Summary of Edward G. Higginbotham Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives

7/19/1861   Appointed Assistant Surgeon

9/14/1861   Accepted commission as Assistant Surgeon “promoted Surgeon from date”

10/28/1861   “Writes relative to his pay as Med. Director of Prison Hospital.”

12/15/1861   “Surgeon, C. S. Hospital, Richmond, asks immediate investigation into the grounds of his arrest.”

12/30/1861   “Surgeon, P. A., released from arrest, and ordered to report for duty to Surgeon General. (S. O. 278(17) A. & I. G. O.)”

1/9/1862   “Surgeon, with the concurrence of Gen. Winder, comdg. Dept. of Henrico, ordered to resume duties at Prison Hospital, Richmond, Va. (S.O. 7 (1) A. & I. G. O.)”

9/12/1862   “Signs as Surgeon in charge of Gen. Hospt. #25, Richmond, Va.”

12/1862   On duty at General Hospital No. 25

1/1863   On duty at General Hospital No. 25

2/28/1863   Relieved from duty at General Hospital #25

3/6/1863   “Asst. Surgeon Sanders, mentions him as Surg. formerly in charge of Gen. Hospt. No. 25, and now under arrest. (Personal Papers)”

3/11/1863   General Hospital #25 “Was in charge of this hospital during the month of Feb. relieved from duty Feb. 25, 1863.”

4/4/1863   Commission confirmed by Congress

11/6/1863   “Signs as Surgeon in charge of Receiving Hospital, 3rd Corps, A.N.Va.:

1/6/1864   “Signs as Surgeon in charge of Receiving Hospital, 3rd Corps, A.N.Va.:

6/24/1864   “Surgeon, ordered to report to Surg. W. A. Carrington, Med. Director, for assignment to Hospital Duty.”

7/7/1864   On duty at the “Receiving Hospital, 3 Corps A.N.V., Orange C. H. Va.”

7/11/1864   Sick in private quarters in Richmond with “remit. Fever following typhoid fever” Requests leave for 30 days to “Montgomery W. S. Springs” O. A. Crenshaw, James Bolton, & Wm. S. Scott sign.

7/18/1864   On leave, by Special Order 168/6

8/1864   “At Hospital #21, Richmond, Va.”

8/12/1864   “Will report to Surg. Semple in chg. G. H. #21 for assignment to duty”

8/23/1864   General Hospital #21 - “Ordered to duty on Belle Isle by Surg. in chg., Aug. 23rd”

8/25/1864   Assigned to duty “Prison Barracks, Belle Isle”

9/1864   On duty at “Prison Barracks, Belle Isle, Richmond, Va.” Serving “U/ S. Prisoners.”

10/18/1864   “Will proceed without delay to Exam. Convalescent officers & men of the 1st Invalid Battn (on duty at Belle Isle & in the city) & will report all who are able to perform field duty to Maj. G. Andrews A. A. G.” By order of the Medical Director

10/20/1864   “Is temporarily relieved from present duty and will report at 9:30 A.M. on Friday Oct. 21st to Maj. T. G. Peyton, Camp Lee, for special duty in examining conscripts.”

10/22/1864   Appears on a Morning Report of sick and wounded U. S. prisoners on Belle Isle and in Barracks, near Richmond, Va. “Relieved from duty by order of Med. Director”

11/1/1864   Appears on a Morning Report of sick and wounded U. S. prisoners on Belle Isle and in Barracks, near Richmond, Va. “Reported for duty”

11/1/1864   Assigned to duty “Prison Barracks, Belle Isle, Richmond, Va.”

12/1864   On duty at “Prison Barracks, Belle Isle, Richmond, Va.”

1/8/1865   Appears on a Morning Report of sick and wounded U. S. prisoners on Belle Isle and in Barracks, near Richmond, Va. “Has been relieved from duty at this office & assigned to duty at Genl. Hospital No. 21 by Surgeon in chge.”

4/3/1865   Captured, “Richmond, Va”

4/8/1865   Jackson Hospital: “Will take charge of the 8 Division of this Hospl.”

4/29/1865   Paroled

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