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Federal (USV)

Private

Samuel Collins

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, from Lexington, he enlisted in Company A, 7th Michigan Infantry on 11 August 1861 at Port Huron. He was wounded in action at Fair Oaks, VA on 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was probably mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 24 September 1862. He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown. He was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 and Service of Michigan Volunteers,2 which says he was killed in action at Antietam. Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 10 October 1862. His gravesite on Findagrave asserts that he died from disease.

Birth

c. 1833

Death

09/24/1862 Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3356]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pg. 26  [AotW citation 17638]