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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Francis Collins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1845.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 18, 1846)

of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, where he was wounded

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

in the Assault of the enemy's intrenchments, — and as Aide-de‑Camp to

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 13, 1847)

Brig.‑General Shields, Dec. 27, 1846, to Feb. 3, 1847; and in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50.

Resigned, Dec. 11, 1850.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Dayton, O., 1851‑53. Solicitor for the city of Dayton, O., 1853. Counselor at Law, Columbus, O., 1853‑73. Solicitor for the city of Columbus, O., 1861‑62.

Died, Aug. 31, 1882, at Columbus, O.: Aged 60.

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