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WEST VIRGINIA
PART 25

 

Source information from Google books

Loyal West Virginia from 1861 to 1865:By Theodore F. Lang - Published 1895

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No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 
1
Higgins, Baltis A
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Baltis A. Higgins enlisted August 15, 1862 at Newark, Virginia for 3 years service as a Private in Company "F" 11th West Virginia Infantry. Nurse in hospital since since January 1, 1863. On Jul/Aug 1864 roll is sick in hospital at Parkersburg, Va since June 20, 1864. On Sept/Oct 1864 roll he is on detached duty at field hospital. Sick in hospital since November 29, 1864. Sick in hospital at Cumberland Md. on Jan 11, 1865. He was mustered out by reason of disability (Chronic Diarrhea) at Richmond, Virginia on April 7, 1865.
Personal Information: Age 30 at discharge, 6 ft tall, Dark complexion, Dark hair, Dark eyes. Born in Ohio. A farmer by occupation.

See Baltis Higgins' discharge certificate


Baltis A. Higgins, the son of David & Sarah (Anderson) Higgins, was born April 6, 1832 in Licking County, Ohio. He served in the Civil War, enlisting Aug. 15, 1862 at Newark, W. Va. when he was 30 years old. He served under Capt. Stoddard in the 11th Volunteer Infantry, Company 'F' and was discharged with a disability April 17, 1865 at Cumberland Maryland. On his discharge papers, he was listed as six feet tall, with dark eyes and dark hair. He listed his home as Dundas, Vinton County, Ohio.
On Nov. 3, 1861 in Ritchie County, W. Va., Baltis married Emily Bird Hardin. At the time of his marriage, Baltis resided in Wirt County, W. Va
(Emily's maiden name has been found as Harden and Haren. Also found listed as Emily Birch.) Emily, born Dec. 6, 1830 in Barbour County, W. Va., was the daughter of Absalom and Jane (Watts) Hardin
In 1890, while living in Coalton, Jackson Co. OH, Baltis wrote an affidavit for Elizabeth Tennant, widow of Samuel Tennant, for a Civil War pension. In April of 1890 he wrote an affidavit for John A. Arnett's war pension. (#739.668) In said document, Baltis stated that he was a nurse at the hospital in Parkersburg WV for part of the war.  Baltis died May 6, 1906 in Ada, Hardin County, Ohio. Emily died August 15, 1896 in Coalton, Jackson Co. Ohio. Both are buried at Coalton Cemetery, Coal Twp., Jackson County, Ohio No death date on Baltis's stone. The birth dates for both are on the stone.  
-submitted to original site by-Submitted by Nancy Gates; abstract of pension file provided by Dorothy (Arnett) Flores. 

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HIGINS* BALTIS 38 M W OH OH JACKSON WASHINGTON TWP 1870 
 
*This is the way it is spelled on census index 
    Image also includes Baltis' parents David and Sarah living next door.


Civil War pension records show Baltis A. Higgins of Company "F" 11th West Virginia infantry receiving an invalid's pension (Application # 181013 & Certificate # 450022) on February 6th 1873

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Coal, Jackson County, Ohio. Refers to his service as noted above. Notes disability as "Chronic Diarrhea" 

HIGGINS BATTIE A 68 M W OH OH JACKSON COAL TWP 1900 

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2
Higgins, Benjamin
Union 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

According to NARA, this soldier's actual name was Benjamin Huggins

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3
Higgins, Bernard
Union 
Infantry 
Independent 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Bernard Higgins enrolled and joined for duty, at age 52, as a Corporal in Captain Hamilton's Company Independent Exempts Virginia Infantry* at Wheeling Virginia (Now W.V.) for 3 years service. He was mustered into service on October 1, 1862. He was made Sergeant on April 11, 1863.Present on all muster rolls during service. Mustered out on May 31, 1865 at Wheeling West Virginia

* This organization subsequently became Comapany "A" Independent Excempts West Virginia Infantry.

