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                                                  PART 6

 This Page    South Carolina   Tennessee 

from: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

Below and on following pages, 
you will find  2200+ Higgins who fought for North and South during our Civil War 

If you link to them or have any info about their service record, 
please contact me



SOUTH CAROLINA 

Confederate Military Records at the S.C. Archives
    http://www.archives.sc.gov/information/confederate/

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

Infantry:
1st (Charleston) Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, Gregg's/McGowan's Brigade, Hampton Legion.

Cavalry: 1st, 2nd, 5th, Butler's Brigade, Charleston Light Dragoons (4th Cavalry Regiment, Company K).

Light Artillery: Garden's Company.
Other: Citadel Cadets.

U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories


No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 
1
Higgins, A. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
3rd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry
     (Lauren's) (James')

Also see his brother Rudolphus Higgins below

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., DARK HOURS: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Were Held in Federal Prisons During the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865, (Charleston, SC: 2002), p.215:
HIGGINS, A. H., PVT, Co. E, 3d (Laurens and James) Bn. SC Infantry, capt. at Williamsport, MD, 9/15/62. Sent to Ft. Delaware, DE, and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA, 10/2/62.
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-

Source: South Carolina troops in Confederate service: Vol. 1-, Volume 2 By Historical Commission of South Carolina

Third Corporal- Higgins, Augustus H., transferred from 3rd Battalion between December 31, 1864, and April 27, 1865; paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 2, 1865.

Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina (NARA)
A. H. Higgins enlisted January 2, 1862 at Camp Hampton for 1 year of service and assigned to Company "E". He was captured at Williamsport, Md. on September 15, 1862. Is listed on a roll of prisoners at Fort Delaware sent to Aiken's landing Va, October 2, 1862, for exchange. Was exchanged on November 10, 1862, On Nov/Dec 1862 roll is listed as absent sick in at Chimborazo Hospital # 5 in Richmond, VA. On February 3, 1863 is listed on a roll of persons at Chimborazo Hospital # 5, Richmond, Va, and given 35 day furlough. On Jan/Feb 1863 roll listed as absent on furlough. On Jul/Aug 1863 roll is listed as absent sick in hospital in Staunton, VA. Admitted to Episcopal Church Hospital at Williamsburg, Va on September 15, 1863 for diarrhea. On Nov/Dec 1863 roll listed as absent, on 40 day furlough from December 10, 1863. On May/Jun 1864 list he was wounded May 8, 1864 at Spotsylvania, Va., sent to Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Va. Re admitted June 8, 1864 at same
hospital for diarrhea. Given 30 day furlough on August 8, 1864. Paroled on April 26, 1865 at Greensboro, N.C.

HIGGINS-JAS-B-65-M-W-SC-SC-LAURENS-1850
1850; Census Place: Laurens South Carolina; Roll: M432_855; Page: 258A; Image: 116
Name Age

Jas B Higgins 65
Hancy Higgins 65
Augustus Higgins 15
Rudolphus Higgins 13
Permelia Higgins 12

HIGGINS-JAS-B-70-M-W-SC-SC-LAURENS-PLEASANT_MOUND-PO-1860
Image 1 & 2
1860; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1222; Page: 345; Image: 256
Name Age

Jas B Higgins 70
R Higgins 23
Jas B Higgins 16
is on same image with his son
Augustus Higgins 26
Caroline Higgins 25
Scott Higgins 2
(his son Scott is on image 2)

2
Higgins, B. H.
Confederate 
Artillery 
Beauregard's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Ferguson's)

Same soldier as # 5 below

3
Higgins, B. S.
Confederate 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's)
(1st Provisional Army)

Same soldier as # 34 below

4
Higgins, Baker
Confederate 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Rifles (Orr's)

According to Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA), this soldier's name was actually Baker Wiggins

5
Higgins, Benjamin H.
Confederate 
Artillery 
Beauregard's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Ferguson's) 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina (NARA)
Benjamin H. Higgins enlisted September 21, 1863 at Columbia S.C. in Captain T. B. Ferguson's Company Light Artillery* as a Private for 3 years or war. His name appears on a list of prisoners at Nashville, Tennessee. that were captured at Salisbury N.C. April 12, 1865 that were forwarded to Louisville, Ky on April 29, 1865 arrived there May 1, 1865. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio on May 2, 1865 and arrived there May 4, 1865.He is listed as taking the Oath of Allegiance on June 13, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio. Released June 13, 1865.
Personal Details: Fair Complexion, Light Hair, Blue Eyes, 5 ft 11 1/2 in tall, age 19


* This company subsequently became Captain Beuregard's Company Light Artillery, South Carolina Volunteers.


Not Part of this NPS Listing
Higgins, C J 
Infantry 
12th SC Infantry 

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995
HIGGIN, C. J., PVT, Co. B, 12th SC Infantry, Residence: York Dist., d. at Richmond, VA, 8/4/62. 
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-

6
Higgins, D.
Confederate 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry      (Eutaw Regiment)

7
Higgins, Daniel
Confederate 
Simon's Company, South Carolina

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Daniel Higgins enrolled and joined for duty at age 18 as a Private on May 7,1862 in Captain J, Hume Simons' Company of South Carolina Infantry at Charleston S.C. for war by Captain Simons. No further record.

8
Higgins, G. P.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
 (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)

9
Higgins, Geo. P.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
 (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)

Same soldier as # 8

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
George P. Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "A" 6th Regiment South Carolina Cavalry on November 10,1861 at Greenville by M.A. Sullivan for 3 years. Given 10 day furlough to go home on January 15, 1864. Name appears on a register of C. S. A. General Hospital at Danville Virginia dated May 23,1864,returned to duty May 31,1864. Listed in General Hospital # 9 at Richmond Virginia on June 26,1864.Admitted to Jackson Hospital Richmond Virginia on July 10,1864 for diarrhea. Given 30 day furlough starting July 29,1864.Paroled on or about April 26,1865 at Greensville N.C..
Personal description given on his 1864 furlough:
age 26,native of Greenville SC and is a farmer in Abbeville.5 foot 11 inches tall, fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes.
Furlough states he was enlisted Sept 11,1861 by Captain Austen.

HIGGINS JOHN 52 M W SC SC ABBEVILLE COKESBURY P O 1860
Name Age
John Higgins 52
Jane Higgins 49
Lucinda Higgins 21
George P Higgins 19
Sarah A Higgins 16
Walker M L Higgins 11
Samuel D Higgins 6
James E Lack 2

10
Higgins, George
Confederate 
5th Regiment, South Carolina Militia

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records(NARA)
George Higgins, age 50, is listed as 2nd Lt. on a muster roll dated April 24,1863, of Beat # 3,1st Battalion, 5th South Carolina Militia which was commanded by Oliver F. Smith.

11
Higgins, George P.
Confederate 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Greenville Regiment)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Private George P. Higgins, Company "A" 16th South
Carolina Infantry Regiment*,(Greenville Regiment).
Enlisted Nov 5,1861 at Abbeville for war by M.A.
Sullivan. Name appears on a register at CSA General
Hospital at Danville Virginia, dated May 23, 1864.
Returned to duty on May 31,1864.Name appears on on
register of General Hospital # 9 at Richmond Va dated
June 25,1864. In hospital again on July 10,1864 at
Jackson Hospital in Richmond Va. for Diarrhea, given 30
day furlough starting July 29,1864.
His furlough supplies the following info;
Age 23,5 foot 11 inches tall, light hair, blue eyes, fair
complexion, a native of Greenville district S.C.,and a
farmer in Abbeville District S.C.. Lists his muster in
date as September 11,1861 at Columbia S.C.
Name appears on roll of men surrendered by General Joe
Johnston to General Sherman at Greensboro N.C. on
April 26,1865.
*The 16th Battalion South Carolina Partisan Rangers
was formed July 21,1862 and increased to a regiment
about November 1,1862, by the edition of other
companies. It was designated 6th Regiment S.C. Cavalry.
Also known as Aiken's Regiment Partisan Rangers and
1st regiment South Carolina Partisan Rangers.


