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 Edwin Hall Higley

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Edwin Hall Higley

Birth
Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death
30 Mar 1905 (aged 62)
Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial
Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
18744317 View Source

Residence Castleton VT;
Enlisted on 9/30/1861 as a 1st Sergeant.
On 11/19/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. VT 1st Cavalry
He was discharged on 5/15/1865
He was listed as:
POW 6/23/1864 Nottoway Court House, VA (Paroled)
Wounded 6/23/1864 Nottoway Court House, VA
Paroled 3/1/1865 (place not stated)
Promotions:
2nd Lieut 7/16/1862
Capt 4/14/1865
Member of GAR Post # 115 (E. S. Clark) in Groton, MA

Higley, Edwin Hall, of Groton, Mass., son of Rev. Harvey O. and Sarah (Little) Higley, was born in Castleton, Feb. 15, 1843.
He received his preparatory education at Castleton Seminary, and then entered Middlebury College, where he graduated in the class of 1868. For the next four years he studied music and philology in Boston and Cambridge, and from 1882 to 1884 at the Royal Conservatory of Leipsic, in Germany.

He enlisted in Co. K, 1st Vt. Cavalry. During his service he was detailed as adjutant and as regimental commissary and in the latter part of 1863 acted as brigade ordnance officer on the staff of Gen. G. A. Custer.

During Kilpatrick's raid he commanded a section of Battery C, 3d U. S. Artillery and had the satisfaction of shelling the rebel capitol. He was wounded and taken prisoner June 29, 1864, after having participated in most of the cavalry engagements of the Army of the Potomac in the campaigns of Pope, second Bull Run, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. Exchanged March 1, 1865, he was commissioned captain of Co. K, and soon after brevet major for gallant and meritorious service during the war.

From 1868 to 1872 Major Higley taught music in Boston, Mass., and then accepted a professorship of German and Greek in Middlebury College, where he remained ten years. After his return from Europe, he was teacher of music and organist in Worcester, Mass. In 1886 he came to Groton School as Greek and German instructor and as choir master and organist, which position he holds up to the present time.

He married, June 2, 1870, in Middlebury, Jane S., daughter of Oliver and Jane (Shepard) Turner.
died: 3/30/1905

Residence Castleton VT;
Enlisted on 9/30/1861 as a 1st Sergeant.
On 11/19/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. VT 1st Cavalry
He was discharged on 5/15/1865
He was listed as:
POW 6/23/1864 Nottoway Court House, VA (Paroled)
Wounded 6/23/1864 Nottoway Court House, VA
Paroled 3/1/1865 (place not stated)
Promotions:
2nd Lieut 7/16/1862
Capt 4/14/1865
Member of GAR Post # 115 (E. S. Clark) in Groton, MA

Higley, Edwin Hall, of Groton, Mass., son of Rev. Harvey O. and Sarah (Little) Higley, was born in Castleton, Feb. 15, 1843.
He received his preparatory education at Castleton Seminary, and then entered Middlebury College, where he graduated in the class of 1868. For the next four years he studied music and philology in Boston and Cambridge, and from 1882 to 1884 at the Royal Conservatory of Leipsic, in Germany.

He enlisted in Co. K, 1st Vt. Cavalry. During his service he was detailed as adjutant and as regimental commissary and in the latter part of 1863 acted as brigade ordnance officer on the staff of Gen. G. A. Custer.

During Kilpatrick's raid he commanded a section of Battery C, 3d U. S. Artillery and had the satisfaction of shelling the rebel capitol. He was wounded and taken prisoner June 29, 1864, after having participated in most of the cavalry engagements of the Army of the Potomac in the campaigns of Pope, second Bull Run, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. Exchanged March 1, 1865, he was commissioned captain of Co. K, and soon after brevet major for gallant and meritorious service during the war.

From 1868 to 1872 Major Higley taught music in Boston, Mass., and then accepted a professorship of German and Greek in Middlebury College, where he remained ten years. After his return from Europe, he was teacher of music and organist in Worcester, Mass. In 1886 he came to Groton School as Greek and German instructor and as choir master and organist, which position he holds up to the present time.

He married, June 2, 1870, in Middlebury, Jane S., daughter of Oliver and Jane (Shepard) Turner.
died: 3/30/1905


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