regiment Delaware Infantry at Wilmington, Delaware. Detailed as company wood cutter. Mustered out August 7, 1861.


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10
Higgins, Henry H.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Henry H. Higgins enlisted in Captain Shortledge's Company, 1st Delaware Infantry* as a Corporal on September 12, 1861. He was 22 years old, He had enrolled and joined on August 28, 1861 for 3 years service. Promoted to Sergeant on September 29, 1862. Wounded in action December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Died December 25, 1862 from traumatic tetanus at Washington, D. C.

* This company subsequently became Company "G" 1st Delaware Infantry.

Source:  Publication Title: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 (NARA) RE: Pension # 13511

Mary Ellen Higgins (nee Woody) received a widows pension in 1863 for her Husband's
 Henry H. Higgins service in Company "G" 1st Delaware Infantry of the Union Army. Her address was given as Wilmington Mercantile Company, Delaware, another address is given as 213 West 4th Street ,Wilmington, Delaware. She states they were married June 16, 1859 by the Justice of the Peace in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Her pension file states her husband died on December 25,1862 of wounds received in battle December 13,1862.His last rank was reported as a Sergeant. His file further states he died at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C. and that his wounds were received in Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Witnesses on her application were Matilda Moody and George Rodney Higgins.  
(Relationship not given)
Further details given in file state Henry H. Higgins enrolled for enlistment on August 28,1861 at Wilmington Delaware for 3 years or war, was mustered in as a Corporal* on September 2,1861 in Company "G" 
(*May have served in a 30 day unit prior to the above mentioned service)

Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Henry H. Higgins - Sergeant - Company "G" - 1st Delaware Infantry -
Died December 23,1862 - Buried at Asbury Park Methodist Episcopal Burying Ground, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

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11
Higgins, James
Union 
Cavalry 
Milligan's Independent Company, Delaware Cavalry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
James Higgins enlisted July 13, 1864 in Milligan's Independent Company, Delaware Cavalry at Wilmington, Delaware for 30 days service. He was mustered in as a Private in on same date and at same location. Mustered out at Wilmington, Delaware on August 17, 1864.
Personal Information : Born County Down, Ireland, age 18 at enlistment, grey eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5 ft 7 in tall.

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12
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

Civil War pension records show John Higgins applied for a invalid's pension for his service in Company C,4th Delaware Infantry, in Delaware, August 11 or 18,1892. 
No record of its being granted.

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13
Higgins, John C.
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
John C. Higgins enlisted July 11, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware for 30 days service. He was mustered in same date and location as a Private on Company "B" 7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry. Mustered out on August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 24 at enlistment, Farmer by occupation, Born New Castle, Delaware,  Hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5 ft 9 in tall. 

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14
Higgins, Joseph
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Joseph Higgins enlisted April 25, 1862 at Camden, Delaware as a Private in Company "K" for 3 years service. He was mustered in on May 15, 1862. He was detailed to the regimental band. On roll ending October 1862, it notes that he deserted at Loudoun heights, Virginia.
On a note in his file from War Dept. dated April 22, 1889, it states that the charge of desertion is removed by order of Secretary of War, he is to be listed as discharged from date of September 17, 1862, as unfit for military duty.

Civil War pension records show Joseph Higgins applied Aug 17,1892 for an invalid's pension, in Delaware, for his service in Company "K" 3rd Delaware Infantry. No record of it's being granted.

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15
Higgins, Mather  (Mathew)
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

Same soldier as # 16

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Mather Higgins, at age 20, joined for duty and enrolled on November 26, 1862 at Wilmington, Delaware for 9 months service. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "F" into Captain Holt's Company* 5th Regiment Delaware Infantry on the same day and at same location. He was mustered out at at Wilmington, Delaware on August 10, 1863.
* Subsequently became Company "F" 5th Regiment, Delaware Infantry 

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

M.J. HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 DE Carriage Painter IRE IRE
Hester HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 PA Keeping House PA PA
Frank HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 PA DE PA
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 PA DE PA
Mathew HIGGINS Son S Male W 1 NJ DE PA
Source Information:
Census Place Malvern, Mills, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254356
NA Film Number T9-0356 Page Number 360A


Civil War pension records show that Mathew Higgins filed for an invalid's pension (Application # 1012177) on April 17,1891 for his service in Company "F" 5th Delaware Infantry & Sergeant of Company "C" 7th Delaware Infantry. No record of it being granted is given. His wife Esther Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 662426 & Certificate # 973588) on September 15,1897. Both pensions were filed for in Iowa.

http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=704008
MATHEW J. HIGGINS   1841 - 29 Aug 1897  CO D 5 DEL VOL INF   Civil War
Malvern Cemetery, Silver Creek Township, Mills County, Iowa 
                    Image of headstone at above link -

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16
Higgins, Mathew
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Same As Soldier #15 above

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Mathew Higgins (also noted as Mather) enlisted on July 11, 1864 for 30 days service. he was mustered in at Wilmington, Delaware as a Sergeant of Company "C" 7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry and mustered in on same day. Mustered out on August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 22 at enlistment, Born Wilmington, Delaware, Coach Builder as occupation, Grey eyes, Light hair, Light complexion. 5 ft 7 in tall.

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17
Higgins, Pannell C.
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Pannell C. Higgins enlisted July 11, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware for 30 days service. He was mustered in same date and location as a Private on Company "B" 7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry. Mustered out on August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 19 at enlistment, Born New Castle, Delaware, Occupation is a Gentleman, Hazel eyes, Light hair, fair complexion, 5 ft 7 in tall.

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18
Higgins, Samuel
Union 
Artillery 
Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Samuel Higgins enlisted October 10, 1864 at Wilmington, Del as a Private in Neild's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery for 1 year service. Present on all rols until June 23, 1865 when he is Mustered out at DeKalb's Bluff, Arkansas.

Personal Information: Age at enlistment 19 and 2 months, 5 ft 7 in tall, dark complexion, Hazel eyes, light hair, born St, George's Delaware. By occupation a farmer.
 

Source: Civil War pension index
Invalid Pension Feb 9, 1887 (Application # 596997 Certificate # 811424)
Same soldier as # 19 below Company "H" 7th Delaware Infantry
He died February 17,1921, Delaware City, Delaware

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19
Higgins, Samuel
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry

Same soldier as # 18 above

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Samuel Higgins enlisted July 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware for 30 days service and was mustered in as a Private in Company "H" 7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry. Mustered out on August 12, 1864 at Wilmington, Delaware.
Personal Information: Age 19 at enlistment, Born Delaware, farmer by occupation, Hazel eyes, dark complexion, Dark hair, 5 ft 7 in tall,

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20
Higgins, T.
Union 
Artillery 
Ahl's Battery, Delaware Heavy Artillery

Same soldier as # 21 below

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21
Higgins, Timothy
Union 
Artillery 
Ahl's Battery, Delaware Heavy Artillery

Same soldier as # 20 above

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Timothy Higgins enlisted at Fort Delaware on July 15, 1863 for 3 years or war, as a Private in George W. Ahl's Independent Battery Delaware Heavy Artillery. On Mar/Apr 1865 it notes on daily duty as Provost Guard. Present on all rolls until July 25, 1865 when he was mustered out at Wilmington, Delaware.

Personal Information: Age 45 at enlistment, Born Gallaway County, Ireland, light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, 5 ft 7 1/4 in tall. A laborer by occupation.

Civil War pension index states Timothy's widow received a pension September 4, 1890. (application # 484898 & Certificate # 307190)



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