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PART 9

 Maine in the Civil War link

Maine in the war for the Union- a history of the part borne by Maine troops ... By William Edward S. Whitman - Published 1865

Also See MAINE II

MAINE 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Albert F
Union 

Unassigned Maine Volunteers

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2
Higgins, Albert H
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866

Name: Albert H Higgins , 
Residence: North Wayne, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on December 28 1863 at the age of 18 in Company M, 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment. 
Detailed with ambulance train 1864.
Mustered out on August 01 1865 in Petersburg, VA

Appears as Alfred H. Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Refers to his service as noted above. Notes his address as 1108 7th St. South Minneapolis. (
Address matches City Directory for Albert H. Higgins)

Minnesota Directories,
Name: Albert H Higgins  Location 2: r 1108 S 7th 
Business Name: Foreman, Ford & Co Occupation: engineer 
Year: 1890 City: Minneapolis  State: MN 

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


 Albert H. HIGGINS Self M Male W 33 ME Carpenter ME ME

 Mary E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 33 NY Housekeeping VT VT 
 Cora M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 MN At Home ME NY 
 Dora E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W  9 MN At Home ME NY 
 Effe E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W  5 MN At Home ME NY 
 John B. HIGGINS Son S Male   W  4 MN At Home ME NY 

Source Information:
 
Census Place Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota   Family History Library Film   1254618
  NA Film Number   T9-0618  Page Number   495D
 

Civil War pension records show Albert H. Higgins received an invalid's pension August 25,1892 for his service as noted above. His date of death was March 21,1920 at Haverhill (sp), Massachusetts. His unnamed widow received a pension May 10,1920.

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3
Higgins, Albert R.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry

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4
Higgins, Alcemis
Union 

Unassigned Maine Volunteers

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5
Higgins, Alexander
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Maine Infantry (3 months, 1861)
same soldier as # 6

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 
1866
Name: Alexander Higgins , 

Residence: Scarborough, Maine 
Enlisted as a Private on May 03 1861 at the age of 27 in Company D, 1st Maine Infantry Regiment Mustered out August 05 1861 in Portland, ME


    HIGGINS ALEXANDER 38
M W ME ME CUMBERLAND CAPE ELIZABETH 1870 

Civil War pension records show Alexander Higgins received an invalid's pension, September 20,1881,for his service in Company "D" 1st Maine Infantry & for service in Company "I" 25th Maine Infantry. His date of death is noted as September 3, 1912 at Scarboro, Maine. His wife, Lydia W. Higgins received a widows pension October 17th 1912.
. . . .
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, Refers to his services in both regiments as noted above. 


    HIGGINS ALEXANDER 69 M W ME ME CUMBERLAND SCARBOROUGH 1900
 

    HIGGINS ALEXANDER 78 M W ME ME CUMBERLAND SCARBORO 1910 

Civil war pension file notes his date of death as September 3,1912 at Scarboro Maine.

25th Regiment, Maine Infantry 
Source:
Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866
Name: Alexander Higgins , 
Residence: Scarborough, Maine
Enlisted as a Corporal on September 29 1862 at the age of 32 Company I, 25th Infantry Regiment Maine on September 29 1862. Received a disability discharge on January 12 1863

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

Alexander HIGGINS Self M Male W 49 ME Farmer ME ME 
Lydia HIGGINS Wife M Female W 50 ME Keeping House ME ME 
Fred W. HIGGINS Son S Male W 15 ME At School ME ME 
Frank A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 ME At School ME ME 
Sydney A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 ME At School ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine Family History Library Film 1254478 
NA Film Number T9-0478 Page Number 460C 

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6
Higgins, Alexander
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63) 
 Same as #5 Above

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7
Higgins, Ambrose
Union 

Unassigned Maine Volunteers

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8
Higgins, Ansel A.
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63) 

 
    HIGGINS JOSEPH 45 M W MAINE CUMBERLAND STANDISH 1850 


     HIGGINS JOSEPH 55 M W ME ME CUMBERLAND STANDISH 1860 
      Ansel with his parents Joseph & Ann S. Higgins

Source: A
nnual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine.3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866
Name: Ansel A Higgins , 
Residence: Standish, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 29 1862 at the age of 23 in Company K, 25th Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Died of disease on November 28 1862 in Camp Casey, VA 

Civil War pension records show Ann S. Higgins received a pension August 29th,1894, for her son, Ansel A. Higgins' service in Company "K" 25th Maine Infantry. Application # 600783 & Certificate # 407785)

 
   HIGGINS JOSEPH 64 M W ME ME CUMBERLAND STANDISH 1870 
     Ansel's parents and family in 1870

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

Ann S. HIGGINS Self W Female W 69 ME Keeping House ME ME 
William B. HIGGINS Son M Male W 36 ME Farmer ME ME 
Addie L. HIGGINS DauL M Female W 25 ME Keeping House ME NEW BRUNSWICK 
Dana D. HIGGINS GSon S Male W 1 ME At Home ME ME 
Forest L. HIGGINS Son S Male W 28 ME Farmer ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Standish, Cumberland, Maine Family History Library Film 1254478 
NA Film Number T9-0478 Page Number 483A 

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9
Higgins, Arington A
Union 
Infantry 
31st Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866

Name: Orrington A Higgins , Residence: Eden, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on March 11 1864 in Company D, 31st Maine Infantry Regiment.
Died of wounds on July 24 1864 

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10
Higgins, B. Franklin
Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Name: B Franklin Higgins , Residence: Webster, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on December 07 1861 at the age of 39 in Company B, 15th Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Reenlisted in same regiment and company on January 25 1864. Mustered out on July 05 1866. 

Civil war pension records show B. Franklin Higgins received an invalid's pension September 1, 1880 for his service in Company "B" 15th Maine Infantry.
His wife Maria J. Higgins received a widows pension July 26,1897.
Both pensions filed for in Maine.

His wife Maria J. Higgins is noted on the 1890 Veterans census as being the former widow of Thomas C.
Seigers, Private in Company "A" 2nd Maine Cavalry. His service was from November 30,1863 to June 30,1864.

 
HIGGINS BENJ F 48 M W ME ME AROOSTOOK OAKFIELD PLANTATION 1870 

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

Benj. F. HIGGINS Self M Male W 58 ME Farmer ME ME 
Mariah J. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 41 ME Keeping House ME ME 
George A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 23 ME Farmer ME ME 
William H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 18 ME Works On Farm ME ME 
Ulisus S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 ME At School ME ME 
Phillip S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 ME ME ME 
Ida E. SIEARS SDau S Female W 17 ME ME ME 
Laura E. SIEGARS GDau S Female W 1 ME ME ME 
Source Information:
Census Place Oakfield, Aroostook, Maine Family History Library Film 1254477 
NA Film Number T9-0477 Page Number 368C 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Oakfeild Plantation, Aroostook County, Maine. Refers to his service as Corporal in Company B. 15th Maine. Under disability it states "Malarial poisoning, injury to right knee" 

Image source: The story of the Maine Fifteenth By Henry Augustus Shorey
Secretary and Historian Fifteenth Maine-Bridgton, Me.: Of The Bridgton News. 1890.


Benjamin's sons in 1900 census
 
HIGGINS ULYSSES S 32 M W ME ME AROOSTOOK OAKFIELD 1900
 
 
HIGGINS PHILIP H 28 M W ME ME AROOSTOOK OAKFIELD 1900 
and in 1910
HIGGINS ULYSSES S G 42 M W ME ME AROOSTOOK OAKFIELD 1910 

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11
Higgins, Benjamin F.
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

HIGGINS FREDK 50 M W ME ME SAGADAHOC GEORGETOWN 1860 
   Benjamin living with his parents, Frederick & Jane Higgins and other siblings of which includes Edwin S. Higgins, who he has living in his household in 1900 Census.

Name: Benjamin F Higgins , Residence: Georgetown, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on February 16 1865 at the age of 18 in Company D, 12th Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Mustered out on April 18 1866 

Civil War pension records show Benjamin F. Higgins received an invalid's pension October 27, 1905 for his service in Company "D" 12th Maine Infantry. The pension was filed for in Massachusetts.

HIGGINS BENJ F 24 M W ME MA MIDDLESEX 4-WD CAMBRIDGE 1870 

Household:1880 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Benjamin F. HIGGINS Self M Male W 34 ME Carpenter ME ME 
Meloncy E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 32 NH Keeping House NH VT 
Mary F. OSBORNE MotherL W Female W 53 VT VT VT 

Source Information:
Census Place Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
Family History Library Film 1254543 NA Film Number T9-0543 Page Number 354D 


1888 Cambridge Massachusetts City Directory
Higgins, Benjamin F., Police, Station # 2,Home 50 Columbia Street
also listed 
Higgins, Edwin S.,  Driver, W. E. St. Ry. Co., boards 50 Columbia Street

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedules Cambridge 
Middlesex County, Massachusetts living at 50 Columbia Street and refers to his service in the above mentioned regiment.

HIGGINS BENJAMIN 54 M W ME MA MIDDLESEX 2-WD CAMBRIDGE1900 
  then living at 96 Columbia Street.

HIGGINS BENJAMIN F 63 M W ME MA MIDDLESEX 4-WD CAMBRIDGE 1910 
  then living at 96 Columbia Street.

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12
Higgins, Charles E
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866
Name: Charles E Higgins , 
Residence: No 3, R 5, Maine 
Enlisted at the age of 18 in Company B, 8th Maine Infantry Regiment on September 07 1861 
(1861) Listed as sick at Annapolis, MD 
Enlisted as a Private on 07 September 1861 .
Mustered out on September 16 1864

Civil War pension records show Charles E. Higgins received an invalid's pension August 9,1890 for his service in Company "B" 8th Maine Infantry.
His wife Mary M. Higgins received a widows pension in what appears to say February? 10 18??
(possibly 1898)

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13
Higgins, Charles E
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866

Name: Charles E Higgins ,Residence: Buxton, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 04 1861 at the age of 22 in Company E, 10th Maine Infantry Regiment. No further record

Civil War pension index shows Charles E. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 254862 & Certificate # 163476) on May 11, 1878.
His widow, Julia A. Higgins, received a pension (Application # 389783 & Certificate # 254357) on February 27, 1889 in Maine.

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Charles E. HIGGINS Self M Male W 40 ME Farming ME ME
Julia A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 36 ME Keeping House ME ME
Addie E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 15 ME At School ME ME
Altine HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 ME At School ME ME
Susie B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 ME At School ME ME
Ivory P. HIGGINS Son S Male W 9 ME At School ME ME
Clarence B. HIGGINS Son S Male W 7 ME ME ME
Roy P. HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 ME ME ME
Source Information:
Census Place Buxton, York, Maine
Family History Library Film 1254491
NA Film Number T9-0491 Page Number 209C


HIGGINS-CHARLES-31-M-W-ME-ME-YORK-BUXTON-1870
Name Age
Charles Higgins 31
Julia Higgins 26
Ada E Higgins 5
Altena Higgins 3
Susan B Higgins 2

HIGGINS-ELISA-49-F-W-ME-ME-YORK-BUXTON-1860
Name Age
Elisa Higgins 49
Charles E Higgins 20
Emily Higgins 18
Harriet C Higgins 16
Hannah M Higgins 14
John A Higgins 6

Maine Marriage Records
Bride: Julia A Huff Residence: Buxton
Groom: Chas E Higgins Residence: Buxton
Marriage Date: 14 Apr 1864
Marriage Place: Buxton Registration Place: Buxton, York
Married by Horace B. Marshall

http://www.knights.hls-inc.net/1905CenBuxton.htm#H
Original Source: The Town Register Gorham and Buxton 1905, compiled by Mitchell, Daggett, and Bassett
Higgins, Julia A (Huff) West
*Addie E (m Warren) Lisbon Falls
*Altine (m Berry) West
*Susie B (m Evans) Waltham, Mass
*Ivory P mason Dorchester, Mass
*Clarence B, carpenter West
*Roy P weaver West

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14
Higgins, Charles E
Union 
Infantry 
31st Regiment, Maine Infantry

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15
Higgins, Charles H
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Maine Infantry

http://mazhude.tripod.com/Civil-War/11th-ME-Roster-A-L.html 
Roster Of The 11th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry1861-1866 
Last Name-First Name-Starting Rank-Final Rank-Company
Higgins Charles H. Corporal Private G 

Also
Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,  1866.
Name: Charles H Higgins , Residence: Trenton, Maine 
Enlisted as a Private on 06 November 1861 at the age of 23 in Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment Maine on 06 November 1861.Absent, sick (1862) 
Received a disability discharge Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment Maine on 23 November 1863 

Civil war pension records show Charles H. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 556195 & Certificate # 336887) on December 11, 1885. His widow, Sarah J, received a pension (Application # 622969 & Certificate # 437911) on November 1, 1895 in Minnesota.
..
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Refers to his service as a Corporal in Company "G"  11th Maine Infantry. Service is noted as from Oct 4,1861 to Nov.
23 1862. States his address as 112 E. Frank Street.

