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PART 12

 MASSACHUSETTS 

Civil War references

        Also See CIVIL WAR  - MASSACHUSETTS

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Abisher A.
Union 
Infantry 
23rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Died as a prisoner at Andersonville Georgia, Confederate Prison
              August 20th, 1864
Source:
Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895-1896 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 

Also noted in this book:
Source:
A record of the Twenty-Third Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : with alphabetical roster, company rolls, portraits, maps, etc. 
Boston: W. Ware & Co., 1886 Emmerton, James A.

It states:
Abisher A. Higgins, Company "B", age 18-From Middletown- Single-Occupation as Farmer-Enrolled March,29,1864 - Taken prisoner at Battle of Drury's Bluff-Died at Andersonville Prison August 20,1864 -Buried there in Plot # 6242

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2
Higgins, Abner
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Name: Abner Higgins , 
Residence: Lawrence, Massachusetts 
Occupation listed as Mechanic 
Enlisted as a Private on July 05 1861 at the age of 22
in Company K, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, Mustered out of same regiment on July 08 1864 

Source: History of the First regiment of heavy artillery, Massachusetts volunteers By Alfred Seelye Roe, Charles Nutt - Published 1917  Higgins, Abner, 22; Mechanic; Lawrence, Jul, 5 '61; dis Jul 8,'64, ex of serv, Res 1916, Riverside, R.I.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Refers to his service in 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.

Civil War pension index shows Abner Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1199531 & Certificate # 1098074) on October 16, 1897. He served as in Company "K" 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He died June 11, 1916 at Riverside, Rhode Island.
His widow received her pension July 11, 1916.(Application # 1069053 & Certificate # 812952)

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[More on the Abner Higgins Family]

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3
Higgins, Alexander
Union 
Infantry 
42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days,1864) (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Alexander Higgins , 
Residence: Ware, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Barkeeper 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 16 1864 at the age of 18 in Company H, 42nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Mustered out on November 11 1864.
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 Source:
http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=list 
Name State Branch Cemetery Location 
Higgins, Alexander Union, MA 42nd, INF, Company "G" Andover, MA 
Detail: Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts

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4
Higgins, Andrew
Union 
Infantry 
43rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Andrew Higgins , 
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Shoemaker 
Enlisted as a Private on October 11 1862 at the age of
26.Mustered in Company B, 43rd Massachusetts Infantry
Regiment on October 28 1862.
Mustered out on July 30 1863 in Readville, MA

Civil War pension records show Andrew Higgins received an invalid's pension in what appears to say May 26,1898?,for his service in Company "B" 43rd Massachusetts Militia Infantry. He filed for the pension in Wisconsin.

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5
Higgins, Andrew M.
Union 
Artillery 
Cook's Company, Massachusetts Light Artillery

See #6
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6
Higgins, Andrew M.
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Same soldier as # 5 & # 7

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in
the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.

Name: Andrew M Higgins , Occupation: Carpenter 
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts 
Enlisted as a Private on April 20 1861 at the age of 25
Mustered in on May 18 1861 in 1st Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment.
Mustered out on August 02 1861 in 
Camp Clare, Baltimore, MD. Drafted into Company G, 16th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on July 13 1863.
Wounded on May 06 1864 at Wilderness, VA. 
Transferred July 11 1864 from 16th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment into Company F, 11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Listed as prisoner of war on March 31 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA. 
Returned on April 26 1865
Mustered out on May 26 1865.

Civil War pension records show Andrew M. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1099521 & Certificate # 962986) on March 17,1892  for his service in Company "I" , Independent Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery and Company "G" 16th Massachusetts Infantry and as Corporal in Company "F" 11th Massachusetts Infantry . He died March 12, 1913.

-Best Census Connection-
(based on 1890 Census and occupation)

HIGGINS ANDREW M 34 M W ME MA MIDDLESEX 2-WD CAMBRIDGE 1870 

Household:1880 Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Andrew M. HIGGINS Self M Male W 44 ME Carpenter ME ME 
Mary E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 37 MA Keeping House NH ME 
Frederick A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 17 MA Works In Dry Go. St. ME MA 
Jennie L. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 MA At School ME MA
Charles L. HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 RI ME MA 

Source Information:
C
ensus Place Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254544 
NA Film Number T9-0544 Page Number 207C
 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Cambridge Middlesex Massachusetts which refers to his service in 11th Massachusetts Infantry from July 20th 1863 to May 1865 (Close of war).

HIGGINS ANDREW M 64 M W ME MA MIDDLESEX 2-WD CAMBRIDGE 1900 

HIGGINS ANDREW M 74 M W ME MA MIDDLESEX 4-WD CAMBRIDGE1910

His pension record shows his date of death as March 12, 1913

History and complete roster of the Massachusetts regiments, minute men of 61 - By George Warren Nason -  Published 1910
A.M. Higgins was born in Georgetown, Me, February 25, 1836. His Grandfather was a soldier in the United States Army in the war of 1812. Mr. Higgins' father was a captain in the Maine State Militia. In the spring of 1860 he joined the. First Massachusetts Light Battery, then known as the Boston Light Artillery. On April 20, 1861, word came informing him the Battery had been ordered to Washington. He at once left his work, proceeded to his home, donned his uniform and reported at the armory at 6.45 p.m. Mustered in May 18. Mustered out, August 2.

On July 11, 1864, the Regiment formed what was known as the Eleventh Battalion, and he remained with that organization, till the end of the war. His total time of service was two years and two months. He participated in the battles of Culpepper, Locust Grove, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Deep Bottom, Weldon Railroad, Hatche's Run, February 5, 1865. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness during the second day of the fight, and at the engagement at Hatche's Run, March 31, was taken prisoner. He was honorably discharged with rank of Corporal on May 26, 1865. He has been an Odd Fellow for thirty-four years and has received all the honor that the subordinate lodge and the encampment can give.
 

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7
Higgins, Andrew M.
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
 See #6

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Not on NPS List
Higgins, Archibald Jr
Union
Infantry
19th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry

Source: The Record of Andover During the Rebellion By Samuel Raymond - Published in Andover, Massachusetts 1875

HIGGINS, ARCHIBALD, Jr. Mustered, Aug. 28, 1861. Private, Co. A, 19th Regiment Infantry. Discharged, Aug. 28, 1864, by expiration of service.

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931
Name: Archibald Higgins Jr
Residence: Andover, Massachusetts
Occupation: Blacksmith Death Date: 1 Nov 1923 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 26 July 1861 at the age of 21.Mustered into Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on 28 Aug 1861. Mustered Out on 28 Aug 1864.

Civil War pension Records show Archibald Higgins received an invalid's pension Application # 1132312 & Certificate # 1079068) on September 23,1892 for his service in Company "A", 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Died November 1, 1923 at Ayer's Village, Massachusetts

- Best Census Connections -
HIGGINS ARCHIBALD 29 M W IREL MA MIDDLESEX 3-WD LOWELL 1870

Not found in 1880 census

1890 Veterans Schedules Massachusetts Middlesex Lowell
Archibald Higgins, Private, Company "A",19th Massachusetts Infantry. Served 3 years 7 months.

HIGGINS ARCHIBALD 60 M W VT MA MIDDLESEX 3-WD LOWELL  1900

HIGGINS ARCHIBALD 69 M W IREL MA MIDDLESEX 3-WD LOWELL 1910

HIGGINS ARCHIBALD 79 M W IREL MA ESSEX 5-WD HAVERHILL 1920

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8
Higgins, Arthur H.
Union 
Infantry 
39th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Listed as Arthur H. Huggins in Source Book,
"The Thirty-ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers,
1862-1865" By Alfred Seelye Roe
PUBLISHED BY THE REGIMENTAL VETERAN ASSOCIATION
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -1914

Huggins, Arthur H., 22, S.; plumber, Boston; Co. B,
Aug. 20, '62; dis. disa., Sept. 19, '63.

Source: Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and
Marines in the Civil War.1931.

Name: Arthur Huggins, Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Plumber
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 13
1862 at the age of 22.Mustered into Company B, 39th
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Aug 20,1862.
Received a disability discharge from on Sep 19,1863 at
Boston, MA.

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9
Higgins, Asa T.
Union 
Infantry 
24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Asa T Higgins , 
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts 
Enlisted as a Private on May 19 1862 at the age of 29 
                   in Company B, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
Promoted to Full Corporal on May 26 1864
Discharged on December 4 1864.

Civil War pension records show that Asa T. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1315375 & Certificate #  1084656) on May 11,1904, for his service in Company "B" 24th Massachusetts Infantry. 
His wife Christina Higgins received a widows pension June 10,1910. (Application # 943834 & Certificate # 705895)

HIGGINS ASA T 67 M W ME MA SUFFOLK 7-WD BOSTON 1900 

HIGGINS ASA F 77 M W ME MA SUFFOLK 7-WD BOSTON 1910 

The pension file notes his date of death as June 4,1910

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10
Higgins, Benjamin
Union 
Infantry 
44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

     Same soldier as  12

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.

Service Record: Name: Benjamin W Higgins , 
Residence: Middleton, Massachusetts Occupation: Farmer 
Date of Death : January 08 1907 
Enlisted as a Private on August 29 1862 at the age of 17. 
Mustered in Company H, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on September 12 1862. 
Mustered out June 18 1863 in Readville, MA
Enlisted in Company M, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment on August 26 1864.
Mustered out on June 17 1865 

Civil War pension records show Benjamin W. Higgins received an invalid's pension in what appears to say July? 10,1876 for his service in Company "M" 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery and also in Company "H" 44th Massachusetts Infantry. 
His wife Annie M. Higgins received a widows pension June 13,1907.

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Higgins, Benjamin W
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery 

Also See #10 

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11
Higgins, Benjamin F.
Union 
Artillery 
13th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Benjamin F Higgins 
Residence: Topsfield, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Cabinet Maker 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Quartermaster Sergeant on October 22 1862 at the age of 29. Mustered in 13th Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment on December 30 1862. Transferred on January 01 1865 in New Orleans, LA into 21st Infantry Regiment RC? on January 01 1865. Discharged on December 21 1865 

Civil War pension index shows Benjamin F. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 121138 & Certificate # 811476) on January 16, 1867.
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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

B. Frank Higgins, Sergeant 13 Massachusetts Battery, died November 22, 1873 and is buried in Village Cemetery Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts.

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12
Higgins, Benjamin W.
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
  
Same as Soldier #10

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13
Higgins, Brown D.
Union 
Infantry 
58th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Brown D Higgins 
Residence: Taunton, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Shovel Maker 
Service Record: 
Enlisted as a Private on December 31 1863 at the age of 29.
Mustered in Company B, 58th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment Feb 08 1864.
Promoted to Full Sergeant
Mustered out on July 14 1865 in Washington, DC 

HIGGINS-HIRAM-H-44-W-MA-RI-KENT-EAST_GREENWICH-1850 Image 1 &

1850; Census Place: East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_841; Page: 233A; Image: 470
Name Age

Hiram H Higgins 44
Waity Higgins 42
Eliza Higgins 18
Brown D Higgins 16
Sarah L B Higgins 7
William H Higgins 2
Polly Jencks 66 

HIGGINS BROWN D 26 M W RI MA BRISTOL TAUNTON 1860

Name Age
Brown D Higgins 26
Christa A Higgins 31


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Civil War pension records show Christy Higgins received a widows pension in what appears to say February 8,1866 for her husband Brown D. Higgins service in Company "B" 58th Massachusetts Infantry.
A pension for a minor was given at an unreadable date.