Exempts, West Virginia Infantry lindapages.com/cwar/exempts.htm 
COMPANY "A" INDEPENDENT EXEMPTS (INFANTRY) ENLISTED MEN 
NAME - RESIDENT OR WHERE ENROLLED - AGE - MUSTERED INTO SERVICE; WHEN, WHERE - DATE OF MUSTER OUT - MEMORANDA
HIGGINS, Bernard; Wheeling, WV; 54; Oct 1, 1862, Wheeling, WV; May 31, 1865. Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant April 11, 1863

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4
Higgins, Daniel
Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/ncgrafton.htm  
Grafton National Cemetery
431 Walnut St. Grafton, WV 26354
NAME-RANK-DoB-DoD-SEC -NO.-REG-STATE-CO-BRANCH-WAR- KIA-REMARKS 
HIGGINS, DANIEL -PVT-UKN-JUL 30,1864-F-933-15-WV- C-GAR-CW-X

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http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/wvamuster.html 
ROSTER OF 15TH WV VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Company G: - many from Wood, Preston, and some from other scattered counties.
Daniel Higgins,

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Patrick Higgins enlisted on August 22, 1862 at Valley farm, Virginia  as a private for 3 years service in Captain Shaw's Company "G" 15th Virginia Infantry*.He was mustered in on October 23, 1862 at Camp Willey, Wheeling Island Va. (Now W. V.). On a muster roll dated October 31, 1862, it states he was sick in hospital. On Jan/Feb 1863 roll it notes he had been AWOL for 8 days. He appears on a hospital muster list of USA General Hospital at Parkersburg, W. V. dated July/August 1864. Died of typhoid fever on July 30, 1864.
* Subsequently became the 15th West Virginia Infantry.

Personal Information: Age 20 at enlistment, 5 ft 7 1/2 in tall, fair complexion, Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Born Green County, Pennsylvania. Occupation given as farmer. He had been a resident of Wood County. A letter in his compiled record from his father, Joseph Higgins, stating he received his son's personal effects.

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- Not on NPS Listing -
      Daniel W Higgins  or William D. Higgins

Service Record: 
Enlisted as a Private on November 25 1861 at the age of 38 in Company H, 2nd West Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Promoted to Hospital Steward. Mustered out on June 30 1865.

Source: Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War (NARA)
Daniel William Higgins* enlisted November 13, 1861 at Jackson, Ohio. He was enlisted by David Dove for 3 years service in Company "H" 2nd West Virginia Cavalry. He was mustered in on November 24, 1861 at Parkersburg, Va. Detailed as Hospital Steward June 25, 1862 at Regimental Hospital.
Mustered out January 20, 1864. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on November 22, 1863. Re-Mustered January 21, 1864. His final rank was as Sergeant Major and Hospital Steward (Non Commissioned Staff). He was mustered out June 30, 1865 at Wheeling West Virginia.

Personal Information: Age at enlistment is 35, 6 ft 1/2 in tall,Fair complexion, Grey eyes, Dark hair, Born Bedford County, Virginia. Occupation is given as an Agent.
*Also noted as William Daniel Higgins in file, roster shows him as Daniel William Higgins. His recruit declaration was signed as William D. Higgins. On many receipts for equipment he signed Wm. D. Higgins.

Source: History of the Second regiment West Virginia cavalry volunteers, during the War of the Rebellion - By Joseph J. Sutton - Published 1892     

Listed as Daniel W. Higgins in above source.

Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for
Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879- ca. 1903

Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9
Private Daniel W. Higgins of 2nd West Virginia Cavalry  died February 6, 1884 and is buried in Village Cemetery in Zaleski, Vinton County, Ohio

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5
Higgins, David W.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Veteran Infantry

Same soldier as # 6 below

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6
Higgins, David W.
Union 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Same soldier as # 5 above

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~bigsandyvalley/5thwviroster.htm  
Last Name- First Name- Co.-Rank at enlistment-Rank at discharge
 Higgins,  David W.   B, A Corporal Private 

Source: Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of West Virginia. (NARA)
David W. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled as a Private in Company "B" 5th Virginia Volunteers*
(aka Captain Smith's Company, 5th Regiment Virginia Foot Volunteers) on July 13, 1861 at Camp Pierpont, Virginia for 3 years service. He was mustered in on September, 2, 1861. He attained the rank of Corporal. Discharged March 23. 1864 so he may re-enlist as a veteran volunteer. He re-enlisted as a Private in Company "B" 5th West Virginia Infantry* as a veteran volunteer on March 24, 1864 at at Camp Reynolds, Charlestown, W. V.
Personal Information: Born Wetzel County, Virginia, Black hair, Black eyes, Dark complexion, 5 ft 4 in tall.

* This organization subsequently became 5th Regiment West Virginia Infantry.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Perry. Lawrence County, Ohio. 
Refers to his service as noted above.
(actually states 5th Va Inf)

Civil War pension index shows David W. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 703587 & Certificate # 563427) on May 11, 1889 for his service as a Corporal in Company "A" 5th West Virginia Infantry as well as Company "B". Also states service in Company "A" 1st West Virginia Veteran Infantry.

