Thomas D. Collins

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Thomas D. Collins
Born (1847-08-14)August 14, 1847
Neversink Flats, New York
Died May 26, 1935(1935-05-26) (aged 87)
New York
Buried at Methodist Cemetery, Sullivan County
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit New York Company H, 143rd New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Resaca
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Thomas D. Collins (August 14, 1847 to May 26, 1935) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Collins received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Resaca in Georgia on 15 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 14 August 1896.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Collins was born in Neversink Flats, New York on 14 August 1847. He enlisted into the 143rd New York Infantry at Liberty, Sullivan County in New York. He died on 26 May 1935 and his remains are interred at the Methodist Cemetery in Sullivan County, New York.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Captured a regimental flag of the enemy.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Thomas D. Collins". Retrieved 28 October 2013.