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U.S. Colored Troops
USCT  

Sgt. Major Christian Fleetwood  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Colored_TroopsThe United States War Department issued General Order Number 143 on May 22, 1863 establishing a "Bureau of Colored Troops" to facilitate the recruitment of African-American soldiers to fight for the Union Army.
Regiments were recruited from all states of the nation and became known as the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Approximately 175 regiments comprised of over 178,000 free blacks and freed slaves served during the last two years of the war, and bolstered the Union war effort at a critical time. By war's end, the USCT comprised approximately a tenth of all Union troops. 1,715 USCT soldiers were combat casualties during the war.
Source: United States Colored Troops - Wikipedia


  
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A history of the negro troops in the war of the rebellion, 1861-1865 ... By George Washington Williams - Published 1888



No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 
1
Higgins, Abraham
Union 
Infantry 
107th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

  Click to enlarge

Name: Abraham Higgins
Cemetery: Crown Hill National Cemetery
700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis
Marion County, Indiana USA, Postal Code: 46208

Source: National Archives Civil War records 
Name: Abraham Higgins ,   
Enlistment Place: Louisville, Kentucky  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on September 14 1864 in Company K, 107th Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops . 

Abraham Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Precinct 2, Lincoln, Kentucky refers to his service as noted above. 

Civil War pension index shows Abram (Abraham) Higgins received an invalid's pension in what appears to say April 15,1892 for his service in Company "K" 107th U.S.C.T. (Infantry)

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2
Higgins, Abram
Union 
Infantry 
76th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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3
Higgins, Andy
Union 
Infantry 
21st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations (NARA)
Andy Higgins enlisted at age 44,on September 22, 1864, for 3 years service, as a Private in Company "K",21st U.S.C.T. Infantry. He enlisted at Hilton head, South Carolina. Absent without leave since December 18,1864.Listed as deserted from December 18,1864 at Morris Island S,C.
Personal Information: Age 44 at enlistment, Born Pinkney S.C., Black eyes, Black hair, Black Complexion, a farmer by occupation, 5 ft 6 in tall.
States he is credited as being from Connecticut. Another page states Vermont.


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4
Higgins, Burrill
Union 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry 

Source: National Archives Civil War records Service Record:  
Enlisted as a Private in Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment UC on September 23 1864. 

Civil War pension records show Burrill Higgins received an invalid's pension (date illegible) for his service in Company "F" United Stated Colored Cavalry. The pension was filed for in Kentucky.
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Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Burrill Higgins Birth Location: Franklin,
Kentucky Enlistment Date: 23 Sep 1864
Enlistment Location: Camp Nelson 
Branch of Service: 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry 
Estimated birth year: abt 1808 Roll: M1817_67 
Detail: Height 5ft 7in,Complexion;Black,
Born: Franklin Kentucky
Sept & Oct 1864 appears on roll of Hospital as patient at Camp Nelson,Ky.
Appears on Muster in roll October 29,1864 at Camp Nelson Ky. 
Enlisted at age of 22 for 3 years service. Name of owner of Negro- Thomas Edwards (
believed to be from Woodford Kentucky as mentioned on soldiers enlistment declaration)
Appears on company muster roll Oct. 31,1864 absent, sick in tent hospital at Camp Nelson, KY
Listed absent, sick in hospital for Nov. Dec 1864.
Listed on company muster roll as present Jan & Feb 1865.
Same status through Feb 1886. 
Muster out roll states the following:
Mustered out March 16,1886 at Helena, Arkansas.
Last paid Dec 31, 1865.

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5
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Infantry 
27th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Source: National Archives Civil War records
Enlisted as a Private on February 22 1861 at the age of 42 .
Mustered in Company H, 27th Infantry Regiment UC on June 04 1864.
Mustered out September 21 1865

Civil War pension records show Charles Higgins received an invalid's pension for his service in Companies "C" & "H" 27th United States Colored Infantry. The pension was filed for in Ohio. He filed for the pension July 18th 1890.

Census Scan HIGGINS CHARLES 48 M M KY OH SUMMIT HUDSON TWP 1870 
                 with wife Mary Higgins

Household:1880 Census
-Best connection based on 1890 Census info-

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

Charles HIGGENS Self W Male B 58 VA Laborer VA VA 

Source Information:
Census Place Hudson, Summit, Ohio Family History Library Film 1255069 
NA Film Number T9-1069 Page Number 279B 



Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Hudson Summit County Ohio. It list him as a private in Company H, 27th U.S. Colored Infantry from February 22nd,1864 to September 22nd 1865. 
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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

Charles Higgins, Private, Company "H" 27th United States Colored Troops died November 18,1892 and is buried at the Soldier's Home near Dayton Ohio.

http://www.daytonhistorybooks.citymax.com/page/page/1656960.htm  
Guide To the Central National Soldiers� Home For Visitors and Citizens: With Sketches of Dayton Copyright, 1891, by The Guide Publishing Company, Dayton, Ohio

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 - Dayton
Enlisted Feb 22nd 1865 - Discharged - September 21, 1865 at Smithville N.C.
Height 5ft 5in - Born Kentucky - can not read or write - catholic - Black complexion - Grey eyes, gray hair
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Name: Charles Higgins 
Service Info.: PVT INFANTRY CIVIL WAR 
Death Date: 18 Nov 1892 Buried At: Section I Row 14 Site 20
Cemetery: Dayton National Cemetery 
Cemetery Address: VA Medical Center 4100 West Third
Street Dayton, OH 45428 

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6
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Infantry 
79th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry -- New
Organization (1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry)

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Not on NPS list

No service record found

Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
David Higgins Company "K" 20th U.S. Colored Infantry - Died March 20,1883 -
Buried at or near Freehold, New Jersey.

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7
Higgins, David
Union 
Infantry 
41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations (NARA)
David Higgins enlisted as a private ,at age 38,on September 9,1864, at Trenton, N. J.for 1 years service. He was mustered in as a private in Company "B" on September 10, 1864. He deserted October 13, 1864 at Camp William Penn.
Personal Information: Age 38, Born Middlesex County, New Jersey, Occupation laborer, Black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5 ft 3 1/2 in tall. He is credited to Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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8
Higgins, David
Union 
Infantry 
104th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Civil War pension index
David Higgins received an invalid's pension February 9, 1883 for his service as a Private in Company "A" 104th U.S. Colored Infantry
(Application # 472153 & Certificate # 452244) in South Carolina. His widow Sarah received a pension 1897 (Application # 649483 & Certificate # 465695) also in South Carolina.

