Who was Thomas J. Higgins?

Introduction Thomas J. Higgins (08 June 1831 to 15 August 1917) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War who was a recipient of America’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honour, for his actions at the Battle of Vicksburg. Higgins joined the 99th Illinois Infantry in August 1862, and was mustered out… Read More

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