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Age: 43, credited to Shaftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT LARTY
Service: enl 12/10/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, 1st VT LARTY BTRY, pr SGT 7/14/62, red 1/17/63, m/o 8/10/64
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Birth: 10/14/1818, England
Burial: Shaftsbury Village Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 57926656
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/26/1885
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Shaftsbury Village Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
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St. Albans Daily Messenger
June 1, 1907
DEATH OF AGED VETERAN
Robert Collins, of Bennington Was
Almost 91 Years Old.
Bennington, June 1 - Robert Collins, the oldest veteran of the Civil War in Bennington county, and probably one of the oldest, if not the oldest in the State, died shortly before noon at the soldiers' home today. He would have been 91 years old had he lived until June 19. He served three years in the First Vermont battery and was promoted to be a sergeant. Previous to enlisting for the Civil War he had served as a corporal in the British army.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.