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9
Higgins, Elijah
Union 
Artillery 
2nd Regiment, United States Colored Light Artillery 

Civil War pension records show Diana Higgins filed for a widows pension April 9,1887, for her husbands, Elijah Higgins , service in Company "C" 2nd United States Colored Light Artillery. No record of it being granted.
She filed for the pension in Mississippi.
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Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Elijah Higgins Birth Location: Henry, Kentucky 
Enlistment Date: 8 Oct 1863 Enlistment Location: Black
River Branch of Service: 2nd Regiment U.S. Colored Light Artillery 
Estimated birth year: abt 1835  Detail: Age at muster 28,Height 5ft 7 In

Appears on Battery muster rolls until Sept. 1865 then noted as absent and in post hospital Vicksburg Miss. as of Sept 27,1865,
Mustered out at Vicksburg, Miss on Dec. 28,1865.
Last paid Feb 28,1865

Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Artillery Organizations. (NARA)
Elijah Higgins enlisted October 8, 1863 at Black River Bridge for 3 years service. He was mustered in as a Private in Captain Isaac B. Goodloe's 1st Battery, Louisiana Colored Light Artillery* on November 6, 1863. Present on all muster rolls until September 27, 1865 when he was sent to post hospital at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was mustered out at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 28, 1865.
Personal Information: Age 28 at enlistment, Born Henry County, Kentucky, Farmer by occupation, 5 ft 7 in tall, Black hair, Black complexion, Black eyes.

* This organization subsequently became Battery "A" then Battery "C", 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery
 

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10
Higgins, Francis
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations. (NARA)
Francis Higgins enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company "B" as a Private on January 6, 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Present on all rolls until he was discharged and mustered out on December 6, 1865 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Personal Information: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Age 21 at enlistment, Dark complexion, Black eyes, Black hair,5 ft 2 in tall, Laborer by occupation.

Civil War pension index shows Francis Higgins (alias Peter F. Higgins) received an invalid's pension (Application # 827005 & Certificate # 797729) on July 20, 1890. for his service as a private in Company "B" 25th United States Colored Infantry

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11
Higgins, Frank
Union 
Infantry 
110th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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12
Higgins, Garnett
Union 
Infantry 
Unassigned United States Colored Infantry

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13
Higgins, Garrard
Union 
Infantry 
Unassigned United States Colored Infantry

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14
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
80th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Civil War pension records show that George Higgins received an invalid's pension January 6, 1872 for his service in Company "C" 80th regiment U. S. Colored Infantry. (Application # 171377 & Certificate # 139813)It also notes service in Company "G" 9th U.S. Cavalry. It notes his date of death as December 7, 1878.

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15
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
97th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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16
Higgins, George
Union 
Infantry 
114th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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17
Higgins, George W.
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

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

George Higgins, Private Company "F" 16th United States  Colored Troops is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. 
No date of death is given.
Greenlawn Cemetery,55 Mary Ann Street, Scioto County,  Portsmouth OH 740-353-4969 
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U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
-Company Descriptive Book-
(Only including entries that are readable)
Age 18, Enlisted as a Private 16 Sep 1864 as a substitute at Ironton Ohio for one year, Listed as present Sept,- Oct.1864. 
Assigned to Company by SO# 125 to Headquarters 16th USCT October 31, 1864.
(
mentions he was a substitute for Thomas Magee Brown Vinton County, Ohio
Listed as present through end of 1864.Present Jan. & Feb. 1865.
Listed as absent Mar. & Apr. 1865 
Sick in General Hospital Chattanooga Tenn. since Apr 15, 1865. 
Mustered out May 22,1865 at Chatanooga Tenn. by order of Sec of War.

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18
Higgins, George W.
Union 
Infantry 
53rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

According to Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, this soldier's real name was George W. Huggins.

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19
Higgins, Hampton
Union 
Infantry 
64th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Source: National Archives Civil War records 
Name: Hampton Higgins , Occupation: Farmer  
Enlistment Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on February 1 1865 at the age of 18.Mustered in Company A, 64th Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops on Feb 20 1865.
Died of disease Company A, 64th Infantry Regiment U.S.
Colored Troops on Oct 4 1865 at Vicksburg, MS.

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Not on NPS Listing 

Higgins, Henry
  Also See - Higgins, Henry MA

Name: Henry Higgins -Birth Location: Lincoln Co, Ky 
Enlistment Date: 2 or 23 Mar 1864 - Location: Weymouth
Branch of Service: 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry 

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20
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
Enlisted as a Private, at the age of 21, in Company "I" 2nd U.S. Colored Troops on December 23, 1864 at Fort Myers Florida. Enlisted by Lt. Burgess. His records state he was a farmer, He was 5 foot 7 inches tall , Black complexion, black eyes, black hair and that he was born in Macon Georgia. A notes states: He was mustered July 29,1865 from enlistment for action at Fort Myers on February 20, 1865.

Civil War pension records show that Henry Higgins applied for an invalid's pension June 12, 1891. (Application # 1030835) for his service in Company "I" of the 2nd U.S. Colored Infantry. No record of it being granted.

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21
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Artillery 
4th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Henry Higgins -Birth Location: Henry Co, Tenn. 
Enlistment Date: 18 Sep 1864 - Enlistment Location: Columbus 
Branch of Service: 4th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery 
His last owner was James Milligan who resided in Wilson Co.,Tenn.
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 19,Height 5 ft 7 in, Complexion Brown, Eyes Black, Hair Black, 
Occupation Farmer
Enlisted & Mustered as a Private Sept 18,1864 at Columbus Ky by Lt.Douglas in Company "L" 4th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery for 5 years*. 
* "accepted for 3 yrs in conformity with the law"
Detailed as Drummer Nov & Dec 1864
Appears as present on all muster rolls up to his muster out at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Feb. 25, 1866.

