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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, 6/6/1889, VT
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

James Collins died Sunday evening at Plattsburgh, N. Y., after a week's illness following an attack of acute indigestion. Mr. Collins, who was 68 years old, had lived in this vicinity all of his life with the exception of the last three years, which he spent at Plattsburgh. The remains arrived at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Kane, in this city, yesterday morning. During the Civil War Mr. Collins served two years with Company I of the 5th Vermont. He enlisted December 28, 1863, and was mustered out on July 12, 1865. A military guard of honor, consisting of cavalry from Fort Ethan Allen, will be present at the funeral, which will be held at nine o'clock this morning at St. Joseph's Church. He is survived by four sons: William and Harry of this city, Clarence of St. Albans and Walter, who is now at Larraden, Texas, and six daughters, Mrs. Edward Kane, Mrs. Charles Critchlow, and Mrs. Charles Fox of this city, Mrs. D. Loskowski of Chicago, Mrs. Esther Butler and Mrs. Charles French of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Source: Burlington Free Press, June 20, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.