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                                                  PART 3

KENTUCKY 

Regimental Histories

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 


1
Higgins, A. B.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
A.B. Higgins ,of Christian County, Ky, was a Private in Company "D" (and later Company "B") 7th Kentucky Cavalry. The only record of this soldier is when his name appears on a roll of prisoners who surrendered on May 4, 1865 at Citronelle, Alabama. He was paroled at Columbus, Mississippi on May 16,1865.

2
Higgins, A. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

3
Higgins, A. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

4
Higgins, A. B.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

5
Higgins, C. V.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
  Same soldier as #'s 8,9,10,11,12

6
Higgins, C.V.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's)

7
Higgins, C.V.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's)

8
Higgins, C.V.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
  Same soldier as #'s 5,8,9,10,11,12

9
Higgins, Claudius
Confederate 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
  Same soldier as #'s 5,8,9,10,11,12

10
Higgins, Claudius
Confederate 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
 
  Same soldier as #'s 5,8,9,10,11,12

11
Higgins, Claudius V.
Confederate 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry
  Same soldier as #'s 5,8,9,10,11,12

12
Higgins, Claudius V.
Confederate 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

Same soldier as #'s 5,8,9,10,11,12

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)

Claudius V. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled for 3 years service, at Camp Boone, Tennessee, on August 2,1861 as a Private in Company "C" 2nd Regiment Kentucky Mounted Infantry. He was 18 years old. He was enrolled by Lieutenant McCall and Captain Phil Lee. On roll ending June 1,1862 he is listed as absent in Hospital. On roll ending October 31,1862 he is listed as in hospital in Atlanta. On Mar/Apr 1863 roll he is listed as deserted. He apparently was captured. Is listed on a list of prisoners of war who were captured at Nero, Kentucky on February 27,1863.Paroled at Louisville Kentucky and sent to City Point Virginia for exchange on April 4,1863.
Name appears on a list of deserters from Rebel Army dated May 1864, reported May 14,1864 at Shelbyville Kentucky. Took amnesty oath May 5,1864 and was order to stay north of the Ohio River until further ordered. His oath notes the following information: residence is Jefferson County, Kentucky, Dark Complexion, Dark Hair, Blue Eyes,5 foot 10 inches tall.


13
Higgins, J. H.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

14
Higgins, J.H.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

15
Higgins, Joel
Confederate 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

http://www.johnsonsisland.org/history/pow_barbiere/barbiereH.htm 
Prisoners Confined at Johnson's Island, Ohio
Name Rank Regiment Co Where Captured When Captured
Higgins, Joel 1st Lieut.2nd Kentucky B Fort Donaldson

Link to page about archeological work being done at
Johnson Island
http://www.heidelberg.edu/~dbush/ 

an Image of Maj. Joel Higgins 2nd Ky. Inf. 
from http://www.rootsweb.com/~orphanhm/photogal.htm#*%20NOTE 

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Joel Higgins ,age 27, joined for duty and enrolled as 1st Lieutenant of R.J. Breckinridge's Company* Kentucky Infantry on July 5,1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee, appointed Captain on February 5,1862 when Vice Captain R.J. Breckenridge resigned. Captured at Fort Donelson February 16,1862 and transferred to Camp Chase, Ohio, arriving there March 1,1862.He was then transferred to Johnson Island, San dusky, Ohio on April 10,1862. Still on Prisoner list on September 1,1862. Exchanged later in September 1862. Present on all rolls on May/Jun 1863 roll when he is listed as AWOL from June 10,1863. On Jul to Oct roll is listed as Absent On Sick Leave. Same on Nov/Dec roll. On Jan/Feb 1864 listed AWOL again. Listed as present on Mar/Apr 1864 roll. Sent to hospital, sick, on July 20,1864. Absent on 60 days leave from January 28,1865. Name appears on a list of Confederate soldiers who surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4,1865 and paroled at Jackson, Mississippi on
May 15,1865.On parole he list his residence as Phillips County, Arkansas.

* This company subsequently became Company "B",2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment

Source: History of the First Kentucky brigade By Edwin Porter Thompson - Published 1868
Company "B", Second Regiment

JOEL HIGGINS, Lexington, Ky., was elected first lieutenant, July 5, 1861; was promoted to captain, February 4, 1862; and to major, September. 1864. He fought at Donelson, Hartsville, Murfreesboro', Jackson, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; at Peachtree, Intrenchmeut, and Utoy Creeks; both days at Jonesboro', and in the mounted engagements.


16
Higgins, Joel
Confederate 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

17
Higgins, S.S.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
S.S. Higgins enlisted as a Private September 8, 1862 in Company "B", Grigsby's regiment of Kentucky Cavalry* for 3 years service. He was enlisted at Stanford KY by General Buford. Name appears on a roll of prisoners who deserted and were sent to Military Prison February 5,1864 at Louisville, KY after having been captured at Lincoln County, Kentucky. Discharged by taking oath of allegiance February 5, 1864.
Info from his Oath of Allegiance - Residence, Lincoln County, Kentucky, Fair complexion, dark hair, Grey eyes, 5 foot 7 inches tall.

* This company subsequently became Company "B" 6th Kentucky Cavalry.

18
Higgins, S.S.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

19
Higgins, Thomas
Confederate 
Cavalry 
13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Thomas Higgins enlisted as a Private October 5, 1862 in Company "E" of Ben E. Caudill's Regiment of Kentucky Infantry* for 3 years service. He was enlisted by Colonel Caudill at Whitesburg, Kentucky.He deserted November 14,1862.

*This company subsequently became Company "E",13th Kentucky Cavalry.

20
Higgins, Thomas
Confederate 
Cavalry 
13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

21
Higgins, William Martin
Confederate 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

Same soldier as # 52 - Higgins, William Martin at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/s-cw-3ii.htm

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)

William Martin Higgins died of disease on April 12, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi.

22
Higgins, William Martin
Confederate 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

23
Higgins, 
Confederate 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

24
Higgins, 
Confederate 
Infantry 
5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

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U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress
    Confederate Troops: Kentucky

Infantry: 1st ("Orphan") Brigade, 1st, 3rd, 7th, 8th.

Cavalry: 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th.

U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories


  
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