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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Richard D. C. Collins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 14, 1818, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Served: in garrison at Cantonment Clinch, Fla., 1823‑24, — Cantonment Brooke, Fla., 1824‑28, — St. Augustine, Fla., 1828, — and Cantonment Brooke, Fla., 1828‑30; in Cherokee Nation, 1830; on Quartermaster

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 3, 1829)

duty, 1830‑36, — at Ft. Mitchell, Ala., 1830‑31, — New Orleans,

(Asst. Quartermaster, Oct. 15, 1830, to Nov. 21, 1836)

La., 1831, — constructing Road from Washington to Jackson, Ark., 1831‑33, — Little Rock, Ark., 1833, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1833‑34, — Little Rock, Ark., 1834‑36, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1836; and in transferring

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Nov. 2, 1836)

Indians, Feb. 9, 1837, to July 5, 1839.

Dismissed, Feb. 24, 1841, under Sec. 3 of Law of Jan. 31, 1823.​a

Died, July 1, 1841, at Little Rock, Ark.: Aged 46.

Thayer's Note:

a Requiring that disbursing officers failing to render their accounts for settlement in due time be promptly reported to the President of the United States and dismissed from the public service.

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