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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Charles L. Collins

(Ap'd at Large)


Charles Lee Collins: Born Newport, KY, July 24, 1859.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 24th Infantry, June 13, 1882.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Elliott, Tex., Sep. 29, 1882, to May 22, 1888; on leave of absence, to Aug. 22, 1888; and on frontier duty at Ft. Bayard, N. M., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Bayard, N. M., to Sept., 1890; at Los Angeles, Cal., as Engineer Officer, Department of Arizona, Sept. 5, 1890 to Feb. 28, 1891.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 19th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

— Inspector of small-arms practice, Department of Arizona, Feb. 28, 1891

(Transferred to 11th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

to Aug., 1893, and of the Department of Colorado, at Denver, Colo., Aug., 1893 to Oct. 1, 1894; (Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 17, 1894 to April 4, 1898); at the headquarters of his regiment, Whipple Barracks, Ariz., Oct. 16, 1894 to April, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 23d Infantry, May 27, 1898)

 p366  — Military Attaché, U. S. Legation, Carácas, Venezuela, April, 1898 to April, 1899 — Sailed from San Francisco, Cal., for Manila, July 26, and arrived there Aug. 25, 1899.

Died Sept. 7, 1899, at Cebu, Philippine Islands: Aged 40.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1900.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Collins' middle name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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