SGT Henry H Higgins

SGT Henry H Higgins

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 25 Dec 1862
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 120520359 · View Source
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Source: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Delaware (NARA)
Henry H. Higgins enlisted in Captain Shortledge's Company, 1st Delaware Infantry* as a Corporal on September 12, 1861. He was 22 years old, He had enrolled and joined on August 28, 1861 for 3 years service. Promoted to Sergeant on September 29, 1862. Wounded in action December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Died December 25, 1862 from traumatic tetanus at Washington, D. C.
* This company subsequently became Company "G" 1st Delaware Infantry.
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Source: Publication Title: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 (NARA) RE: Pension # 13511
Mary Ellen Higgins (nee Woody) received a widows pension in 1863 for her Husband's, Henry H. Higgins, service in Company "G" 1st Delaware Infantry of the Union Army. Her address was given as Wilmington Mercantile Company, Delaware, another address is given as 213 West 4th Street , Wilmington, Delaware. She states they were married June 16, 1859 by the Justice of the Peace in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Her pension file states her husband died on December 25,1862 of wounds received in battle December 13,1862. His last rank was reported as a Sergeant. His file further states he died at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D.C. and that his wounds were received in Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Witnesses on her application were Matilda Moody and George Rodney Higgins. (Relationship not given)
Further details given in file state Henry H. Higgins enrolled for enlistment on August 28,1861 at Wilmington Delaware for 3 years or war, was mustered in as a Corporal* on September 2,1861 in Company "G" (*May have served in a 30 day unit prior to the above mentioned service)
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Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Henry H. Higgins - Sergeant - Company "G" - 1st Delaware Infantry -
Died December 23,1862 - Buried at Asbury Park Methodist Episcopal Burying Ground, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

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Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wilmington Ward 2, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: M653_98; Page: 773
Name Age
John T Moody 46
Matilda J Moody 45
Henry Higgins 20
Mary Ellen Higgins 21
Georgeanna Moody 19
Robert T Moody 17
Lewis C Moody 14
Emma Moody 12
Anna Emilia Moody 7
Viola Moody 5


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  • Created by: dzr130
  • Added: 18 Nov 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 120520359
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Henry H Higgins (unknown–25 Dec 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120520359, citing Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by dzr130 (contributor 48257096) .