Charles C. Collins

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Charles C.
Co. H. Terry's Brig.
Trans. Miss. Dept.
Full Name: Charles C. Collins
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:H  Number:10
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1833 
Died: September 30, 1916 
Burial Date: October 1, 1916 

COLLINS, CHARLES C.(1833~1916)Charles C. Collins, confederate veteran, was born in Mississippi in 1833. Collins moved to Texas in 1852 and settled in the Tyler County area. According to Confederate Pension Application information, Collins enlisted in the Confederate Army in Tyler County during April of 1864 and served until the Confederate surrender in 1865. Records conflict as to which unit he served with, though he did not leave Texas after the war.

Collins settled in McLennan County and lived as a farmer until 1914 when he was admitted to the Confederate Home in Austin. Collins died two years later on September 30, 1916 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.


#9119) There is some confusion as to which Texas cavalry unit Collins served with. On Collins' Confederate pension application, his unit is listed as the 36th Texas Cavalry, however, during witness interrogation an Elijah Blackshear testifies to Collins serving in Terry's Brigade. Terry's Brigade is often known as the 8th Texas Cavalry. Confederate Home Roster records also indicate that he served with Terry's Brigade.
Entered by William Erwin on 1/7/2003 1:23:52 PM

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