James H Huggins(1828 - ?)
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 full Colonel on 15 December 1863. He resigned from service on 13 August 1864.
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.
|Birth Date: 8/22/1828 Birth State: NC |
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