PADELFORD-WILLIAM-H-40-M-W-MA-MA-BRISTOL-5-WD-TAUNTON-1870 Image 1 & 2
1870; Census Place: Taunton Ward 5, Bristol, Massachusetts; roll: M593_606; Page: 532B; Image: 269
Name Age

William H Padelford 40
Christie A Padelford 40
Henry N Higgins 14
James L Higgins 12
Edgar B D Higgins 9
Isabell W Padelford 3
William M Padelford 9/12

PADELFORD-WILLIAM-H-49-W-MA-MA-BRISTOL-TAUNTON-5-WD-1880
1880; Census Place: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: 526; Page: 417D; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 0204
Name Age

William H. Padelford 49
Christy A. Padelford 50
Henry N. Higgins 24
James L. Higgins 22
Edgar B. Higgins 19
Isabel W. Padelford 13
William M. Padelford 10
Mary A. Padelford 78

HIGGINS-HIRAM-H-75-W-MA-MA-BRISTOL-TAUNTON-5-WD-1880
1880; Census Place: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; Roll: 526; Page: 424B; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 0218
Name Age

Hiram H. Higgins 75
Waity A. Higgins 72
William H. Higgins 32

Massachusetts Town Birth Records
Source: Vital Records of Taunton
Name: Brown D. Higgins
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1863 Birth Place: Taunton

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans (NARA)
Christy Ann Higgins (nee Mickle), age 36, filed for a pension on January 26, 1866 for the loss of her husband, Brown D. Higgins, who was a soldier in Company "B" of the 58th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteer Infantry. He had attained the rank of sergeant. He died of Typhoid fever on July 21, 1865 at his residence in Taunton, Massachusetts. They were married 16 August 1855 at their residence in Rhode Island. He was born in North Providence, Rhode island. His parents were Hiram H. & Waity Higgins. She was born in Nova Scotia. Her parents were James and Isabella Mickle. Her father was a Pastor in the 2nd Universal (Unitarian) Church.
They had 3 children; Henry N. born March 10, 1856, age 9, James L, born February 3, 1858, age 7, and Edgar B., born May 27, 1861, age 4. She remarried on May 14, 1866 to Henry William Padelford who was a Railroad Employee. He was the son of Solomon and Mary A. Padelford. Henry W. Padelford died of Asthma at Taunton, Massachusetts on March 31, 1889. Christy died June 24, 1907.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27239014
Edgar Brown Higgins
Birth: 1861 Death: Mar. 11, 1941
He is the husband of Olive Arvilla Spring Higgins.
Burial: New Boston Cemetery , Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=higgins&GSiman=1&GScid=91285&GRid=27239024&;;;;;;;
Olive Arvilla Spring Higgins
Birth: 1877 Death: Feb. 10, 1945
She is the daughter of Ephraim and Chloe Griggs Blakeley Spring, and the wife of Edgar Brown Higgins.
Burial: New Boston Cemetery Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42746432
Henry N. Higgins
Birth: 1856 Death: 1941
Taunton Bristol County Massachusetts, USA
Family links: Spouse: Nellie S. Bartlett Higgins (1861 - 1915)
Burial: Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA

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14
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895-1896 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
Charles Higgins, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry wounded at Winchester Virginia, Died May 25th,1862 Bartonsville Virginia

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans.
Margaret Higgins, a resident of 191 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts, mother of Charles Higgins, who was a private in Company "I" 2nd Massachusetts Infantry received a pension (# 17989) for her sons death during his military service. He was mortally wounded at the battle of Winchester,  Virginia May 24,1862 and died, in enemy hands, on May 25, 1862. He had enrolled and was mustered in on May 25,1861 at Boston, Massachusetts in Company "I" 2nd Massachusetts Infantry for 3 years service..

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15
Higgins, Charles W
Union 
Infantry 
53rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

http://www.delvee.org/Delvey/p204.htm  
Charles W. Higgins
(6 April 1835 - 2 December 1914) Charles W. Higgins was born on 6 April 1835 at Jamaica, Vermont.
He was the son of Isaac Higgins and Almeda Baldwin. On 2 June 1861 at Warwick, Massachusetts, Charles married Emeline Fuller Delva, daughter of Calvin Wilder Delva and Lucy Maria Fuller. He enlisted 18 October 1862 in Company H, the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteers. Charles W. Higgins died on Wednesday, 2 December 1914 at Orange, Massachusetts, at age 79 years, 7 months and 26 days. 2
-more info on his family history at above link-
Also
Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Charles W Higgins , 
Residence: Warwick, Massachusetts ,Occupation: Farmer Enlisted as a Private on 03 September 1862 at the age of 27 ,is in Company H, 53rd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 18 October 1862.
Mustered out Company H, 53rd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 02 September 1863 in Camp Stevens, Groton, MA 

-Census findings, from the Webmaster-
  HIGGINS CHARLES W 25 M W VT MA FRANKLIN WARWICK 1860

  HIGGINS CHARLES W 34 M W VT MA FRANKLIN ORANGE 1870

   -Not found in 1880 or 1900 Census-

  HIGGINS CHARLES W 75 M W VT MA FRANKLIN ORANGE 1910 
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Civil War pension records show Charles W. Higgins received an invalid's pension August 15,1890 for his service in Company "H" 53rd Massachusetts Infantry.
His wife Emaline F. Higgins received a widows pension December 9,1914.

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16
Higgins, Cornelius
Union 
Infantry 
24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marinesin the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Cornelius Higgins , 
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts Occupation: Musician 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Musician on September 16 1861 at the age of 23. Mustered into the Company Band, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on October 03 1861. Mustered out on August 30 1862 
...
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
States his service in 24th Massachusetts as Band Tender.
Address given as 480 10th Street. 

Civil War pension records show Cornelius Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1242825 & Certificate # 1042023) on April 6, 1899. He was musician in Company Band of 24th Massachusetts Infantry. Also states service in Brigade Band of U. S. Volunteers. It gives a date of death as February 25, 1919 at San Diego California.

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17
Higgins, Daniel
Union 
Infantry 
58th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood,1931.
Name: Daniel Higgins ,Residence: Portland, Connecticut 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on November 29 1864 at the age of 19 in Company K, 58th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. 
Mustered out on July 14 1865 in Washington, DC 

Civil War pension index shows Daniel Higgins (Alias Richard Hartnett)received an invalid's pension (Application # 1055060 & Certificate # 1156530) on September 9,1891 for his service in Company "K" 58th Massachusetts Infantry. He died on February 22, 1919 at New Britain, Connecticut. His widow received a pension (Application # 1137778 & Certificate # 904310)on March 17, 1919.

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18
Higgins, Daniel E.
Union 
Infantry 
29th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 
      same soldier as # 19 (different middle initial)

Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Daniel E Higgins ,Residence: Milford,
Massachusetts 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 03 1861
at the age of 18 in Company B, 29th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Reenlisted in same company & regiment on January 01 1864. 
Listed as prisoner of war on March 25 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA
Promoted to Full Corporal on July 01 1865
Mustered out on July 29 1865 in Tennallytown*, MD  * Tenleytown

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Framingham Middlesex County, Massachusetts. States his service in two entries:
    1) Private Company "B" 29th Massachusetts Sig?*
       * Signal Corp?? from July 3,1861 to January 1, 1864 2 years 5 months 22 days
    2) Private Company "B" 29th Massachusetts Infantry 
         from January 1 1864 to July 29,1865 7 months 28 days
Notes: South Framingham, suffered from piles

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19
Higgins, Daniel G
Union 
Infantry 
29th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
Also See #18

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20
Higgins, David
Union 
Infantry 
6th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days, 1864) (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood 1931. 
Name: David Higgins, 
Residence: Dorchester, Massachusetts 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 12 1864 at the age of 36.
Mustered in Company A, 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on July 15 1864.
Mustered out on October 27 1864 in Readville, MA 

-Census finding are best fit given age at muster & residence of Hyde Park Norfolk County Massachusetts-

HIGGINS DAVID 28 M W CANA MA NORFOLK MILTON 1860 

HIGGINS DAVID 41 M W CANA MA NORFOLK HYDE PARK 1870 

Household: 1880 Census

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

David HIGGINS Self M Male W 51 PE ISLAND Carpenter PE ISLAND PE ISLAND 
Antoinette HIGGINS Wife M Female W 46 ME Keeping House ME ME 
Bertha GARDNER Other S Female W 15 NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA 

Source Information:
Census Place Hyde Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254548 
NA Film Number T9-0548 Page Number 643B 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Hyde Park Norfolk County, Massachusetts, mentions his service as listed above. Gives his address as 238 Fairmont Avenue Hyde Park Massachusetts.

In the Norfolk County probate book is listed a will for David Higgins of Hyde Park for the year 1897.

HIGGINS ANTONETT 68 F W ME MA NORFOLK HYDE PARK 1900 

HIGGINS ANTOINETTE N 75 F W ME MA NORFOLK HYDE PARK 1910

Source: 11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry Journal of the Thirty-Second Annual Encampment
DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, TREMONT TEMPLE, - Boston, Mass., February 8 and 9,1898,
BOSTON, MASS.: E. .B. Stillings & Co., Printers, 55 Sudburv Street.
1898.

- Timothy Ingraham Post No 121, Hyde Park.-
DAVID HIGGINS. Born in Standhope, P. E. Island, in 1830, and died at Hyde Park, Mass., April 8, 1897, of hypertrophy of the heart, at the age of sixty-seven years. He entered the service July 12. 1864, as Private in Co. A, 6th Mass. Vols., and was mustered out Oct. 27, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, having served one hundred days.

Source: The Hyde Park Historical Record - Published by Hyde Park Historical Society, 1905
       David Higgins was born in Standhope, Prince Edward Island, April 21, 1828, died in Hyde Park April 8, 1897, aged 68 years, 11 months, 9 days. He came to Boston from the Provinces in 1853, and to Fairmount in the spring of 1856, and drove the first nail in the first of the twenty houses, on the corner of Fairmount avenue and Beacon street. Feb. 22, 1857, he was married to Miss Antoinette M. Hagerman, in Boston, and came immediately to Fairmount to live. The first school in Fairmount was in the parlor of his house. He sheltered the ministers who came to preach in the new schoolhouse after one was put up. He was a brother of Mrs. John Lawson, an early resident. Mr. Higgins was a master builder and built many of the houses in the early history of the town. He served in the 6th regiment in the Civil War. Was one of the charter members of the Baptist church. He was buried in Fairview.

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21
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood: 1931.
Name: Dennis Higgins ,Residence: South Boston,
Massachusetts ,Occupation: Laborer 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 04 1863 at the age of 37 in Company D,3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment. 
Deserted on September 04 1863.

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22
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Cavalry 
4th Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.Norwood:1931
Name: Dennis Higgins ,Residence: Boston, Massachusetts 

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on January 14 1864 at the age of 35. Mustered in Company E, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment on January 27 1864.
Deserted on August 18 1864 in New York, NY 

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23
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.Norwood:1931.
Name: Dennis Higgins ,Residence: Boston, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Painter 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on June 26 1861 at the age of 22 in Company K, 12th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. 
Deserted on July 06 1861. 

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24
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Infantry 
58th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895 Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 

Name & rank---Command---Engagement--Date
Dennis Higgins - 58th Mass. Inf- Cold harbor Va.- June 3rd 1864

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25
Higgins, Edward L.
Union 
Infantry 
46th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood:1931.
Name: Edward L Higgins , 
Residence: Middlefield, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Farmer 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 17 1862 at the age of 19. 
Mustered in Company K, 46th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on October 22 1862.
Mustered out on July 29 1863 in Hampden Park, Springfield, MA 

-Best Census Connection-

HIGGINS PHEBE 51 F W MA MA HAMPDEN CHESTER 1860 
17 yr old Edward living with family

HIGGINS EDWARD 27 M W MA MA HAMPDEN CHESTER 1870 
with wife Ellen

Household:1880 census

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

Edward L. HIGGINS Self M Male W 37 MA Farmer MA MA 
Ellen B. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 37 MA Housekeeping CT CT 
Nellie M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 MA Attends School MA MA 
Walter M. HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 MA Attends School MA MA 
Everett W. HIGGINS Son S Male W 5 MA MA MA 
Gracie A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 4 MA MA MA 
John B. HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 MA MA MA 
Mary P. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1 MA MA MA 
Addie REYNOLDS Niece S Female W 15 IL CT MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254534 
NA Film Number T9-0534 Page Number 58A 


HIGGINS EDWARD L 57 M W MA MA HAMPDEN CHESTER 1900 
    with same children but wife's name is listed as Sarah

HIGGINS EDWARD L 67 M W MA MA HAMPSHIRE HUNTINGTON 1910 
          wife again listed as Ellen B. Higgins

HIGGINS ELLEN B 75 F W MA MA HAMPSHIRE HUNTINGTON 1920

Civil War pension records show Edward L. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 488985 & Certificate # 278832) on July 6,1883 for his service in Company "K" 46th Massachusetts Infantry. He died May 11, 1910.
His wife Ellen S. Higgins received a widows pension  (Application # 943201 & Certificate # 707044) on May 31 1910. 

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26
Higgins, Elisha A.
Union 
Artillery 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery 
Same soldier as # 27

Name: Elisha A Higgins , 
Residence: Chelsea, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Seaman 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 01 1862 at the age of 21 in Company E, 43rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Transferred on June 02 1863 into 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment.

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27
Higgins, Elisha A.
Union 
Infantry 
43rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

    See #26

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28
Higgins, Frederick F.
Union 
Artillery 
1st Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

This soldier's name may actually be Huggins.
There are a couple of entries for this soldier at
source below.

Source: Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and
Marines in the Civil War. Norwood:1931

Name: Frederick Huggins ,
Residence: Dorchester, Massachusetts
Occupation: Straw Goods
Enlistment Date: 8 Sep 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 8 September
1862 at the age of 21.Enlisted in Company I, 42nd
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Sep 16,1862.
Mustered out Company I, 42nd Massachusetts Infantry
Regiment on Aug 20 1863 at Readville, MA. Enlisted in
1st Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment.
Transferred into 9th Battery Massachusetts Light
Artillery Regiment.