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7
Higgins, David W.
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

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8
Higgins, Jacob
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Jacob Higgins enlisted as a Private on Feb 26, 1864 at Wheeling West Virginia' He was mustered into service on March 1, 1864 for 3 years service also at Wheeling West Virginia. On Mar/Apr 1865 he is listed as absent in hospital at New Creek, West Virginia and has been sick since September 1864. He was mustered out at age 25 at Cumberland, Maryland on may 30, 1865.
Personal Information: Born Tyler County Va (now W.V.), by occupation a farmer, Brown eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, 5 ft 9 1/2 in tall,

Civil War pension records show Jacob Higgins of Company "H" 11 West Virginia Infantry received an invalid's pension (Application # 451004 & Certificate # 344424) on June 1 1882. He died August 26, 1923 at West, W.V. His wife Mary Ann Higgins received a widows pension November 2, 1923 (Application # 1211737 & Certificate # 945546)

(Best Fit Census - subject to user confirmation )
HIGGINS JACOB 31 M W VA WV WETZEL CENTER TWP 1870 

Household:1880

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

Jacob HIGGINS Self M Male W 42 VA Farmer PA PA 
Susanah J. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 41 VA Keeps House VA VA 
Samuel C. HIGGINS Son S Male W 17 VA Farm Labor VA VA
Zelpha HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 VA VA VA 
Spencer HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 WV VA VA 
Wilson HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 WV VA VA 
Emery HIGGINS Son S Male W 9 WV VA VA 
Virginia C. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 WV VA VA 
John J. HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 WV VA VA 
Roberta HIGGINS Dau S Female W 2 WV VA VA 
Barbra HIGGINS Mother W Female W 69 PA PA PA 

Source Information:
Census Place Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia 
Family History Library Film 1255415 
NA Film Number T9-1415 
Page Number 80C 


1890 Veterans Schedules West Virginia Wetzel listed his service as being Co. H ,11th Va (West) from FEB 28 1864 to MAY 28 1865
HIGGINS JACOB 62 M W WV WV WETZEL PROCTOR DIST 1900 
HIGGINS JACOB 71 M W WV WV WETZEL PROCTOR 1910 
HIGGINS JACOB 81 M W WV WV WETZEL PROCTOR 1920 

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9
Higgins, John D.
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
John D.* Higgins was drafted for 1 year service on March 13, 1865 at Wheeling West Virginia. He was a Private in Company "G" 7th West Virginia Infantry. He was mustered out at Munson Hill, Va on July 1, 1865.
Personal Information: Born Virginia, Occupation is a farmer, Brown eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, 5 ft 9 1/2 in tall,


* also listed as John L. Higgins

Household:1880

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

John L. HIGGINS Self M Male W 45 VA Farms PA PA
Mary J. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 31 VA Keep House VA VA
Virginia A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 WV VA VA
James S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 5 WV VA VA
Albert F. HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 WV VA VA
Lucy E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 2 WV VA VA
Jacob E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11M WV VA VA

Source Information:
Census Place Grant, Wetzel, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255415
NA Film Number T9-1415 Page Number 120C


John L. Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Green, Wetzel County, West Virginia. Refers to service in Company "G" 7th West Virginia Infantry from March 13,1865 to July 1,1865.

Civil War pension records show John L. Higgins received an invalid's pension December 10.1881 for his service in Company "G" 7th West Virginia Infantry.
His wife Mary J. Higgins received a widows pension on January 26,1916.

John L. Higgins' date of death is noted as January 14,1916 at Atwood West Virginia.

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10
Higgins, Johnson
Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/wvamuster.html 
ROSTER OF 15TH WV VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Company G: - many from Wood, Preston, and some from other scattered counties. 
Johnson Higgins

NARA states this soldier's real name was Johnson Huggins

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11
Higgins, Joshua
Union 
Infantry 
14th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

 Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Joshua Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on August 16, 1862, at age 37, at Mannington, Virginia for 3 years service. He was mustered into Company "H" 14th Virginia Infantry* on September 1, 1862. He is present on all rolls until the Jul/Aug 1864roll where he is listed as absent, sick in U. S. Hospital at Summit Point W.V.. He was mustered out at Cumberland, Maryland on May 27, 1865.

