(? - 1863)
Home State: New Jersey
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st New Jersey Infantry
see his Battle Report
Service record: Maj. May 28, '61; Lieut. Col. vice when Col Brown promoted; transferred to 1st Reg., Sept. 14, '62.
Of the 3rd New Jersey, LCol Collet was given command of the First New Jersey on 14 September, and was promoted to Colonel when Col Torbert promoted to BGen Nov. 29, 1862.
On the Campaign
Col Torbert, in his Brigade report on Crampton's pass wrote:
I am pleased to make particular mention of Lieutenant-Colonel Collet, Third Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, commanding First Regiment New Jersey Volunteers; Colonel Buck, Second Regiment; Colonel Brown, Third Regiment, and Colonel Hatch, Fourth Regiment, for their bravery, coolness, and the admirable manner in which they handled their regiments."
The rest of the War
He was killed in action at Fredericksburg, Va., May 3, 1863 (Chancellorsville Campaign).
References & notes
5/3/1863 Fredericksburg, VA