Augustus H. Higgins(c. 1835 - 1865)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 26 year old, he enlisted in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 January 1862 in Columbia, SC, and was appointed Company Clerk.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured at Williamsport, MD on 15 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 6 October 1862. He was ill and in hospitals in Virginia or on furlough on several occasions between November 1862 and February 1864. He was wounded in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 8 May 1864, and again hospitalized. He was again ill through much of the last of 1864. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as Private, Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
Death Place: Laurens District, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15986]
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