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COL Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
Birth: Dec. 22, 1823
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 9, 1911
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. A major abolitionist figure in the pre-Civil War days, he served as Colonel and commander of the 1st South Carolina (USA) Volunteer Infantry, which was the very first African-American Union infantry regiment of the Civil War. He recruited escaped slaved from South Carolina to fight the Confederacy, and pre-dated the more famous 54th Massachusetts Infantry by nearly a year. He served first as Captain and commander of Company C, 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which had been sent to South Carolina in occupation duty. While there he begaen recruited escaped slaves and slaves who had been freed by the presence of the Union army. Designated the 1st South Carolina (Colored) Volunteer Infantry in January 1863, it was eventually re-named as the 33rd United States Colored Troops in February 1864, and took part in operations in Beaufort, Pocotaligo and Hilton Head. He led the regiment until October 1864, when wounds forced him to resigned. In 1870 he published the work "Army Life in a Black Regiment". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Higginson (1770 - 1834)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Potter Thacher Higginson (1844 - 1941)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Sewell Higginson (1795 - 1796)*
  Susan Cleveland Higginson (1800 - 1801)*
  Stephen Higginson (1803 - 1804)*
  George Higginson (1804 - 1889)*
  Stephen Higginson (1808 - 1870)*
  Sarah Cabot Higginson (1810 - 1816)*
  Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson (1823 - 1911)
  Waldo Higginson (1845 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cambridge Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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COL Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
Added by: Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts
 
COL Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
COL Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- Roses♥~
 Added: May. 26, 2017
TO ALL WHO PASS THIS WAY, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that even though Colonel Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson has passed away, now, he continues to watch over and protect the U.S.A. as a: "Member Of The Knight Shift"...Hoorah!!! R.I.P. USCT Trooper Higginson.
- USCT Cemetery Mgr.
 Added: Apr. 9, 2017

- Roses♥~
 Added: Apr. 5, 2017
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