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M. W. Collet

M. W. Collet

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Mark W Collet

(? - 1863)

Home State: New Jersey

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st New Jersey Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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

Source: NJ State Library, civil war records database (spelled "Collett" there). His photograph from a CDV at the New Jersey Department of State. The original is at the Library of Congress.


5/3/1863 Fredericksburg, VA