HIGGINS JOHN 42 M W SC SC GREENVILLE GREENVILLE 1850
  Image 2

HIGGINS JOHN 52 M W SC SC ABBEVILLE COKESBURY PO 1860
Name Age
John Higgins 52
Jane Higgins 49
Lucinda Higgins 21
George P Higgins 19
Sarah A Higgins 16
Walker M L Higgins 11
Samuel D Higgins 6
James E Lack 2

Not Part of this NPS Listing 
  Higgins, H 
  Infantry 
  S C Rifles

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995), 
HIGGINS, H., PVT, Co. H, 2d SC Rifles, Residence: Abbeville Dist., DOD, Richmond, VA, 12/18/62.
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-


12
Higgins, J.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry 

http://www.awod.com/gallery/probono/cwchas/hamcover.htm
Hampton Legion aka 2nd South Carolina Cavalry

http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/Archives/search/searchresults.asp

- State of South Carolina, Pickens County Honor Roll -
Augusta Higgins filed for a Confederate pension April 1st 1919 for her husbands service in Company "K" Hampton's Legion. She states she and John A. Higgins were married October 10,1865. She states he died March 13,1918. She resides in Easley, Pickens County, S. C. She states she has lived in said county since July 6,1851 and is 68 years of age..

HIGGINS GEORGE W 48 M W SC SC PICKENS ARNOLDS MILLS PO 1860 
              Image 1 &   2

HIGGINS JOHN 28 M W SC SC PICKENS PICKENSVILLE TWP  1870
 
Household:1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 
 John A. HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 SC Farmer SC SC  
 Augusta J. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 SC Keeping House SC SC  
 Thomas B. HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 SC Works On Farm  SC SC  
 Mcduffey HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 SC Works On Farm  SC SC  
 Samuel HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 SC      SC SC  
 Belle HIGGINS  Dau S Female W 4 SC    SC SC  
 Lena HIGGINS   Dau S Female W 2 SC    SC SC  

Source Information:
 
Census Place Easley, Pickens, South Carolina   Family History Library Film   1255238 
  NA Film Number   T9-1238 
  Page Number   34B     

HIGGINS JOHN A 59 M W SC SC PICKENS EASLEY TWP 1900 

HIGGINS JOHN A 68 M W SC SC PICKENS EASLEY TWP 1910 

HIGGINS AUGUSTA A 68 F W SC SC PICKENS EASLEY  1920 

1930; Census Place: Easley, Pickens, South Carolina; Roll: 2209; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 5; Image:80     Name Age  Augusta A Higgins 78  

Name: John A Higgins Death Date: 13 Mar 1918 
Age (Years): 76 Estimated birth year: 1842  
Gender: Male  Color: White County of Death: Pickens  
Volume Number: 12 Certificate Number: 5090 

South Carolina Death Index
Name: Augusta A Higgins Death Date: 13 Oct 1939 
Age (Years): 88 Estimated birth year: 1851  
Gender: Female  Color: White County of Death: Pickens 

Volume Number: 34 Certificate Number: 14666 

Name: O K Higgins Death Date: 4 Jun 1933 
Age (Years): 40 Estimated birth year: 1893  
Gender: Male  Color: White County of Death: Pickens  
Volume Number: 21 Certificate Number: 10298 

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Private J. Higgins, Company "H", Enlisted November 1,1864
at Green Pond S.C. for war. No further record this source.


13
Higgins, J.
Confederate 
Infantry 
25th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Eutaw Regiment)

Same soldier as # 6 above

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J. Higgins (also noted as D. Higgins in compiled records) enlisted as a Private in Captain Samuel Leroy Hammond's Company (Yeadon Light Infantry) 25th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers*.Enlisted for war by S. L. Hammond at Charleston, S. C. on April 24,1962. Is listed as deserted on July/Aug 1862 roll.

* This company was successfully designated as Captain Hammond's Company, Company "F",9th Company and Company "H" (Eutaw's) Regiment South Carolina Infantry.

14
Higgins, J. A.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J. A. Higgins enlisted and joined for duty on December 4,1861 for war as a Private in company "F" in 1st Battalion South Carolina Cavalry (later called 1st regiment South Carolina Cavalry). Enrolled at Pickens Courthouse by Captain Lomax. Present on rolls until discharged May 10,1862 by surgeons certificate.

15
Higgins, J. B.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
 (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)
  Same as #24 below

16
Higgins, J. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

17
Higgins, J. C.
Confederate 
Artillery 
Fickling's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Brooks Light Artillery) 

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
(Indexed under the name of John C. Hagans)
John C. Higgins, age 23, enlisted as a Private at Camp Camden, Centreville, Manassas, Virginia on January 28,1862 in W.W. Fickling's Company (F), South Carolina Artillery* (Brooks Light Artillery) by Captain A. Burnet Rhett for 2 years 3 months service. On July/Aug 1862 roll listed as absent sick. Same for Sept/Oct roll. Present on all rolls until listed as wounded at Battle of Gettysburg Pa. and captured on July 4 or 5,1863 at Cashtown Pa and sent to Fort Delaware, De., via Ft. McHenry, Md, arriving there on July 7,1863 (appears on roll of prisoners as J.C. Higgins). Paroled at Ft Delaware on July 30,1863.Appears to have been re-enlisted December 22,1863 by Captain Fickling at Bean Station for war. Surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Co urt House, Va on April 9,1865. (Other entries exist in compiled record but could be of another soldier and have not been transcribed by webmaster.)

*Formerly A. Burnet Rhett's Company, Lee's Reserve Battalion,1st Regiment Light Artillery, served also in Alexander's and Huger's Battalion Light Artillery.

18
Higgins, J. J.
Confederate 
Artillery 
3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J. J. Higgins was enlisted by Captain Waties on March 18,1862 for war in Company "B" 3rd (Palmetto) Battalion Light Artillery at Columbia, South Carolina.
Present on all rolls up until October 1864. No further record.

19
Higgins, J. J.
Confederate 
-
Shiver's Company, South Carolina Local Defense Troops

20
Higgins, J. S.
Confederate 
Infantry 
9th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Smith's)
     (Pee Dee Legion)

21
Higgins, J. T.
Confederate 
Artillery 
3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery
(Palmetto Battalion)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J. T. Higgins enlisted as a Private February 11,1863 in Company "A" Palmetto Battalion South Carolina Light Artillery* for war by Captain Earle at Camp Eliot. Present on all rolls until May/Jun 1864 roll, listed as absent on 15 leave since June 19,1864.Present on rolls until his name appears on a list of soldiers paroled at High Point North Carolina on May 2,1865.

*Also known as 3rd Battalion Light Artillery Palmetto Battalion.


22
Higgins, J. T.
Confederate 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Greenville Regiment)

http://batsonsm.tripod.com/grave/grave5.html 
Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina 
J. T. Higgins, Company A, 16th S. C. V.

(Probably Theodore Higgins, Died of Illness, Private, Company A)

see soldier # 34 below

23
Higgins, James
Confederate 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina (NARA)
James Higgins enlisted for 1 year of service on February 1, 1861 at Charleston, South Carolina. He was a Private in Company "C" 1st Battalion Artillery, Army of the State of South Carolina*.  (AKA 1st Battalion, Artillery, Provisional Army, Confederate States)
Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability on October 27, 1861.
Personal Description from disability certificate:
Age 22, Born in Charleston, South Carolina. By occupation a stage driver. Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Dark hair, 5 ft 9 in tall.

* Subsequently became Company "C", 1st South Carolina Artillery. Organization mustered into Confederate service in May of 1861.


