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C.E. Collins

C.E. Collins

Federal (USV)

Private

Charles E. Collins

(1841 - 1891)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Raised on a farm near Clifton, Monroe County, NY, he was a 21 year old carpenter when he enlisted at Rochester in Company F, 108th New York Infantry and mustered as Private on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to the 132nd Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on 24 May 1864 at Frederick, MD, and was discharged from a hospital in Frederick on 21 March 1865.

After the War

He returned briefly to Clifton, then moved to Frederick, MD and married there in July 1865. Within a few years he was in Baltimore where he had his own business and was a woodworker for the New York Central Railroad. He was ill for most of his last year, seemed to have recovered, but died suddenly, not quite 50 years of age. He was active in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) veterans' group and had planned to attend his regiment's reunion at Antietam in September 1891.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. His picture is from a photograph in the collection of the NY Military Museum.2 Life details from a sketch in the History.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

03/15/1841; Clifton, NY

Death

02/02/1891 Baltimore, MD; burial in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 34 (for the year 1903)  [AotW citation 9061]

2   State of New York, and Division of Military & Naval Affairs, New York State Military Museum, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm>, Source page: File name: PA.1999.0014.2670.jpg  [AotW citation 18570]

3   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 461-462  [AotW citation 18571]