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Confederate (CSV)


Sidney Green Collins

(1835 - 1906)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old farmer on his father's place at Morrisville in Wake County, he enlisted there and mustered as Private, Company G, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October 1862 then was in a hospital in Richmond until furloughed home on 26 October. He was formally exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded, probably at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December, and back with his Company in January 1863. By mid-February he was absent sick, later listed as absent without leave, with no further military record.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Black River, Harnett County, NC.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Roena Elizabeth Williams (1845-1923) and they had 12 children between 1865 and 1886.


05/15/1835 in NC


07/02/1906; burial in Angier Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Angier, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26008]