Gilbert P. Higley

Gilbert P. Higley
September 3, 1823 – July 5, 1896

1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
March 10, 1862-Enlisted in Robeson County, NC
51st North Carolina Regiment, Company F
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
May 10, 1862-Appointed 2nd Lieutenant
June 1, 1864-Wounded at Cold Harbor, VA
June 11, 1864-Confined to Point Lookout, MD
June 23, 1864-Transferred to Fort Delaware, DE
August 20, 1864-Transferred to Hilton Head, SC
October 20, 1864-Reported at Fort Pulaski, GA
November 19, 1864-Transferred back to Hilton Head, SC
March 12, 1865-Transferred to Fort Delaware, DE
June 17, 1865-Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Note: Of the 600 Confederate prisoners sent to Charleston for exposure to the fire of their own artillery, 111 were North Carolinians. Gilbert P. Higley was one of those 111 North Carolinians.

Parents
Piney Higley 1784-1861 (Connecticut)
Martha Bemen 1780-1861 (Connecticut)
Siblings
Elmira Higley
Elvira Higley
Wife
Ann Eliza Norment 1831-1910 (Robeson County, NC)
Children
Martha Elizabeth Higley 1852-1930
Thomas N. Higley 1855-1914
Mary Fannie Higley 1858-1927
Gilbert P. Higley, Jr. 1864-
Annie K. Higley 1868-1927
Annabelle Higley 1869
Burial
Lumberton City Cemetery
5th Street
Lumberton, NC

 

Gilbert P. Higley Grave

Gilbert P. Higley Grave