24
Higgins, James H.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
 (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers) 

same soldier as # 15 Higgins, J.B. per source noted below

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Enlisted as a Private in Company "E",6th Regiment South Carolina Cavalry* (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers). He was enrolled at Laurens S.C. on January 22,1864 by Captain Knight for war. On Jul/Aug 1864 it notes he is absent at home on detachment. On Sept/Oct 1864 roll states he is present in arrest. No further record this source.
* Formerly 16th Battalion South Carolina Cavalry

25
Higgins, James H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Butler's) (1st Regulars)

Source: Register of the Confederate dead, interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. Richmond: Gary, Clemmitt & Jones, printers, 1869, Anonymous

Confederate dead in Hollywood cemetery -Richmond Virginia
-Higgins Surname-
Name-Company-Regiment-State-Date-Section-#-Remarks 
J. H. Higgins, E, 1st, S.C., 06/20/1865,T,465


Not on this NPS Listing 

Higgins, James H 

Infantry 
1st SC Reserve Infantry 

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995),
HIGGINS, James H., PVT, Co. H, 1st SC Reserve Infantry, Residence: Greenville Dist., DOD, Camp Evans, SC, 7/12/62.
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-


26
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Infantry 
Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion, South Carolina

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
John A. Higgins enlisted May 1,1864 as a Private in Company "K" Mountain Infantry, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Infantry at Greencastle S.C. for war by Lt. Mullikin. Admitted for fever October 18, 1864 at General Hospital # 9 at Richmond Virginia. Transferred to Jackson Hospital on October 16,1864. Returned to duty on October 26,1864.No further record this source.

27
Higgins, John J.
Confederate 
Infantry 
9th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
John J. Higgins enlisted at the age of 27 as a Private on April 8,1861 at Gadsden S.C. in Captain D. W. Ray's Company, 2nd Regiment South Carolina Infantry*. Mustered in on June 27,1861 at Ridgeville S.C. On Sept/Oct 1861 roll he is listed absent sick. Admitted to General Hospital at Charlottesville Virginia October 13,1861 for Typhoid Fever. On December 1861,he is listed as on detail as a Carpenter. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital # 5 on May 2,1862 for Dysentery. Is listed as a nurse (appointed by E. M. Seabrook) at Chimborazo Hospital at Richmond Va.# 5, on June 1,1862. Returned to duty on September 20, 1863. Is listed as Ward Master (appointed by Major Peyton on 01/01/1864) at Chimborazo Hospital at Richmond Va.# 5,on February 1864 roll. He is listed by Medical Examining Board as unfit for duty in the field. Detailed at Hospital until March 1,1864. Still on this duty on July 1864. No further record.

* This company subsequently became Company "B", 9th South Carolina Infantry.

28
Higgins, M. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (9th Volunteers)

Per Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA), this is the same soldier as # 29 Higgins, M.D.

29
Higgins, M. D.
Confederate 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (9th Volunteers)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
M. D. Higgins enlisted February 25,1862 as a Private, at the age of 30,in Captain Allan C. Izard's Company,9th Regiment South Carolina Infantry* at Hardeville by Major B.B. Smith for 2 years 10 months, 9 days service..
(Other records within this file states enlistment as Jan 4,1862 at Walterboro Courthouse South Carolina by Capt. Allan C. Izard). Absent on sick leave for 10 days from April 28,1862. Absent on sick leave for 20 days from August 28,1862.He is noted as on detail as butcher for this post by order of General Walker. On roll ending August 31,1864 he is listed as absent on sick furlough at home since July 28,1864,then extended to 40 days leave. On sick furlough again from September 11,1864 for 60 days.

*This company later became Company "I" 11th Regiment South Carolina Infantry.

30
Higgins, M. L.
Confederate 
Infantry 
19th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
M. L. Higgins enlisted at Camp Hampton as a Private on December 17, 1861* in Company "E" 19th Regiment South Carolina Infantry at Sumter District for 1 year service by Captain W. M. Green. Absent on sick furlough from February 24, 1862 to April 1, 1862.  Discharged for disability July 3,1862.
Some personal Information from his discharge: Born Dublin Ireland, aged 26 at time of discharge,5 foot 8 inches in height, light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, and by profession a tailor.

*His discharge record states he enlisted December 28,1861 at Columbia S.C. by Colonel J.S. Preston for 1 year service.


31
Higgins, Matthew
Confederate 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Matthew Higgins enlisted at the age of 21 at Hamburg as a Private in Company "B" of 1st Battalion Regular Artillery South Carolina Army* for 1 year service by Lt. Blocker at Ft. Sumter. Appointed Corporal April 15,1861 by order. Reduced to ranks August 5,1861 by order. Re-enlisted October 11,1861 by Lt. Fleming for 3 years. Appointed Corporal November 10,1862.On Nov/Dec 1863 roll he is listed as Sergeant. Reduced to ranks by General Order # 36 August 1, 1864.Appears as present on all rolls until April 28,1865 when his name appears on a parole. Paroled at camp near Greensboro N.C.

*This company subsequently became Company "B", 1st Regiment South Carolina Artillery

32
Higgins, R. J.
Confederate 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry 

See his brother Augustus H. Higgins above

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995), 
HIGGINS, R. J., PVT, age 29, Co. G, 3d SC Infantry, Residence: Laurens Dist., KIA at Savage Station, VA, 6/29/62.
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Rudolphus J. Higgins enlisted at age 24 as a Private in Captain R.P. Todd's Company "G", 3rd South Carolina Infantry on April 14,1861 at Laurens Court House for 1 years service. Died at Savage Station, Virginia June 29,1862 His pay and effect were given to the executor of his estate Augustus H. Higgins (relationship unknown). No further information this source.

33
Higgins, S. Burt
Confederate 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
     (6 months, 1861) 

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995),
HIGGINS, Sanders Burton, PVT, age 22, Co. B, 1st (Gregg's) SC Infantry, Residence: Newberry Dist., KIA at Gaines' Mill, VA, 6/27/62. Buried Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, SC.
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-

34
Higgins, S. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's)
(1st Provisional Army)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Sanders B. Higgins enlisted as a Private on July 27,1861 at Newberry South Carolina for the war in Captain Whitfield Walkers Company, 1st Regiment South Carolina Volunteers* by Captain Walker. Present on all rolls until killed at battle of Gaines Mills (Cold Harbor) June 27,1862.
Personal info given in this file: Born Newberry S.C. November 10,1838.

*This company subsequently became Company "B",1st (MCCreary's) Regiment South Carolina Infantry.

35
Higgins, S. M.
Confederate 
Infantry 
14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

36
Higgins, T. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (9th Volunteers)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
T. H. Higgins enlisted February 25,1862 as a Private, at the age of 27,in Captain Allan C. Izard's Company,9th Regiment South Carolina Infantry* at Hardeville by B. B. Smith for war.( Other records within this file states enlistment as Jan 4,1862 by Capt. Allan C. Izard. Present on rolls until December 15,1862, when he is listed as AWOL. On Jan/Feb 1863 roll he is listed as sick in Post Hospital. Present on rolls until October 1864,after which there is no further record.

*This company later became Company "I" 11th Regiment South Carolina Infantry.

37
Higgins, Theodore
Confederate 
Infantry 
16th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Greenville Regiment)

http://batsonsm.tripod.com/grave/grave5.html 
Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina 
J. T. Higgins, Company A, 16th S.C.V. (Probably Theodore Higgins, Died of Illness, Private, Company A) 

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995),

HIGGINS, Theodore, PVT, Co. A, 16th SC Infantry, Residence: Greenville Dist., DOD at home, no date. 
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-


38
Higgins, W. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
 (9th Volunteers) 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina (NARA)
William B. Higgins enlisted July 18, 1863* at Camp Campbell, at Secessionville, South Carolina for the war. He was assigned to Company "I". On Sept/Oct 1863 he is marked as absent, sick in hospital. On Nov/Dec 1863 it notes he has been absent without leave since December 4, 1863. On Jan/Feb 1864 roll he is listed as absent, sick in hospital on James Island. On Mar/ Apr 1864 he is listed as sick in quarters. On the next roll, it notes he is missing since June 16,1864 at Petersburg. Appears as W. WHagen on roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, Maryland that arrived from City Point, Virginia on June 24, 1864. He had been captured near Petersburg, Virginia on June 17, 1864. He was transferred to Elmira, New York on July 27, 1864. He arrived at Elmira on July 30, 1864. He was transferred for exchange on October 11, 1864. He was paroled on October 11, 1864. Exchanged October 30, 1864.

