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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Charles O. Collins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born 1807.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1828.

 p408  Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1829; on Recruiting service, 1829‑30; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1830‑32, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1832; on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a in garrison at Charleston harbor, S. C., 1832‑33, during South Carolina's threatened nullification, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1833‑36, — and Savannah, Ga., 1836; in the Florida War,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 11, 1836)

1836‑38, on Quartermaster and Commissary duty; and on Quartermaster

(Asst. Quartermaster, Dec. 6, 1836, to July 7, 1838)

duty at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839, — in the Quartermaster-

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

General's Office at Washington, D. C., 1840, — at Bangor, Me., 1840, — Houlton, Me., 1840‑42, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1843‑45, — and Ft.

(Captain, 4th Artillery, June 18, 1846: Vacated, June 18, 1846)

Gibson, I. T., erecting barracks for troops, 1845‑46.

Died, Aug. 17, 1846, at Ft. Gibson, I. T.: Aged 40.

Buried, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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