2nd entry

Name: Frederick Huggins, Residence: Charlestown,
Massachusetts Occupation: Hatter
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, 42nd
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a Private on July
12,1864 at the age of 23.Also states he enlisted in
1st Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment on Jul
12,1864.Transferred into 9th Massachusetts Light
Artillery Regiment on Mar 12,1865.

http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmaarty.htm#9th
http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmaarty.htm#1st
http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmainf4.htm#42nd

Civil War pension records show Frederick F. Huggins
received an invalid's pension July 16,1890 for service
in 9th & 1st Massachusetts Light Artillery & Company
"I" 42nd Massachusetts Infantry.

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29
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
7th Unattached Company, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

George Higgins (alias George Stout) appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as a Private in the 7th Massachusetts (Unattached) Militia for 100 days. (May 1864 to August 1864) Civil War pension records show George Higgins (alias George Stout) received an invalid's pension for his service as noted above. Date given appears to say December 20,1906.

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30
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days, 1864) Militia 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: George H Higgins , 
Residence: Marblehead, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Cordwainer 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 11 1864 at the age of 19.Mustered in Company C, 8th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on July 20 1864.
Mustered out on November 10 1864. 

Civil War pension records show George H. Higgins received an invalid's pension July 9,1888 for his service in Company "C" 8th Massachusetts Infantry.
His wife Nathalia G. Higgins received a widows pension September 21, 1909.

Household:1880 Census

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

George H. HIGGINS Self M Male W 33 MA Clerk In Dry Goods Store MA MA 
Nathalia G. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 30 MA Keeping House ME ME 
Linville H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 9 MA MA MA 
Ella F. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 MA MA MA 
Daniel BYRON Other W Male W 73 IRE Watch Maker & Jeweler IRE IRE 
Emily M. AMES Other S Female W 45 MA House Keeper MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place East Boston, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
Family History Library Film 1254552 NA Film Number T9-0552  Page Number 305C 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule East Boston Suffolk County, Massachusetts :refers to his service as mentioned above

HIGGINS GEORGE C* M W MA MA SUFFOLK 1-WD BOSTON 1900 
  Image show H. as middle initial

HIGGINS NATHALIE G 60 F W MA MA SUFFOLK 1-WD BOSTON 0 1910 
  - George's widow with children

HIGGINS GEORGE H 31 M W MA MA MIDDLESEX ARLINGTON 1920 
    George Higgins Jr. with his mother living in the household

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31
Higgins, George A
Union 
Artillery 
11th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

Same soldier as # 33

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
in the Civil War

Name: George Higgins,
Residence: Brookline, Massachusetts
Occupation: Clerk
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 29, 1862 at the age of 21.Mustered into Company H, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Sep 12,1862. Mustered out on Jun 18,1863 at Readville, MA. Enlisted in 11th Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment on Jan 2,1864.Mustered out on Jun 16,1865 at Camp Meigs, Readville, MA.

Civil war pension index shows George A. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 571588 & Certificate # 483710) on April 26, 1886. He died September 21, 1916 at Galesburg, Illinois. His widow received a pension (Application # 1085586 & Certificate # 833060)

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32
Higgins, George A
Union 
Infantry 
24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.
Name: George Higgins, Residence: Lynn, Massachusetts Occupation: Teamster Enlistment Date: 16 Dec 1861 Enlistment Place: Lynn, Massachusetts Death Date: 6 May 1911 Service Record: . Enlisted as a Private on December 16 1861 at the age of 18.Promoted to 1st Sergeant Promoted to 1st Lieutenant (As of Co. H) on Oct 15 1864.Discharged from Company F, 24th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on Mar 21 1865.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above.

Civil War pension records show George A. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1150678 & Certificate # 933738) on May 12,1893 for his Civil War service. His wife Della R. Higgins received a widows pension May 16,1911. (Application # 964993 & Certificate # 725535)

 
census HIGGINS GEO A 58 M W MA MA ESSEX 5-WD LYNN 1900

census HIGGINS GEORGE A 66 M W MA MA ESSEX 5-WD LYNN 1910

 

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33
Higgins, George A.
Union 
Infantry 
44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)
 Also See # 31

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.
Name: George Higgins, Residence: Lynn, Massachusetts Occupation: Teamster Enlistment Date: 16 Dec 1861 Enlistment Place: Lynn, Massachusetts Death Date: 6 May 1911 Service Record: . Enlisted as a Private on December 16 1861 at the age of 18.Promoted to 1st Sergeant Promoted to 1st Lieutenant (As of Co. H) on Oct 15 1864.Discharged from Company F, 24th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on Mar 21 1865.

Civil war pension index shows George A. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 571588 & Certificate # 483710) on April 26, 1886. He died September 21, 1916 at Galesburg, Illinois. His widow received a pension (Application # 1085586 & Certificate # 833060)

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34
Higgins, George C.
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days, 1864) Militia

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War
Name: George Higgins , Residence: Lynn, Massachusetts

Occupation: Currier 
Enlistment Date: 15 Jul 1864
Enlistment Place: Lynn, Massachusetts 
Death Date: 15 Aug 1933
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 15 1864 at the age of 18.Mustered in Company D, 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Jul 18 1864.
Mustered Out on Nov 10 1864.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Corporal in Company D, 8th Massachusetts Infantry.

Civil War pension records show George C. Higgins received an invalid's pension November 20,1907 for his service in Company D 8th Massachusetts Infantry.


Source: A Souvenir of Massachusetts legislators - By Arthur Milnor Bridgman - Published 1894

George C. Higgins, of Lynn, Republican, was born in Orleans, Nov. 19, 1845, and was educated in its public schools. Removing to Lynn in 1862, learned trade of morocco dresser, and followed its various branches, serving as foreman several years, until 1883, when he became a book-keeper and salesman for a Boston leather-store, where he remained until 1892, since which time he has given his time to conveyancing, probate business, care of estates, etc. In 1881-83 m Common Council; mayor in 1888. Enlisted in Company D. Eighth Regiment, in 1864, for three months, his regiment being stationed at Baltimore. Member of General Lander Post, G. A. R.. Royal Arch Mason, Sutton Chapter, and member of Providence Lodge of Odd Fellows. Now chairman of overseers of the poor. On committees on probate and insolvency and rules in House of 1893. On same committees, and clerk of liquor law

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35
Higgins, George J
Union 
Infantry 
24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War
Name: George Higgins, Residence: Lynn, Massachusetts

Occupation: Teamster Death Date: 6 May 1911
Enlistment Place: Lynn, Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on December 16 1861 at the age of 18 into Company F, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment1.Promoted to 1st Sergeant. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant (As of Co. H) on Oct 15,1864.Discharged on Mar 21 1865.

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36
Higgins, George L.
Union 
Infantry 
4th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

-Best Census Connections-

HIGGINS GEORGE L 30 M W MA MA PLYMOUTH DUXBURY 1850 

HIGGINS GEORGE L
40 M W MA MA PLYMOUTH DUXBURY 1860 

Name: George L Higgins,
Residence: Duxbury, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 22 1862 at the age of 44 in Company I, 4th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment,
Mustered in September 23 1862.
Mustered out on August 28 1863 in Lakeville, MA
Enlisted in 9th Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment on February 19 1864. 
Height: 5'8 " Eye Color: blue Hair Color: brown 
Complexion: fair 

Civil War pension records show George L. Higgins*
received an invalid's pension (Application # 909546 & Certificate # 819107) on Aug 22,1890 for his service in Company "I" 4th Massachusetts Infantry &
9th Independent Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. 
* He is indexed as George L. Huggins on Footnote.com pension index

HIGGINS GEO L 50 M W MA MA PLYMOUTH DUXBURY 1870 

Household:1880

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

Geo. H*. HIGGINS Self M Male W 59 MA Farmer MA MA 
Sarah C. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 54 ME Keeping House MA MA 
Sarah B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 22 MA No Trade MA MA 
Chs. M. HAYDEN SonL S Male W 28 MA Laborer MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254549 
NA Film Number T9-0549 Page Number 452D 


*Middle initial differs from other census'

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule in Duxbury  Plymouth County, Massachusetts for his service as mentioned above.

HIGGINS GEORGE S* 81 M W MA MA PLYMOUTH DUXBURY 1900 
 *Middle initial differs from other census'

HIGGINS SARAH B 53 F W MA MA PLYMOUTH DUXBURY 1910 

HIGGINS SARAH B 64 F W MA MA PLYMOUTH DUXBURY 1920 

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37
Higgins, George L
Union 
Artillery 
9th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

 Same as #36

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38
Higgins, Harrison L
Union 
Infantry 
33rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
   same soldier as # 39

Appears 1890 Veterans Census Schedules Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service in the 33rd Massachusetts Infantry.
Under notes: "Reenlisted for 100 days" 

-Census findings-

1860
Census Scan HIGGINS HARRISON L 23 M W ME MA BRISTOL RAYNHAM 

1870
Census Scan HIGGINS H L 34 M W ME MA PLYMOUTH N BRIDGEWATER 

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

 
    Harrison L. HIGGINS Self M Male W 42 ME In Shoe Shop ME ME 
    Augusta L. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 41 MA Keeping House MA MA 
    Lillian A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 MA ME MA 
    Florence D. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 MA In Paperbox Shop ME MA 
    Harry L. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 MA At School ME MA 

    Source Information:
   
Census Place Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254550 
      NA Film Number T9-0550 Page Number 243B
 

1900
Census Scan HIGGINS HARRISON L 64 M W ME MA PLYMOUTH 5-WD BROCKTON

1910
Census Scan HIGGINS HARRISON L 73 M W ME MA PLYMOUTH 2-PCT MIDDLEBORO 

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39
Higgins, Harrison L
Union 
Infantry 
60th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

        same soldier as # 38 above

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 1931. 
Name: Harrison L Higgins , Residence: North
Bridgewater, Massachusetts Occupation: Machinist 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 July 1862 at the age of 25
Enlisted in Company I, 33rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on August 05 1862.
Received a disability discharge on February 07 1863 in Philadelphia, PA
Enlisted in Company C, 60th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on July 14 1864.
Promoted to Corporal 
Mustered out on November 30 1864 in Indianapolis, IN 

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40
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored) 

       Also See USCT's listing for Henry Higgins

Higgins, Henry, Company "K" 5th Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored)
Age 31, Height 5 ft 5 in, Complexion- Black, Hair-
Black, Eyes- Black Birth- Lincoln Co, Ky 
Occupation- Laborer Married. Residence- Summitt Wis.
Enlisted Mar 23,1864 for 3 years
-Company Muster in and descriptive roll-
Mustered in April 12, 1864 at Readville, Massachusetts
Appears on muster roll through June 1864 (listed as company cook).
Appears as present to end of 1864.
Appears as present on muster roll until August 10, 1865 when he is detailed on railroad Headquarters of 2nd Brigade at Brazos (sp?) per S.O.#48.
Continued on same detail into September.
Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas October 31,1865.
some info on regiment-
http://www.coax.net/people/lwf/5TH_MASS.HTM
                                    -  http://www.bjmjr.net/cwnorth/5masscc.htm 

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41
Higgins, Henry C
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

See biography of him ( onsite )

Source: The Record of Andover During the Rebellion By Samuel Raymond 
- Published in Andover, Massachusetts 1875
HIGGINS, HENRY C. Mustered, Aug. 26, 1864. Private,
Co. B., 11th Regiment Infantry. Discharged, May 3,
1865, by expiration of service.

Also Source:  Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931 Adjutant General of Massachusetts.

Name: Henry C Higgins , 
Residence: Andover, Massachusetts Occupation: Farmer 
Enlisted as a Private on 26 August 1864 at the age of 36 listed in Company B, 11th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 02 September 1864. Discharged Company B, 11th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 09 June 1865 in Washington, DC According to pension records Henry Higgins of the 11th Massachusetts received an invalid pension (date illegible) and his wife Elizabeth A. Higgins received a widows pension (appears to read March 1, 1897)

Webmaster's findings
-Only Henry & Elizabeth Higgins living in Andover in this census-

HIGGINS HENRY C 30 M W VT MA ESSEX ANDOVER 1860 

HIGGINS HENRY C 42 M W VT MA ESSEX ANDOVER 1870 

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

Henry C. HIGGINS Self M Male W 52 VT At Home CT NH 
Eliza A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 45 MA Keeping House MA MA 
Frederick HIGGINS Son S Male W 18 MA Clerk In Store VT MA 
William H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 MA At Home VT MA 
George A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 13 MA At School VT MA 
Frank P. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 MA At School VT MA 
Charles A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 7 MA VT MA 
Berthia O. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 4 MA VT MA 
Grace A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 MA VT MA 
Eliza A. ABBOTT MotherL W Female W 67 MA At Home MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Andover, Essex, Massachusetts 
Family History Library Film 1254527 
NA Film Number T9-0527 
Page Number 415D 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above. Disabilities noted Fever A???? & Chronic Rheumatism.

Source: 11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry Journal of the Thirty-Second Annual Encampment
DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, TREMONT TEMPLE, - Boston, Mass., February 8 and 9,1898,
BOSTON, MASS.: E. .B. Stillings & Co., Printers, 55 Sudburv Street.
1898.

