Thomas D. Collins
|Thomas D. Collins|
August 14, 1847|
Neversink Flats, New York
|Died||May 26, 1935
|Buried at||Hillside Cemetery, Orange County|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861-1865|
|Unit||Company H, 143rd New York Infantry|
|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.
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 Hillside Cemetery in Middletown, New York.