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HIGGINS, THOMAS

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company D, 99th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Riverlequerre, Quebec, Canada

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.