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22
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Artillery 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
Name: Henry Higgins Birth Location: Montgomery Co, Ky 
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1863 Location: Vicksburg 
Branch of Service: Company "D" 5th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age-24,Height 5ft 7 1/2 in. Complexion-Black,
Eyes-Black, Hair- Curly, Occupation- Farmer.
Enlisted at Vicksburg for 3 yrs service.
Originally was in Company "D" 9th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers which became
                      Company "D" 5th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery.
Appears as present on muster roll through end of 1863.
Appears as present on muster roll through end of 1864.
Appointed Corporal March 8,1865
Appears as present on muster roll until September 1865
when he appears as absent sick at Granada, Mississippi.
Appears as present on muster roll through end of 1865.
Appears as present on muster roll up to being mustered out in Vicksburg May 20,1866

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23
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
Higgins, Henry Company "B" 5th Regiment, U.S.C. Cavalry
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 35 Height 5 ft 6 in ,black complexion, black hair
black eyes, Born Fayette County Kentucky. Occupation Farmer
Enlisted as a Private August 12,1864, at Camp McLean for 3 yrs service.
Mustered in at Camp Nelson on Oct 24,1864 .
List his owner as Jonathan (Jno.) B. Seath
(last name hard to read)
Oct 31 1864 -absent from company - On detached duty at Camp Nelson Ky.
Nov & Dec 1864 - absent from company - on detached duty Quartermaster Dept 3rd Battalion 5th U.S. Col. Cav. Nov & Dec 1864- Appears as present on company muster roll for Company "L" 5th US Col Cav by special order of Captain Gray of Company "F" . Present on roll at Russellville Ky, dated Dec 16,1864.
May & Jun 1865- appears as present on muster roll of Company "B"
Jul & Aug- appears as present on muster roll of Company "B"
Sept & Oct 1865 - absent from company muster roll - on detached duty with Quartermaster Dept. 5th U.S.C.C. Nov & Dec 1865 - Present on muster roll but noted as in confinement at regimental guardhouse since Dec 4, 1865. 
Jan & Feb 1866 - Sentenced by general court martial to hard labor for 6 months and forfeit 6 month's pay from Jan 19,1866.(for an incident that occurred on or about Nov 26,1865 at Louisville Ky.)
Charged with (1)Disobeying an order,(2) disrespecting a superior officer,(3)lifting up a weapon against a superior officer. plea of guilty to charge 1 & 3 and not guilty to charge # 2.sentence is to be confined at hard labor with ball & chain for a period of 6 month's in such Military prison as the Commanding General may direct and forfeit of six month's pay. Military prison at Helena Arkansas is where he is to be confined.

Civil War pension index shows the widow of Henry Higgins received a pension (Application # Certificate # 396804) on February 12, 1881 for her husbands service as noted above.

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24
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Artillery 
11th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records,1861-1865 
Name: Henry Higgins - Birth Location: Stanton*, Va 
(*Staunton), Enlistment Date: 2 Nov 1863 for 3 yrs
Enlistment Location: Providence, Rhode Island 
Branch of Service: 11th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Company "G" 
   (Orig enl. in 14th R.I. Col'd Hvy. Art.)
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 25,Height 5ft 8in,Complexion Dark, Eyes Black, Hair Black, 
Occupation Blacksmith
Appears on Nov 4 1863 muster in roll of Company "G" 14th Rhode island Colored Heavy Artillery which later became Company "G" 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery.  He was detailed as Blacksmith at post quartermaster August 1864 to Jul 1865. A note appears in his records, it states; Donaldsville (La),July 22,1865 . ALDRICH C. H. Battalion & Post Q. M. requests that Private Henry Higgins, Co. G - USCA H* wishes to be relieved of duty as Blacksmith
-His request was authorized as his services were no longer needed.
Appears for all muster rolls up his mustering out at New Orleans Louisiana, Oct 2 1865.
*USCA H = United States Colored Artillery Heavy
-a book about this regiment-
The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (colored) in the war to preserve the Union, 1861-1865, by William H Chenery
Publisher:
New York, Negro Universities Press [1969] ISBN: 0837115655 9780837115658 OCLC: 46015 

Source: The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored)
In The War то Preserve The Union 1861-1865
By William H. Chenery, Late First Lieutenant, Company F, Second 'Battalion.
Providence : Snow & Farnham, Printers And Publishers.1898.

Private - Company -G-
Higgins, Henry. Enrolled Nov. 2, 1863; mustered Nov. 4, 1863; mustered out Oct. 2, 1865.

A short history is at
http://suvcwricamp21.tripod.com/Artillery/14artmain.htm

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25
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Artillery 
13th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Henry Higgins Birth Location: Alabama 
Enlistment Date: 11 Apr 1865 
Enlistment Location: Balmyn, Illinois 
Branch of Service: Company "F" 13th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery 
-Company descriptive roll-
Age- 18, Height- 5Ft 10 in, Complexion-Black, Eyes-Black,Hair-Black. 
Born Alabama. Occupation- Laborer
Enlisted as a Private (substitute) Apr 12,1865 for 1 year. 
Died of Pleuricy (sic) in regimental hospital at Smithland Ky. June 19,1865.
A list of his effects is included in his file, as follows;
   1 Great Coat,1 Uniform Coat,2 Flannel shirts,1 pair of socks,
   1 Knapsack & 1 rubber poncho. 
   
No note as to the disposition of his effects other than what officer now has possession of them.

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26
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Infantry 
53rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

AKA William Henry Higgins - NARA states file should be under name of Henry Higgins. That soldier had marked through notation about name William.

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations. (NARA)
He enlisted April 20, 1863 at Smith Plantation for 3 years service in Company "K" 3rd regiment Mississippi Infantry*. He was mustered in on May 17, 1863, He Died of fever on August 3, 1863 at hospital at Milligan's (Milliken's) Bend Louisiana.
Personal Information: Age 26 at enlistment, 5ft 9 in tall, Black complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, Born Warrenton, Virginia, Occupation field hand,
* This organization subsequently became Company "K" 53rd Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry.

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27
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Infantry 
98th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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28
Higgins, Hiram
Union 
Infantry 
92nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Civil War pension records show Hiram Higgins received an invalid's pension September 10,1890 for his service in what appears to say Company "B"? 92nd U.S. Colored Infantry. He filed for the pension in Louisiana.
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Lafourche Lafourche Louisiana refers to his service in Company "I" 92nd Infantry. Invalid pension
( Application # 911503 & Certificate # 1080348)  Died September 30, 1912 at Thibodeax, Louisiana.


