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Federal (USV)


Hosea Austin Collier

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted on 1 August 1862 in West Chester and mustered as Private, Company A, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Lyceum Hall hospital in Hagerstown, MD and the School House hospital on King Street in Chambersburg, PA. He died of his wounds on 22 October 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from the Register.2 His name also seen as H. Collier Austin, Austin A. Collier, and Hosea A. Collier.


c. 1844


10/22/1862; Chambersburg, PA


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pp. 118, 167  [AotW citation 16190]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23783]