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Pvt Abraham Biggs
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1844
Wayne County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1923
Cass County
Iowa, USA

First wife: Caroline Bucher (at least 3 children) Second wife: Eliza Jane (at least five children.)


Enlisted as a private on 7 August 1862 in Co. F, 102nd OVI, at the age of 19. While the regiment was on garrison duty at Decatur, AL, on 24 September 1864, Private Biggs was assigned to a detachment whose mission was to relieve Ft. Henderson at nearby Athens, AL, which was under siege by rebel cavalry under the command of CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. After detraining, the detachment began fighting to gain the fort, and had made good progress, when the commander of the fort suddenly surrendered. Forrest then forced the detachment, including Private Biggs, to surrender as well. Biggs was initially sent to Cahaba Prison, and later to Camp Davidson at Savannah, GA, and the notorious Andersonville Prison, but was exchanged on 22 April 1865. Unlike many of his comrades, he was NOT aboard the Sultana when it exploded and sank. He made it back to Ohio and was mustered out on 12 June 1865 at Camp Chase in Columbus.

His Obituary:


Abraham Biggs was born in Shreve, OH and passed away June 20, 1928, at the age of 84 years.

Mr Biggs came to Cass County in 1876 and located in Lincoln township. On Aug 7, 1862, he enlisted in Co. F. 102nd, Reg. Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On Sept 24, 1864, he was captured by the Confederate soldiers and was confined in Andersonville prison. He was mustered out of the Union Army on Jan 12, 1865. Mr Biggs was a lover of his country and the flag for which he fought, and was one of the active members of Meade Post, No. 50, G.A.R. of this city. Mr Biggs and his family moved to Anita in 1910.

The passing of Mr. Biggs removes another of those "Boys in Blue" who by their loyalty and love of country, made possible what the rest of us are enjoying today. It also reminds us that we are nearing the end of that "Grand Old Army," and as the toll is gently tapping, the front steps are getting lighter, and soon we will be able to live in memory only, with the boys of '61.

Family links: 
  Henry David Biggs (1813 - 1879)
  Helena Cole Biggs (1815 - 1902)
  Caroline A Bucher Biggs (1843 - 1877)
  Eliza Jane Gabriel Biggs (1852 - 1936)*
  Harry D Biggs (1870 - 1919)*
  Frank Gabriel Biggs (1881 - 1952)*
  Clara May Biggs Robison (1885 - 1972)*
  William Taylor Biggs (1890 - 1948)*
  Ida May Biggs Travers (1896 - 1977)*
  Mary Elizabeth Biggs Franks (____ - 1886)*
  David Biggs (1839 - 1864)*
  Abraham Biggs (1844 - 1923)
  Almira Biggs (1846 - 1925)*
  Peter Henry Biggs (1848 - 1932)*
  William H Biggs (1852 - 1899)*
  John Biggs (1855 - 1934)*
  Isaiah Biggs (1857 - 1940)*
  George Biggs (1860 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Cass County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Blk B Lot 18
Maintained by: rlbiggs
Originally Created by: Deb
Record added: Sep 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21751449
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