Census Scan HIGGINS HIRAM 60 M B MS LA LAFOURCHE WARD 1 1900 


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29
Higgins, Huss
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 
   Higgins, Huss (also listed as Hass)

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 25, Height 5 ft 7 in,Black Complexion, Black Eyes
Black Hair. Born Trigg County Ky., Occupation Farmer,
Enlisted in Company "K" 16th U.S.C.T. Feb 9,1864 at Clarksville Tenn. by C.B. Morse for 3 years. listed as absent sick in hospital at Clarksville Mar 8, 1864.
Appears as present on muster roll through Apr 30,1866 when mustered out at Nashville Tenn.
Note: during Oct 1865 assigned to fatigue duty at Chickamauga removing the dead.

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30
Higgins, Isaac
Union 
Infantry 
83rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 
-- New Organization (2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry)

Civil War pension index shows Isaac Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 761757 & Certificate # 622226) for his service in Company "C", 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry (aka 83rd U.S. Colored Infantry)



Battle Flag of 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry courtesy of www.kshs.org


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31
Higgins, Jack
Union 
Artillery 
12th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 


http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/davidson/nashnat/index_henhim.htm 

Higgins, Jackson, d. 11/03/1864, PVT CO B 12 US COL T,
Orig Bur Bowling Green, Ky, Plot: O 11141, *
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Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Artillery Organizations .(NARA)
Jack ( John) Higgins enlisted July 12, 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. He was mustered in at same location on July 21, 1864 as a Private in Company "B" 12th regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery for 3 years service. Sick in hospital at Bowling Green with fever and mumps since September 7, 1864. Died of dysentery at general hospital at Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 2, 1864.
Personal Information: Age 29 at enlistment, Black complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, born Bourbon County*, Kentucky. 5 ft 7 in tall. Was a farmer by occupation. Stated he was married when admitted to hospital. His reported owner was Tilford McClelland. His residence was given as Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky.
* His enlistment papers state Fayette County, Kentucky as place of birth.

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32
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
22nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations. (NARA)
James Higgins enlisted February 24, 1865 at Brooklyn, N. Y for 3 years service. He was a substitute for John Foley. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "K" 22nd U.S. Colored Infantry on Mar 31, 1865 at Brooklyn, N.Y.. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas on October 16, 1865.

Personal Information: Age 19 at enlistment, 5 ft 1 in tall, Black complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, Born Brooklyn, New York *another page states Canada as place of birth), Farmer by occupation.

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33
Higgins, Jerry
Union 
Infantry 
119th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Civil War pension records show Irene Higgins filed for a widows pension, December 27,1882, for her husband's service in Company "C" 119th United States Colored Troops. No record of it being granted. Does not state where the pension was filed from.

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34
Higgins, Jerry
Union 
Infantry 
Unassigned United States Colored Infantry

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35
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
63rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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36
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
124th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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37
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
Unassigned United States Colored Infantry

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38
Higgins, Johnson
Union 
Infantry 
Unassigned United States Colored Infantry

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39
Higgins, Joseph
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Joseph Higgins -Birth Location: Mississippi 
Enlistment Date: as a Private 14 Dec 1864(as a substitute) for 1 year
Enlistment Location: St Louis, Missouri 
Branch of Service: 16th U.S. Colored Infantry 
Occupation Laborer 
-Muster and Descriptive Roll-
Age 28, Height 5ft 7in,Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black 
-No further information-

Civil War pension records shows Joseph Higgins applied for an invalid's pension (application # 594451) on April 18, 1894. It states he was a Private in Company "K" 16th U.S. Colored Infantry. No record of it being granted.

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40
Higgins, Joseph
Union 
Infantry 
60th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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41
Higgins, Levi
Union 
Infantry 
48th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations.(NARA)
Levi Higgins joined for duty and enrolled August 23, 1863 at Goodrich Landing, Louisiana in Company "F" of the 10th Louisiana Volunteers*. He was mustered in as a Private on August 30, 1863 for 3 years service.Present on all rolls until Mar/Apr 1865 when he is listed sick in General Hospital at Barancas Florida since March 18, 1865. Next appears with company on May/Jun 1865 roll. Present on all rolls until mudter out at Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 4, 1866.
Personal Information: Age 35 at enlistment.
*Subsequently became Company "F" 48th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry.

Civil War Pension records show Levi Higgins received an invalid's pension April? 23,1889 for his service in Company "F' 48th U.S. Colored Infantry. 
His wife Emma Higgins filed for a widows pension (date unreadable). 
No record of it being granted. His date of death as
December 25, 1901 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedules Haszingers Store, Warren County, Mississippi. Refers to his service as a Private in Company "F" 48th U.S. Colored Infantry from August 25,1863 to January 4,1866.
Notes on record states his disability as "Wounded". 

Census Scan HIGGINS LEVI 72 M B MS MS WARREN 2-BT 1900 

Census Scan HIGGINS EMMA 65 F B MD MS WARREN 1-WD VICKSBURG 1910 
                 -Levi's widow in 1910

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42
Higgins, Lorenzo H.
Union 
Infantry 
67th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

  Also See 100 Lorenza H Higgins 11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Civil War pension index shows Lorenzo Higgins received an invalid's pension May 15, 1865. (Application # 68456 & Certificate # 72844)
He died October 9, 1917 at Burlingame, Kansas.

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/Lorenzo_H_Higgins.htm  
LORENZO H. HIGGINS 
The Burlingame Enterprise, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1917, Pg. 1 
L. H. HIGGINS.

The passing of a well known citizen is recorded in the death of L. H. Higgins, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary White, about eight o"clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Higgins had been noticeably failing in health since his return from the national G. A. R. encampment at Boston in August. Cancer of the liver caused his death.

Lorenzo H. Higgins was born July 19, 1838, at Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. With his oldest brother he came to Illinois, June 18, 1855, locating in Knox county, living part of the time at Oneida, and part of the time at Galesburg, until April 1859, when he went to Hoyleton, Washington county, Illinois, where on Sept. 4, 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Susan Carter. Twelve children were born to this union, seven boys and five girls. Five of the children died in infancy, four boys and three girls growing to manhood and womanhood. Mrs. Higgins died Feb. 15, 1905, followed in about three months by her eldest son, Roy Higgins. The following named children are still alive to wit: Mrs. Celia Beckes, Wasco, Calif.; Frank S. Higgins, Spokane, Wash.; Capt. E. C. Higgins, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. J. E. Castle, Topeka, Kansas; Mrs. Bert White, Burlingame, Kansas; Manley C. Higgins, Abbyville, Kansas.

