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J.H. Huggins

J.H. Huggins

Confederate (CSV)

Major

James Howard Huggins

(1828 - 1900)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Regimental Major

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & 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

8/22/1828; Franklin, NC

Death

3/01/1900 Lula, GA; burial in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA