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 Hillside Cemetery, Orange County
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861-1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit New York (state) Company H, 143rd New York Infantry

American Civil War

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]


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[3] in Middletown, New York.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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

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  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. 
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