On Sept. 4, 1861 he enlisted in Company C, 11th Illinois Infantry, re-enlisted March 31, 1864, and was transferred to the 67th U. S. Colored Infantry as Hospital Stewart, by order of the Secretary of War, and was finally discharged at Morganzia, Louisiana, Sept. 23, 1864, on account of disability, having served three years and twenty days. He was a prisoner of war eight months and two days, having been wounded and captured at Fort Donnelson, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1862, and was paroled from Libby Prison at Richmond, Virginia, on October 17, 1862. 
He served three years as Township Clerk of Burlingame township and six years as City Clerk of the City of Burlingame. He united with the M. E. church at Galesburg, Ill., in March 1858, and was a member of the First Presbyterian church at Burlingame, Kansas at the time of his death, Oct. 9, 1917, having reached the age of seventy-nine years, two months and twenty days.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from the Presbyterian church and will be conducted by Rev. Davis.

Census Scan HIGGINS ELONZO 23 M W MA IL WASHINGTON HOYLETON P O 1860 
    (Best fit) A 23 yr old Elonzo Higgins, Carpenter,  living with Jordan Family 

Census Scan HIGGINS LORENZO H 31 M W MA IL WASHINGTON RICHVIEW P O 1870 

Census Scan HIGGINS LOUIS H 62 M W MA KS OSAGE BURLINGAME TWP 1900
   (transcribed as Louis, instead of Lorenzo)

Census Scan HIGGINS L H 71 M W MA KS OSAGE BURLINGAME TWP 1910 

Grave marker image courtesy of John Jackson's FLICKR page

  Click image to enlarge

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43
Higgins, Loyd W.
Union 
Artillery 
Independent Battery, United States Colored Light Artillery 

Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas 1861-65. Topeka. Hudson, 1896
Name: Lloyd W Higgins 
Residence: Wyandotte, Kansas 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 23 1864
Mustered in on August 27 1864 in Douglas'* Light Artillery Battery of Kansas. 
Mustered out on July 22 1865 in Leavenworth, KS 
*Independent Colored Battery. -- Capt., Hezekiah F. Douglass.

Civil War pension records show Lloyd W. Higgins received an invalid's pension April 14,1887 for his service in Douglas'* Light Artillery Battery of Kansas.
His wife Emily C. Higgins received a widows pension July 23,1917.
Census Scan  
HIGGINS LLOYD W 53 M B MO KS WYANDOTTE DELAWARE TWP 1900
Census Scan  
HIGGINS LLOYD W 63 M M MO KS SHAWNEE TOPEKA TWP 1910 
Census Scan  
HIGGINS EMILY 51 F B KS KS SHAWNEE TOPEKA TWP 1920 
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Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 19, Height 5 ft 4in,Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black. 
Born Clay Missouri. Occupation Laborer.

His pension record notes his date of death as May 25,1917 at Topeka Kansas.

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44
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Infantry 
48th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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45
Higgins, Obed
Union 
Infantry 
119th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

 http://www.bjmjr.com/resting/camp_nelson.htm 
CAMP NELSON NATIONAL CEMETERY GRAVE REGISTRATION "COLORED" SOLDIERS AND EMPLOYEES 

SECTION - GRAVE DATE OF DEATH NAME NUMBER RANK UNIT/STATE 
HIGGINS, OBEDIAH B 629 4 FEB 1866 PVT 119 USC INF 
Pension records show his wife Amanda received a widow's pension after his death. Widows pension April 6, 1869
(Application # 174212 Certificate # 134770)

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46
Higgins, Oscah
Union 
Artillery 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery Name: Osker, Oscah Higgens 
Birth Location: Yazoo, Mississippi 
Enlistment Date: 1 Aug 1863 
Enlistment Location: Natchez, Mississippi 
Branch of Service: 5th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Company "H" for 3 years

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 19, Height 5 ft 8 1/4 in, Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair "crisp" 
Born Yazoo Mississippi.
Occupation Laborer. Enlisted as a Private in 
                           Capt. Van Kirks Company 9th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers* 
                          *subsequently became Company "H" 5th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery
                           Aug 1,1863 for 3ys at Natchez Mississippi. 
Mustered in Aug 7,1863.
Appears as absent since April 6,1864 sick in General Hospital.
Died of disease (smallpox) in Regimental Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi April 11,1864.

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47
Higgins, Palace
Union 
Infantry 
119th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

http://www.coax.net/people/lwf/HALL_CEM.HTM  
HALL GAP CEMETERY
Lincoln County, Kentucky
United States Colored Soldiers
NAME UNIT RANK REMARKS 
HIGGINS, PALLIS 119 USCT PVT UNMARKED GRAVE
....
Source:
National Archives Civil War records Service Record:  
Enlisted as a Private on May 08 1865 in Company I, 119th Infantry Regiment UC 
Civil War pension records show Pallis Higgins received an invalid's pension in what appears to say Aug 31? 1888? for service in Company "I" 119th regiment United States Colored Troops. His wife Silva Higgins received a widows pension August 8 1910.Both pension filed for in Kentucky.

Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age

Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Palace T. HIGGINS Self M Male MU 36 KY Farmer KY KY 
Sylva HIGGINS Wife M Female B 33 KY Keeps House KY KY 
Samuel HIGGINS Son S Male B 13 KY Works On Farm KY KY 
John W. HIGGINS Son S Male B 9 KY KY KY 
Maggie HIGGINS Dau S Female B 7 KY KY KY 
Oby S. HIGGINS Son S Male B 2 KY KY KY 
America VAUGHN Cousin S Female B 41 KY Servant VA KY 

Source Information:
Census Place Walnut, Lincoln, Kentucky Family History Library Film 1254428 
NA Film Number T9-0428 Page Number 206A 
Census Scan HIGGINS PAL 61 M B KY KY LINCOLN CRAB ORCHARD PCT 1900

Census Scan HIGGINS PALLIS M B KY KY LINCOLN 2-WD CRAB ORCHARD 1910 

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48
Higgins, Paul
Union 
Infantry 
81st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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49
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations. (NARA)
Peter Higgins enlisted January 12,1864 at South Brunswick, N.J. He was mustered into Company "A", 25th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry on same day. He is listed absent sick in Mansfield General Hospital at Moorehead City, North Carolina since April 27, 1864 until he was discharged and mustered out on December 6, 1865 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Personal Information: Age 36 at enlistment, Black eyes, Black complexion, Black hair. Born Kingstone, N.J., A farmer by occupation.

http://www.pa-roots.com/~pacw/usct/25thusct/25thusctcoa.html 
25th Regiment U. S. Colored Troop Company A
Name -Rank-Date of Muster into Service-Remarks 
Higgins, Peter Private January 12, 1864 Mustered out with Company, December 6, 1865 
Original Source:
Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 , Harrisburg, 1868-1871. 

