George Washington Huggins

Co I, 133rd PA Infantry

Co C, 77th PA Volunteer Infantry


Great Grandfather of Mary Lou Salomon

     George Washington Huggins was born on 17 May 1838 in Perry County, Pennsylvania. He was a Blacksmith by trade. Married in 1858 to Louisa Lahr. They were parents to eventually ten children. Their daughter Susan Elizabeth, my grandmother, was born the following year.
     George enlisted on 6 August 1862 as a Private in Company I of the 133rd Regiment of PA Volunteers at Harrisburg, PA to serve for a term of nine months. He fought at Antietam and Chancellorsville, MD where he was wounded by a shot in the neck on May 3, 1863, which was just two days before the end of that battle. He was in field hospital for one week then sent home as his term of service had expired.
     My grandmother, Susan Elizabeth, was born nine months later. George re-entered the service as a Private in Company C of the 77th PA Volunteer Infantry where he participated in many battles including Resaca GA, the Siege of Atlanta, Nashville and on to New Orleans ending up in Indianola, Texas. He received his honorable discharge on 6 December 1864 at Victoria, Texas at the close of the war.
     George died at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania on 27 August 1911 and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery Mounds there.

    


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