-Gen. William F. Bartlett Post No. 99, Andover.-

HENRY C. HIGGINS. A resident of Andover Entered the service Aug. 26, 1864,'as Private in Co. B, 11th Regt. Mass. Vols., and was mustered out May 3, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, having served eight months. He was born in Randolph, Vt., in 1828, and died Jan. 27, 1897, of diabetes, aged sixty-nine years and four months.

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42
Higgins, Henry H.
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Record of Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865 By Alonzo Hall Quint - Published 1867

-Company E-
HIGGINS, Henry H. 26. Chesterfield, N.H. Turner. May, 1861. Boylston.—Taken prisoner, 25 May, 1862, at Winchester; returned to duty, August, 1863. Mustered out 28 May, 1864.

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43
Higgins, Henry W.
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Militia)

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
in the Civil War.1931

Name: Henry Higgins, Residence: Charlestown,
Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on April 19,1861
at the age of 27. Mustered into Company K, 5th
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on May 1,1861.
Mustered out on July 31,1861 at Boston, MA.

Civil War pension index shows Henry Higgins applied for an invalid's pension (Application # 609504) on May 11, 1887. His widow applied for a pension (Application # 779824). No records exist showing either were granted. File states service in 12th U.S. Infantry and also in the U. S. Navy.

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44
Higgins, Hugh
Union 
Infantry 
17th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Hugh Hagan Residence: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Occupation: Shoemaker - Age at enlistment: 30 Birth Date: abt 1832
Enlistment Date: 30 Jul 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Massachusetts 17th Infantry Regiment on 30 Jul 1862. Mustered out on 21 Jul 1864.

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45
Higgins, Ira
Union 
Infantry 
49th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

HIGGINS IRA 49 M W MA MA BERKSHIRE WASHINGTON 1860
Name                Age
Ira Higgins          49
Elizabeth Higgins 34
Henry J Higgins    21
George F Higgins 18
Jane E Higgins     12
Ella M Higgins        6
Charles A Higgins  3
Minnie Higgins       2
Nelson M Higgins   3/12

Source; Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Ira Higgins, Residence: Washington, Massachusetts Occupation: Farmer
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 20 1862 at the age of 44.Mustered into Company I, 49th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Oct 28 1862. Mustered out on 1 Sep 1863 at Pittsfield, MA.
Elizabeth Higgins appears as the widow of Ira Higgins on the 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Huntington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Ira Higgins service was in Company I 49th Massachusetts Infantry from October 28,1862 to September 1,1863.

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NOT on NPS Listing
HIGGINS, ISAIH 
Company "D" 51st Massachusetts Infantry.

HIGGINS ISAIH 27 M W ME MA WORCESTER 6-WD WORCESTER 1860
 
Source;
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.

Name: Isaiah Higgins , Jr 
Residence: Worcester, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Moulder 
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on August 28 1862 at the age of 29. Mustered in Company D, 51st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on September 30 1862.
Mustered out on July 27 1863 in Worcester, Massachusetts 

City Directory listing at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/mass-cities.htm 

HIGGINS ISIAH 36 M W ME MA WORCESTER 4-WD WORCESTER 1870 

Civil War pension records show Isaiah Higgins' wife Julia A. Higgins received a widows pension October 4,1889 for her husbands service in Company "D" 51st Massachusetts Infantry.
..
Source:
Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9

Isaiah Higgins Jr, Private Company "D" 51st Massachusetts Infantry died November 29,1878 and is buried in Hope Cemetery in Worcester, MA

Julia Higgins appears as the widow of Isiah Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above.

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46
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 
Name: James Higgins ,Residence: East Boston,
Massachusetts Occupation: Needle Polisher 
Service Record: Enlisted & Mustered as a Private on May 23 1861 at the age of 21 in Company B, 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Received a disability discharge on August 29 1861 in Bladensburg, MD

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47
Higgins, James
Union 
Artillery 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 1931 
Name: James Higgins ,Residence: Hardwick,
Massachusetts ,Occupation: Bootmaker 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 10 1863 at the age of 19.Mustered in Company B, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment on 29 July 1863. Mustered out on September 03 1865 in Wilmington.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Glens Falls, Warren County, New York. Refers to his service as noted above. Disabilities noted are: Gun shot wound to head, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Deafness, impaired sight. Civil War pension records show James Higgins received an invalid's pension (unreadable date) for his service in Company "B" 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. His wife Margaret Higgins received a widows pension (unreadable date). Both pensions filed for in New York.

His pension file notes his date of death as September 21,1920 at Glen Falls New York. 

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48
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 printed 1895
Name: James Higgins , Residence: Washington County,
New York ,Occupation: Farmer 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on April 14 1864 at the age of 21 in an unassigned company ,11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Deserted on April 30 1864 .

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49
Higgins, James F.
Union 
Infantry 
61st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marinesin the Civil War Pub. 1931
Name: James Higgins, Residence: Boston, Massachusetts Occupation: Pianoforte Maker
Service Record: Enlisted as a Wagoner on May 24,1861 at the age of 38 in Company K, 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Promoted to Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant on Jan 1,1862.Promoted to 1st Sergeant on Mar 1,1863. Mustered out Company K, on May 25,1864 at Boston, MA. Enlisted in Company G, 61st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Nov 29,1864.Promoted to Sergeant on Dec 14,1864. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant (As of Co. B) on Mar 15,1865.Mustered out on Jun 4,1865.

http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmainf1.htm#1st
http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmainf5.htm#61st

Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
James F. Higgins - Company "A" - 61st Massachusetts Infantry -
Died October 11,1874 - Buried Locust Grove Cemetery at Hampden, Penobscot, Maine.
 

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50
Higgins, James M.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

51
Higgins, James T.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the Civil War Pub. 1931

Higgins, James T., Wagoner; 
Resides Boston;  Age 35;piano forte maker; Enlisted and mustered May 24,1861
appointed Corporal-date not given; 
appointed Sergeant January 1,1862:Apointed 1st Sergeant May 1st 1863;
Mustered out May 25th,1864 .....

Source: The History of Medway, Mass., 1713-1885 (By Ephriam Orcutt Jameson, George James La Croix Published 1886)
JAMES T. HIGGINS, at the age of thirty-eight years, a resident of Roxbury, but accredited to the town of Medway, enlisted, and was mustered into the United States service Nov. 29, 1864, for one year, as 1st Sergeant of Co.G, 61st Regt. Mass. Vols. He had previously served a full term in the 1st Regt. Mass. Vols., from Roxbury, having been mustered out May 25, 1864, as 1st Sergeant of Co. K. He was discharged April 19, 1865, from Co.G, for promotion, and promoted 2d Lieut. Co. B, 61st Regt.

 

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52
Higgins, John
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry

http://www.interment.net/data/us/me/kennebec/togusnat/togus_gi.htm  
Togus National Cemetery Togus, Kennebec County, Maine
Higgins, John, d. 08/22/1895, CO E 1ST MASS CAV, Plot:J 1212, *
...
Source: Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the Civil War Pub. 1931 
Name: John Higgins , Residence: Springfield,
Massachusetts Occupation: Butcher 
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on September 15 1861 at the age of 27.
Mustered in Company E, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment September 18 1861.  Received a disability discharge on November 17 1862 in Washington, DC 

A John Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Refers to service in Company "E" 1st Massachusetts Cavalry from September 18,1861 to November 17,1862. Disability noted as: Injured by being thrown from horse during service June 22,1862.
-Webmaster's note-
Because of discrepancy on 1890 census versus death date. Research is needed to verify death date with actual records at Togus National Cemetery .
 

Civil War pension index shows John Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 7080 & Certificate # 231334) on December 31, 1862.

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53
Higgins, John
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry

see also # 74 below

Civil War pension index shows John R. Higgins (alias' James Williams & John R. Hegan) received an invalid's pension (Application # 1166575 & Certificate # 888776) on October 17, 1893 for his service as a Private in Company "E" 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry from February 28, 1865 to July 20, 1865. His widow also received a pension ( Application # 901480 & Certificate # 668503). On the index card they reference service in the Navy on board U.S.S. Canoncus & U.S.S. Ohio. Mentions Navy pension # 14499. Gives his date of death as June 14, 1908.
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/canoncus.htm

http://2mass.omnica.com/Rosters/roster_E1.htm 
The Second Mass and Its Fighting Californians
A Reference site of images, articles, artifacts of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry including the Cal 100 and the Cal Battalion.  - Roster, Company E 
Soldier- In Date- In Method- Out Date- Out Reason Out Place

John R Higgins- 02/28/65- Enlisted- 07/20/65 
                     Mustered Out-Fairfax Court House, VA

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54
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Source: Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the Civil War Pub. 1931
Name: John Higgins, Residence: Roxbury, Massachusetts

Occupation: Laborer Enlistment Date: Sep 18 1863
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 18 1863 at the age of 18 in Company E, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
Mustered out on Sep 18 1865 at Washington, DC.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. Refers to his service in Company "E" 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery from September 18,1863 to September 18,1865.
Disability noted is a hernia.

Civil War pension records show John F. Higgins  received an invalid's pension July 10,1890 for his service as noted above.
Pension was filed for in Maine.

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55
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

 Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.1931
Name: John Higgins, Residence: Buffalo, New York
Occupation: Carpenter
Service Record: Enlisted as a Musician on June 17 1861 at the age of 21 in Company Band, 9th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Mustered out on Aug 10,1862.

Source: The history of the Ninth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry
By Daniel George MacNamara - 1899. (Link to this book at Google Books)

- Regimental Brass Band -
HIGGINS, JOHN, Musician, enlisted June 17, 1861, carpenter, age 21, single, residence Buffalo, N.Y., born in Ireland. Mustered in June 17, 1861, term 3 years. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1862. 

Burial information courtesy of Donald A. Stevens Sr
whose research is posted at http://www.vanvlack.net/burials/Hie.htm  
Last First Middle Rank CO Regiment Fld Service State
County Town Cemetery State Buried
 
Higgins John Musician 9 th Vol. Infantry Mass. Erie Lackawana Holy Cross NY

Civil War pension records show Johns widow (unnamed) received a pension September 8,1890 (application # 465255 Certificate # 347403)

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56
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: The history of the Ninth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry
By Daniel George MacNamara.  (Link to this book at Google Books)


- UNASSIGNED RECRUITS.- NO RECORD IN THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL S OFFICE AND NEVER JOINED THE NINTH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS -

Higgins, John, enlisted Aug. 19, 1864, clerk, age 19, single, residence Boston. Mustered in Aug. 19, 1862, term 3 years. Deserted, no date, Boston.

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57
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
18th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895 Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 

Name & rank---Command---Engagement--Date 
John Higgins- 18th Mass. Inf -Manassas Va.- August 30th 1862 
. . . 
http://www.18thmass.com/roster/rosterb.html 
18th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry Company B 
Last Name First Name Age When Mustered Place of Residence State Occupation Rank When Mustered Date of Muster Comments 
Higgins John 26 Providence RI Laborer Private 8/24/1861 
                 Killed in Action 8/30/1862 

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58
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
John C Higgins, who resided in Milford, Massachusetts, a Boot maker by profession 

Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on September 05 1861 
Reenlisted in same company on January 18 1864
Transferred on October 05 1864 from company B to company A. Mustered out on July 27 1865 other note: Wounded at Portsmouth, VA

Civil War pension records show John C. Higgins of
Company "B" 25th Massachusetts Infantry received an invalid's pension on December 24th 1872.His wife Ida B. Higgins received a widows pension on December? 11 1895.Her pension was filed for in Georgia.
....
Source:
Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9 
    John C. Higgins, Private, Company "B" 25th Massachusetts Infantry 
  dies April 27, 1893 and is buried at City Cemetery in Anniston, Alabama.

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59
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

http://www.28thmass.org/CompyD/CompD.htm 
28th Massachusetts Roster of Company D
Higgins, John. Private. New York, 23, farmer; drafted and must. 8/10/1863; wounded 5/8/1864 at Po River, Va.; captured 8/16/1864 at Charles City Cross Roads, Va.; exchanged 5/8/ 1864; must. out 6/30/1865. 

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60
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.1931
Name: John Higgins, Residence: New York
Occupation: Farmer
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 10 1863 at the age of 23.Drafted into Company D, 28th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Mustered out on Jun 30,1865 at Washington, DC.
http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmainf3.htm#28th

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61
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
30th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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62
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
31st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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63
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
35th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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64
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
37th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War.1931.
Name: John Higgins, Residence: Sheffield, Massachusetts
Occupation: Farmer Death Date: 25 Oct 1916
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 22 1862 at the age of 30.Mustered in Company K, 37th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Sep 2 1862. Transferred into 46th Company, 2nd Battalion Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on Nov 1 1863. Mustered Out on Sep 5 1865.