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50
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations (NARA)
Peter Higgins enlisted January 18, 1864 at Monmouth, New Jersey for 3 years service. He was mustered in as a Private into Company "D" 25th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry on same day. He was discharged December 6, 1865 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania due to muster out of regiment.
Personal Information : Age 42 at enlistment, Yellow complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, Born Middlesex County, New Jersey, A farmer by occupation.

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51
Higgins, Philip
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (Old Organization)

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry (NARA)
Phillip Higgins enlisted as a Private in company "E" 1st Battalion,1st Tennessee Regiment Heavy Artillery* on January 12,1864 at Fort Pickering, Tennessee in for 3 years service. Mustered in on February 4,1864. Enlistment record shows he was 40 years old, Black Complexion, Black eyes, Black Hair, born in Tennessee, by occupation a laborer. On daily duty at the Brickyard (Engineer Department) since April 2,1864.
Discharged for disability at Memphis Tennessee on May 27,1865.
Webmaster's Note: Apparently he lied about being 40 years old, later it was found he was 53 and was discharged

See Discharge paper

*This company subsequently became Company "G" 11th regiment (New) U.S.C.T about January 1865
** Records show service in Company "G" 6th and 7th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery

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52
Higgins, Phillips
Union 
Infantry 
63rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Civil War pension records show Phillip Higgins received an invalid's pension July 19,1889 for his service in Company "C" 63rd United States Colored Infantry. 
His wife Caroline Higgins received a widows pension June 8,1895. Both pensions were filed for in Mississippi.

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53
Higgins, Richard
Union 
Artillery 
13th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
Name: Richard Higgins Birth Location: Borbon* Co, Ky  (* Bourbon) 
Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1865 
Enlistment Location: Covington, Kentucky 
Branch of Service: 13th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, Company "M" , for 3 years
Enlisted as Private
Transferred from 72nd U.S. Colored Infantry, Co. "E"
-Company Descriptive Book- 
Age 37,Height 5ft 9in,Eyes Black, Hair Black,
Occupation Farmer
Appears as absent, sick in Camp Nelson Hospital since June 24,1865.
August 14,1865-Appears as absent, sick in Camp Nelson Hospital 
Appears on muster out roll November 18,1865 at Louisville Kentucky.

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54
Higgins, Richard
Union 
Infantry 
72nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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55
Higgins, Robert
Union 
Infantry 
46th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations (NARA)
Robert Higgins enlisted September 6, 1864 at Vicksburg, Mississippi for 3 years service and mustered in as a Private into Company "F" 46th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops on same date. He is present on all rolls until December 17, 1864 when he is listed as absent sick in Regimental Hospital at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Back with regiment on Jan/Feb 1865 roll. He died March 9, 1865 of Acute Diarrhea at U.S. General Hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Personal Information: Age 38 at enlistment, Black complexion, Black hair, 5 ft 10 in tall, Born Willson County, Mississippi, He was a field Hand by occupation.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/stbernar/cemeteries/chalmett/chalmh.txt
Name-Rank-Co-ST-Regt-Branch-Sect-Grave-
Originally buried at: -Death Date- Comments

HIGGINS ROBERT PVT H 46 USCT INF 124 10139 MAY* 9,1865
* Date of death differs from service record of March 9, 1865

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56
Higgins, Samuel
Union 
Infantry 
53rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations (NARA)
Samuel Higgins enlisted May 8, 1863 at Grand Gulf, Mississippi for 3 years service in Captain Fisher's Company "F" 3rd Mississippi Infantry*.He was mustered in on May 19, 1863 at Warrenton, Mississippi. Died of disease on June 26, 1863 at Regimental Hospital at Mulliken's Bend.
Personal Information: Age 34 at enlistment, 5 ft 7 in tall, Dark Complexion, Dark eyes, Dark hair, Born Hines County, Louisiana, Field hand by occupation.

* This unit subsequently became Company "F" 53rd Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry.

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57
Higgins, Samuel
Union 
Infantry 
26th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 (NARA)
Samuel Higgins enlisted January 5, 1864 as a Private in Company "A" 26th Regiment U. S. Colored Infantry at the 5th District of New York for 3 years service. Appointed Drummer February 27, 1864. Mustered out as a musician at Hilton Head South Carolina on August 28, 1865.
Personal Description: Age 19, 5 ft 4 in tall, Black hair, black eyes, black complexion. Born in Wilmington, Delaware

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58
Higgins, Samuel
Union 
Infantry 
34th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 (NARA)
Samuel Higgins enlisted as a Private on June 1, 1863 at Beaufort for 3 years service in Company "G" 34th U.S. States Colored Infantry*. On Sept-Oct 1863 roll is listed as sick in regimental hospital. Mustered out at Jacksonville, Florida on February 28, 1866.
Personal Description: Age 24, 5 ft 7 inches tall, Black hair, black eyes, Black Complexion. By occupation a laborer. Born in Cambahee, South Carolina

* Original name of unit was Company "G" 2nd South Carolina Infantry.

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59
Higgins, Scott
Union 
Artillery 
13th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

   (see soldier # 60)

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Scott Higgins Birth Location: Kentucky 
Enlistment Date: 24 Jan 1865 (as substitute for J.W. Overstreet)
Enlistment Location: Louisville, Kentucky 
Branch of Service: 13th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery 
Company "L" as a Private for a term of 3 yrs 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Transferred to this unit from Company "C" 72nd U.S. Colored Infantry
Age 18, Height 5ft 5in, Complexion Black, Eyes
Hazel, Hair Black, Born Kentucky, Occupation Farmer
Mustered out November 18,1865 at Louisville Kentucky.