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16
Higgins, Charles J
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866

Name: Charles J Higgins , Residence: Farmingdale, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 20 1861 at the age of 19 in Company C, 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment.
Detailed as orderly to General Toward* during 1862 Wounded on June 19 1863 at Middleburg, VA (Absent)
Transferred back to company C, 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment on January 15 1864.No further record.
* Could find no reference to a General Toward

Civil War pension records show Charles J. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 316019 & Certificate # 195776) on October 17, 1879 for his service in Company "C" 1st Maine Cavalry. It also lists service in 81st Company, 2nd Battalion of the Veteran's Reserve Corps (V.R.C.). He died January 15, 1928 at Augusta, Maine.

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

Charles J. HIGGINS Self M Male W 36 ME Farmer ME ME 
Sarah E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 ME Keeping House 
ME ME 
Henry S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 IN At School ME ME 
Charles H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 IN ME ME 
Dwight HIGGINS Son S Male W 3 ME ME ME 
Alden RICE FatherL S Male W 75 ME Farmer ENG MA 
Sarah LUNT Other S Female W 18 ME Domestic Servant ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Farmingdale, Kennebec, Maine Family History Library Film 1254481 
NA Film Number T9-0481 Page Number 196A 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Farmingdale Kennebec County, Maine . Refers to his service as noted above. Notes that his disability is "Gunshot wound" and that he has "no papers at hand". 

New York Times June 25, 1863, Wednesday
-THE ADVANCE UPON ASHBY'S GAP-
The wounded at Brick Church (Zion's Hill) Hospital
Received June 19, 1863
1st Maine Cavalry
Charles Higgins, Company C, Shoulder 

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17
Higgins, Charles M
Union 
Infantry 
7th Unassigned Company, Maine Infantry

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18
Higgins, Charles M
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866.

Name: Charles M Higgins, Residence: Georgetown, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on March 01 1865 at the age of 25 in Company G, 12th Maine Infantry Regiment.
Mustered out on April 18 1866. 
....
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Refers to his service as noted above. Disability is noted as Lamed back & poisoned legs. 

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19
Higgins, Charles N.
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, Maine Infantry

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20
Higgins, Charles S.
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery

same soldier as #'s 21 & 22

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans (NARA)
Arabella Higgins (nee Fessenden) was the widow of Charles S. Higgins, who had been a Private in Company "D" 1st Maine Heavy Artillery (It appears that he died prior to transferring to the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery). Pension records also show service in Company "G" 3rd Maine Infantry as well as Company "D" 17th Maine Infantry. They had been married December 17, 1860 at Portland, Maine by the Justice of the Peace, Kenneth Wright. They had two children ; Lucy A. S. Higgins, born September 7, 1861 and Sylvanus Higgins, born June 19, 1863. This record shows her residence in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin as of May 16, 1867. Arabella later married Lyman J. Selfridge on September 6, 1870 at Boone County, Illinois. She died in Aurora Illinois on May 20, 1922. Mr Selfridge died January 12, 1889 at Aurora, Illinois.
Arabella filed a pension claim on May 21st 1864. Her husband Charles had been severely wound in the battle of the Wilderness and later died on or about May 5, 1864* at the General Hospital near Fredericksburg, Virginia.. The daughter Lucy A.S. Higgins was later deemed mentally and physically handicapped and a pension extension was applied for and approved commencing May 21, 1894.
(* another document claims date of death as May 21, 1864)

Source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index
Name: Sylvanus R. Higgins Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Birth Date: 19 Jun 1863 Birth Place: Portland, Maine
Death Date: 13 Oct 1947 Death Place: Proviso, Cook, Illinois
Burial Date: 16 Oct 1947 Burial Place: Calumet Park, Cook, Ill.
Death Age: 84 Occupation: Paving Inspector
Race: White Marital Status: W Gender: Male
Father Name: Charles S. Higgins Father Birth Place: Maine
Mother Name: Arabella Fessenden Mother Birth Place: Portland, Maine
Spouse Name: Mary

Source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index
Name: Arabella C. Selfridge [Arabella C. Fessenden]
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1838 Birth Place: Portland, Maine
Death Date: 20 May 1922 Death Place: Aurora, Kane Co , Illinois
Burial Date: 22 May 1922 Death Age: 84 Race: White
Marital Status: W Gender: Female
Father Name: Nathaniel Fessenden Father Birth Place: Portland, Maine
Mother Name: Lucy Cash Mother Birth Place: Portland, Maine

Source: Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index
Name: Sylvanus Higgins Birth Date: 26 Jan 1889
Birth Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Ethnicity: American Gender: Male Race: White
Father Name: Sylvanus R Higgins
Father's Birth Place: United States Father's Age: 25
Mother Name: Mary E Horner Mother's Birth Place: United States

Source: Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index
Name: Sylvanus R. Higgins Age: 24
Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1864
Marriage Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 4 Mar 1888
Spouse Name: Mary C. Horner Spouse Age: 24
Spouse Gender: Female

1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 428; Page: 2A; Image: 518
Name Age (No image available)

Sylvanus R Higgins 66 widowed

SELFRIDGE-ARABELLA-81-F-W-ME-IL-KANE-3-WD-AURORA-1920
1920; Census Place: Aurora Ward 3, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T625_373; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 993.
Name Age

Arabella Selfridge 81

SELFRIDGE-ARABELLA-C-62-F-W-ME-IL-KANE-3-WD-AURORA-1900
1900; Census Place: Aurora Ward 3, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 67.
Name Age

Arabella C Selfridge 62
Roy H Selfridge 7

SELFRIDGE-L-G-58-W-NY-IL-KANE-AURORA-1880
1880; Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Roll: 218; Page: 136B; Enumeration District: 075; Image: 0074.
Name Age

L. G. Selfridge 58
A. C. Selfridge 42
L. A. Higgins 18
S. R. Higgins 16

HIGGINS-A-C-32-M-W-ME-WI-ROCK-1-WD-BELOIT-1870
1870; Census Place: Beloit Ward 1, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1735; Page: 27B; Image: 59
Name Age

A C Higgins 32
Lucy S Higgins 8
S R Higgins 6

Source: Maine Birth Records
Name: Sylvanus Rinaldo Higgins Gender: Male
Birth Date: 19 Jun 1863 Birth Place: Portland
Registration Place: Portland, Cumberland
Father: Charles S Higgins Mother: Arabella C

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21
Higgins, Charles S.
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Maine Infantry
   Same soldier as # 22,

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866.

