Charles R. Collins, Civil War Soldier


Charles. R. Collins.
Born in Randolph, Vt.___ Son of Richard D. Collin,___ by occupation a Farmer,___ Married,___ at the age of 35 enlisted as a recruit in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.
Mustered into service May 14, 1862. Proceeded to Newbern, N.C. to join the regiment, and was assigned to Company “L”. __ Rank Private with no subsequent changes.__
Participated in all the operations of his Reg. up to 16th May, 1864, when in the action of Drewy’s Bluff he was captured. Sent to Richmond he remained there for a few days when he was transferred to Indisponible, GA , where he died, of disease, on or about August 24, 1864, by inhuman treatment induced.
During his term of service he was always well, was not wounded, nor did he receive a furlough.


ca. 1861-1865


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