Civil War pension index shows Scott Higgins (alias Scott Claxton) received an invalid's pension (Application # 952462 & Certificate # 696801) on September 13, 1890 for his service as a Private in Company "L" 13th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery as well as Company "C" 72nd U.S. Colored Infantry. He filed for it in Ohio His widow, Ellen Claxton, received her pension (Application # 876291 & Certificate # 684146) in Ohio.

Source: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
States he enlisted April 18, 1865 at Covington, Ky in Company "C" 72nd USCI and was discharged May 3, 1865 at Covington, Ky , by order of the War Department. He next enlisted June 25, 1865 in Company "L" 13th USCHA and was discharged November 18, 1865 at Camp Nelson, Ky.
The disability noted is almost total blindness.
Their records state he was Black, with Black hair, Black eyes, He was 5 ft 9 in Tall. He was born in Kentucky. His residence after discharge from service was Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife Ellen Higgins. The address for her was 747 West 7th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
It notes he could not read. He was a Blacksmith by occupation. He was a Protestant.
He was admitted to Central Branch at Dayton, Ohio on July 5, 1902 at the age of 53. He died March 29, 1907.

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60
Higgins, Scott
Union 
Infantry 
72nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

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61
Higgins, Sidney
Union 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry

According to the Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations (NARA)

The actual name of this soldier was Sidney Haggins

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62
Higgins, Smith
Union 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Smith Higgins - Birth Location: Lincoln, Ky 
Enlistment Date: 3 Oct 186?(Poss 1864) 
Enlistment Location: Camp Nelson Branch of Service: 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry Company "A" for 3 years. Rank Private
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 18, Height 5ft 6in,Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black,
Notes on file appear to say "enlisted as a deserter, nothing known of this man since the organization of this company Nov 1864"
Appears as absent Nov & Dec 1864 on detached service, left at Pound Gap Ky
Appears as absent, from detached service to, absent, sick Jan & Feb 1865
Appears as absent sick in hospital, Mar & Apr.1865.
Note: A few notes in file note that this soldier was listed as a deserter when organization was formed in Nov 1864.
Name appears on Muster out roll at Duvall's Bliff Arkansas with the following note On taking command of the Company. No record of this man could be found.    Dropped as deserter July 1,1865.

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63
Higgins, Solomon
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization) 

Civil War pension records show Solomon Higgins
received an invalid's pension January 11,1886 for his service in Company "G" 11th United States Colored Infantry
. His wife Sarah Higgins received a widows pension October 11th 1894. The widows pension was filed for in Oklahoma.

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops (NARA)
Solomon Higgins enlisted as a Private in "E" 1st Battalion,1st Tennessee Regiment Heavy Artillery* on January 12,1864 at Fort Pickering, Tennessee for 3 years service. Mustered in on February 4,1864. Enlistment record states he was 44 years old, Black Complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, laborer by occupation, Born in Williamson County, Tennessee. Height 5 Ft 4 1/2 in. tall. On daily duty at the Brickyard (Engineer Department)since April 2,1864.Discharged for disability at Memphis Tennessee on June 13,1865.
Reasons for discharge are given as follows; Old Age, Chronic Rheumatism, One leg shorter than the other, entirely worthless as a soldier, cowardice prior to enlistment

See Image of Discharge

*Subsequently became Company "G" 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry (New) U.S.C.T about January 1865
** Records show service in Company "G" 6th and 7th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery

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64
Higgins, Spencer
Union 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry 

Civil War pension records show Spencer Higgins received an invalid's pension April 15th 1882 (Application # 446280 & Certificate # 664479) for his service in Company "B" 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry.  His date of death is given as July 6, 1915 at Stanford, Kentucky and August 6, 1915.  His wife Pattie Higgins received a widows pension September 2nd 1915.(Application # 1051385 & Certificate # 799506) Both pensions were filed for in Kentucky.

Census Scan HIGGINS SPENSER 56 M B KY KY LINCOLN STANFORD 1900 

Census Scan HIGGINS SPENCER SR M B KY KY LINCOLN STANFORD 1910 

and his son on another image Spencer higgins Jr.
Census Scan HIGGINS SPENCER JR M B KY KY LINCOLN STANFORD 1910 

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Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Spencer Higgins 
Birth Location: Lincoln, Kentucky Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1864 
Enlistment Location: Camp Nelson, KY
Branch of Service: 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry Co "B" 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 19, Height 5ft 8in,Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black, 
Born Lincoln Ky, Occupation farmer
Enlisted as a corporal Aug 8,1864 at Camp Nelson, Ky, for 3 yrs.
Mustered in Oct 24,1864.
Name of owner of negro-John Haggins
Promoted to Sergeant Jan 1,1865
Absent - On detached duty at New H????(poss Haven) Ky.
Present until end of 1865.
Present up to his muster out Mar 16,1866
Remarks: Slave, April 19,1861.
was Corporal from organization of company to Feb 22,1865 then Sergeant.

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65
Higgins, Squire
Union 
Infantry 
47th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations. (NARA)
Squire Higgins joined, at age 18, for duty and enrolled at St. Louis, Missouri on October 23, 1864. He was mustered in at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 21, 1865 for 3 years service as a Private in Company "I" 47th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry. Absent sick at hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi since February 8, 1865. Remained in hospital in Vicksburg until he died there on March 10, 1865 of Variola (Smallpox).
His file states he had been the slave of Daniel Spotts of Howard County, Missouri.
Personal Information: Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion, 5 ft 7 in tall.