Name: Charles S Higgins ,Residence: Portland, Maine 
Service Record: Drafted as a Private on August 24 1863 at the age of 30 in Company G, 3rd Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Transferred into 17th Maine Infantry Regiment on June 28 1864. 

 See # 22 for continued War service.
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22
Higgins, Charles S
Union 
Infantry 
17th Regiment, Maine Infantry 
Also See # 21 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866.

Name: Charles S Higgins ,Residence: Eden, Maine 
Transferred from 17th Maine Infantry Regiment on August 24 1863* into in Battery Company D, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment. (See soldier # 20)
Absent due to being wounded on September 01 1866
* reference at # 21 states transfer date as 08/24/1864

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23
Higgins, Charles W
Union 
Infantry 
17th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

(Webmaster believes this to be same soldier as # 22
due to same regiment transfers and age of entry of service, will need confirmation)


Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine.Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866

Name: Charles W Higgins , Residence: Eden, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private at the age of 30 
Transferred from 3rd Maine Infantry Regiment on August 02 1863 into Company D, 17th Maine Infantry Regiment.
Transferred from Company D, 17th Maine Infantry Regiment on December 15 1864 into 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment.  
Wounded (1864)

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24
Higgins, Chauncey
Union 
Infantry 
31st Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866
Name: Chauncey Higgins , 
Residence: Sag Harbor, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 18 1864 at the age of 22 in Company M, 31st Maine Infantry Regiment. Deserted on October 25 1864

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25
Higgins, Curtis
Union 
Artillery 
1st Battalion, Maine Light Artillery

Civil war pension records show Curtis Higgins received
an invalid's pension in what appears to say June
18,1865 for his service in Battery E. 1st Maine Light
Artillery. His wife Matilda J. Higgins received a
widows pension Jan 17.1894.

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Not on NPS list
 
Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward 1866
  Name: Curtis Higgins, Residence: Fairfield, Maine 
  Enlistment Date: 14 Jan 1864
  Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on January 14, 1864 at the age of 44,in 5th Maine Light Artillery
  Regiment. Mustered Out on Jul 6 1865 at Augusta, ME
 Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Belgrade,
  Kennebec County, Maine. Refers to his service in 5th Maine.
Lists dates as Dec 1863 to Aug 1865. Disabilities noted are chronic diarrhea and chills & fever.

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,
1866

Name: Curtis Higgins, Residence: Fairfield, Maine 
Enlistment Date: 14 Jan 1864
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on January 14
1864 at the age of 44,in 5th Maine Light Artillery
Regiment. Mustered Out on Jul 6 1865 at Augusta, ME.


1880 Census
Curtis HIGGINS Household
Male
Other Information:
Birth Year <1810> Birthplace ME Age 70
Occupation Works In Cooper Shop
Marital Status W <Widowed> Race W <White>
Head of Household John K. DAMREN Relation Other
Father's Birthplace ME Mother's Birthplace ME
Source Information:
Census Place Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine
Family History Library Film 1254481
NA Film Number T9-0481 Page Number 115A

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Belgrade,
Kennebec County, Maine. Refers to his service in 5th
Maine. Lists dates as Dec 1863 to Aug 1865.
Disabilities noted are chronic diarrhea and chills &
fever.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Curtis Higgins - Private 5th Maine Battery - Belgrade Cemetery (New) - Belgrade Maine - Died December 17th, 1893.

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26
Higgins, David
Union 
Infantry 
4th Regiment, Maine Infantry

        Source: Bangor Daily Whig and Courier February 11,1863
        David Higgins Company F, 4th Maine Infantry,
        died of typhoid January 4th 1863 at Annapolis Hospital (Maryland)

also see:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/me/penobscot/hampden/cemetery/lakeview.txt 
Lakeview Cemetery
Western Ave. (Route 202 & 9) Hampden, Me 04444
County of Penobscot
David Higgins
A member of Co F 4th Regt ME Vols
Post 122 GAR
Died (stone broker, cannot read)

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866

Name: David Higgins , Residence: Hampden, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on June 15 1861 in Company F, 4th Maine Infantry Regiment.
Listed as a prisoner of war on December 13 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA . Paroled. No further record 

Civil War pension records show David Higgins' mother received a pension (Application # 122977 & Certificate # 88092) on March 8, 1866 for her sons service in Company "F" 4th Maine Infantry.

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans (NARA)
Sarah Higgins, a resident of Penobscot, Maine, filed for a mother's pension for the loss of her son, David Higgins, who was a private in Company "F" 4th Maine Infantry. David died of Typhoid fever on January 14, 1863 at the General Hospital at Annapolis, Maryland. The file notes his father, Ezekiel Higgins, had died January 3rd, 1854.
Sarah Higgins also states that she had lost another son, John, in the service of his country. John was a Corporal in Company "E" 11th Maine Infantry, he died of measles in hospital at Washington City on December 20th. 1861.