* This organization subsequently became Company "H" 14th West Virginia Infantry

HIGGINS JOSHUA 36 M W PA VA MARION BEATYS MILLS P O 1860 
     (Best fit-wife's name different from 1880-)

Civil War pension records show Joshua Higgins of Company "H" 14th regiment of West Virginia Infantry received an invalid's pension December 9th 1883 and his wife Nancy Higgins received a widows pension April 9th 1896

HIGGINS JOSHUA 46 M W PA WV WETZEL GRANT TWP 1870 
          (Best fit-wife's name different from 1880-)

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Joshua HIGGINS Self M Male W 56 WV Farms WV WV 
Nancy HIGGINS Wife M Female W 46 WV Keep House WV WV 
Joshua E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 WV Wk-Farm WV WV 

Source Information:
Census Place Grant, Wetzel, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255415 
NA Film Number T9-1415 Page Number 146A
 

1890 Veterans Schedules West Virginia Wetzel Grant Soldier-Rank-Company-Regiment-Date enlisted-Date discharged-length of service
Higgins,Joshua-Pvt-H-14th WV Inf-14 Aug 1862-27 Jun1865-2yrs 10mnth 13dys
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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 
Joshua Higgins, Private, Company "H" 14th West Virginia Infantry died March 7,1894 and is buried at Mannington Cemetery, Mannington, (near Fairmont), West Virginia.

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12
Higgins, Josiah P
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (BARA)
Josiah P. Higgins joined, at New Creek, Va, for duty and enrolled December 23, 1863 in Company "G" (Captain Winter's Company) 1st Virginia Mounted Volunteers which later became Company "G" 1st West Virginia Cavalry. He signed up for 3 years service. Taken prisoner Warrenton, Va and exchanged March 1, 1863. Mustered out of this regiment on December 31, 1863. Later re-enlisted in Company "D" Veteran's Cavalry on January 1, 1864. . On Jun/Jul 1864 roll shows him absent without leave, states his day of desertion as July 7,1864. Another page states he deserted June 15, 1864 at Lewisburg, Va. Charge of desertion removed by order of the president (s.o.582 11/21/1866)

Records show previous enlistment in 1st Virginia Mounted Volunteers on September 14, 1861 at Camp Pierpont.
Personal Information from enlistment document for 1st W.V. Veteran Calvary dated 12/23/1863: Born Lawrence County, Ohio, age 22, a cooper by trade. Had Blue eyes, Brown hair, light complexion, 5 ft 9 1/2 in tall.

http://www.lindapages.com/1wvc/1wvc-1890.htm 
WEST VIRGINIA Cabell County 
HIGGINS, Josiah P., Pvt., 1st WV Cavalry. Enlisted
9/14/61; discharged 1/1/64. Disability Incurred:
Chronic diarrhea; applied for pension. 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Huntington. Cabell County, West Virginia. Refers to his service as noted above. notes "Has applied for pension".

On the same 1890 Veterans census as noted above it also lists him as being First Class Seaman on board the U.S.S. Sybil from June 4,1864 to July 28,1865.

Civil War pension records show Josiah P. Higgins applied for an invalid's pension May 9,1892 for his service as noted above. It does not record that he received the pension. The file notes his date of death as March 12, 1927 at Huntington, West Virginia.

Extracted information from Josiah P. Higgins' Navy pension # 16424-
Born Millersport, Lawrence County, Ohio September 29,1843.from letter written by Pensioner. (Death certificate gives D,O.B. as 02/24/1844)
Deserted from his Army enlistment on June 1,1864 and enlisted in Navy at Cincinnati, Ohio as a substitute for an enlisted man. Applied for removal of desertion charge, which was denied.
Served as Seaman on board U.S. Steamship Sybil & U.S. Steamship Granpus & U.S. Steamship Great Western & U.S. Hospital Ship Red Rover, from which he was discharged from on July 27,1865 at Mound City Illinois.
- More on the "Red Rover" -
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-r/rd-rovr.htm
USS Red Rover (1862-1865)
- More on the "Great Western" -
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/g8/great_western.htm

Pension issued April 25,1892.
(Image of Pension Approval)
Height: 5 foot 10 inches, Eyes: Blue, Fair complexion, Hair: Brown(he thinks) now is Grey.
Wife: Elizabeth A. Higgins nee Rigney
Married 1868 by Rev. John B. Lewis
Former occupation: Laborer and Cooper

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13
Higgins, Josiah P.
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

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14
Higgins, Perry
Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

