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Federal (USV)


John Collins

(1833 - 1877)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Ohio Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 5th Ohio Infantry for 3 months' service on 20 April 1861. He mustered out with them and then enrolled in the new 3-year regiment as Captain of Company I on 6 June 1861. He was promoted to Major on 2 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 29 March 1863.

References & notes

His service from Ohio.1 His memorial is on Findagrave.




11/21/1877; Cincinnati, OH; burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 123, 162  [AotW citation 25170]