His brother John's service is noted at
Higgins, John Union Infantry 11th Regiment, Maine Infantry

HIGGINS-EZEKIEL-50-M-W-ME-WALDO-JACKSON-1850

1850; Census Place: Jackson, Waldo, Maine; Roll: M432_270; Page: 21B; Image: 46.
Image Image 1 & 2 

Name Age
Ezekiel Higgins 50
Sally Higgins 41
George Higgins 18
Lucinda Higgins 17
Simon Higgins 14
Sarah J Higgins 12
John Higgins 10
David Higgins 8
Oscar Higgins 6
Amos Higgins 3
Emma Higgins 0

HIGGINS-SARAH-50-F-W-ME-ME-PENOBSCOT-HAMPDEN-1860
1860; Census Place: Hampden, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: M653_447; Page: 76; Image: 383
Name Age

Sarah Higgins 50
Simeon Higgins 24
John M Higgins 20
David Higgins 18
Oscar Higgins 16
Amos Higgins 13
Emma Higgins 10

Maine Birth Records
Name: Oscar Higgins Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1846 Birth Place: Jackson
Registration Place: Jackson, Waldo
Father: Ezekiel Mother: Sarah Myrick

Name: Amos Higgins Gender: Male
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1847 Birth Place: Jackson
Registration Place: Jackson, Waldo
Father: Ezekiel Mother: Sarah Myrick

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37245343
Simeon G. Higgins Birth: Feb. 12, 1836
Hampden Penobscot County Maine, USA
Death: May 30, 1908 Hampden Penobscot County Maine, USA
Son of Ezekiel & Sarah (Myrick) Higgins.
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery , Bangor Penobscot County Maine, USA

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Higgins, David S
Union 
Infantry 
20th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866

Name: David S Higgins , Residence: Sebec, Maine Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 29 1862 at the age of 28 in Company B, 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. Sick on or about October 01 1862 at Antietam, MD. Sick at general hospital on or about June 15 1863. Discharged on June 02 1865 

Maine Marriage Records
Bride: Aceneth G Glidden Groom: David S Higgins
Grooms residence: Debec, Maine
Occupation of groom: Soldier
Grooms 1st marriage. Brides 2nd marriage
Brides residence: Barnard, Maine
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1864 Marriage Place: Barnard
Married by Justice of the peace Alvan Bing
Registration Place: Bernard, Hancock
Birth Date: abt 1837 Bride Age: 27 Groom Age: 33
Brides Father: Phillip Badger, a farmer who was born at Waterville Brides Mother: Sarah Gross, who was born in Vermont
Grooms Father: Enoch Higgins, a farmer who was born at Lisbon. Maine
Grooms Mother: Lucinda Higgins who was born at Bangor, Maine

HIGGINS-ENOCH-50-M-W-ME-ME-PISCATAQUIS-SEBEC-1850
Name Age
Enoch Higgins 50
Lucinda Higgins 41
Asa Higgins 23
John Higgins 21
(David) Shepard Higgins 10
Charles Higgins 9

HIGGINS-ENOCH-58-M-W-ME-ME-PISCATAQUIS-SEBEC-1860
Name Age
Enoch Higgins 58
Lucinda Higgins 56
Asa B Higgins 33
John A Higgins 31
David S Higgins 28
Charles W H Higgins 19

HIGGINS DAVID S 38 M W ME ME PISCATAQUIS BARNARD 1870 

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

David S. HIGGINS Self M Male W 50 ME Farmer ME ME 
Aseneth HIGGINS Wife M Female W 46 ME Keeping House ME ME 
David S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 ME At School ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine Family History Library Film 1254487 
NA Film Number T9-0487 Page Number 64A 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedules Barnard Bowerbank and Sebec, Piscataquis County, Maine refers to his service as noted above.

Civil War pension records show David S. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application #  76053 & Certificate) on June 30, 1865 for his service in Company "B" 20th Maine Infantry. He died April 18, 1917 at Sebec, Maine
His wife Asenith G. Higgins received a widows pension May 4,1917. (Application # 1102217 & Certificate # 839962)

HIGGINS DAVID S 66 M W ME ME PISCATAQUIS BARNARD 1900 

HIGGINS DAVID S 79 M W ME ME PISCATAQUIS BARNARD PLANTATION 1910
 
HIGGINS ASENATH G 84 F W ME ME PISCATAQUIS SEBEC 1920 HIGGINS

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Higgins, Delorian A.
Union 
Infantry 
26th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63) 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866
Name: DeLorraine A Higgins , 
Residence: Eden, Maine 
Enlisted as a Private on October 11 1862 at the age of 21 in Company E, 26th Maine Infantry Regiment  Mustered out on 17 August 1863 in Bangor, ME

Civil War pension records show De Loraine A. Higgins received an invalid's pension February 7,1879 for service in Company "E" 26th Maine Infantry.His wife Ann M. Higgons received a widows pension October 12, 1907.

HIGGINS DELORING A 29 M W ME ME HANCOCK EDEN 1870 

Household:1880

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

de Loraine A. HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 ME Farmer ME ME 
Annie D. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 33 ME Keeping House ME ME 
Lottie M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 10 ME At Home ME ME 
Laretta J. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 ME At Home ME ME 
Jesse H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 ME At Home ME ME 
William S. DOUGLASS Other M Male W 80 SCOT At Home SCOT SCOT 
Priscilla DOUGLASS Other M Female W 74 ME At Home MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Eden, Hancock, Maine 
Family History Library Film 1254480 
NA Film Number T9-0480 
Page Number 344A 


HIGGINS DE LOREN 60 M W ME ME HANCOCK EDEN 1900 
.....
Appears as De Loraine Higgins on 1890 Veterans Schedules Eden, Hancock County, Maine. Refers to his service as noted above.

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Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery


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30
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
Name: Dennis Higgins Residence: Hampden, Maine
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1863
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 August 1863 at the age of 27. Substitute Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 22 Aug 1863. Transferred out of Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 15 Dec 1864. Transferred into 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 15 Dec 1864.

Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Dennis Higgins - Private - Company "F" - 1 Maine Heavy Artillery - Died May 12, 1897 - Buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.

See Also # 33 Dennis Higgins 

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31
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, Maine Infantry 
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32
Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Infantry 
19th Regiment, Maine Infantry

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
Name: Dennis Higgins Residence: Portland, Maine
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1863
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 August 1863 at the age of 27. Drafted into Company F, 19th Infantry Regiment Maine on 22 Aug 1863.
Transferred into 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 15 Dec 1864.
Transferred out of Company F, 19th Infantry Regiment Maine on 15 Dec 1864.

Civil war pension index shows Dennis Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 558683 & Certificate # 412767) on January 8, 1886. A pension for a minor was applied for (Application # 660350). No record of it being granted.