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66
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Artillery 
8th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Thomas Higgins - Birth Location: Clarksville, Tn. 
Enlistment Date: 4 May 1864 
Enlistment Location: Paducah, Ky 
Branch of Service: 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Company "E" for 3 years
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 26,Height 5ft 4in,Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black.
Appears as present on all muster rolls up to muster out on Feb 10,1886 at Victoria Texas

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67
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
62nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Civil War pension records show that a pension for a minor was applied for on February 2, 1892, (Application # 539895) in connection with Thomas Higgins' service in Company "C" 62nd U.S. Colored Infantry. Index also references service in Company "C" 1st Missouri Colored Infantry, which was the original designation of the regiment before becoming the 62nd USCI. No record of the pension being granted.
http://www.bjmjr.net/mousct/62usci.htm

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68
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
137th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Civil War pension records shows Thomas Higgins ( alias Christopher Martin) received an invalid's pension ( Application # 1372204 & Certificate # 1164267) March 17, 1908 for his service in Company "A" 137th U. S. Colored Infantry. Also mentions service in Company "C" 10th U. S. Cavalry as well as service in the Indian Wars. It notes his death as occurring February 27, 1930 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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69
Higgins, Thornton
Union 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: Thornton Higgins - Birth Location: Lincoln, Ky 
Enlistment Date: 20 May 1865 
Enlistment Location: Camp Nelson 
Branch of Service: 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry Company "K" for 3 years as a Private
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 19,Height 5ft 9in,Complexion Black, Eyes black, Hair Black, 
Occupation Farmer
Remarks: Owner John Higgins
Appears as present on muster until end of 1865
Appears as absent on detached duty per S.O. # 14 dated Headquarters White River District Devalls Bluff Arkansas, Jan 20,1866.
Absent on detached duty Jan 25,1866 at Helena Arkansas
Mustered out April 15,1866 at Duvalls Bluff Arkansas

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70
Higgins, Wesley
Union 
Infantry 
137th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

CENSUS SCAN
HIGGINS WESLEY 53 M B AL MS SHARKEY 3-BT 1900 

HIGGINS WESLEY 70 M B AL MS SHARKEY 3-BT 1910 

HIGGINS WESS 75 M B MS MS SHARKEY ROLLING FORK 1920 

Civil War pension records show Wesley Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 1286728 & Certificate # 1066460) on June 7, 1902 for his service in Company "K" 137th United States Colored Infantry. He died August 2, 1927 at Rollins Fork, Mississippi. His widow Hannah Higgins received a widows pension (Application # 1589526 & Certificate # A3-13-28) on August 29,1927. Both pension were filed for in Mississippi.

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71
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records,1861-1865 
Name: William Higgins Birth Location: Ky 
Enlistment Date: 17 Feb 1865 Company "A" for 1 year
Enlistment Location: Sandusky (Ohio)
Branch of Service: 16th U.S. Colored Infantry 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 18, Height 5 ft 3 1/2 in, Complexion Yellow, Eyes Black, Hair Black,
Occupation Laborer
Remarks: Drowned in Tennessee River at Chattanooga May 16 1865
. . .
http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/hamilton/chattanat/index_hihl.htm  
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Higgins, William, d. 05/20/1865, PVT A 16 US COL INF CW, Plot: J 3518, *

Civil War pension records show that the mother (name not noted) of William Higgins received a pension for the loss of her son during his service as a Private in Company "A" 16th U. S. Colored Infantry. ( Application # 191978 & Certificate # 173955)

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72
Higgins, William
Union 
Infantry 
58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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73
Higgins, William
Union 
Artillery 
5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery

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74
Higgins, William
Union 
Artillery 
12th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery

Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: Artillery Organizations. (NARA)
William Higgins (also listed as Haggins & Heggins) enlisted at Camp Nelson, Ky on September 8, 1864 for 3 years service. He was mustered in at Camp Nelson Kentucky on September 9, 1864 as a Private in Company "H" 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. Present on all rolls until December 23, 1865 when he took a 13 day furlough. Back with company until he was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky on April 24,1866.
Personal Information: Enlisted at age 28, Black Hair, Black Eyes, Black Complexion, 5 Ft. 6 in. Tall, Born Lincoln, Kentucky. A farmer by occupation. Reputed slave owner was Jacob Haggins (sic)

Civil war pension records show William Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 734278 & Certificate # 675229) on October 17, 1889 in Kentucky. His widow Matilda, received a pension (Application #  726581 & Certificate # 560184) on September 12, 1900 in Kentucky.

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Higgins, William J
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

 -Closest Match-
http://www.pa-roots.com/~pacw/usct/3rdusct/3dusctcoi.html 
3rd U. S. Colored Troop Pennsylvania Volunteers Company I
Name-Rank-Date of Muster into Service-Remarks 
Higgins, Wm. I Private July 21, 1863 Mustered out with Company, October 31, 1865 
Original Source:
Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 , Harrisburg, 1868-1871
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Civil War pension records show William J. Higgins received an invalid's pension  on July 26, 1890 for his service in Company "D" (hard to read) United States Colored Infantry. His wife Adline Higgins received a widows pension November 9,1896.A pension for a minor was applied for but no record of it being granted.
All pensions filed for in New Jersey.

Conflicting information from a different version of the pension index

Civil War pension records shows William J. Higgins received an invalid's pension (application # 886571 & certificate # 647743) on July 26, 1890 for his service in Company "I" 3rd U.S. Colored Infantry.
His widow applied for a pension (Application # 665381) No record of it being granted at this source. A pension for a minor was granted ( Application # 713418 & certificate # 510230)

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Mannington
Salem New Jersey -States his rank as Private in 3rd
U.S. Infantry from July 21,1863 to October 31,1865.

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Higgins, Wm.
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Source: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 
Name: William Higgins Birth Location: Srody, N C 
Enlistment Date: 18 Oct 1864 
Enlistment Location: Knoxville, Tn Company "M" for 3 years
Branch of Service: 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery 
-Company Descriptive Book-
Age 25, Height 5ft 5in,Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black. 
Occupation Farmer
Present on all muster rolls until muster out Mar 31, 1866 at Chattanooga Tennessee

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http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/jkh/usctmo/recruits-henr.htm
Descriptive Recruitment Lists of Volunteers for the United States Colored Troops for the State of Missouri, 1863�1865 (NARA Microfilm Publication M1894)
Recruit's Last Name-Recruit's First Name-Age-Birth-
State-County of Birth-Slave Owner-County of Residence- State of Resid.-Roll Frame

Higgens, Jack,18,TN,Smith,Higgins,Harrison,Johnson,MO, 6,350
Higgins. Richard,39,KY,Fayett,Price, John,Clay,MO,3,939
Higgins, Thomas,19,KY,Bourbon,Hays,Christopher,Lafayette,MO,1,510
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U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress
   Union Troops: U.S. Colored Troops (USCT)


Infantry:
1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 29th, 30th, 33rd, 59th, 104th, African Brigade.

Cavalry:
1st, 3rd, 4th.

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