Civil War pension records show John Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 500685 & Certificate # 433537)  on November 26,1887 for his service as noted above. Pension filed for in Massachusetts. His date of death is given as October 25, 1916 at Barrington, Massachusetts.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above. Disability is noted as "Wounded in arm away from hand"
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65
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days,1864) (Militia)
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66
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
45th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)
Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.
Name: John Higgins, Residence: Milton, Massachusetts Occupation: Farmer Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 12 1862 at the age of 25.Mustered into Company B, 45th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Sep 26 1862. Mustered Out on Jul 7 1863 at Readville, MA. Civil War pension records show John Higgins received an invalid's pension in Jan. or Jul. 12 1889.

Source: History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia - Published 1908 HIGGINS, JOHN Private. Farmer, age 25, single, Milton; en. Sept. 12, 1862; m. i. Sept. 26, 1862; m. o. July 7. 1863

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above.

His pension file notes his date of death as October 8, 1921 at Milton, Massachusetts.

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67
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
56th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Civil War pension records show John Higgins received an invalid's pension on January 19,1887 for his service as a Bugler in Company "F" 56th Massachusetts Infantry. His date of death is given as September 27,1923 at Lynn Massachusetts. His unnamed widow received her pension on September 29,1923 .
His pension file lists that he served under an alias of Lawrence Gormley.

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68
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
61st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

The Civil War pension index shows John Higgins' widow received a pension (Application # 97320 & Certificate # 82327) on June 10, 1865 for her husband's service in Company "E" 61st Massachusetts Infantry.

(Unknown Source used by Ancestry.com)
Name: John Higgins Occupation: Seaman
Enlistment Date: 29 Jul 1864
Service Record: Deserted from Company U, Regiment Massachusetts.
Enlisted as a Private on 29 July 1864 at the age of 34.
in Company U, Regiment Massachusetts on 29 Jul 1864.
Enlisted in Company E, 61st Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 3 Jan 1865. Died of disease Company E, 61st Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 24 May 1865 at Alexandria, VA.

http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/alex_natl_cem/cem_index.html  
Alexandria (VA) National Cemetery
Last Name First/MI Rank Reg't Co. Death Date Grave #  
Higgins John Private 61st MA E May 25, 1865 3165

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69
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
61st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.
Name: John Higgins, Residence: Medway, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Bootmaker 
Birth Date: June 24 1836 Death Place: Hopkinton, MA 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 27 1864 at the age of 28 in Company B, 61st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. 
Mustered out on June 04 1865. 

Source:
Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9 
John Higgins, Private, Company "B" 61st Massachusetts Infantry died November 6,1869 and is buried in Hopkinton Cemetery in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
...
Source: The History of Medway, Mass., 1713-1885 (By Ephriam Orcutt Jameson, George James La Croix Published 1886)

JOHN HIGGINS, son of John and Catherine Higgins, was born June 24, 1836, in Limerick County, Ireland. He enlisted Aug. 26, 1864, and was mustered into the United States service on the same day, for one year, as a private of Co. B, 61st Regt. Mass. Vols. He was in the battle of Petersburg, April, 1865, and was mustered out of service June 4, 1865. He removed to Hopkinton, where he died several years since.

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70
Higgins, John C
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Schedules Manchester, Hillsborough  County, New Hampshire.  Refers to his service in 11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment from April 1861 to October 1863.

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71
Higgins, John J.
Union 
Infantry 
36th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: History of the Thirty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. 1862-1865 By Henry Sweetser Burrage (Published 1884)
John J. Higgins, of Company "F" was wounded at Battle of Cold Harbor.

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931

Name: John Higgins, Residence: Milford, Massachusetts Occupation: Bootmaker Death Date: Jun 22 1910 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 5 1862 at the age of 27.Mustered in Company F, 36th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Aug 27 1862. Discharged for wounds on May 16,1865 at Portsmouth Grove, RI.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Refers to service as a Corporal in Company "F" 36th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. (webmasters note: writing on image looks more like a 56, all other info matches 36th Regiment's muster in date as well as company letter)
Disabilities noted as leg fracture and rheumatism in back.

Civil War pension records show John J. Higgins
received an invalid's pension (Application # 77589 & certificate # 47820) on
 July 15,1865 for his service in Company "F" 36th Massachusetts Infantry. He died June 22. 1910. His wife Ellen M. Higgins received a widows pension June 25,1910. (Application # 944705  & Certificate # 707172)

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72
Higgins, John J.
Union 
Infantry 
61st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931


Name: John Higgins, Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Driver Death Date: Dec 6 1916
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on February 1
1865 at the age of 22 in Company K,61st Massachusetts
Infantry Regiment. Mustered out on 16 Jul 1865 at
Washington, DC

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in Company "K" 61st Massachusetts Infantry from February 1,1865 to July 16,1865. List disability as Lumbago.
Notes his address as ?43 Saratoga Street

Civil War pension records show John J. Higgins received an invalid's pension February 14 1884(hard to read year) for his service in Company "K" 61st Massachusetts Infantry. His wife Maria Higgins received a widows pension December 22,1916.

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73
Higgins, John O
Union 
Infantry 
24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

Image below courtesy of J. S. Dow's FLICKR page

  Click on image to enlarge

He is buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Kennebunk, Maine.

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931
Name: John O Higgins ,Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Carriage Painter 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 22 1861 at the age of 19.
Mustered in Company B, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on September 25 1861.
Received a disability discharge on June 17 1863 in New Berne, NC 

Civil War pension records show John O. Higgins applied for an invalid's pension  (Application # 63434) on March 15,1865.  No record of it being granted. His wife Annie M. Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 673195 & Certificate # 470691) on March 21,1898. She filed for it in Maine.

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74
Higgins, John R.
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 1931.
Name: John Higgins Jr
Residence: Lynn, Massachusetts  Occupation: Sailor
Enlistment Place: Lynn, Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 February 1865 at the age of 21.
in Company E, 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment.
Mustered out on 20 Jul 1865 at Fairfax Court House, VA.
Per pension file he died June 14,1908.

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75
Higgins, Jonathan S.
Union 
Infantry 
46th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 1931.
Name: Jonathan S Higgins , 
Residence: Worthington, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Mechanic 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 26 1862 at the age of 28.
Transferred on October 22 1862 from company K to company F.
Mustered out on July 29 1863 in Hampden Park, Springfield, MA 

Civil pension records show Jonathan S. Higgins' widow, Maria Higgins, received a pension June 14,1880 for her husbands service in Company "F" 46th Massachusetts Infantry.

HIGGINS MARIA L 38 F W MA MA FRANKLIN ROWE 1870
     Maria Listed with 2 of her children 

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

Maria L. HIGGINS Self W Female W 48 MA Keeping House MA MA 
Clifford E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 23 MA Farmer MA MA 
Walter W. HIGGINS Son S Male W 20 MA Farming MA MA 
Ernest C. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 MA At School MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Rowe, Franklin, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254533 
NA Film Number T9-0533 Page Number 213A 


Maria L. Higgins (given name indexed as Maiser) appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Rowe, Franklin County, Massachusetts as the widow of Jonathan S. Higgins. Service is noted as Private Company "F" 46th Massachusetts from September 10,1861 to July 29,1863. 

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76
Higgins, Joseph
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Joseph Higgins
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts Occupation: Blacksmith
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 13 December 1861 at the age of 21.
Enlisted in Company I, 1st Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 13 Dec 1861. Received a disability discharge on 14 Jan 1863 at Falmouth, VA.

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77
Higgins, Joseph B.
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931


Name: Joseph Higgins, Residence: Orleans, Massachusetts Occupation: Seaman Death Date: 12 Jul 1920
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 14 1863 at the age of 28 in Company D, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment. Transferred into U.S. Navy on Jul 14 1864. Discharged from Navy on Sep 18 1865.

Extracts from his Navy pension file( Certificate # 20729):

Notes his previous service in both Company D & F 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry. from which he was discharged at Fort Carroll (D.C.) on June 14th, 1864.
Transferred to U.S. Navy on June 10, 1864 and was discharged September 25, 1865. Personal description as follows; 5 Ft 4 In tall, Sandy Complexion, Blue eyes, Brown Hair, Occupation was given as a Seaman. His birth is given as December 24, 1834 at Brewster, Massachusetts.
His wife's name is given as Emily Ann Higgins (nee Garran) They were marries at Orleans Mass. on Mar 7, 1867.
He was previously married to Jempha (sp) Crosby Newcomb (she died Nov 2, 1865. Children's names and birthdates;
Elisha A. Higgins, b. Sept 31, 1862, Eva G. Higgins, July 24, 1868, Josephine Higgins, Oct 9, 1870.
Served as an Ordinary Seaman on the following ships;
U.S.S. Princeton June 29, 1864 to August 12, 1864.
On U.S.S. Aster from August 13, 1864 to October 7, 1864.
On U.S.S. Govenor Buckingham from October 8, 1864 to March 28, 1865.
On the U.S.S. Clematis from March 29, 1865 to September 18, 1865 when he was discharged.

Notes his death as July 10, 1920. at Massachusetts.

- Webmaster's Findings -

Source: Vital records of the town of Brewster, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 By Brewster (Mass.), George Ernest Bowman
(Link to this book at Google Books)
Abner Higgins born 13 May 1795
Reliance his wife born 24 June 1797
Births of the Children of the above
Fanny Higgins born 12 May 1817
Freeman Higgins born 15 Augt 1819
Abner Higgins born 26 Feb? 1822
Reliance Higgins born 12 April 1825
Elvira Higgins born 9 March, 1828
Clemont S. Higgins born 13 Novr 1831
Joseph Higgins born 31 Decr 1834
Susan Sep 6 1837
Elisha A April 14 1841
Fanny died March 20 1832
Clement S, died Febu 26th 1836

also

Source: Richard Higgins: a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham - By Mrs. Katharine Elizabeth Chapin Higgins - Worcester, Massachusetts: Printed For The Author,  (Link to this book at Google Books)

627. JOSEPH BAKER HIGGINS (Abner Jonathan3, Jonathan*, Samuel*, Jonathan3, Jonathan3, Richard1), born Dec. 24, 1834, at Orleans, Mass.; died ; married (1) Sept. 5, 1859, Temperance C. Newcomb, daughter of Elnathan S. Newcomb;

married (2) March 7, 1867, Emily A. Garran of Boston, daughter of George and Mary Garran.

Joseph B. Higgins resided at Orleans, Mass., and was a mariner. He enlisted June 24, 1864, in Co. F, Third Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, and was discharged August 24. Mrs. Temperance Higgins died Nov. 2, 1865, aged 27 years, 7 months.

Children.

868. i. Elisha Allen, b. Oct. 31,1862; married Minnie S. Bassett. ii. Eva Georgiana, b. July 24, 1868; married Oct. 27, 1891,

Thomas A. Smith. Children: Ralph Smith, Edith Smith, Gladys Smith. iii. Josephine, b. Oct. 9, 1870; unmarried.

- This family in the census' -

1850 Census Place Orleans Barnstable Ma-Roll M432_303-Page 120 Img 239
Name Age
Abner Higgins 57
Reliance Higgins 53
Jos B Higgins 15
Susan F Higgins 12
Elisha A Higgins 9
and next door
Name Age
Abner Higgins 28
Asenath Higgins 18
Clementine Higgins 0
Lucia Snow 28

HIGGINS ABNER 38 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1860
Name Age
Abner Higgins 38
Asenith Higgins 29
Clementine Higgins 10
George Higgins 7
Elvira Higgins 5
Ida S Higgins 2
Joseph B Higgins 25
Tempy Higgins 22

HIGGINS J B 31 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1870
Name Age
J B Higgins 31
Emily Higgins 25
Elisha Higgins 11
Joseph Higgins 2

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

Joseph B. HIGGINS Self M Male W 45 MA Fisherman MA MA
Emily A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 33 MA Keeping House FRA MA
Elisha A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 19 MA Fishing House MA MA
Eva G. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 MA At School MA MA
Josephine HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 MA At School MA MA
Source Information:
Census Place Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Family History Library Film 1254519
NA Film Number T9-0519 Page Number 93A

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in Company "D" 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery from June 14,1863 to June 14,1864. He then joined the U.S. Navy from June 14,1864 to September 18,1865.His Navy job is noted as Captain's Steward. Ships name is unreadable. Under notes: Injury to Spine & ?(unreadable), discharged at end of war.

HIGGINS JOSEPH B 66 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1900
Name Age
Joseph B Higgins 65
Emily A Higgins 54
Josephine Higgins 29

HIGGINS JOSEPH B 75 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1910
Name Age
Joseph B Higgins 75
Emily A Higgins 64
Josephine Higgins 39

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78
Higgins, Joseph H.
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry

http://2mass.omnica.com/Rosters/roster_E1.htm 
The Second Mass and Its Fighting Californians 
A Reference site of images, articles, artifacts of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry including the Cal 100 & the Cal Battalion - Roster, Company E

Soldier-In Date-In Method-Out Date-Out Reason-Out Place
Joseph H Higgins-09/14/64-Enlisted 06/17/65 
                     - discharged -Cloud's Mill, VA

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Joseph H Higgins Occupation: Carver
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts Birth Date: abt 1843
Age at enlistment: 21 Enlistment Date: 14 Sep 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Massachusetts 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 14 Sep 1864. Mustered out on 17 Jun 1865 at Cloud's Mills, VA.

