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Federal (USV)


Valentine Collins

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted mustered into service as a Private in Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of "inflammation of the bowels" at Stewart's Mansion Hospital in Baltimore, MD on 6 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 Personal details from family genealogists. His cause of death from Anna Miller Watring's Civil War Burials in Baltimore's Loudon Park Cemetery (1996). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1844; Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA


10/06/1862; Baltimore, MD; burial in Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23521]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23522]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 264  [AotW citation 23523]