Per Vermont birth records: Orlin was born February 18, 1841 at Benson, Vermont.
Source: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66
Name: Orlin H Higgins ,Residence: Benson, Vermont
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on June 09 1862
Mustered in Company B, 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment on July 09 1862.
Died of disease on November 06 1862
Civil War pension records show James Higgins, Orlin H. Higgins' father received a pension, June 2,1888, for his son's service in the 9th Vermont Infantry.
Source: ROLL OF HONOR-Vol 18 - Govt Printing Office -1868 Pg.277 Rosehill Cemetery - Chicago Illinois Orland H.Higgins-Privaye-9th Vermont Infantry-Company B -November 5,1862 Section A
PVT CO B 9 VT INF