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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Thanks for the history share.
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PVT Mark Zehner
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A great man!
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you, my friend TSgt Joe C. for honoring Brig General Henry Shaw Briggs
Image:Brig Henry Shaw Briggs.

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Born August 1, 1824 in Lanesboro, Massachusetts as son of George Nxxon Briggs, six-term representative in congress from Massachusetts and Governor of Massachusetts from 1843 to 1851 .
In 1844 he graduated from Williams college. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1848. In 1856 he represented Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the state legislature.
At the outbreak of the Civil war, he was Captain of the "Allen Guard" a local militia company which was part of the 8th Massachusetts volunteers infantry regiment and arrived in Annapolis, Maryland several days after the capitulation of Fort Sumter. South Carolina.
The 8th Massachusetts volunteers infantry regiment, a 3-moth volunteer regiment, was disbanded after 90 days of service.
On June 21, 1861 he was mustered into the 10th Massachusetts volunteers infantry regiment as a Colonel of volunteers.
After training and duty in the Washington, D.C. defenses, the 10th Massachusetts volunteers infantry regiment was engaged in the Army of the Potomac commanded by Mag Gen George B. McClellan in the Peninsula campaign.
At the Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks, Virginia) he was wounded by Minié balls in both thighs on May 31, 1862. Before he was wounded, he distinguished himself at the Battle of Seven Pines.
During his convalescence, he was appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers on July 17, 1862
Briggs health was undermined by his wounds and he performed little active filed campaigning the Army of the Potomac after he returned back to the army after convalescing.
Toward the end of the civil war, he commanded the draft rendezvous at Alexandria, Virginia which dispatched draftees to various commands in the Army of the Potomac.
Honorably mustered out of the service December 4, 1865, he was state auditor of Massachusetts until 1969. He then was appointed as judge of the District Court in Berkshire, Massachusetts. For the last 14 years of his life, he was appraiser at the Boston Commons House.
He died at home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on September 22, 1887 and was buried in Pittsfield,.

The 10th Massachusetts volunteers infantry regiment was active from June 21, 1861–July 6, 1864. In 1862 it was part of 2nd Brigade (Devens's), 3rd Division (Newton's), VI Corps, Army of the Potomac during the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia.

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