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PART 1

 
           This page  Alabama    Arkansas  

from:
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss

Below and on following pages, 
you will find  2200+ Higgins who fought for North and South during our Civil War 

If you link to them or have any info about their service record,
  please contact me  


OFF SITE: U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories
              in the Library of Congress

                                             Union by State


  ALABAMA  

U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress. Union Troops: Alabama Cavalry, 1st 

1
Higgins, A. J.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry 

http://www.1stalabamacavalryusv.com/roster/troopers.asp?trooperid=955 
1st Alabama Cavalry United States Volunteers 
Andrew J Higgins Age: 30 
   Birthplace: Cherokee Co., AL 
   Occupation: Farmer 
   Rank at enlistment: Private 
   Company Assignment: B 

4/9/1864 Enlisted Decatur, AL 
4/13/1864 Mustered In Decatur, AL 
9/5/1864 Deserted Rome, GA 
6/1/1865 Deserted Huntsville, AL
.....
 According to the Civil War pension records, Andrew received an invalid's pension in June of 189?, and his wife Sarah received a widow's pension in August 189? (appears to be 1898)

Given the available information and that this is the only Andrew & Sarah Higgins in this state in this census
Household:1880

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

Andrew HIGGANS Self M Male W 45 GA Farmer SC SC 
Sarra E. HIGGANS Wife M Female W 44 AL Keeping House NC NC 
James HIGGANS Son S Male W 18 AL Works On Farm GA AL 
Edward HIGGANS Son S Male W 16 AL Works On Farm GA AL 
John R. HIGGANS Son S Male W 13 AL Works On Farm GA AL 
Jasper N. HIGGANS Son S Male W 12 AL Works On Farm GA AL 
Margarett HIGGANS Dau S Female W 8 AL GA AL 
Andrew J. HIGGANS Son S Male W 7 AL GA AL 
George S. HIGGANS Son S Male W 6 AL GA AL 
Emiley K. HIGGANS Dau S Female W 1 AL GA AL 

Source Information:
Census Place Township 15, Lamar, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 
NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 610D 


HIGGINS ANDREW 26 M W AL AL JEFFERSON BETHELEHEM 1860

HIGGINS ANDREW J 38 M W AL AL SANFORD BIG POND P O 1870 

Source: Compiled Union Army Service Records (NARA)
(Transcribers note: The file contains conflicting ages for this soldier, ages for him are given as 30 and also 18, and also 28)
Andrew J. Higgins, age 30, by occupation a farmer, enlisted as a Private April 9,1864 in Company "B" 1st Regiment Alabama Cavalry (New)for 3 years service. Mustered in at Decatur, Alabama on April 13,1864. Absent with leave by order of Colonel Spencer August 25,1864.Absent with leave on Sept/Oct 1864 roll. Absent without leave on Nov/Dec 1864 roll. Absent with leave on Jan/Feb 1865 roll. Same on Mar/Apr 1865 roll. Deserted while on leave of absence on May/Jun 1865 roll. Deserted June 1,1865 at Huntsville Alabama. Personal details from records: Gray Eyes, Light Hair, Fair Complexion, 5 Foot 8 1/2 inches tall Born Cherokee County Alabama

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2
Higgins, William
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry
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3
Higgins, William A
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry

Source: Compiled Union Army Service Records (NARA)
William A. Higgins enlisted as a Private ,(unknown date) in Company "F" 1st (New) Alabama Cavalry. On Nov/Dec 1864 roll he is listed absent sick. On Jan/Feb 1865 absent sick at Hospital at Memphis Tennessee, States he has been sick since January 10, 1863. No discharge given upon muster out. Still listed sick in U.S. General Hospital on September 1865 roll.


ARKANSAS 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Isaac
Union 
Cavalry 
4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry 

http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/4cavcoc.html 
COMPANY C 
4TH ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT (USA)
HIGGINS, ISAAC Pvt - Enl 30 Sep 1864 at Little Rock, AR. Age 35. 
Deserted 3 Oct 1864 at Little Rock, AR

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas (NARA)

Enlisted 30 Sep 1864 at Little Rock, AR. Age 35. Deserted 3 Oct 1864 at Little Rock, AR. List his description as; Age 35, Height 5 Ft 8 in, Dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion. Occupation given as farmer.                                            

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2
Higgins, James O
Union 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas (NARA)
James O. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on October 25, 1863 at Perry County, Arkansas. He was mustered in November 3, 1863 as a Private in Company "C" 3rd Regiment Arkansas Mounted Volunteers* at Little Rock Arkansas for 3 years service. On detached duty at Lewisburg, Arkansas from February 17,1864 with rank of Corporal. Absent sick at Perry County, Arkansas since February 15, 1865. Discharged May 22, 1865 per instructions from War Department. His final rank was Sergeant. There had been a conflict between the men of this company and the officers pertaining to the length of enlistment, 1 year or 3 years. The war Department agreed and allowed them to all be mustered out on May 22, 1865.
Personal Information : Age 44 at enlistment, 5 ft 8 in tall. Dark complexion, Blue eyes, Dark hair. Born Hemstead, Arkansas. By occupation a Farmer.

*This company subsequently became Company "C" 3rd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry.

Civil War pension records show James O. Higgins applied for an invalid's pension (Application # 1021567) on August 8,1890 for his service in Company "C" 3rd Arkansas Cavalry. No record of it being granted.
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3
Higgins, Michael M.
Union 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas (NARA)
Michael M. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on October 25, 1863 at Perry County, Arkansas. He was mustered in November 3, 1863 as a Private in Company "C" 3rd Regiment Arkansas Mounted Volunteers* at Little Rock Arkansas for 3 years service. He was 19 years old. On detached duty at Duvall's Bluff since September 9, 1864. Absent sick at Perry County, Arkansas since December 18, 1864. Died of Small Pox on February 24, 1865 at Perry County, Arkansas.
Personal Information : Born Sevier County, Arkansas. Age 19 at enlistment. 5 ft 10 in tall, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair. By occupation a farmer.

*This company subsequently became Company "C" 3rd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry.

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   Not Part of the NPS Listing for Arkansas

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas (NARA)
Leander Hagans enlisted July 12,1863 at Springfield, Missouri. He was 19 years old.He was mustered in on September 14, 1863 in Company "F" 4th Arkansas Cavalry for 3 Years service. Sick in hospital on September 28, 1863. Died October 2,1863 of congestive fever at the General Hospital at Springfield, Missouri. He was buried October 3, 1863 in Grave # 478 at the Soldier's Cemetery at Springfield, Missouri.
Personal Information: Born North Carolina, Farmer by occupation, Hazel eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion,5 ft 9 in Tall.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~judysstuff/burials/001spfd.htm  
Union Soldiers buried in Springfield MO 
1.NAME-2.NO- 3.RANK- 4.REGIMENT- 5.CO- 6.DOD- 7.Natl Cem info SNC LOCATION (sec-row-num) 8.HONOR ROLL 
Higgins, L. N. 478 private 2d Ark cav F October 2 {1863} Oct 21, 1863 17-0-993 same 

-A soldier named Leander Hagans is listed in the roster of the 2d Ark cav ,Co F., that is posted at http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/nwcofcav.htm 
NAME..... RANK..... AGE..... ENL DATE..... PLACE
HAGANS, LEANDER H.M. PVT - age 19 - 19 Jul 1863 - Springfield, MO 
(This is the closest match to the burial information)



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