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Higgins, Dennis
Union 
Infantry 
17th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Red Diamond Regiment: The 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865 by William B. Jordan, Jr. (White Mane Pub. Co. Inc., 1996) (listing copied as published in book)
listed as 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry Co. H.
Higgins, Dennis Aet. 27, S, b. Ireland
Res. Bangor Me, blacksmith
5'7", light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
Mustered 22 Ag 1863 Substitute, Trans. 1st Me H.A. 4 Je 1865

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
Name: Dennis Higgins Residence: Hampden, Maine
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1863
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 August 1863 at the age of 27. Substitute Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 22 Aug 1863.
Transferred out of Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 15 Dec 1864.
Transferred into 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 15 Dec 1864.

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34
Higgins, E. Frieman
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, Maine Infantry

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
Name: E Freeman Higgins

Residence: Lewiston, Maine Birth Date: abt 1840
Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 14 Aug 1862 Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
State Served: Maine Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Maine 16th Infantry Regiment on 14 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 24 Apr 1864.

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
Name: E Freeman Higgins
Residence: Lewiston, Maine Birth Date: abt 1840
Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 14 Aug 1862 Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
State Served: Maine Survived the War?: No  Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Maine 16th Infantry Regiment on 14 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 24 Apr 1864.

Civil War pension index shows Enoch F. Higgins, Sergeant, Company "I" 16th Maine Infantry. His father received a survivors' pension October 11, 1866.(
Application #
135262 Certificate # 134198)
for Enoch's service as a Sergeant, Company "I" 16th Maine Infantry

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35
Higgins, Eben L.
Union 
Infantry 
4th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of
the State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866 

Name: Eben L Higgins ,Residence: Rockland, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on June 15 1861
in Company C, 4th Maine Infantry Regiment.

Listed as wounded, in Hospital, on September 01 1862 at Chantilly, VA Discharged because of wounds on February 08 1863

Civil War pension records show Eben L. Higgins
received an invalid's pension March 23,1863 for his
service as Corporal in Company "C" 4th Maine Infantry.
It notes his death as December 2,1928 at the Soldiers
Home, California.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 - Sawtelle
Admitted to National Home Feb 9, 1923
Enlisted at April 25,1861 at Rockland, Maine, Discharged February 9,1863 at Washington D.C. Personal Information: Height- 5 Ft 8 in, Light Complexion, Blue Eyes, Religion - Protestant. Nearest relative- Mrs. J.C. Haycock, 125 west 25th Street, Los Angeles California.
(his Daughter) - He died Dec 2,1928.

Name: Eben L Higgins Service Info.: CPL US ARMY
Death Date: 2 Dec 1928
Buried At: Section 59 Row D Site 5
Cemetery: Los Angeles National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los
Angeles, CA 90049

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36
Higgins, Edmund
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/me/civilwar/fmha/fmha-c.htm  
First Maine Heavy Artillery
Company Last Name First Name M/I Age Rank Residence
M/S Mustered into Service Date of Rank
 
Company C Higgins Edmund 33 Private Trenton
                S August 21, 1862 

.....
Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of theState of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866 

Name: Edmund Higgins , Residence: Trenton, Maine 
Promoted to Full Corporal (1864)
Enlisted as a Private at the age of 33 in Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine Transferred into Company C, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine            on 19 December 1862. Received a disability discharge Company C, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 10 May 1865

Source: Civil War Pension Index
Edmund Higgins received an invalid's pension March 13, 1891 for his service as noted above. (Application # 1002430 & Certificate # 949539)

Source: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Edmund Higgins enlisted July 23, 1862 at Ellsworth, Maine and discharged May 11, 1865.
Personal Information from Soldier's home records: Born Maine, Height 5 ft 8 1/2 in, Light complexion, can read and write, protestant religion,Occupation- Mattress maker. Died September 8, 1910.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Ed Higgins Death Date: 8 Sep 1910
Service Info.: CPL US ARMY
Cemetery: Los Angeles National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
Buried At: Section 18 Row E Site 10

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Higgins, Edward
Union 
Infantry 
31st Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866 

Name: Edward Higgins ,Residence: Lewiston, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 04 1864 at the age of 21 in Company L, 31st Maine Infantry Regiment.
Mustered out on July 15 1865. 

Civil War pension records show Edward Higgins received an invalid's pension December 20? 1890 for his service in Company "L" 31st Maine Infantry. It also notes service in Union navy. Notes on index appear to be  lds-Mercedita lds is assumed to mean landsman, and Mercedita is believed to refer to U.S.S. Mercedita
(USS Mercedita, an 840-ton screw steamer, was built at Brooklyn, New York, in 1861...) 
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/mercedit.htm 

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Not on NPS List

Civil War pension records show Edward Higgins' wife Catherine Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 533637 & Certificate # 369739), on November 23,1891, for her husbands service in Company "E" 28th Maine Infantry. Her pension was filed for in Pennsylvania.
....
Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879- ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9

Edward N. Higgins, Private Company "E" 28th Maine Infantry died January 10, 1888 and is buried at St. Joseph's cemetery* located in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania.
(Passyunk & Washington Avenue is the address mentioned)

*According to staff at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Cemetery
626 Baily Rd, Yeadon, PA 19050, all remains from St. Joseph's Church were moved in 1905 to their cemetery. No information of individual graves exists. Records were destroyed in a fire. According to staff at cemetery the graves have one large marker with references to how many adults and children were buried there.

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38
Higgins, Edwin H.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry

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39
Higgins, Edwin M.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of
the State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 1866 

Name: Edwin M Higgins ,Residence: Mount Desert, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on October 19
1861 at the age of 21 in Company D, 1st Maine Cavalry
Regiment. Mustered out on November 25 1864 

HIGGINS EDWIN M 29 M W ME ME HANCOCK EDEN 1870 1 & 2

Household:1880

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

Edwin M. HIGGINS Self M Male W 37 ME Seaman ME ME 
Julia A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 33 ME Keeping House ME ME 
Robert B. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 ME At Home ME ME 
Edwin L. HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 ME At Home ME ME 
Clarence E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 9 ME At Home ME ME 
Sidney A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 ME At Home ME ME 
Carrie M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 ME At Home ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Eden, Hancock, Maine Family History Library Film 1254480 
NA Film Number T9-0480 Page Number 358B 


Appears as Edwin N. Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Mount Desert Hancock Maine and refers to his service as noted above. His disability is noted as "chronic diarrhea" 

HIGGINS EDWIN M 59 M W ME ME HANCOCK MT DESERT 1900 

Civil War pension records show Edwin M. Higgins of Company "D" 1st Maine Cavalry received an invalid's pension October 16,1879. It states his death as November 5,1922 at Northeast Maine.

