General James Haggin Mcbride Before totally departing from the text on the 19th century Haggins, one must mention another family member, General James Haggin McBride, a nephew of James Haggin (Rocky Point), for whom Missouri Division Camp #632 is named.
McBride was born in Mercer County, Kentucky in 1814 and moved to Paris, Missouri as a young man. Having studied law he was admitted to the Missouri bar and moved to Springfield, Missouri. In May of 1861, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General by Missouri Gov. Jackson. It is said that he adjourned court immediately to accept the command of the 7th Division of the Missouri State Guard.
In August 1861 he led the 7th Division into battle near Sp;ringfield during the Battle of Oak Hills. In a particularly bloody encounter, he lost 146 out of 645 troops, but due to his superior leadership was commended by General Sterling Price. Following this battle he was engaged at the Battle of Lexington, Missouri.
In February, 1862, McBride resigned his Missouri commission to accept commission in the Confederate Army as a Brigadier General. Months later, in 1863, while still on active service and before his commission was formally approved, General McBride became seriously ill and resigned from the Army to join his family who, by this time, had moved to Arkansas where McBride died.
Captain Douglas McBride, son of James Haggin McBride, was killed in action at Batesville, Arkansas.
These are but two members of many in the Haggin family who fought in the Civil War on both sides.