        Same soldier # 15 below

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/wvamuster.html 
ROSTER OF 15TH WV VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Company G: - many from Wood, Preston, and some from other scattered counties.
http://www.netassoc.net/kbarnett/1890.txt 
1890 UNION VETERANS AND WIDOWS CENSUS FOR WALKER
DISTRICT, WOOD COUNTY, WV
NAME: Perry Higgins WIDOW:   (N/A)
RANK: Private COMPANY: G
REGIMENT: 15 VA Vol. Inf. ENLISTED: Aug 1862
DISCHARGED: (N/A) POST OFFICE: Horseneck, Pleasants Co. WV
DISABILITY: Loss of left eye, shot through hand

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Perry Higgins enlisted as a Private, at age 23, on August 22, 1862 at Valley Farm, Va in Captain Shaw's Company "G" 15th Virginia Infantry* for 3 years service. Mustered in on October 23, 1862 at Camp Willey, Wheeling Island Va. (Now W. V.). On Jan/Feb 1863 roll it notes he was AWOL for eight days. Present on all rolls until June 1, 1864 when he became sick and was sent to hospital. On Mar/Apr 1865 roll, he is listed as absent sick since June 1st 1864 in U.S. General Hospital at Charlestown, Va.

Personal Information: Fair complexion, 5 ft 10 in tall, Brown eyes, Light hair. Born Green County, Pennsylvania. A farmer by occupation.
* Later became 15th West Virginia Infantry.

West Virginia Marriage Records
Name: Perry Higgins Spouse: Sarah Welling
Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1874 County: Pleasant State: WV

Civil War pension records show Perry Higgins received an invalid's pension October 18,1889 for his service in Company "G" 10th & Company "G" 15th West Virginia Infantry.
His wife Eliza E. Higgins filed for a widows pension October 28,19??.No record of it being granted. 
A pension for a minor was granted 190?
(date unreadable)

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15
Higgins, Pery
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

  http://members.dslextreme.com/users/dhj001/familystories/CompanyG.html  
Tenth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company G
Pvt. Perry Higgins, Valley Farm, 23. Mustered at Wheeling Oct. 23, 1862. Mustered out May 29, 1865
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvpleasa/vetburials.htm  
LEMLEY Cemetery
MILITARY VETERANS BURIED IN PLEASANTS COUNTY, WV 
Perry Higgins - Civil - Co G 10 WV Inf
also
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvpleasa/cemetery/ingram.htm  
Ingram (Lemley/Bull Creek) Cemetery
HIGGINS, Perry - 1841 - 3-5-1908 - Aged 66y 8m 28d -
                        Co. G 10 WV Inf.
Other Higgins' in same Cemetery
HIGGINS, John - 7-12-1884 - 12-3-1886 - s/o W. M. & M. J.
HIGGINS, Joseph - 1877 - 3-9-1881 - Aged 3y 15d - 
             s/o W. & Mary
HIGGINS, Joseph W. - 1-26-1902 - 3-3-1904 . . .  

Webmaster believes this to be the same Perry Higgins referred to above:

View 1850 VA Census Scan  - Page 1   - Page 2

View 1860 VA Census Scan HIGGINS PERRY 23
                   WOOD BULL CRK P O 
 
1880 Census Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
  
Perry HIGGINS Self M Male W 43 PA Farmer PA PA 
Sarah HIGGINS Wife M Female W 29 WV Keeping House WV WV 
Andrew HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 WV At Home PA WV 
Maggie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 7 WV PA WV 
Nancy J. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 5 WV PA WV 
Isophine HIGGINS Dau S Female W 2 WV PA WV 
Marie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 10M WV PA WV 

Source Information:
Census Place Jefferson, Pleasants, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255411 
NA Film Number T9-1411 Page Number 104B 

and next door
1880 Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Debba HIGGINS Self W Female W 79 PA Keeping House NJ PA 
James WELLING Son S Male W 14 WV Works On Farm WV WV 
Rebecca GAULT Other S Female W 75 PA PA PA 

Source Information:
Census Place Jefferson, Pleasants, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255411 
NA Film Number T9-1411 Page Number 104B 


View 1900 WV Census Scan HIGGINS PERRY 64 
              WOOD WALKER District 

His pension file notes his date of death as March 5,1903 at Borland, West Virginia

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16
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

same soldier as # 17 below

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Peter Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "H" 1st West Virginia Cavalry on February 15, 1864 at Wheeling W. V. for 3 years service and mustered in on February 16, 1864.
March 1864 roll - Absent with out leave, name appears on a list of prisoners at Military prison at Wheeling, W. V. ( aka Athenium Prison) was arrested on March 23, 1864 at Marshall County, W. V. as a deserter and sent to Martinsburg, W. V. on March 25, 1864.
July - October 1864 roll - Absent at dismount camp
April 1865 - Absent at remount camp. Mustered out on July 8, 1865.
Personal Information: 25 years old, 5 ft 6 inches tall, dark complexion, Hazel eyes, dark hair, laborer by trade. Listed Marshall County, W. V. as his residence.