* It is noted that this regiment was made up of soldiers from other earlier regiments, so this soldier may have had previous service.

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., DARK HOURS: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Were Held in Federal Prisons During the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865, (Charleston, SC: 2002

HIGGINS, William B., PVT, Co. I, 11th SC Infantry, captured at Petersburg, VA, 6/18/64. Sent to Elmira, NY, and exchanged at Venus Point, GA, 10/11/64. 
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-


39
Higgins, William  (See SC #38)
Confederate 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
 (9th Volunteers)

40
Higgins, William
Confederate 
Infantry 
13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

The November 13,1862 edition of "The Index" reports -List of Casualties of 13th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, in the engagements of 29th and 30th of August, 1862.
Casualties of the 29th ult.— Company D— Wounded - W. Higgins

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
William Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "D" 13th South Carolina Infantry on March 26,1862 at Camp Gregg for the war by Lt. Coppock. Wounded August 29,1862*,now at home. On May/Jun 1863 roll listed as absent in hospital in Richmond Va.On roll ending August 31,1864 is listed as absent in Jackson Hospital, Richmond Va. ( Admitted July 17,1864 for Dysentery and released September 14,1864) On roll ending Oct 31,1864 is listed as at home on sick furlough at Newberry S.C. Paroled at Appomattox Courthouse Va on April 9,1865.
*Note about his wounds on August 29,1862;
William Higgins, age 28,Stonecutter,shot through middle third left thigh.
Furloughed from Staunton. Wound not doing well. Patients general health not good. Patient improving in hospital.

41
Higgins, William W
Confederate 

1st Regiment, South Carolina Rifles (Orr's) 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina (NARA)
William W. Higgins enlisted at the age of 42 in Captain George McDuffie Miller's Company* of Orr's Regiment, South Carolina Rifles in June 1861. He was elected as 1st Lieutenant on June 25, 1861. He and the regiment were mustered into confederate service on July 20, 1861 at Camp Pickens, Anderson District, South Carolina for 3 years or War. . Killed near Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. His widow Sarah J. Higgins filed for back pay on May 9, 1863. (South Carolina Certificate # 11634). She received 425.33.

* Subsequently became Company "G" (1st) Orr's Regiment South Carolina Rifles.

Source: Kirkland, Randolph W., Jr., BROKEN FORTUNES: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and state in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865), (Charleston, SC: 1995), 

HIGGINS, William W., 1LT, Co. G, 1st (Orr's) Rifles, Residence: Abbeville Dist., KIA at Fredericksburg, VA, 12/13/62.
-Information submitted by Fred Knudsen-Columbia, SC-
...

HIGGINS WILLIAM W 40 M W SC SC ABBEVILLE COKESBURY P O 1860
  (line 27-32)

A descendant of Lt. William Walker Higgins, Larry Humphries of Columbia, SC, has submitted these images of his Great Grandfather. He states that he believes William Walker Higgins to be buried at Greenville Presbyterian Church,1 Cleveland St, Greenville, SC 29601

He also adds:

Source: Greenville Presbyterian Church: The Story of a People, 1765-1973. Greenwood County, S.C.: Greenville Presbyterian Church, 1973. (Page 46-47.)

Mr. Leith's book includes a quote from a memorial written by friends of Mr. Higgins, Robert A Archer and James Cowan. (It was copied as originally written.)

The Church of Christ on earth has added another name to the already long list of marters to the cause of Southern Independence.  Lieut. W.W. Higgins the genuine patriot the devoted Christian has fallen on the furious and bloody battlefield of Fredericksburg on the 13th Decer. 1862.  He fell with his harness on at the post of duty gallantly defending his countrys honor.  He volinteered as a Soldier for the war in the summer of 1861 and was elected 1st Lieut. of Company F a component part of Orrs. 1st R. Regt. Leaving a beloved family an affectionate wife fond and tender children the endearments of a happy home.  He verry well knew the perils and privations of the Soldier borne the trials and labours of the Soldier through the Mexican Campaign and received a mead of praise from his honered commander as the true and faithful Soldier of his country and his countrys God.  He was a kind and generous officer receiving from the colonel commanding Hon J. Foster Marshall decd various honourable appointments.  The testimony of his comrades in arms was that he was as brave a man as ever lived.  But he has fallen, fallen amidst the booming of cannon the roar of musketry and the shouts of victory.  But may we not confidently hope that from the battlefield he has been translated to the Paradise of God.  He embraced religion in early life and his walk and conversation gave evidence of its Holy influence.  For more than seven years he was a ruling elder in this congregation and by counsel and example laboured to promote the cause of our Savior.  He loved the church of God and was a regular attendant on the ordinances of his house.  Be it therefore resolved: That while we bow in humble submission to the will of God who douth all things well yet we sorrow for the loss of his salutary influence as a member of church
session. Resolved:  That we give our willing testimony to his faithful Christian deportment as an officer of Christ’s church and as being kind and consistent in all the duties of life. Resolved:  That we tender to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in this irreparable loss and that a coppy of these procedings be transmitted to the widow and that they be recorded in the session book of this church. 

W.W. Higgins image

W W Higins
William Walker Higgins image

William Walker Higgins

In the March 5,1863 edition of "The Index" page 295,reports

THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG,13th December, 1862.
LISTS OF KILLED AND WOUNDED
1st Regiment Rifles, South Carolina Volunteers.
Company L.— Killed:
W. W. Higgins, Acting Adjutant.


see also
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/scarolina.htm

Offsite links

http://www.aphillcsa.com/orrsrifles.html

http://www.rootsweb.com/~scwbts/brigade.htm

Grave marker image courtesy of Historical Marker Database www.HMdb.org website

  Click image to enlarge

Photographer: Brian Scott Taken: February 28, 2011
Caption: William Walker Higgins Tombstone
Additional Description: Lieut. Co G; SC Rifles Inf - Confederate States Army - Jan 1 1819 - Dec 13, 1862
 

42
Higgins, Wilson
Confederate 

1st Regiment, South Carolina State Troops

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Wilson Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "K" 1st Regiment South Carolina Troops on August 1,1863 at Greenville S.C. for 6 months service by T. B. Roberts. Reported September 12, 1863 and detailed October 15 to November 15,1863. No further record.

43
Higgins, Wilson
Confederate 

3rd Regiment, South Carolina Reserves
     (90 days 1862-63)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Wilson Higgins enlisted as a Private November 13,1862 in Company "B",3rd Regiment,1st South Carolina Reserves at Greencastle S.C. for 90 days service by Colonel C. J. Elford. No further record.




TENNESSEE

http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/index.htm 
Tennessee State Library and Archives History and Genealogy -Military Records 

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

Infantry: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 26th, 41st, 43rd, 45th, 48th, 60th, 100th.

Cavalry: 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 20th, Allison's Squadron.

Heavy Artillery: Lookout Artillery Battery (Barry's Company).

Light Artillery: 1st.

