Civil War Records of Eri Huggins


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
A 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 8, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861

died Oct. 13, 1863

Acton farmer

age at enlistment recorded as 44 [actual age 51];

died of disease, Oct. 13, 1863 at New Orleans, La.

MASSCW, 3:67

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  48-49 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
A 26th MVI Jan. 21, 1864 widow 43 288 17 157   Nancy Huggins

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date October 13, 1863
Place New Orleans, La.
Age 55 years, 9 months
Cause chronic diarrhea
Burial Buried at New Orleans. Marker at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by widow Nancy Huggins

Additional Information

Father of John C. Huggins, Adoniram Judson Huggins and Eri Huggins, Jr.

Vital Records of Acton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 lists Eri as husband of Semantha B., born 1808 (d. 1854).  Eri and Semantha are recorded as the parents of A. Judson Huggins, Anna Huggins, Elmina R. Huggins, John C. Huggins, and Susan C. Huggins.

Eri Huggins is recorded in the 1850 Valuation of Real Estate in the Town of Acton: 3.

Eri Huggins, age 42, a farmer (b. N.H.), is recorded as inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household with Samantha Huggins, age 42 (b. N.H..); Anna Huggins, age 12 (b. N.H.); John Huggins, age 10 (b. N.H.); Susan C. Huggins, age 18 (b. N.H.); Elmina R. Huggins, age 6 (b. N.H.); and Adoniram J. Huggins, age 4 (b. Mass.), and Eri Huggins, age 2 (b. Mass.) ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Eri Huggins, age 46, a Shoe Pedler, born in New Hampshire, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (212/217) with Nancy Huggins, age 40 (b. Mass.); Anna Huggins, age 17 (b. N.H.); Susan Cushing Huggins, age 13 (born N.H.); Adoniram Judson Huggins, age 9 (born Mass.); Eri Huggins, age 7; and James Kidder, age 83 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 27).

Eri Huggins, age 50, a farmer, born in N.H., is recorded as inhabitant of West Acton (dwelling no. 170)  in the 1860 federal census, in household with Nancy Huggins, age 46 (b. Mass.); Anna Huggins, age 22 (b. N.H.); John Huggins, age 20 (b. N.H.); Susan Huggins, age 18 (b. N.H.); Almina R. Huggins, age 16 (b. N.H.); A. Judson Huggins, age 14 (b. Mass.); and Eri Huggins, age 12, (b. Mass.). ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The death of Eri Huggins, Soldier in United States Service, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton: 18.

The name Eri Huggins is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead." 


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