Lucy Higgs Nichols

Lucy Higgs Nichols (HMVDX)

Location: New Albany, IN 47150 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.283', W 85° 48.763'

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Lucy, born a slave April 10, 1838, was owned by the Higgs family that by 1850 lived near Bolivar, Tennessee. She gained her freedom in 1862 by escaping to the 23rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers camped nearby. She worked as a nurse for the soldiers as they fought in many major battles of the Civil War. She mustered out with them in Louisville in 1865.

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Lucy came to New Albany with returning veterans of 23rd Regiment. She married John Nichols, 1870. Lucy applied for pension after Congress passed 1892 act for Civil War nurses; she was denied. In 1895, Lucy and 55 veterans of the 23rd petitioned Congress; in 1898, a Special Act of Congress awarded her pension. Lucy was an honorary member of the G.A.R. She died 1915.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Friends of Division Street School, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 603832 N 4238442
Decimal Degrees38.28805000, -85.81271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.283', W 85° 48.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 16.98" N, 85° 48' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1098 E Market St, New Albany IN 47150, US
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