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Collins, James Sylvester


Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 12/23/63, m/i 12/23/63, Pvt, Co. I, 5th VT INF, tr to VRC 4/15/64, m/o 7/12/65

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Birth: abt 1845, Colchester, VT
Death: 06/17/1917

Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: lot 94, Row 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 17316479


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Great Grandfather of Charles Myers, Pearland, TX

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Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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James Collins died Sunday evening at Plattsburg, N.Y., after a weeks illness with acute indigestion. Mr. Collins, who was 68 years old, had lived in this vicinity all of his life with one exception of the last three years, which he spent in Plattsburg. The remains arrived at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Kane, in this city, Tuesday morning.

During the Civil War Mr. Collins served three years with Company I of the 5th Vermont. He enlisted December 26, 1863, and was mustered out July 12, 1865. A Military Guard of Honor, consisting of Cavalry from Fort Ethan Allen was present at the funeral, which was held at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at St. Joseph's church.

He is survived by four sons, William and Henry of this city, Clarence of St. Albans, who is now in Lorranden, Texas, and six daughters. Mrs. Edward Kane, Mrs Charles Critchlow and Mrs. Charles Fox of this city, Mrs. D. Laskowski of Chicago, Mrs. Esther Butler, and Mrs. Charles French of Plattsburg, N.Y.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, June 21, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French

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