Vermont Flag Site Logo

Higgins, Edwin R.


Age: 23, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pr CPL, m/o 8/1/65

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations


Birth: 01/29/1840, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 04/21/1904

Burial: Goss Hollow Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Row 10, stone 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 58946508


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


(Are you a descendant, but not listed? Register today)


Copyright notice



Goss Hollow Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.



Edwin R. Higgins, who has been with Mrs. Horace Ayers since last October, died in St. Johnsbury Thursday. Mr. Higgins was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Higgins. He was born in Goss Hollow, Jan. 29, 1840, and his principal occupation was farming. Twelve years ago he left his farm in Keene, N. H. and came to Burlington to work in the Experiment Station. He remained there only a shot time, as he went to Marshfield, where he worked two or three years on a Stock Farm. His health became so bad that he was obliged to give up work, and came to Newport, where he lived six years with his cousin, Allen Higgins. He then came to St. Johnsbury Centre, to Mrs. Horace Ayers, and has made his home there since.

He was a member of the 11th regiment of Company A., and fought in the Revolutionary war. He leaves a sister, Mrs. C. C. Bingham of St. Johnsbury, and several cousins. Those who knew Mr. Higgins speak very highly of him, as he was a man who always made friends. He was a Mason, and they sent a beautiful floral pillow. The funeral was held Saturday at Mrs. Ayers', Rev. Mr. Walch taking charge. The body was taken to Goss Hollow.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 27, 1904
Courtesy of Deanna French

Previous Page