U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 
1
Higgins, A. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry)  (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)
    Also See #2

2
Higgins, A. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry 

       Same soldier as # 1 & # 3

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_70954.asp
Hamilton County Confederates
The following data on Confederate soldiers from Hamilton County is taken from Confederate Soldiers of Hamilton County, Tennessee by Nat Hughes and John Wilson 2001

HIGGINS, Absalom H. Co. L, 36TN; Co. L, 35TN
He enl. Jan. 9, 1862, at Chatt. in Co. L of the 36TN and soon transferred to Co. L, 35TN. He was wounded in the neck at Murfreesboro on Dec. 31, 1862. He deserted Jan. 24, 1864, at Tunnel Hill. Prior to the war, he had a farm near Chatt. He had dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes and was 5'10" tall. "Died without knowledge of camp." 1920. [NBFM7]


3
Higgins, Absalom H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)
    See #2 Above

4
Higgins, Benjamin P.
Confederate 
Infantry 
32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry 

(closest match)
http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/soldier.cfm 
Last Name: Higgins    First Name: B.    MI: F. 
Discharge Date: 1892/01/09  
Regimental Unit: 32nd Tennessee Regiment Volunteers  
Company Unit: B  Co. Unit Name:  
Pension Rec: Yes  
Authority: Pension Application, Limestone County, 1899/08/07.    
Enlistment Date: 1862/02/00  
Enlistment Information: Tennessee, Fort Donelson  
Remarks: Put in Prison at Camp Morton, Indiana from 
nervous affection of head and kidneys, his health and
hearing was destroyed and after being exchanged was
discharged. (Disability). Pension Applicant: Rebecca
L. Higgins, widow.  Remarks con't: Served under E. C.
Cook. Rank: 1st Lieutenant  

http://webpages.charter.net/rebelagitator/images/CSA_soldiers_H.txt

HIGGINS, Benjamin P. 1st Lt. 32nd Tennessee Inf., Co.
E 03/20/1822 01/09/1892 New Garden Cem., Limestone Co., Alabama

5
Higgins, C. M.
Confederate 
Infantry 
33rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
C. M. Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "A" 33rd Tennessee Infantry on October 11,1861 at Camp Brown by Parmer Esq for 12 Months. The only info on this soldier is that his name appears on a list of soldiers wounded in the Battle of Perryville, Ky October 8,1862.

6
Higgins, C. N.
Confederate 
Infantry 
36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
C. N. Higgins enlisted at the age of 22 as a Private in Captain William D. Smith's Company* Tennessee Volunteers on November 1, 1861 at Knoxville ,Tn. for 1 year service. Enrolled by Jas W. Gillespie. He is later listed on undated documents as being 1st Lieutenant of same Company and regiment.

* This company subsequently became Company "A" 36th Regiment Tennessee Infantry.

7
Higgins, Connor
Confederate 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Connor Higgins enlisted as a Private April 26,1861 at Memphis TN, in Company "A", 2nd Tennessee Infantry* (Walker's) for 1 year service by Colonel Campbell. On Mar/Apr 1862 roll listed as absent sick. Died in Hospital at Lauderdale Springs Mississippi June 1862.

http://www.lauderdalecoms.com/lauderdalespringscasualities.html
The Causalities at Lauderdale Springs
Line Rank Name Unit Diagnosis Date
356 Higgins, Connor Co. H*, 2 TENN Inf. 6 Jun ??
Service records show Company "A", and death year as 1862.

* Originally organized for state service. Transferred in Confederate Service in August 1861.

8
Higgins, Decater
Confederate 
Cavalry 
21st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Wilson's)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Decater Higgins enlisted as a Private on July 1,1863 in Company "A" 16th Tennessee Cavalry* at Tuscumbia, Alabama for 3 years by Colonel Wisdom.
* Later became 21st Tennessee Cavalry or Wilson's Regiment

9
Higgins, Ed
Confederate 
Artillery 
Morton's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Ed Higgins enlisted July 31,1861 in Captain Thomas K. Porter's Company of Light Artillery* at Nashville Tn for 1 year by Lt. Southern. No further record this source.

* This company subsequently became Captain Morgan's Company of Light Artillery. The company was captured at Fort Donelson February 16,1862, exchanged September 16, 1862 and reorganized December 25, 1862.

10
Higgins, F. M.
Confederate 
Infantry 
38th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Looney's) (8th Infantry)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
F. M. Higgins enlisted as a Private in Captain Job Uphett's Company, Looney's Regiment Tennessee Infantry* on August 20,1861 at Jackson, Tn. for 1 year service. Enlisted by W. G. Cockrell Esq. Listed as absent at home at Madison City, Tn on Mar/Apr 1862 roll, having been badly wounded at battle of Shiloh. Listed as AWOL/Deserted on Mar/Apr 1863 roll. No further record.

* This Company was successfully designated Captain Uphett's Company, Looney's Regiment, Company "C" & Company "E" 38th Regiment Tennessee Infantry

11
Higgins, George
Confederate 
Infantry 
38th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Looney's) (8th Infantry)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
George M. Higgins enlisted as a Private April 12,1864 in Company "F" 38th Tennessee Infantry at Atlanta Ga for 1 year by Lt. Jones.
Another sheet within file states he enlisted Mar 1,1864 at Dayton GA for war.
On roll ending Aug 31,1864, notes he is in Hospital wounded.


12
Higgins, George W.
Confederate 
Infantry 
8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
George W. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled for 1 year service on May 18,1861 at Camp Harris by General Smith in Captain T. A. Yant's Company (Company "G"),8th Tennessee Infantry. (Was elected Captain upon enrolment)
A note in file states he was discharged by act of Congress in 1864.

13
Higgins, H. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
40th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's)
 (5th Confederate Infantry)

 Same soldier as # 15

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, H. H. Major 40th Tennessee Island 10 

Links to page about archaeological work being done at Johnson Island
http://www.heidelberg.edu/~dbush/ 
and
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/s-cw1.htm#ky 


14
Higgins, Henry C.
Confederate 
Infantry 
32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Henry C. Higgins enlisted October 13, 1862 as a Private in Company "E" 32nd Tennessee Infantry at Knoxville by Colonel Cook for 3 years.
Is present on all rolls. No further record this source

15
Higgins, Hiram H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
40th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's) 
 (5th Confederate Infantry)

  Same soldier as # 13

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Hiram Harrison Higgins enlisted for the war at Athens Alabama on August 1,1861 and was appointed/promoted at age 59 to Captain of Company "A" 5th Regiment Confederates C. S. A. on August 5,1861.The company was part of Walker's Regiment of Volunteers*.Captured on Island # 10 on April 7,1862. Name appears on a list of POW'S who arrived at Camp Chase Ohio April 13,1862 from Island # 10.On the POW roll he is listed as Major. He was transferred to Johnson's Island Near Sanduskey, Ohio on April 26,1863. Sent to Vicksburg Ms September 1,1862. He was received by Confederate agent for exchange September 20,1862.Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing November 10,1862.

This company subsequently became Company "A" 40th Tennessee Infantry
See http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/54alinf.html
Co. "B", Confederate Bricks (formerly Co. "A", 40th TN Infantry) -- Hiram Harrison Higgins (promoted, Major); Charles W. Raisler
[Became Co. "B", 54th Alabama Infantry by Special Orders 59, dated Jackson, MS, 29 September 1862]

1860; Census Place: Athens, Limestone, Alabama; Roll: M653_13; Page: 473; Image: 476
Name Age
Hiram H Higgins 48 Born Kentucky Architect
Elizabeth W Higgins 54 Born Tenn
Nancy C Higgins 16 Born Alabama

16
Higgins, J.C.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
21st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J.C. Higgins enlisted August 1,1863 as a Private in Company "B" in Nathan W. Carter's Battalion Mounted Scouts at Chattanooga Tn by Captain Carter for 3 years or war. No further record this source.

*This company subsequently became Company "G" 21st Regiment Tennessee Cavalry (Carters)

17
Higgins, J. D.
Confederate 
Infantry 
43rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Gillespie's)
 (5th East Tennessee Volunteers)

http://www.hctgs.org/hamilton_civilwar_soldiers.htm  
Higgins, J. D. Co I 43rd TN Inf. 
  Enlisted 11/13/1861 Charleston, TN; 
  deserted 9/16/1862

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J.D. Higgins enlisted at Charleston, Tennessee, as a Private, at the age of 24,in Captain William H. McKamy's Company* of James W. Gillespie's Regiment of Volunteers on November 13, 1861 for 1 years service. He was mustered in by James W. Gillespie. Present on all rolls until September 16,1862 when it notes he had deserted.

