Sgt Joseph Absalom Higginbotham

Sgt Joseph Absalom Higginbotham

Birth
Fancy Hill, Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 May 1904 (aged 75)
Sandidges, Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Burial Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 64272844 · View Source
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Son of Col. George Washington Higginbotham and Johannah Croxton Higginbotham

Husband of Hester Ann Ware

Joseph enlisted in Company I, 19th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, and was in active service until he suffered a severe wound in the hand at Brook Church, May 12, 1864, afterwhich he was attached to the President's Guards, and continued in that service until the office of Confederate president ceased to be. Among the battles in which he was a participant during his active service were first Manassas, Seven Pines, Fraziers Farm, Gaines Mills, second Manassas, Boonsboro, and the battles around Richmond, in one of which he was wounded. He owned a fine farm of 220 acres, to the cultivation of which he gave his attention. His post office address was Sandidges, Amherst County, Virginia. On June 4, 1884 he was awarded $60 by the State of Virginia for the wound that he suffered in 1864.



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  • Created by: William Higginbotham
  • Added: 16 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64272844
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph Absalom Higginbotham (31 May 1828–18 May 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64272844, citing Higginbotham Family Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by William Higginbotham (contributor 47393857) .