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Confederate (CSV)


Frederick L. Huggins


(c. 1844 - 1898)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 16 years old and lived with his parents and siblings on a farm at Newburn (or Newtown) in Greene County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company I (later H, renamed D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 22 April 1861 at Greensboro, AL.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 (or possibly at Hagerstown on 15 September).

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was in a Richmond hospital on 8 October, furloughed about 16 October, and declared officially exchanged and eligible to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was wounded by a gunshot to his left leg at Bunker Hill, VA on 3 September 1864 and captured again, on 25 September 1864, at Harrisonburg, VA. He was in US hospitals in Winchester, VA and Baltimore, MD then sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore in December. He was transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 2 January 1865 and admitted to Hammond General Hospital there on 28 January. He was released from the hospital on 25 July 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

He was a resident of Birmingham, AL at the time of his death at about age 54.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. His 1865 federal records list him as a musician or bugler. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, and his death notice in The Birmingham News of 10 March 1898. He married Sarah C. Dorman (1849-1908) in December 1882 and they had 2 children.


c. 1844 in AL


03/09/1898; Birmingham, AL


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28034]