* This company subsequently became Company "I", 43rd Regiment Tennessee Mounted Infantry 

18
Higgins, J. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

http://www.angelfire.com/al2/1sttnalvidcav/jameshhiggins.htm 
JAMES HENRY HIGGINS
Born: Hamilton County, TN 
Age: 25
Enlisted: 31 July 1863  Description: blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5 ft. 8 in tall
Mustered Out: June 16, 1864 Stevenson, Ala. Note: James H. Higgins, age 17 enlisted Jan. 9, 1862 in the 36th. Tn. Inf. commanded by Capt. A.K. Alley. Deserted July 1863. 

-more of his family info at link -


19
Higgins, J. P.
Confederate 
Infantry 
18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
J.B. Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "D" on December 28,1861 at Bowling Green in Company "D" 18th Tennessee Infantry for 1 years service. Captured at Fort Donelson February 16,1862. Name appears on a roll of POW's at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois. Sent to Vicksburg Ms. on September 23,1862 to be exchanged. No further record this source.

20
Higgins, James
Confederate 
Infantry 
38th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Looney's) (8th Infantry)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
James M. Higgins enlisted as a Private March 17,1862 in Company "H" 38th Tennessee Infantry* for 1 year service. Wounded severely at Battle of Shiloh, April 6,1862 in the calf of his leg. Discharged December 18,1862.

* Also known as Captain Thrasher's Company, Looney's Regiment and also Company "F"

21
Higgins, James
Confederate 
Infantry 
154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry 
 (1st Tennessee Volunteers)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
James Higgins enlisted as a Private,at the age of 28,in Captain M. McGevney Jr's Company* ,154th** Senior Regiment Tennessee Infantry on April 26,1861 or May 14,1861 for 1 year service. On May/Jun 1862 roll he is listed as 4th Sergeant and absent on sick furlough since May 24 1862. Listed as having deserted prior to March 1863.

*later designated Company "C" 154th Senior Regiment Tennessee Infantry
** also known as 1st Regiment Tennessee Infantry

22
Higgins, James
Confederate 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Lillard's)

23
Higgins, James
Confederate 
Infantry 
2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's)

http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/memrolls/hnames.html 
Honor Roll
Extracted from The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate By John Berrien Lindsley (Published 1886)

HIGGINS, James; d. at Columbus, Oct. 12, 1861 [2nd Infantry Regiment - Co. I]

24
Higgins, James H.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Forrest's)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Private James H. Higgins. Name appears on a roll of
prisoners of war, September 6,1862, at Camp Douglas
Illinois that were sent to Vicksburg to be exchanged.
States he was captured at Fort Donelson. No further
record this source.

25
Higgins, James H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) 
 (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
James H. Higgins enlisted at the age of 17,as a Private in Company "L" 35th Tennessee Infantry (Formerly 36th) on January 9, 1862 at Chattanooga Tennessee for war. Deserted July 1863.

26
Higgins, James H.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Wheeler's)

27
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Infantry 
34th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry 
 (4th Confederate Infantry)

28
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Artillery 
Burrough's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery
 (Rhett Artillery)

29
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Infantry 
62nd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Rowan's) (80th Infantry)

30
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry 

- Subject to verification-
http://www.netpathway.com/~ccr/oakwood.html#H 
CONFEDERATE MOUND - OAK WOODS CEMETERY, CHICAGO, IL
CONFEDERATE SOLDERS/SAILORS THAT DIED AT CAMP DOUGLAS
Last name/First Name- MI -Company- Regiment - State
HIGGINS, JNO. A 10 TENN 

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
John Higgins enlisted as a Private on April 25,1861 on Company "A" 10th Tennessee Infantry at Waverly Tn. by J. Oneill for 1 year service. reenlisted October 2,1862 at Clinton Ms. for 3 years. Listed as absent sick since September 22,1863 on Nov/Dec 1863 roll. Captured February 16,1862 at Fort Donelson. Appears on a roll of prisoners at Camp Douglas, Illinois August 1,1862.In prison hospital on May 29,1862 for diarrhea. Returned to duty June 26,1862. It states he died July 16,1862.

Other papers in this file show service beyond his date of death; Name appears on a list of soldiers sent to Vicksburg for exchange on September 8,1862. The name appears on a register of C.S.A. Hospital # 11 at Charlotte N.C. for ulcers, admitted Jan 15,1865,returned Jan 24,1865.

31
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Infantry 
34th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
 (4th Confederate Infantry)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
John Higgins enlisted at the age of 33 as a Private at Knoxville in Captain Phillip H. Robert's Company, Churchill's Regiment Tennessee Regiment* on August 5,1861 for 1 year by Lt. McCall. No further record this source.
*This company also known as Company D & G 4th Tennessee regiment Confederate Infantry and also as Company "G" 34th Regiment Tennessee Infantry.

32
Higgins, John
Confederate 
Infantry 
23rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Martin's)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
John Higgins enlisted as a Private August 23,1861 in Captain M.M. Brien Jr's Company, 23rd Regiment Tennessee Infantry* at Camp Tronsdale Tn by G.H. Smith for 10 months service. On May/Jun 1862 roll he is listed as deserted.

* This company subsequently became Company "G" 23rd Tennessee Infantry.

33
Higgins, John B.
Confederate 
Artillery 
Huggins' Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

34
Higgins, John H
Confederate 
Infantry 
1st Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Colms')

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
John Higgins enlisted in Captain George W. Watson's Company* December 9,1861 at Zion, White County, Tennessee for 1 years service by Captain Watson.
On a roll dated September 29,1862 he is listed as 4th Corporal. On roll ending February 21,1863 his term of service is 2 years or war. On roll ending June 1863 he is listed as 4th Sergeant. Deserted July 3,1863.
NARA notes that a Corporal Jno. Higgins is listed on a roll of POW soldiers at Camp Morton Indiana (Aug 27,1862), states he was captured at Fort Donelson on February 16,1862.


*Later became Company "B" 1st Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Colms')

35
Higgins, Joseph
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Wheeler's)
 
Same soldier as # 36

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Joseph Higgins enlisted as a Private on September 1864 by Captain Myers for war in Company "K" 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Wheeler's). Captured on September 12,1864 at Mt. Pleasant, Tn. Listed on a roll of prisoners at Nashville Tn. dated October 13,1864. Sent to Louisville Kentucky, October 15,1864 and then on to Camp Chase Ohio October 16,1864.
Arrives at Camp Chase on October 18,1864. Took the Oath of Allegiance on May 11,1865 at Camp Chase Ohio.
Personal Description - Residence: Pulaski, Giles County, Tn,
Dark Complexion, Dark hair, Hazel Eyes, 5 foot 7 inches tall,

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tngiles/cvlwar/cavalry.htm
11th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion
6th (1st) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
In July, 1862, the regiment was reorganized and Giles Countian James T. Wheeler was elected Colonel. The regiment was known as Wheeler's 1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment throughout the remainder of the war.

Buried in Sylone Cemetery (Limestone County, Alabama)
Joseph H. Higgins Pvt. K 6th Tenn. Cavalry

--------------------------------

36
Higgins, Joseph H.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Wheeler's)

37
Higgins, M. (Miles)
Confederate 
Infantry 
40th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's)
 (5th Confederate Infantry)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Miles Higgins enlisted as a Private September 13,1861 in Company "C" (Morton's Confederates) Walker's Regiment C. S. Volunteers at Montgomery Alabama by Major J.L. Calhoun for the war. Captured on Island # 10 in 1862.Discharged for disability on Surgeon's certificate April 21,1862. Personal info from Discharge: Age 57,6 ft 2 in. Tall, Blue eyes, Brown Hair, Fair Complexion. By occupation a Ships Carpenter. Born in Hancock County in the state of Maine. States he enlisted at September 13,1862 at Milton Florida by by Captain C.C. Henderson (info differs from from other records in this file)Lists Milton Florida as his mailing address.

