COLLINS, GEORGE W. (1834 ~ 1923). George W. Collins, Confederate Veteran, was born in 1834 in Missouri.
Collins was a farmer by trade until joining the Confederate Army. It is unclear as to when Collins joined the army, but he served in 4th Missouri Cavalry. The 4th Missouri eventually became the 8th Arkansas Cavalry. Collins served in Company D, McDonald's Brigade, Marmaduke's Division.
The 8th Arkansas served in the Missouri Campaign and fought at the Battle of Shiloh.
Collins moved to Plano, Texas in 1891 and farmed in the area until 1916. Collins was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin on October 4, 1916.
Collins died seven years later on November 30, 1923 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.