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40
Higgins, Eli
Union 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. 3 vols. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward, 
1866

Name: Eli Higgins , 
Residence: Rome, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 22 1861 at the age of 23 in Company D, 9th Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Received a disability discharge on January 31 1862 

Civil War pension records show Eli Higgins received an invalid's pension July 8, 1863 for his service in Company "D" 9th Maine Infantry. 
His wife Caroline Higgins received a widows pension in what appears tosay February? 13,1886.

HIGGINS ELI 28 M W ME ME KENNEBEC ROME 1870 

Household:1880 Census

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

Eli HIGGINS Self M Male W 40 MAINE Farmer MAINE MAINE 
Caroline HIGGINS Wife M Female W 36 MAINE Keeping House MAINE MAINE 
Phebe HIGGINS Dau M Female W 19 MAINE MAINE MAINE 
Amos A HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 MAINE Works On Farm MAINE MAINE 
Georgie A HIGGINS Dau Female W 14 MAINE Attending School MAINE MAINE 
Lilla F HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 MAINE Attending School MAINE MAINE 

Source Information:
Census Place West Waterville, Kennebec, Maine Family History Library Film 1254482 
NA Film Number T9-0482 Page Number 522C

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41
Higgins, Forest R
Union 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: Forest R Higgins ,Residence: Bangor, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 21 1861 at the age of 23 in Company K, 9th Maine Infantry Regiment.
Promoted to Sergeant during 1863.
Mustered out on September 27 1864 

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Forrest R. HIGGINS Self M Male W 40 ME Work At Coll. Carrier Tr. ME ME 
Carrie M. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 35 ME ME ME 
Leon F. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 ME At School ME ME 
Maud C. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 ME At School ME ME 
Harry HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 ME At School ME ME 
William H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 3 ME ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Ward 2, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine Family History Library Film 1254485 
NA Film Number T9-0485 Page Number 141A 


Civil War pension records show Forrest R. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1351213 & Certificate # 1126726) on August 3,1906 for his service in Company "K" 9th Regiment Maine Infantry. His wife Carrie M. Higgins received a widows pension December 4,1914. (Application # 1037848 & Certificate # 799771)
..
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Brewer, Penobscot County Maine. refers to his service as noted above.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus - Maine
Transferred to Maine from the the Southern Branch Hospital at Hampton, Virginia in 1912.
Personal description: Height 5 Ft 11 in, Light complexion, Dark eyes, gray hair. Protestant, Teamster by occupation, Married, Nearest relative is Leon F. Higgins and Carrie Higgins of Brewer Maine. Died October 4, 1914 at Bangor Maine

HIGGINS FORREST R 73 M W NY VA ELIZABETH CITY CHESAPEAKE 1910
Name: Forrest R Higgins  Age in 1910: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837 Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Maine Mother's Birth Place: Maine
Home in 1910: Chesapeake, Elizabeth City, Virginia
Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Male

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42
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George Higgins ,Residence: Ellsworth, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on September 07 1861 at the age of 22 in Company G, 8th Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Reduced to rank of Private 1862
Returned to rank of Corporal 1863.
Reenlisted in Company G, 8th Maine Infantry Regiment on February 29 1864.Listed as Prisoner of War on June 18 1864 at Petersburg, VA. 
Promoted to Sergeant1865,
Promoted to Sergeant 1st Class 1865.
Reduced to Private 1865. 
Mustered out on January 18 1866 

Civil War pension records show George Higgins received an invalid's pension February 19,1880 for his service as Corporal in Company "G" 8th Maine Infantry. His wife Margaret Higgins filed for a widows pension September 3,1888.No record of it being granted.

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

George HIGGINS Self M Male W 43 ME Teamster IRE IRE 
Margrat HIGGINS Wife M Female W 38 ME Keeping House IRE IRE 
Source Information:
Census Place Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine Family History Library Film 1254480 
NA Film Number T9-0480 Page Number 115B
 

Margaret Higgins is listed as widow of George Higgins in 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. Refers to his service as noted above but the rank of sergeant is given. His disability was noted as "Fever & Chills". It is noted that he re-enlisted and also that he was a prisoner of war "8 months".

-Closest Match-
http://files.usgwarchives.org/me/knox/sprucehead/cemetery/forrecem.txt
FORREST HILL CEMETERY: Spruce Head, Knox County, ME
This cemetery is located on Rt. 73, in Spruce Head, on the road to St. George.
Higgins, G. E., 8th Maine Inf.

Images of George Higgins' Grave marker at Forrest Hill Cemetery
George Higgins marker - Margaret Higgins
(which is back of stone of 1st image)        an image of entire Higgins plot .

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43
Higgins, George C
Union 
Infantry 
21st Regiment, Maine Infantry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George C Higgins , Residence: Arrowsic, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on October 14 1862 at the age of 27 in Company C, 21st Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Mustered out on August 25 1863 in Augusta, ME 

-Best census connection-

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

George C. HIGGINS Self M Male W 45 ME Millman ME ME 
Martha A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 42 ME Keeping House ME ME 
Everett C. HIGGINS Son S Male W 15 ME ME ME 
Carrie I. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 22 ME ME ME 
Annie M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 ME ME ME 
Sussie B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 ME ME ME 
Martha F. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 9 ME ME ME 
Beatrice A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 7 ME ME ME 
Frederick S. HIGGINS Father W Male W 70 ME Farmer ME ME 
Source Information:
Census Place Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine Family History Library Film 1254488 
NA Film Number T9-0488 Page Number 130C 


Civil War pension records show George C. Higgins received an invalid's pension August 28th, 1890 for his service in Company "C" 21st Maine Infantry.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Georgetown and Arrowsic, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Refers to his service as Corporal in above mentioned company & regiment. His disability is noted as "Asthma".

His pension file notes his date of death as August 31,1913 at Georgetown Maine.

