HIGGINS, THOMAS J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 99th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Barry, Pike County, Ill.

Birth:   Canada.

Date of issue:   1 April 1898.

Citation:   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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)