Alice S. Higgins appears as the widow of Joseph H. Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Cohasset, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Refers to her husbands service as a Private with Company "E" 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry from September 14,1864 to June 17,1865.

Civil War pension index shows Joseph H. Higgins (alias of Joseph Forst) received an invalid's pension (Application # 1324989 & Certificate # 1145936) on September 24, 1904. Pension was applied for in Maryland.

- Conflicting Information regarding spouse -
Source; U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Joseph H. Higgins, who was pensioned as Joseph Forst, was admitted, at age 82, into an unreadable soldier's home on July 2, 1928 and released July 30, 1930. Was re-admitted to a home July 11, 1931 and released August 4, 1932. File notes a pension certificate # of 1145936.
Personal information: 5ft 5in tall, Fair Complexion, Brown eyes, Protestant, Wood Carver by occupation, nearest relative is his wife, Mary Forst whose address is given as 2132 Mount Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md.

- Closest Census Match -
1910; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 20, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: T624_560; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0340; Image: 390; FHL Number: 1374573. (No Image Available)
Name Age

Joseph Forst 64
Mary C Forst 43
John R Geist 27 Stepson
Walter G Geist 24 Stepson
Mabel M Geist 20 Stepdaughter
William E Thomas 31 Son in law
Edna V Thomas 18 Stepdaughter

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79
Higgins, Josiah W.
Union 
Infantry 
44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

An image is available to order at
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html#Ordering 
Photo ID Comments 
RG98S-CWP 194.56 Post war bust portrait of Pvt. Josiah W. Higgins, Co. F, 44th Regt., Mass. Vol. Inf. He is wearing his G.A.R. badge and a 18th Corps badge. 
........
HIGGINS JOSIAH W 25 M W MA MA PLYMOUTH HINGHAM 1860 

Source:
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.

Josiah W Higgins, who resided in Boston, Massachusetts, His occupation was Shoemaker 
Enlisted as a Private on August 29 1862 at the age of 27.
 Mustered in on September 12 1862.
Mustered out on June 18 1863 in Readville, MA
 
HIGGINS JOSIAH W 35 M W MA MA MIDDLESEX 1-WD CHARLESTOWN 1870 
   on this image and living next door are: 
   Josiah's parents Sylvanus & Mary E. Higgins

Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother'sBirthplace
 
Josiah W. HIGGINS Self M Male W 45 MA Piano Tuner MA MA 
Sarah A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 42 NOVA SCOTIA 
Keeping House NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA 

Source Information:
Census Place Starke, Bradford, Florida Family History Library Film 1254126 
NA Film Number T9-0126 Page Number 225A 


living in the same residence is his father and mother
Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Sylvanus HIGGINS Self M Male W 70 MA MA MA 
Mary E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 64 MA MA MA 
Clarence WITTSEY Other S Male W 20 WI Laborer NY NY 

Source Information:
Census Place Starke, Bradford, Florida Family History Library Film 1254126 
NA Film Number T9-0126 Page Number 225A
 
HIGGINS JOSEPH W 65 M W MA FL DUVAL 3-WD JACKSONVILLE 1900
   This is actually Josiah W. Higgins with wife Sarah A.,
   obviously an enumerator error.

Civil War pension records show Josiah W. Higgins of Company "F" 44th Massachusetts Infantry received an invalid's pension November 9th 1891.His wife Sarah A. Higgins received a widows pension February 4th 1914.
Both pensions were filed for in Florida.

(
subject to confirmation)
Florida Death index-Jackson County
Name-Sex-Color-Volume-Number-Year

Higgins, Josiah Whittier-Male-White-085-384-1914

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80
Higgins, Leonard G.
Union 
Infantry 
51st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 
in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.

Name: Leonard G Higgins, Residence: Douglas,
Massachusetts Occupation: Mechanic 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on August 19 1862 at the age of 26.
Mustered in Company I, 51st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on September 25 1862.
Received a disability discharge on January 31 1863 in New Berne, NC. 

Civil war pension records Leonard G. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 448535 & Certificate # 409204) May 5 ,1882 for his service in Company "I" 51st Massachusetts Infantry. His wife Jane Higgins received a widows pension May 10, 1887. (Application # 354746 & Certificate # 353804) .

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

Leonard G. HIGGINS Self M Male W 50 MA Carpenter MA MA 
Jane HIGGINS Wife M Female W 42 MA Keeping House MA MA 
Everett L. HIGGINS Son S Male W 15 MA At Home MA MA 
Ida F. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 MA At Home MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254567 NA Film Number T9-0567 Page Number 19B 

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NOT ON NPS LIST

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Lorenzo S Higgins Birth Date: abt 1833
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts Occupation: Mariner
Age at enlistment: 29 Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Service Record: Enlisted in Company U*, Massachusetts 9th Infantry Regiment on 04 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 06 Dec 1862.
* Unassigned at first, later assigned to Company "D"

Civil War pension index shows Lorenzo S. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 674085 & Certificate # 559032) on December 1, 1888, for his service as noted above. Pension was filed for in Maine.

More on Lorenzo's lineage is at

Source: Richard Higgins: a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham - By Mrs. Katharine Elizabeth Chapin Higgins - Page 582

SIMEON
2 HIGGINS (Eleazer1) is probably the Simeon Higgins of Eastport, Maine, who married and had a son Lorenzo Higgins. Lorenzo Higgins married and had a son Lorenzo S. Higgins, who married Lorinda Cunningham of Cape Sable, daughter of Seth. His residence was at St. Andrews, N. B., and at Brunswick, Maine.
Child.
i. Lorenzo S., Jr., b. at St. Andrews, N. B.; married Nov. 15, 1890, Georgia A. Hughes of Brunswick, Maine, born at Bath, Maine. Their daughter, Madeline G. Higgins, b. Nov. 15, 1893, at Brunswick, Maine.

1871; Census Place: Pennfield, Charlotte, New Brunswick; Roll: C-10375; Page: 16; Family No: 57 (No image available)
Name Age

Lorenzo Higgins 37 b. State of Maine, Baptist, Occ. Seaman,
Lorenda Higgins 27 b. New Brunswick, Presbyterian,
Margrett Higgins 5 b. New Brunswick, Presbyterian
Lorenzo Higgins 3 b. New Brunswick, Presbyterian
Mary Higgins 1 b. State of Maine, Presbyterian

Civil War pension index shows Lorenzo S. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 674085 & Certificate # 559032) on December 1, 1888, for his service as noted above. Pension was filed for in Maine.

HIGGINS-LORENZO-S-67-M-W-ME-ME-CUMBERLAND-BRUNSWICK-1900
Name Age
Lorenzo S Higgins 67
Clara M Higgins 34  daughter
Margaret Douglass 5 grand-daughter
Florence Douglass 1  grand-daughter

Source: Maine Death Records
Name: Lorenzo S Higgins Gender: Male Age: 71
Birth Date: abt 1833 Where: Eastport, Maine
Death Date: 25 May 1904* Cause of death: Epilepsy
Death Registration Place: Brunswick, Cumberland
Occupation: Can-Maker
Father: Simeon Born: Eden, Maine
Occupation: Carpenter
Mother: Margaret Born: unknown
* death year differs from cemetery transcription.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mebrucem/trans35.8.html

Varney Cemetery Brunswick, Maine
Lorenzo S Higgins 1833 - 1907 * * death year differs from death record from Brunswick County Clerk
Lorenzo S .Higgins Jr. 1868 - 1934
Georgia A. w. Lorenzo Jr. 1868 - 1964

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81
Higgins, Lucius
Union 
Infantry 
42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days, 1864) (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.
Name: Lucius Higgins, Residence: Weymouth,
Massachusetts Occupation: Sailor 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 16 1862 at the age of 22 in Company G, 42nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment .
Listed as Prisoner of War on January 01 1863 at Galveston, TX. 
Paroled on February 18 1863.
Mustered out on August 20 1863 in Readville, MA 

Civil War pension records show Lucius F. Higgins received an invalid's pension July 3,1893 for his service in Companies C & G 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. His wife Sadie Higgins received a widows pension August 1,1907.His pension filed for in New Jersey and hers in Maine.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey. Refers to his service as being first a Seaman on a ship (appears to say Ferninands)  from May 1861 to July 1862,then as a private in company "G" 42nd Massachusetts Infantry October 1862 to September 1863. List his address as 79 West 57th Street Bayonne N.J.

HIGGINS LUCIUS F 61 M W MA NJ HUDSON 3-WD BAYONNE 1900

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82
Higgins, Martin
Union 
Infantry 
13th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers from July 16, 1861, to August 1, 1864
By Charles E. Davis - Published by Estes and Lauriat, 1894

13th Mass Vol Inf 
MARTIN HIGGINS; age, 21; born, Ireland; laborer; mustered in as priv., Co. E, Aug. 4, "63; deserted, Oct. 22, '63.

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83
Higgins, Martin
Union 
Infantry 
47th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Martin Higgins Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Hatter Age at enlistment: 39 Birth Date: abt 1823
Enlistment Date: 30 Oct 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Massachusetts 47th Infantry Regiment on 31 Oct 1862. Mustered out on 01 Sep 1863 at Readville, MA.

Civil War pension index shows Hannah Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 458427 & Certificate # 343939) on August 5, 1890 for her husband's service in Company "K" 47th Massachusetts Infantry.

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84
Higgins, Maurice
Union 
Infantry 
50th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

SOURCE: HISTORY OF THE FIFTIETH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA IN THE LATE WAR OF THE REBELLION By WILLIAM B. STEVENS 1907
-COMPANY I -
HIGGINS, MAURICE. Private. Laborer. Age 18. Single. Worcester. Enl. Aug. 13, 1862. Mustered in Sept. 30, 1862. Mustered out Aug. 24, 1863. Drowned in Mississippi River, 1864.

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Maurice C Higgins Residence: Westborough, Massachusetts
Occupation: Laborer Age at enlistment: 18 Birth Date: abt 1844  Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862   Rank at enlistment: Private
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Massachusetts 50th Infantry Regiment on 30 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 24 Aug 1863 at Wenham, MA.


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85
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Artillery 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

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86
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

  http://www.interment.net/data/us/me/kennebec/togusnat/togus_gi.htm 
Togus National Cemetery Togus, Kennebec County, Maine

Higgins, Michael, d. 06/08/1877, CO F 16 MASS VOLS, 
                        Plot: D 167, *

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NOT ON NPS LIST

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.
Name: Michael Higgins, Residence: Weymouth, Massachusetts
Occupation: Farmer
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 18 1862 at the age of 35.Mustered into Company D, 42nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Sep 20 1862. Rejected on Oct 22 1862.

Civil War pension records show Michael Higgins received an invalid's pension November 20,1888 for service on Company "D" 42nd Massachusetts Infantry.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above.

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87
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Infantry 
20th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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88
Higgins, Nelson A.
Union 
Infantry 
52nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

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89
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Infantry 
19th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Civil War pension index shows Patrick Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1126550 & Certificate # 1059206) for his service in 19th Massachusetts Infantry. He died March 29, 1922 at Soldier's Home in Virginia.

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90
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Infantry 
19th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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91
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Infantry 
26th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.
Name: Patrick Higgins
Residence: Lawrence, Massachusetts Occupation: Moulder
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 3 October 1861 at the age of 25.
Mustered into Company I, 26th Massachusetts Regiment on 18 Oct 1861. Later enlisted in Company B, 26th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on 1 Feb 1864.
Mustered out on 26 Aug 1865 at Savannah, GA.

Invalid pension March 6,1884
(Application # 507605 Certificate # 661325)
Company B & I 26th Massachusetts Infantry.
He died April 20,1914 Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Widows pension May 9,1914
(Application # 1028401 Certificate # 780969)

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92
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Infantry 
28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

http://www.28thmass.org/CompyE/CompE.htm  
Higgins, Patrick. Private. Company E, South Boston, 18,
           bookbinder;  enl. 9/30/1861, must. 12/13/1861
           wounded 9/1/1862 at Chantilly, Va.;
           disch. for disability, 2/25/1863 at Washington, D.C. 
           Later served in Co.E,56th Mass. Inf. 
    -- see also # 94 this page --

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93
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Infantry 
40th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931

Service Record:
Name: Patrick Higgins,
Residence: Salisbury, Massachusetts
Occupation: Cloth Dresser
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 18 1862 at the age of 23.Mustered into Company I, 40th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Aug 31 1862.
Received a disability discharge on Mar 31 1863 at Hunter's Chapel, VA.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in Company "I" 40th Massachusetts Infantry from August 18,1862 to March 29,1865. States an address of Boardman Street, Amesbury Mass.

