SIA2348: Basil Biggs

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(1819-1906) Tenant J. Crawford farm. Before the war, Biggs had used his home as a stop along the "Underground Railroad." He was known as a veterinarian. After the battle he obtained the contract to "raise the dead and put them into coffins." He could haul nine at a time for burial in the Soldier’s National Cemetery. After the war he owned the ‘copse of trees’ of Pickett’s Charge fame . . .

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