Image of discharge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Island_Number_Ten

Webmaster's Findings
HIGGINS MILES 55 M W ME FL SANTA ROSA 2-DIVN 1860
Milton Post Office Image 1 & 2
Name Age
Miles Higgins 55
Catharine Higgins 40
Lucy Ann Coleman 16
Daniel Coleman 14

HIGGINS MILES 45 M W ME FL SANTA ROSA 2-DIVN 1850
Name Age
Elizabeth Higgins 54
Miles Higgins 45
George Reals 22
George H Reals 4

38
Higgins, M.
Confederate 
Infantry 
42nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

39
Higgins, M.
Confederate 
Infantry 
37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry)  (1st East Tennessee Rifles) 

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_10320.asp

HIGGINS, Moses Co. D, 37th TN
Born 1826 in GA. Farm laborer in Harrison and neighbor
of Rubin Tankestly. Wife Martha. Enl. Mar. 10, 1863 at
Chattanooga (conscript). Deserted July 9, 1863 and
took USA oath. Detailed as Provost Guard, Brigade Hdq.

Appears on Prisoner of War list
Source: National Archives Microfilm Publication M1303,
Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners, Record
Group 249

Name-Rank-Regiment-Residence-Description-Joined Rebel
Service-Deserted-Released-Remarks

Higgins,Moses,Private,37th Tn,D,?,captured at Chickamauga,
Released at Nashville,Oct 10,6?

http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csainf/csa37.html
37th TENNESSEE INFANTRY REGIMENT 

HIGGINS MOSES 26 M W GA TN BLEDSOE EASTERN DIST 1850 

HIGINS MOSES 34 M W GA TN HAMILTON HARRISON P O 1860 

HIGGINS MOSES 47 M W GA TN HAMILTON CHICKAMAUGA P O 1870
 
Household: 1880
 
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's
Birthplace 

 Moses HIGGINS Self W Male 56 TN Laborer TN TN  
 Mary E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 21 TN Keeping House TN TN  
 Rachel J. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 19 TN   TN TN  

Source Information:
 
Census Place District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee   Family History Library Film   1255259 
  NA Film Number   T9-1259   Page Number   4D 


HIGGINS MANS* 77 M W GA TN HAMILTON 2-DIST 1900 
    *believed to be Moses and family in 1900 census

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Moses Higgins enlisted March 10,1863 as a Private in Company "D" 37th Tennessee Infantry at Chattanooga, Tn for war by J.J. Lowry. Listed as conscript. Deserted July 9,1863.Was detailed as Provost Guard at Brigade Headquarters. Listed on a list of P. O. W.'s that were captured at Chickamauga on September 26,1863.It notes that he had deserted and has taken the Oath of Allegiance and is being being held at Nashville. Released from Nashville October 10,1863.

40
Higgins, M. D.
Confederate 
Infantry 
1st Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Colms')

41
Higgins, Martin
Confederate 
Artillery 
Burrough's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery
 (Rhett Artillery)
  Same soldier as # 42

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Martin Higgins enlisted at Nashville on July 3,1861 as a Private at age 40 by Lt. McCall in Captain William H. Burrough's Company "B" of Tennessee Light Artillery*.Sent to hospital at Greencastle Tn, April 26,1863. Again in hospital on September 18,1863.On Jan/Feb 1864 roll listed as absent sick at Montgomery, White Sulphur Springs Va. (now W.Va.)
On June 22,1865 he took the oath of allegiance to the USA.
Gives his description as:
Place of residence as Davidson County (Tn), dark complexion, dark hair, gray eyes,5 foot 7 inches tall.

* This company originally formed about May 28,1861,being unable to acquire guns it entered service as Company "C" 34th Tennessee Infantry on August 5,1861. Mustered into service as a company of Light Artillery on January 21, 1862.

42
Higgins, Martin
Confederate 
Infantry 
34th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
 (4th Confederate Infantry)

43
Higgins, Patrick
Confederate 
Infantry 
15th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/memrolls/hnames.html 
- Honor Roll -
Extracted from The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate By John Berrien Lindsley (Published 1886)
HIGGINS, P.; Died at Corinth, Miss [15th Infantry Regiment - Co. F]


44
Higgins, Patrick
Confederate 
Infantry 
154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (1st Tennessee Volunteers)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Pat Higgins, age 29 years, enlisted May 14,1861 at Randolph Tn, as a Private in T. H. Hancock's Company,154th Regiment Tennessee Infantry* (aka 1st Tennessee Infantry) for 1 year service. Mustered in and enrolled on May 15,1861 by Colonel Preston Smith. Wounded at Battle of Missionary Ridge Nov 25,1863 and died at Hospital at Chattanooga Tn on Dec 4,1863.
His name, Pat Higgins, Co. K, 154th Regt, Tenn Inf , appears on a list of Confederate soldiers who died at United States General Hospitals at Chattanooga Tn. on Dec 4,1863.

* Subsequently became Company "K",154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

45
Higgins, Patrick
Confederate 
Artillery 
Fisher's Company, Tennessee Artillery
 (Nelson Artillery)

46
Higgins, S. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
38th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Looney's) (8th Infantry)

http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/memrolls/hnames.html
Honor Roll Extracted from The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate By John Berrien Lindsley (Published 1886)

HIGGINS, S. H.; killed at Chattanooga [38th Infantry - Co. F]

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Silas H. Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "H" (also noted as Company "F"),(Captain Thrasher's Company, 38th Tennessee Infantry on September 12,1861 at Camp Abington for 1 year. Sent to hospital from Knoxville Tn. on October 25,1862.Died of disease at Chattanooga Hospital November 15,1862.(another page states he died at University Hospital at Knoxville)
Cynthia Higgins, wife of Silas, of Gwinnett County, Georgia filed for his pay and effects May 15,1863.He was due $142.69 (6th Months and 1 day's service).

47
Higgins, Samuel
Confederate 
Cavalry 
7th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Duckworth's)

48
Higgins, Samuel A 
Confederate 
Infantry 
32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry   

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Samuel A. Higgins enlisted December 2,1861 as a Private in Company "B" 32 Tennessee Infantry at Chattanooga, Tn by Colonel Ed C. Cook for 1 years service. On roll ending Nov 1,1862 appears as 2nd Corporal of Company "E", having been promoted September 19,1862.Captured at Ft. Donelson February 16 1862. Name appears on a list of prisoners at Camp Morton Indiana dates June 1862, also on prisoner list dated August 27,1862.Listed as having deserted July 2,1863. Name appears on a list dated July 9,1863 of soldiers of Brown's Brigade on the retreat from Wartrace to Chattanooga who deserted. Name appears on an Oath of Allegiance dated January 28,1865. Personal Info from Oath of Allegiance:
Residence is Giles County,Tn, Dark Complexion, Brown Hair, Grey Eyes,5 ft 7 in tall. It is noted that he deserted December 20,1864.

49
Higgins, Samuel B.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
7th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Duckworth's)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Samuel B. Higgins enlisted for three years service as a Private August 6,1861 in Captain J.G. Ballantine's Company* at Memphis Tn. by Captain Williams. Listed as 1st Sergeant of Company "C",1st Tennessee Cavalry on roll ending October 30,1862 (promoted to Sgt on Sept. 25,1862). Listed as 2nd Lieutenant of Company "C" 7th Tennessee Cavalry on roll date Jan/Feb 1864.Having been promoted January 1,1863.
Name appears on a list of soldiers who took the oath of allegiance to the USA. It states he surrendered on May 13,1865 at Meridan Mississippi.
Personal description given as:
Dark complexion, Dark hair, Blue eyes,6 foot 1 inches tall.
Residence noted as Limestone County, Alabama.

(subsequently became Company "F",6th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry, Company "C" 1st Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, and Company "C",7th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Duckworth's))

50
Higgins, T. B.
Confederate 
Infantry 
38th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Looney's)
 (8th Infantry)

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Tilman B. Higgins enlisted March 1,1862 in Company "H" 38th Tennessee Infantry* for 1 year service. Died August 1,1862. His widow is listed as Mary Ann Higgins of Gwinnett County.

* Also known as Captain Thrasher's Company, Looney's Regiment and also Company "F"

51
Higgins, Taylor C.
Confederate 
Infantry 
23rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Martin's) 

Mention of a Confederate pension application is at
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pen307.htm  
NAME: Higgins, Taylor Chamberlain.
WIDOW: Higgins, Bettie 
PENSION #: W5352
Copies can be ordered through this link
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/forms.htm  

Webmaster believes this to be soldier & family in 1880 census
Household:

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

Taylor C. HIGGINS     Self M Male W 46 IL Farmer NC VA 
Elizabeth M. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 42 TN 
                                              Keeping House TN TN 
Roda C. HIGGINS       Dau S Female W 13 TN IL TN 
Jas. W. HIGGINS       Son S Male W 11 TN At Home IL TN 
Sarah R. HIGGINS      Dau S Female W 8 TN IL TN 
Nancy E. HIGGINS     Dau S Female W 6 TN IL TN 
Margaret E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 4 TN IL TN 
Josey A. HIGGINS      Dau S Female W 1 TN IL TN 
Nancy C. WHITTAKER Dau S Female W 18 TN IL TN 

Source Information:
Census Place District 10, Perry, Tennessee Family History Library Film 1255274 NA Film Number T9-1274 Page Number 451D

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Taylor C. Higgins enlisted as a Private for war on April 11,1863 in Company "G" 23rd Tennessee infantry at Tullahoma (Coffee County, Tn)by Colonel Keeble. AWOL since April 28,1863.Present on May/Jun 1863 roll.
Deserted about July 10,1863. Sent to General Hospital September 3,1863 by order of Sergeant Plummer. Present on Jan/Feb 1864 roll. Present on rolls until his capture at Fort Harrison* September 29,1864.Listed on a register of prisoners confined at Bermuda Hundred Va. on September 30,1864, then turned over to Provost Marshall at City Point Va. Name then appears on a roll of prisoners at Point Lookout Md. on October 5,1864.Release on oath of Allegiance on May 13,1865. Records state his residence as Effingham Illinois and his profession as farmer. Name appears on a register of the Provost Marshall at Washington D.C. of soldiers released from Point Lookout Md. Transportation given to Columbia Tennessee.

* http://www.usa-civil-war.com/Civil_War/fort_harrison.html

James Higgins 44 Tennessee Lewis District 10 1850
Name Age
Adrian Higgins 17
Cynthia E Higgins 7
Elizabeth J Higgins 18
James Higgins 44
James K P Higgins 5
John W Higgins 15
Margaret C Higgins 12
Mary J Higgins 0
Nancy Higgins 42
Nancy A Higgins 2
Taylor C Higgins 14

Tennessee State Marriages
Name: Taylor C Higgins Spouse: Elizabeth M Hensley
Marriage Date: 21 Feb 1860
Marriage County: Lewis Marriage State: Tennessee

HAGGINS TAYLOR 23 M W IL TN LAWRENCE NEW BURGH P O 1860
Name Age
Taylor C Higgins 23
Elizabeth Higgins 22

HIGGINS TAYLOR C 34 M W TN TN LEWIS NEWBURG P O 1870 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/tn-archives.htm
Name Age
Taylor C Higgins 34
Elizabeth M Higgins 33
Mary C Higgins 7
Rhoda C Higgins 4
Jas W Higgins 1
Elendon Higgins 26

HIGGINS TAYLOR C 64 M W IL TN PERRY ROCKHOUSE 1900
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/tn-archives.htm
Name Age
Taylor C Higgins 63
Elizabeth M Higgins 56
Nancy E Higgins 27
Sophia J Higgins 21

HIGGINS BETTIE 73 F W KY TN PERRY 3-DIST 1910
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/tn-archives.htm
Bettie Heggins 73
Nancy Heggins 38
Sofa Heggins 23

  52
Higgins, Valentine
Confederate 
Infantry 
20th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
Valentine Higgins enlisted as a Private in Company "A", 20th Tennessee Infantry at Nashville by J. L. Scudder for 1 year service. On Nov/Dec 1862 roll, it notes he is enlisted for 3 years. On same roll it lists him as absent, wounded at Shiloh April 6,1862 (left at Brownsville, Hospital, West Tennessee - not heard from since). On Jan/Feb 1864 roll , it notes that he is assumed dead. No further info this source.

53
Higgins, W. A.
Confederate 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Forrest's) 


54
Higgins, W. F.
Confederate 
Infantry 
18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Source: Compiled Confederate Service Records (NARA)
W.F. Higgins enlisted May 23,1861 at age 22 at Murphreesboro, Tn, in Company "D", 18th Tennessee Infantry regiment (aka Capt H.J. and Captain H.J. St John's regiment). Reported for service on August 7,1861.Listed on Jan/Feb 1862 as absent, wounded at Murphreesboro and sent home. Captured at Fort Donelson, February 16,1862 and sent to Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois. Sent to Vicksburg Mississippi for exchange on September 23,1862.
Name appears on a list of confederate soldiers paroled July 27,1863.
Parole mentions his residence as Cannon County, Tennessee, The last mention of this soldier is as a prisoner at Rock Island Illinois dated January 1,1864.States he was captured at Chattanooga Tn on December 2, 1863.

55
Higgins, W. H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
62nd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Rowan's)
(80th Infantry)

56
Higgins, W. V.
Confederate 
Infantry 
51st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry


57
Higgins, William
Confederate 
Infantry 
62nd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Rowan's)
(80th Infantry)

58
Higgins, William A.
Confederate 
Infantry 
62nd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Rowan's)
(80th Infantry)

59
Higgins, William H.
Confederate 
Infantry 
40th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's)
 (5th Confederate Infantry) 

Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern
Arkansas, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishers 1890


-William H. Higgins-
William H. Higgins was born in St. Francis County, Ark., in 1844, a son of Jeremiah and Martha Higgins, natives of Indiana and Arkansas respectively. He passed his boyhood days in much the same manner as other farmer lads, receiving such advantages for an education as could be obtained from the meager facilities of the district. His father moved to Texas in 1853, but returned after a residence there of two years. 

Young William began fighting life's battle at the age of twenty-three, choosing the occupation of farming, which he has since continued. 

He was married in 1867, to Mary E. Saratt, (marriage records show who died in 1879, leaving seven children: Martha A., Mary J., Melissa E., Josephine, Melinda C., Auazablin and Rosie L. Mr. Higgins was married in 1883 to Martha A. Ellis, who was also called from earth three years later, having borne one child: Elsie J. For his third and present wife, Mr. Higgins married Martha J. Elliott, (WILLIAM H. HIGGINS to MARTHA J. [Mrs] ELLIOTT Dec 16 1888 St. Francis AR ) an estimable lady of culture and refinement. 

Mr. Higgins enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861, in Company H, Fortieth Tennessee Regiment, participating in the battles of Island No. 10, Dalton (Ga.), Allatoona and Resaca. At the first-named engagement he was captured and removed to Springfield (Camp Butler), Ill., and at the battle of Allatoona, again taken prisoner and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, remaining in prison seven and a half months. He was exchanged at Richmond (Va.) and released on parole, but before this term expired the final surrender took place. 

After the war Mr. Higgins returned home, where he resumed his occupation of farming, and now owns 424 acres, with 110 cleared and improved. He is also successfully engaged in stock raising. 

He is a member of the Wheel, and Alliance. His views politically are Democratic, and in religious faith he is a Methodist. He is a leader, not a follower, in all public enterprises, to which he contributes liberally, and under his able and efficient management the success of any movement largely is assured. Mrs. Higgins is a member of the Baptist Church. 

HIGGINS JEREMIAH 43 M W IN
AR ST FRANCIS LANGUILLE TWP 1860
   (
best fit-text above mentions Jeremiah's wife's name as Martha not Louise)

HIGGINS W B 21 M W AR AR ST FRANCIS L'ANGUILLE TWP 1870 
   -listed living a few residences away from this Un-identified W B Higgins 
    on this census is William H Higgins with wife & family that match info in
     above text.



  
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