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Thomas J. Higgins, Sr
Birth: Jun. 8, 1831
Quebec, Canada
Death: Aug. 15, 1917
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company D, 99th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation reads "When his regiment fell back in the assault, repulsed, this soldier continued to advance and planted the flag on the parapet, where he was captured by the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on April 1, 1898. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Galvin Higgins (1820 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Higgins (1858 - 1877)*
  Thomas John Higgins (1862 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Family Cemetery
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6403424
Thomas J. Higgins, Sr
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- David Wend
 Added: Jun. 10, 2016
Thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016

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 Added: Jun. 8, 2016
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