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Francis Lee Higginson letters

Francis Lee Higginson letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Francis Lee Higginson letters
Creator: Higginson, Francis Lee, 1841-1925
Inclusive Dates: 1863 June 16-July 8
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3507
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Francis Lee Higginson (1841-1925) enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts USCT (United States Colored Troops). He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on February 28, 1863. On January 30, 1864, he was appointed Captain of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment, USCT.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four letters from Francis Lee Higginson to his father: dated St. Simons Island, June 16, 1863, regarding orders to Beaufort and Florida, and a raid along the way; dated Steamer Ben DeFord, Thursday, June 18, 1863, regarding orders to go to "the Camp of the 2nd S. C. and report to Montgomery with a hundred & fifty men"; dated St. Helena, July 7, 1863, regarding Pulaski, "Morris I," and diminishing officers; dated St. Helena, July 8, 1863, regarding the expedition to Darien.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frances Lee Higginson letters, ms3507, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters (4) Access Online