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44
Higgins, George D
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Maine Cavalry

http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/Barrancas.htm#H  
Barrancas, Florida, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL 35208
LAST FIRST RANK CO REGIMENT DATE SEC GRAVE #
  ORIGINAL PLACE OF INTERMENT
 
HIGGINS G. D. PVT C 2ND MAINE CAV 12/1/64 5 779  
 BARRANCAS, FLA 

Name: George D Higgins ,Residence: Thorndike, Maine 
Service Record: Detailed 1863 (before enlisting?)
Enlisted as a Private on January 02 1864 at the age of 32 in Company M*, 2nd Maine Cavalry Regiment.
Sick in quarters, 1864, 
Died on December 01 1864 
 *Company letter differs from burial record

http://www.maine.gov/museum/collections/Flags/Level5/2CavHist.html 

Second Regiment Maine Cavalry History

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45
Higgins, George E
Union 
Artillery 
Maine Garrison Artillery 
   Same soldier as # 46

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George E Higgins ,Residence: Eastport, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on December 10 1861 at the age of 34 in Company C, Maine Coast Guards Regiment. 
Transferred on August 04 1862 into 18th Maine Infantry Regiment.

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46
Higgins, George Eben
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery

Same soldier as # 45

HIGGINS GEORGE E 30 M W ME ME WASHINGTON EASTPORT 1860

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George Eben Higgins ,Residence: Eastport, Maine
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private at the age of 35 in Company C, Maine Coast Guard Regiment,
Transferred on December 10 1861 into Company K, 18th Maine Infantry Regiment.
Promoted to Wagoner on September 10 1862 Transferred on December 19 1862 into Company K, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment.
Discharged on January 14 1865 

HIGGINS G E 40 M W ME ME WASHINGTON EASTPORT DIST 1870

-Best Census Connection-

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

J. W. BROOKS Self S Male W 25 NEW BRUNSWICK Barber 
                    NEW BRUNSWICK NEW BRUNSWICK 
Hattie BROOKS Dau S Female W 2 ME --- --- 
Agnes HIGGINS Mother W Female W 45 NEW BRUNSWICK 
                     Keeping House NEW BRUNSWICK NEW BRUNSWICK 
M. PERKINS Dau S Female W 25 ME --- 

Source Information:
Census Place Eastport, Washington, Maine Family History Library Film 1254490 
NA Film Number T9-0490 Page Number 226D 


Civil War pension records show George E. (Eben) Higgins
received an invalid's pension (Application # 181879 & Certificate # 132022) on March 10 1873 for his service in Company "C" Maine Garrison Artillery & Company "K" 18th Maine Infantry & Company "K" 1st Maine Artillery. His wife Agnes Higgins received a widows pension December 3,1875?. (before 1880) (Application # 333131 & Certificate # 244726)

Agnes Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedules Eastport, Washington County, Maine as the widow of George E. Higgins. Refers to his service as a private in Company "K" 1st Maine Heavy Artillery.

George Eben Higgins 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Co K
                  buried at HILLSIDE CEMETERY
Info on Cemetery-
http://www.eastportme.info/tours7.html 
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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

George E. Higgins, Private Company "K" 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, died August 27, 1879 and is buried at Eastport Maine.
(Other sources mention Hillside Cemetery in Eastport, Washington County, Maine)

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Higgins, George H
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George H Higgins ,Residence: Charleston, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private at the age of 21 Transferred into Company C, 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment on February 08 1864 from District of Columbia Cavalry.
Received a disability discharge Company C, 1st Cavalry Regiment Maine on September 29 1864. 

http://www.mainecav.org/history.htm 

Capsule histories of the 1st, 2nd regiments of Maine Cavalry & 1st DC Cavalry

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Higgins, George S
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63) 

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George S Higgins ,Residence: New Gloucester, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 29 1862 at the age of 18 in Company I, 25th Maine Infantry Regiment.
Mustered out on July 10 1863 in Portland, ME 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine. Refers to his service as noted above. 
List his disability as "Chronic Bronchitis". 

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Higgins, George Z 
Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, Maine Infantry 
      

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the
State of Maine. Augusta: Stevens & Sayward,1866 

Name: George Z Higgins ,Residence: Pembroke, Maine 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Assistant Surgeon on October 24 1863. Commissioned in 15th Maine Infantry Regiment. 
Promoted to Surgeon on 20 March 1865
Mustered out on July 05 1866 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Strong, Franklin County, Maine. Refers to his service as noted above. 

Civil War pension records show Kate F. Higgins receiving a widows pension January 4 ????* for her husbands service as Surgeon of the 15th Maine Regiment. (*date could be 1891)

Image source: The story of the Maine Fifteenth By Henry Augustus Shorey
Secretary and Historian Fifteenth Maine-Bridgton, Me.: Of The Bridgton News. 1890.

Source: Congressional serial set By United States. Government Printing Office - 61st Congress - Published 1911

S. 8835. Kate F. Higgins, of 633 Congress Street, Portland, Me., is the widow of George Z. Higgins, who entered the Union Army December 31, 1863, as assistant surgeon with the Fifteenth Maine Volunteers. He was promoted to the rank of surgeon March 20, 1865, and was honorably mustered out with his regiment July 5, 1866. He was a capable and zealous officer, serving with his regiment in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina, and much of the time was in some of the most unhealthy localities of the South. After the battle of Pleasant Hill, in Louisiana, in April, 1864, he was left within the Confederate lines to care for the Federal wounded, and was detained there for nearly three months. He died of heart disease December 11, 1898.

It does not appear that Dr. Higgins ever applied for pension during his lifetime. His widow applied under the act of June 27, 1890, and was granted $8 per month, which rate was increased by the act of April 19, 1908, to $12 per month, this latter being the pension she is now receiving. She also filed a claim under the general law, but is unable to prove satisfactorily that her husband's fatal disease was due to his military service and so abandoned this claim some years ago.

Mrs. Higgins was married to her deceased husband July 5, 1858, and was therefore his wife during the period of his service at the front. She is now about 74 years of age, in delicate health, and in very poor circumstances. That she is poor is evidenced by the allowance to her of pension under the act of June 27, 1890. It appears from the evidence on file that her husband contracted malarial poisoning during his service in the South and that he suffered more or less thereafter in consequence of the same. It is highly probable that his death was partly attributable to Army causes, and your committee are of opinion, in view of his long and honorable service and the claimant's advanced age and needy circumstances and in consideration of the fact that she is a war widow, that she should have increase of her pension to the general-law rating of $25 per month, as proposed in the bill.

 

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