- Closest Census match -

HIGGINS PETER 23 M W IREL VA MARSHALL MOUNDSVILLE 1860
Name Age
Peter Higgins 23
Mary A Higgins 21
Elisabeth A Higgins 2
Bridgett Higgins 1

HIGGINS PETER 35 M W IREL WV MARSHALL CAMERON TWP 1870
Name Age
Peter Higgins 35
Mary Higgins 31
Elizabeth Higgins 12
Cardelia Higgins 11
James Higgins 9
Catherine Higgins 7

Source: Civil War pension index: Mary A. Higgins received a widows pension July 15, 1890 for her Husbands service in Company "H" 1st West Virginia and Company "C" 1st Virginia Infantry. ( Application # 499484  & Certificate # 463568 applied for in Ohio)
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17
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

http://www.wvculture.org/history/journal_wvh/wvh55-3.html#coc 
The First West Virginia Infantry Company C
Higgins, Peter--25; 5 6"; fair; blue; brown; Moundsville, VA; laborer; 10/17/1861; Moundsville, VA; Pvt.; Discharged for disability July 1862 place unknown.
Mary A. Higgins appears as the widow of Peter Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio. Refers to service in Company "C" 1st West Virginia Infantry from October 17,1861 to May 31,1862.

same soldier as # 16 above

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18
Higgins, Reuben
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Veteran Infantry

   Same Soldier as #19

Civil War pension records show Reuben J. Higgins received an invalid's pension March 19,1888 (Application # 645441 & Certificate # 484466) for his service in Company "H" of both 9th W. Va Infantry & 1st W.Va. Veterans Infantry.

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19
Higgins, Reuben
Union 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Same soldier as # 18

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
A note in his record states he had been captured November 11, 1861 at Guyandotte Va and confined at Richmond, Va on November 22, 1861. he was then sent to Salisbury N.C. on December 24, 1861 and paroled there on May 28, 1862.
Re-Enlisted as a Sergeant on December 1, 1861 at the age of 20 in Company H, 9th West Virginia Infantry Regiment. Transferred into Company H, 1st West Virginia Infantry Regiment on Nov 9 1864.(Veterans regiment)
Mustered Out on Jul 21 1865 at Cumberland, MD

Appears as Ruben J. Higgins on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Upper, Lawrence County, Ohio. Refers to service as a Sergeant in Company "H" 9th Virginia (W.Va.) Infantry from September 14,1861 to August 19,1865.
Disability noted: Lung Trouble Note: Veteraned January 1863

Civil War pension records show Reuben J. Higgins received an invalid's pension Application # 645441 & Certificate # 484466) on March 19,1888 for his service in Company "H" of both 9th W.Va Infantry & 1st W.Va. Veterans Infantry.

His obituary and biography can be seen onsite at

TAPS ARE SOUNDED FOR ANOTHER CIVIL WAR VET.
REUBEN HIGGINS OF COAL GROVE DIES

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Higgins, Robert
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

http://www.wvculture.org/history/journal_wvh/wvh55-3.html#coa 
1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry Company A
Higgins, Robert--20; 5 9"; sandy; blue; sandy; Wheeling, VA; nailer; 9/20/1861; Camp Carlile, VA; Sgt.; *.

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Robert Higgins joined for duty and enrolled as a 5th Sergeant on September 20, 1861 in Captain Weddle's Company 1st Virginia Infantry* at Wheeling Virginia. He was mustered into service for 3 years on September 25, 1861. On May/Jun 1862 roll is listed as absent, sick in hospital at Alexandria, Virginia. On Jul/Aug 1862 roll is listed as absent sick in hospital at Washington City. Appointed orderly Sergeant July 13, 1862. On April 10,1863 special muster roll he is listed as absent to be a witness at a court martial. On detached duty on May - Aug 1864 rolls as a orderly Sergeant at Brigade Headquarters. He was mustered out, as a Sergeant, at Wheeling W. V. on November 23,1864.

