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 Herman Biggs

Herman Biggs

Birth
Lodi, Seneca County, New York, USA
Death 11 Oct 1887 (aged 55)
Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 8020 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1856 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was posted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st United States Regular Infantry upon completion of his academic education. Posted to the Texas frontier, he served there until 1859, when he went back to West Point as an instructor. When the Civil War began he was advanced to 1st Lieutenant on May 10, 1861, and and to Captain in the Quartermaster Corps later that August. On July 22, 1862 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, and two years later was promoted again to Colonel. His duty during the war was first as the Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac's IX Corps. As the Union Armies captured more and more of the Virginia/North Carolina theater, he was made Chief Quartermaster of the Department that as formed from the captured area. On March 8, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "Faithful and meritorious services during the war". On March 13 he was brevetted Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel, US Regular Army for his wartime service. He resigned on October 9, 1865, and was advanced as a Captain on the Retired List in 1883.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8020
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Biggs (10 Jun 1832–11 Oct 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8020, citing Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .