Adam C. Higgins Papers mssHiggins

Brooke M. Black
The Huntington Library
March 2021
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Business Number: (626) 405-2191

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Adam C. Higgins papers
Creator: Higgins, Adam C., 1827-
Identifier/Call Number: mssHiggins
Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (1 expansion folder)
Date (inclusive): 1857-1889
Date (bulk): 1862-1865
Abstract: Papers belonging to American Civil War Union soldier Adam C. Higgins.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Adam C. Higgins papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Fred Lockley, July 1952.

Biographical / Historical

Adam C. Higgins, native of Virginia, moved to Monmouth, Illinois, before the American Civil War. In August 1862 he became chaplain of in the 83rd Regiment of Illinois Infantry, with the rank of Captain. After he was discharged from the service in 1865, he returned to the ministry. In 1896 he practiced law in Chicago.

Scope and Contents

Collection is comprised of letters and documents mostly relating to Adam C. Higgins' chaplain's duties in his regiment. Some letters contain discussion of camp life and military operations, including the Battle of Fort Donelson; there are two letters addressed to General William S. Rosecrans. Among the manuscripts, there is a poem by Adam C. Higgins entitled "The Dead of Fort Donelson."

Processing Information

Processed by Huntington Library staff. In 2021, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


Former call number: mssHiggins papers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Military records -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Poems -- United States -- 19th century
Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898
United States. Army -- Chaplains -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 83rd (1862-1865)

Folder 1

Adam C. Higgins papers 1857-1889