1891 Amesbury City Directory
Name: Patrick Higgins City: Amesbury State: MA
Occupation: laborer house 8 Boardman

HIGGINS PATRICK 62 M W IREL MA ESSEX AMESBURY 1900
Name                 Age
Patrick Higgins      62
Eliza Higgins         54
Margrett Higgins   27

Civil War pension records show Patrick Higgins received an invalid's pension December 1,1890 for his service as noted above. His wife Eliza Higgins received a widows pension February 27, 1906 (year hard to read)

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94
Higgins, Patrick
Union 
Infantry 
56th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
 -- Also See 92 Above

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans (NARA)
Ellen Higgins, age 60, a resident of Boston Massachusetts, was the mother of Patrick Higgins. She filed for a pension on July 12, 1865. Patrick Higgins was a Private in Company "E" 56th Massachusetts Infantry. He had service which began January 12, 1864 for 3 years service. Patrick died at Douglas hospital in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1865 of phthisis pulmanatis.
Patrick Higgins was unmarried and had no children. His mother Ellen Higgins was married to Daniel Higgins, who abandoned and deserted the family in June of 1848. They had been married in Ireland in September of 1843.
An affidavit in this file states that Patrick had previously been wounded in right side at Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. The file also notes previous service in Company "E" 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Patrick Higgins Birth Date: abt 1844
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Bookbinder Age at enlistment: 19
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, 28th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts.
Enlisted as a Private on 28 November 1863 at the age of 19.
Enlisted in Company E, 56th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 12 Jan 1864.
Died of disease on 2 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC

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95
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Infantry 
28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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96
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Infantry 
33rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

http://history.rays-place.com/bios/eastham-ma.htm#13 
Biographical Sketches of Eastham, MA 
From: History of Barnstable County, MA 1620 - 1890 
Edited by Simeon L. Delo 1890


Peter Higgins, born in 1838, is a son of John W. and grandson of Benjamin, whose father, Elkanah, was a son of Ebenezer Higgins. Richard Higgins was born in England and came to Plymouth, Mass., soon after that town was settled, as his name appears in the list of freemen of 1633. He married Mary Gates of Plymouth. He was chosen deputy in 1649, 1661 and 1667, and was selectman three years. His son Jonathan was married to Elizabeth Rogers in 1660, and had eight children.  From these have descended all the families of the name in Barnstable county. Peter Higgins is a farmer and fisherman. He served in the civil war from July, 1862, to June, 1865, in Company I., Thirty-third Massachusetts Infantry, and is a member of Frank D. Hammond Post, G. A. R. He was in the lighthouse service four years and has held several minor town offices. He married for his first wife, Harriet E. Baker, who died leaving one son, Henry F. His second marriage was with Phebe E. Burroughs. They have two sons John W. and William B. and have lost three daughters - Sarah E., Florence B. and Flora B. 
. . . . . 
HIGGINS PETER 31 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE EASTHAM 1870

1880 Census Household:

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

Peter HIGGINS      Self M Male    W 41 MA Farmer MA MA 
Phebe E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 29 MA Keeping House
                                                     ENGLAND ENGLAND 
John W. HIGGINS   Son S  Male    W  9 MA MA MA 
William B. HIGGINS  Son S Male    W  5 MA MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254519 
NA Film Number T9-0519 Page Number 47A HIGGINS PETER 31 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE EASTHAM 1870 


Civil War pension records show Peter Higgins received an invalid's pension in what appears to say December? 23,1878 for his service in Company "I" 33rd Massachusetts infantry. His date of death is noted as March 6, 1916 at Newtonville, Massachusetts. His wife Martha A. Higgins filed for a widows pension in what appears to say September 13,1916. No record of it being granted.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as noted above. Disabilities noted: Chronic Diarrhea, Piles, Gunshot wound right fore arm.

HIGGINS PETER 62 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ASTHAM 1900 

HIGGINS PETER 71 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE EASTHAM 1910 

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97
Higgins, Robert
Union 
Infantry 
47th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

Source: Massachusetts. Adjutant General. Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 1931.
Name: Robert Higgins
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts Occupation: Stationer
Enlistment Date: 10 Oct 1862 Side Served: Union
State Served: Massachusetts
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 October 1862 at the age of 44.
Enlisted in Company H, 47th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 16 Oct 1862.
Died Company H, 47th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 18 Jul 1863 at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, LA.

Extracted information from pension file for Elizabeth (Charlton) Higgins, widow of Robert Higgins, a Private in Company "H" 47th Massachusetts Infantry.

Robert Higgins died of Chronic Diarrhea in Hospital at Camp Parapet, New Orleans Louisiana on July 18, 1863.
His widow Elizabeth, then a resident at corner of Houston & Myrtle Streets at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York filed for her widows pension October 5, 1863. File states they were married July 29, 1827 at Parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch England. Marriage performed by A. P. Kelly, a Presbyterian Minister.
File states he enlisted at Boston, Massachusetts on October 10, 1862 for 9 months service. Was mustered in on October 16, 1862.


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98
Higgins, Russell S.
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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99
Higgins, Seneca O.
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Source: Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the Civil War
Name: Seneca Higgins
Residence: Orleans, Massachusetts
Occupation: Mariner
Enlistment Date: 9 Dec 1862
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 9 December 1862 at the age of 22.
Mustered in Company A, 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 10 Jan 1863. Transferred out of Company A, 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 15 Apr 1864. Enlisted in Navy Regiment U.S. Navy on 15 Apr 1864. Discharged from Navy Regiment U.S. Navy on 31 Jul 1865.

Navy Service: Higgins, Seneca O. - 23; Mariner -Enlisted April 15, 1864 at Boston for 1 yr, 7 mo, 24 days as Seaman. Served on receiving ship U.S.S OHIO, U.S.S CANONICUS, U.S.S MASSASOIT, and U.S.S DUMBARTON. Discharged July 31, 1865 from Potomac Flotilla as Ship's Corporal.

HIGGINS SENECA W M 42 ORLEANS BARNSTABLE NASSACHUSETTS 1850
Name Age
Seneca Higgins 42
Phebe Higgins 39
Joan Higgins 16
Seth Higgins 14
Thoms Higgins 12
Seneca O Higgins 10
Albert Higgins 8
Saml Higgins 5
Phebe J Higgins 2

Source: Richard Higgins: a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham By Mrs. Katharine Elizabeth Chapin Higgins - Published 1918

794. SENECA O. HIGGINS 8
(Seneca7, Seth6, Nathan3, Simeon*, Samuel3, Benjamin2, Richard1), born Nov. 23, 1840, in Orleans, Mass.; died March 18, 1868; married Nov. 15, 1866, Charlotte A. Higgins, born Oct. 8, 1840; died at Orleans Feb. 18, 1908; daughter of Solon and Almira Higgins.

Seneca O. Higgins resided at Orleans. No children. Mrs. Higgins married (2) James Craig.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52317386

  Click Image to enlarge

Seneca O Higgins
Birth: Nov. 23, 1840
Death: Mar. 22, 1868, At Sea

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100
Higgins, Solomon R.
Union 
Infantry 
56th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Name: Solomon R Higgins Birth Date: abt 1834
Residence: Provincetown, Massachusetts
Occupation: Sailor Age at enlistment: 30
Enlistment Date: Rank at enlistment: Private
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted 22 Feb 1864 in Company H, Massachusetts 56th Infantry Regiment on 01 Mar 1864. Mustered out on 09 Mar 1864 at Provincetown, MA.

Civil War pension index shows Solomon Higgins' widow, Fannie C. Higgins, received a pension (Application # 50731 & Certificate # 184706) on April 30, 1864.
 


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No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 
101
Higgins, Solomon S.
Union 
Infantry 
43rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931.
Name: Solomon S Higgins ,Residence: Orleans,
Massachusetts Occupation: Seaman 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 07 1862 at the age of 18 in Company E, 43rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. 
Mustered out on July 30 1863 in Readville, MA 

Household:1880
Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation

Soloman HIGGINS M Male 34 MA Provision Dealer 
Abby E. HIGGINS M Female 30 ME Keeping House 
Fredk. W. HIGGINS S Male 12 MA Scholar 
Abby LAKIN M Female 59 ME 
John LAKIN M Male 64 ME Coal & Wood Dealer 
Roneldo S. LAKIN S Male 37 ME Author 

Source Information:
Census Place Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts  Family History Library Film 1254546 
Page Number 277C 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule
Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above.

HIGGINS SOLOMON S 65 M W MA MA MIDDLESEX SOMERVILLE 1910 

Civil War pension shows Solomon S. Higgins received an invalid's pension Jan or Jun 11,1906 for his service in Company "E" 43rd Massachusetts Infantry. His date of death is noted as March 1,1914 at Boston, Massachusetts. His wife Abbie Higgins received a widows pension April 1,1914
(date unreadable, possibly 1914)

1889,1890,1891,1893,1894 & 1897 Boston City Directory
Solomon S. Higgins ,Meats, 135 Blackstone, h. at Somersville.

1900 & 1904 Boston City Directory
Solomon S. Higgins , Real Estate,30 Court rm 23, h Somerville

1907 Boston City Directory
Solomon S. Higgins , Real Estate,30 Court rm 7, h Somerville

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102
Higgins, Sylvanus H
Union 
Infantry 
32nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry 

HIGGINS SYLVANUS 50 M W MA MA PLYMOUTH HINGHAM 1860 
   21 yr old Sylvanus Higgins living with his parents

Source:
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.

Enlisted as a Private on February 20 1862 at the age of 23 Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on February 20 1862.
Reenlisted in same company on January 01 1864
Wounded on March 30 1865 at Boydton Plank Road, VA
Discharged on July 20 1865 in Boston, MA

Civil War pension records show Sylvanus H. Higgins of Company "F" 32nd Massachusetts Infantry received an invalid's pension October 14 1881. His wife Mary M. Higgins received a widows pension October 1895

Source: The Town of Hingham in the Late Civil War By Fearing Burr
PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN. 1876.

SYLVANUS H. HIGGINS. Age 23.
Enrolled Feb. 20, 1862, from Hingham, in Co. F; Jan. 4, 1864, mustered out for re-enlistment; Jan. 5, 1864, enlisted as veteran from Charlestown, Mass.; and June 29, 1865, was mustered out by order of War Department.

1890 Veterans Schedule Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
Soldier-Rank-Company-Regiment-Date enlisted-Date discharged-length of service  
Private-Co F-32nd-Mass.-19 Feb 1862-20 July 1864-2 yrs 5 mnths 1 dy

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103
Higgins, Sylvester
Union 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 1931.
Name: Sylvester Higgins, Residence: Lawrence, Massachusetts
Occupation: Carpenter
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 7,1862 at the age of 27.Mustered in Company B, 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment on Sep 4 1862.
Received a disability discharge on Jan 18, 1864 at New Orleans, LA.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Schedules Smithfield, Somerset County, Maine. Refers to service in Company "B" 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry from June 7,1862 to February 1864.Disability noted as rupture (has 2 unreadable words in front of it)
Note: Discharged on Surgeon's certificates

His pension file notes his date of death as April 12, 1914 at Norridgewock, Maine.

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104
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry

Can not locate a service record for this soldier.

Civil War pension index shows Thomas P. Higgins (alias Thomas Haley) received an invalid's pension (Application # 889494 & Certificate # 699407) on August 4, 1890 in Colorado. It notes his service as Company "I" 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry. A widows pension for Mary A. Higgins was also granted (Application # 685514 & Certificate # 592505) on October 26, 1898 in Colorado.

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105
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Artillery 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931
Name: Thomas Higgins, Occupation: Laborer 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on April 07 1864 at the age of 21. Mustered in Company L, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment Apr 27 1864.
Mustered out on September 03 1865 in Wilmington, NC 

Civil war pension records show Thomas Higgins received an invalid's pension ( Application #  696793 & Certificate # 701177)
on April 1, 1889 for his service in Companies "L" & "H" 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. His pension filed for in Texas. His death of date was Nov 29, 1920 at Fort Scott Kansas.
His wife Sarah Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 1167038 & Certificate # 898041) on December 13, 1920. Her pension filed for in Kansas.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Schedules, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
Refers to his service as noted above. Disability incurred "Dyspepsia"

Source: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Enlisted at Portsmouth, Va April 27, 1864, Discharged Sept 3, 1865 at Fort Fisher, N.C. due to expiration of service.
Disability noted is spinal irritation contracted at Houston Texas in the fall of 1884.
Personal Information: Born Ireland,5 ft 6 1/2 in tall, Fair Complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair. was a Laborer by occupation. His residence after discharge was San Antonio, Texas. He is married, wife's name is Sarah Higgins, her residence is San Antonio, Texas
1st admission at Western Branch at Leavenworth, Kansas; November 10,1887 and discharge was March 19, 1889.
Re-admitted; October 19, 1892, discharged November 5, 1892.
 

