James Howard Huggins(1828 - 1900)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Regimental Major
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A farmer and married father of (at least) 5 children from Union County, Georgia, he was appointed Major of the Regiment on 16 August 1862, having been Captain, Company B, of the 23rd since its organization 31 August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Although wounded at South Mountain on 14 September, he was still with the regiment, and assumed command on the 17th in relief of Lt Colonel Best.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel to rank from 17 September 1862, and promoted to Colonel on 15 December 1863. He resigned from service on 13 August 1864 to serve as a member of the Georgia State Legislature.
After the War:
He was a dry-goods merchant in Athens and Hall County, GA.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Rosters of the Field and Staff, and Company B, 23 Georgia Infantry - posted online on RootsWeb by Patty Brock; and
1850 and 1860 Census, Union County, Georgia - transcribed and posted online by Keith Townson on RootsWeb.
The photo here from a handcolored image owned by the Colonel's decendent, Tryon Huggins Jr., and posted online by Richard Thompson. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 8/22/1828 Place of Birth: Franklin, NC |
Death Date: 3/01/1900 Death Place: Lula, GA Burial Place: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA
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