* Subsequently became Company "A" 1st West Virginia Infantry.

HIGGINS-ROBT-48-M-W-NJ-VA-OHIO-DIST-44-1850
Name Age
Robert Higgins 48
Ann Higgins 47
Martha Ann Higgins 20
Thomas L Higgins 12
Robert T Higgins 8
Mary Welch 8

HIGGINS-ROBT-58-M-W-NJ-VA-OHIO-2-WD-WHEELING-1860
Name Age
Robt Higgins 58
Anna Higgins 57
Louis Higgins 28
Robert T Higgins 18
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West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900
Name: ROBERT T. HIGGINS Spouse: H. A.* HUBBARD 
         Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1867 County: Ohio State: WV 
        
*believed to stand for Henrietta Augusta

HIGGINS ROBERT 26 M W VA WV OHIO 5-WD WHEELING 1870 

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

Henrietta HIGGINS Self W Female W 35 CT Dry Goods Mk CT CT 
Sue H HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 WV At School VA CT 
Lucy A HIGGINS Dau S Female W 9 WV At School VA CT 
Frank K HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 WV At School VA CT 
Nellie P HIGGINS Dau S Female W 4 WV VA CT 
Emma ZIMMINES Other S Female W 21 VA Servant HANOVER HANOVER 

Source Information:
Census Place Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255410 
NA Film Number T9-1410 Page Number 352D 

Civil War pension records show Henrietta A. Higgins received a widows pension, June 9, 1879, for her husband Robert T. Higgins' service in Company "A" 1st West Virginia Infantry. (Application # 246658 and Certificate # 193351)

Veterans Census - 1890; Census Place: Washington, Marshall, West Virginia; Roll: 109; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 205.
Henrietta Higgins appears as the widow of Robert T. Higgins with same service record as noted above. Lists consumption as disability

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Higgins, Stephen
Union 
Infantry 
17th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
He enlisted, at age 23,on February 27, 1865 for 1 years service, at Wheeling W. V.. He was mustered in as a Private into Company "H" 17th West Virginia Infantry on February 28, 1865. He was mustered out on June 30, 1865 at Wheeling, West Virginia.

Personal Information: 5 ft 9 in tall, Florid (Ruddy) complexion, brown eyes, black hair, born Taylor County, W. V., A farmer by occupation. He is credited to Wood County.

Civil War pension records show Stephen Higgins of Company "H" 17th West Virginia Infantry , received an invalid's pension in 1887 (appears to say September 3).
His wife Emily Higgins received a widows pension April 18 1922.

HIGGINS STEPHEN 29 M W OH WV WETZEL PROCTOR TWP 1870 
     Image 1 & Image 2

Household:1880

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

Stephen HIGGINS Self M Male W 39 VA Farms VA PA 
Emily HIGGINS Wife M Female W 40 VA Keep House VA VA 
Ira F. HIGGINS Son S Male W 17 WV Labr. VA VA 
Lacy C. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 WV Home VA VA 
Christena HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 WV Home VA VA 
Sarah HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 WV VA VA 
Dora E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 WV VA VA 
Rachel A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 WV VA VA 
Sena J. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8M WV VA VA 

Source Information:
Census Place Grant, Wetzel, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255415 
NA Film Number T9-1415 Page Number 124D 


1890 Veterans Census Schedules West Virginia Wetzel Soldier-Rank-Company-Regiment-Date enlisted-Date discharged-length of service

Stephen Higgins-private-H-17 W.V. Volunteers
                     -February 28,1865-July 18,1865-4 Mnths 10 dys

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Wetzel, Wetzel County, West Virginia. Refers to service as noted above. Disability noted: Rheumatism

HIGGINS STEPHEN 50* M I WV WV WETZEL GRANT 1900 
   *Obviously an error -Age & Year of birth appear wrong, when compared to previous census' 

HIGGINS STEPHEN 69 M W WV WV WETZEL GREEN 1910
 
HIGGINS STEPEN 78 M W VA WV MARSHALL MOUNDSVILLE; WASHINGTON 1920 

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Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
Thomas Higgins enrolled on March 10, 1861 at Newark N.J.. He was mustered in on March 11, 1861 at New York in Old Company "B" 12th Virginia Infantry*. He was mustered out at Washington D. C. on April 26, 1862 per orders from the War Department.

* This organization subsequently became 12th Regiment West Virginia Infantry but when that occurred Thomas Higgins was not part of the unit.

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Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Cavalry 
4th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia -(NARA)
Thomas Higgins joined for duty and enrolled at the age of 18 at Parkersburg, West Virginia on August 8, 1863 as a Private in Company "D" 4th West Virginia Cavalry.(6 Months service 1863-1864). He was mustered out March 7, 1864 at Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Higgins, Thomas L.  (Lew)

Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Image is available to order at
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html#Ordering 
Photo ID Comments 
RG98S-CWP82.101 Wartime bust image of 2nd Lt. Thomas L. Higgins, Co. H, 15th Regt., West Virginia Vol. Inf. 
. . . 
Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia -(NARA)
Thomas Lew Higgins, at age 24, joined for duty and enrolled as a First Sergeant on August 9, 1862. He was mustered in at Wheeling Virginia in Company "H" 15th Virginia Infantry* for 3 years service. He was 1st Sergeant from enrollment to January 26, 1864 when he was promoted to 2nd Lt. His first  station was Camp Perry at Portland, Maine. File states he was absent, wounded in hand by gunshot received at battle of Winchester, Va, since September 19, 1864. He was mustered out June 14,1865 at Richmond Virginia.

* Later became 15th West Virginia Infantry.

Special Order # 93 regarding Thomas L. Higgins' discharge

Special Order # 518 regarding Thomas L. Higgins' discharge

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Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
William Higgins enlisted on August 22, 1862, as a Private, at Valley farm Virginia in Captain Shaw's Company "G" 15th Virginia Infantry*for 3 years service. Mustered in on October 23, 1862 at Camp Willey, Wheeling Island Va. (Now W. V.). On Jul/Aug & Sept/Oct 1863 roll is at General Hospital at Cumberland, Md. On 10 day furlough from August 15th to August 25th 1863. On Nov/Dec 1863 roll is listed at General Hospital at Parkersburg, Virginia. Sick in Hospital at Cumberland, Md since April 3, 1864.
Discharged for disability on June 7, 1864 at Cumberland, Maryland.
Disabilities noted were diarrhea and Chronic pneumonia.
* Later became 15th West Virginia Infantry.
Personal Information: Age 29 at enlistment, 5 ft 6 in tall, Fair complexion, Grey eyes, light hair, born Green County, Pennsylvania. A farmer by occupation. Listed as married. Residence noted as Pleasant County, W.V.
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http://usmo4.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?go=http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvpleasa/90cen.htm 
1890 Special Census, Pleasants County, WV
SPECIAL SCHEDULE of the ELEVENTH CENSUS of the UNITED STATES, 1890
Jefferson District
HIGGINS, William, Private, Company "G", 15th West Virginia Vol. Infantry. Enlisted 7/22/1862; discharged 5/15/1864. Address: Volcano, Wood County, WV. Disability Incurred: Bronchitis & Piles.

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Higgins, Wm. A.
Union 
Infantry 
6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia (NARA)
William A. Higgins enlisted as a Private on September 23, 1861 at Wheeling Virginia and was mustered in on October 1, 1861 for 3 years service. He was appointed 2nd Lt. on November 11, 1861 at Grafton, Va of Company "K" 6th Virginia Infantry*. On May/Jun 1863 on detached duty in Rawlesburg, Virginia building a blockhouse. On Sept/Oct 1863 roll is listed as absent on detached duty on a scouting [arty in Hampshire County, Virginia. On Jan/Feb 1864 roll is listed as absent on detail at Clarksburg Va. on General Court Martial. On Mar/Apr 1864 is on detached duty at Headquarters at Paw Paw B & O railroad. He was mustered out on November 17, 1864.
* This organization subsequently became Company "K" 6th West Virginia Infantry.

William A. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on March 16, 1865 at Wheeling West Virginia. He was appointed 1st Lt on March 16, 1865. On Mar/Apr 1865 he was on detached duty at Block House, Bridge 21, B & O Railroad. He was mustered out as 1st Lt. of Company "I" 6th West Virginia Infantry on June 10, 1865 at Wheeling West Virginia.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Collamer and
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Refers to service as a
Lieutenant in Company "K" 6th West Virginia Infantry
from September 23,1861 to October 1864.

Civil War pension records show William A. Higgins
received an invalid's pension May 10,1895 for his
service in Companies "K" & "I" 6th West Virginia
Infantry. Pension was filed for in Ohio
(Application # 1167016 & Certificate # 917680)

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