HIGGINS THOMAS 67 M W IREL KS BOURBON 5-WD FORT SCOTT 1900
Name Age
Thomas Higgins 67
Sarah Higgins 47
Eddie Higgins 16

HIGGINS THOMAS 68* M W IREL KS BOURBON 5-WD FORT SCOTT  1910
(*Age in 1900 given as 67, needs confirmation)
Name Age
Thomas Higgins 68
Sarah Higgins 63
and living next door is their son and family
Name Age
Edward E Higgins 25
Edith Higgins 19

Civil War pension index shows Thomas Higgins date of death as November 29, 1920 at Fort Scott, Kansas.
 

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106
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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107
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (9 months, 1862-63)

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, 1931
Name: Thomas Higgins ,
Residence: Charlestown, Massachusetts
Occupation: Upholsterer
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 15 1862 at the age of 21.Mustered into Company A, 5th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Sep 29 1862. Mustered out on Jul 2 1863 at Camp Lander, Wenham, MA.

1880 Census :
Thomas HIGGINS Household Male
Other Information:
Birth Year <1842> Birthplace IRE
Age 38 Occupation Upholsterer
Marital Status S Race W
Head of Household Florence SCANLAN
Relation BroL
Father's Birthplace IRE Mother's Birthplace IRE
Source Information:
Census Place Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254546  NA Film Number T9-0546 Page Number 198D

Civil War pension records show Thomas F. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 507145 & Certificate # 348826) on February 29,1887 for his service in an unassigned company of the 20th Maine Infantry as well as Company "A" 5th Massachusetts Infantry. His date of death is noted as June 17,1896 at Somerville, Massachusetts. His wife Julia Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 636454 & Certificate # 431861) on June 29,1896. A pension for a minor child named Julia Green May 28, 1898. (Application # 677114 # Certificate # 4785544)

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in Company "A" 5th Massachusetts Infantry from September 15,1862 to July 2nd 1863.

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108
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored) 

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.
Name: Thomas Higgins , Residence: New Bedford, New Jersey 
Occupation: Waiter 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on April 08 1863 at the age of 22. Mustered in Company F, 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on April 23 1863.
Wounded on July 18 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC
Mustered out on August 20 1865 in Mount Pleasant, SC 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (Colored) - (NARA)
Thomas Higgins enlisted at age 22 on April 8,1863. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "F" in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored) on April 23, 1863 at Readville, Massachusetts for 3 years service. Wounded July 18, 1863 on assault on Fort Wagner, Morris island, S.C.. On Sept/Oct 1863 roll is listed as present but sick in quarters. Mustered out August 20, 1865 at Charleston, South Carolina.

Personal Information: Age 22 at enlistment, born Somerset County, New Jersey, 5 ft 5 in tall, Light Complexion, Brown Eyes, Black Hair, a waiter by occupation.

Civil War pension records show Thomas Higgins received an invalid's pension May 10,1886 for service in Company "F" 54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment
(Pension Application # 573008 and Certificate # 504879)
His wife Jane E. Higgins filed for a widows pension December 9,1907 (or 1917).No record of the widows pension being granted. She filed for widows pension in New Jersey.
(Pension Application # 881051 and Certificate # none given)

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109
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
20th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Thomas Higgins, 20th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
died October 6th,1864
Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895-1896 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

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110
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

http://www.28thmass.org/CompyA/CompA.htm 
28th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry Company A
Higgins, Thomas. Wagoner. Boston, 22, laborer; enl. 10/7/1861, must. 12/13/ 1861; disch. for disability 2/7/1863 at Falmouth, Va. as Corporal. 

http://www.28thmass.org/burials.htm
Burial Places of 28th Massachusetts Veterans
Arlington National Cemetery
Thomas Higgins Pvt Co I October 6, 1864 S 13 GN 8920

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111
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
32nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

A pension application (Application # 11966 Certificate # 12793)for his minor child Medora Higgins ,b. 04/04/1850, who resided in Trenton, Maine states he enrolled November 2, 1861 and enlisted and was mustered in December 1, 1861 as a private in Company "C" 32nd Massachusetts Infantry. He died October 1, 1862* at the hospital at the seminary at Fairfax, Virginia of acute diarrhea.
The pension application states Thomas Higgins was married to Emily Wasgatt (sp) both of Eden Maine, on  at Eden, Maine.
(document from pastor states they were married July 4, 1849) She claims in a divorce affidavit she filed in August 1855 that they were married August 12, 1849. She stated that he abandoned her with child on November of same year. They were divorced on May 22,1856.
* date of death differs from headstone information noted below

http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/alex_natl_cem/cem_index.html  
Alexandria (VA) National Cemetery
Last Name First/MI Rank Reg't Co. Death Date Grave # 
Higgins Thom Private 32d MA C March 25, 1864* 1617 
* date of death differs from pension information noted above.

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112
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
62nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

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113
Higgins, Thomas R.
Union 
Infantry 
43rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931.

Name: Thomas Higgins, Residence: Orleans, Massachusetts
Occupation: Seaman Death Date: 17 Apr 1922
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October
7,1862 at the age of 21 in Company E, 43rd
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Mustered out on Jul 30
1863 at Readville, MA.

HIGGINS THOMAS 28 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1870

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


Thomas R. HIGGIN Self M Male W 39 MA Fish Dealer MA MA
Abbie A. HIGGIN Wife M Female W 34 MA Keeping House MA MA
Hannah M. HIGGIN Dau S Female W 9 MA Attending School MA MA
Source Information:
Census Place Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254541
NA Film Number T9-0541 Page Number 116C


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in Company "E" 43rd Massachusetts Infantry from October 7,1862 to July 30,1863.

Civil War pension records show Thomas R. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 412616 & Certificate # 1089351) on November 16,1880 for his service as noted above. His wife Abbie Higgins received a widows pension May 1,1922.  (Application # 1188789 & Certificate # 912312)

HIGGINS THOMAS 59 M W MA MA MIDDLESEX 5-WD MEDFORD 1900

HIGGINS THOMAS R 69 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1910

HIGGINS THOMAS R 78 M W MA MA BARNSTABLE ORLEANS 1920
-His wife wife Abbie is listed on the next page of census (image not given)

His pension file notes his date of death as April 17, 1922 at Orleans, Massachusetts.

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114
Higgins, Timothy
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Unattached Company, Massachusetts Infantry
(Militia) (100 days, 1864)

Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. 9 vols. Norwood: Norwood, 1931
Name: Timothy Higgins, Residence: Wenham, Massachusetts
Occupation: Cordwainer Death Date: 15 Jan 1927
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 3 1864
at the age of 22.Mustered into 2nd, Unattached Company Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Aug 7,1864.
Mustered out on Nov 15,1864.

-Only Timothy Higgins in this Town/County-
Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Timothy HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 MA Shoemaker MA MA
Marietta HIGGINS Wife M Female W 32 MA Keeping House MA MA 
Source Information:
Census Place Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts Family History Library Film 1254527
NA Film Number T9-0527 Page Number 320A


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in the 2nd Unattached Company Massachusetts Infantry from August 3,1864 to November 15,1864.

Civil war pension records show Timothy Higgins received an invalid's pension Mar 30,1892. His date of death is noted as January 15, 1927 at Beverly Farms Massachusetts.

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115
Higgins, Timothy
Union 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: The history of the Ninth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry By Daniel George MacNamara -       (Link to book at Google Books)
- Company G -
Higgins, Timothy, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, carpenter, age 42, married, residence Boston, born in Ireland. Mustered in Aug. 15, 1862, term 3 years. Discharged for disability Oct. 31, 1862

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116
Higgins, Timothy
Union 
Infantry 
34th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Same soldier as # 117 below

Source: History of the Origin of the Town of Clinton, Massachusetts, 1653-1865
By Andrew Elmer Ford - 1896

Higgins, Timothy, 30. Co. B; m. Aug. 1/62; dischd. Jan. 16/63; re~ enlisted, and m. Jan. 4, '64, Fifty-seventh, Co. A; w. near Spotsylvania, May 12, '64; transferred to 76th Co. Second Battalion V. R. C.; dischd. from V. R. C., Feb. 25, '65

Civil War pension index shows a Timothy Higgens applied for an invalid's pension April 24, 1863 (application # 19,922) for his service in Company "B" 34th Massachusetts infantry. No record of it being granted.

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117
Higgins, Timothy
Union 
Infantry 
57th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Same soldier as # 116

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865
Name: Timothy Higgins ,  
Residence: Clinton, Massachusetts 
Occupation: Weaver  Height: 5'4 " Eye Color: grey  
Hair Color: light  Complexion: light 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on July 27 1862 at the age of 32 in Company B, 34th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Received a disability discharge from
Company B, on Jan 16 1863.Enlisted in Company A, 57th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on Jan 4 1864.
Transferred into 76th, 2nd Battn Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on Oct 22 1864. Discharged for wounds on Feb 25 1865

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Clinton, Worcester County Massachusetts.
Refers to his service in 57th Massachusetts.

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NOT ON NPS LIST
Walter Ernest Higgins

Civil War pension records show Walter Ernest Higgins received an invalid's pension April 5,1928 for his service in Company "B" 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.

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118
Higgins, William
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery        

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 - Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895-1896 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

William Higgins, 1st Regiment H.A. (Heavy Artillery)
Died as a prisoner at Andersonville Georgia, Confederate Prison
February 15th ,1865

Source: The Braintree Soldiers' Memorial - Pub:1877

William Higgins, son of John and Ann, was born in Belfast, Ireland. He enlisted March 17,1862 in Company "M" 1st Heavy Artillery, at the age of seventeen, and re-enlisted as a veteran on 20 March 1864. A nearly as can be determined, he was with his regiment in its hard service in the Army of the Potomac through the early summer of 1864, was taken prisoner probably on the 22nd of June at the Weldon Railroad, when 179 of the regiment were captured, and was first sent to Andersonville, Georgia, and thence to Florence S.C., where he died* in prison in the 15th of February 1865, of Malarial Fever, contracted in the hideous of the prison pen. His age at death was twenty.
* Other sources place death at Andersonville Ga.

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119
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
26th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865 - Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., state printers, 1895-1896 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Name: William Higgins Residence: Attleboro, Massachusetts
Occupation: Jeweller
Enlistment Date: 10 Oct 1861
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 October 1861 at the age of 26.
Mustered into Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 18 Oct 1861. Deserted on 11 Jul 1864 at Algiers, LA

Source: A sketch of the history of Attleborough (Massachusetts): from its settlement to the division By John Daggett - Edited and Completed by His Daughter Amelia Daggett Sheffield - BOSTON: PRESS OF SAMUEL USHER, 171 Devonshire Street, 1894. - Copyright, 1894, By Amelia Daggett Sheffield

Twenty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers - Company I.
William Higgins. Mustered Into service September 1,1861. Discharged January 31,1864, to reenlist February 1,1864, in the same company. Deserted July 11, 1864.

Jane Higgins appears as the widow of William Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. Refers to his service as a Private in Company "I" 26th Massachusetts Infantry from September 1861 to July 1865.
(Small writing above service date says "killed in" )

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120
Higgins, William C
Union 
Infantry 
46th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) 

HIGGINS WILLIAM 34 M W MA MA HAMPSHIRE WORTHINGTON 1860 

Civil War pension records show William C. Higgins received an invalid's pension, October 16,1883,for his service in Company "F" 46th Massachusetts Infantry.
His wife Esther A. Higgins received a widows pension June 7 1884.

HIGGINS WILLIAM C 45 M W NY MA HAMPDEN BLANDFORD 1870 

Household:1880

Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation

William C. HIGGINS M Male 55 NY Basket Manuf. 
Esther A. HIGGINS M Female 53 MA Keeping House 
Lee W. HIGGINS S Male 18 MA Works Basket Shop 
Libbie HIGGINS W Female 28 MI At Home 

Source Information:
Census Place Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts  
Family History Library Film 1254534 Page Number 34C 

see more on his family

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121
Higgins, William D.
Union 
Infantry 
23rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Source: A record of the Twenty-Third Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : with alphabetical roster, company rolls, portraits, maps, etc. 
Boston: W. Ware & Co., 1886 Emmerton, James A.

William D. Higgins -Company "K"-Age 26-From Foxboro-
Occupation Moulder - Married-Enrolled September 2,1861-
Discharged due to term of service expiration

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Refers to service as a Private in Company "K" 23rd Massachusetts Infantry from September 2,1861 to October 13,1861. Civil War pension records show William D. Higgins received an invalid's pension November 30,1891 for his service as noted above.

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122
Higgins, William P.
Union 
Artillery 
3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Source: Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the
war of 1861-1865

Name: William Higgins, Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Trader
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on June 10,1863
at the age of 28. Mustered into Company G, 3rd
Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment on Oct 20 1863.
Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant.
Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on Jun 13,1865.
Mustered out on Sep 18,1865 at Washington, DC.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Refers to his
service as a Lieutenant of 3rd Massachusetts
Artillery. No further info on service given.
Lists his address as 139 Cherry Street, Chelsea MA.

Civil War pension records show William P. Higgins
applied for an invalid's pension October 24,1892.No
record of it being approved.

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