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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II
p564
1618

(Born Ala.)

Silas P. Higgins

(Ap'd Ala.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Jul. 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1853‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854‑55, — and Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1855; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Pierre,

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

p565 Dak., 1856, — quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856‑57, — Ft. Laramie,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 24, 1856)

Dak., 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — and on March to California, 1858; in garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1858‑59; on frontier duty at Ft. Gaston, Cal., 1859; in garrison at San Francisco, Cal., 1859; and on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1859‑60.

Died, July 18, 1860, at Ft. Yuma, Cal.: Aged 28.


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