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Henry Shaw Briggs
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In office
Preceded by Julius L. Clarke
Succeeded by Charles Endicott

Justice of the District Court
Central Berkshire[1]
In office
1869[1] – 1873[1]

Police Justice of the
Town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts[1]
In office

In office
1856[1] – 1856[1]

Born August 1, 1824(1824-08-01)
Lanesborough, Massachusetts
Died September 23, 1887 (aged 63)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Resting place Pittsfield Cemetery
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Talcott[2][1]
Children Mary Talcott Briggs[2]
Alma mater Williams College, class of 1844.[1]
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Civil War, Peninsula Campaign, Battle of Seven Pines

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.[3] Before and after the Civil War, Briggs was a lawyer and politician.[4]


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,[2] daughter of Nathianiel P. Talcott of Lanesborough, Massachusetts.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 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. 
  2. ^ a b c Cooke, Rollin Hillyer (1906), Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, New York, N.Y.: The Lewis Publishing CO., p. 287. 
  3. ^ Henry Shaw Briggs at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2008-11-05
  4. ^ Welsh, Jack D. (2005). Medical Histories of Union Generals. Kent State University Press. pp. 36. ISBN 0873388534. 


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Political offices
Preceded by
Julius L. Clarke
Massachusetts Auditor
1866 – 1870
Succeeded by
Charles Endicott


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