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Template:Infobox Politician (general) Henry Shaw Briggs (August 1, 1824 – September 23, 1887) was an American Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was the son of George N. Briggs.[1] Before and after the Civil War, Briggs was a lawyer and politician.[2]

Early years[]

Henry Shaw Briggs was born to George Nixon Briggs on August 1, 1824 in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. Henry S. Briggs graduated from Williams College in 1844. Briggs was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1848.

On August 6, 1849, Briggs married Mary Elizabeth Talcott,[3] daughter of Nathianiel P. Talcott of Lanesborough, Massachusetts.[4]

See also[]


  1. Henry Shaw Briggs at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2008-11-05
  2. Welsh, Jack D. (2005). Medical Histories of Union Generals. Kent State University Press. pp. 36. ISBN 0873388534. 
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  4. Smith, Joseph Edward Adams (1876), The History of Pittsfield, (Berkshire country) Massachusetts, From the Year 1800 to The Year 1876. Vol. 2, Springfield, Ma: C. W. Bryan & Co., p. 612. 


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