Collins, Benjamine A.

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Benjamine A. Collins was born in New Jersey around 1836 and served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. According to his service records, Collins worked as a laborer before he joined Company I of the 22nd USCT on January 5, 1864 in Philadelphia. While reduced to ranks on November 13, 1864, he regained that position on October 1, 1865. Sixteen days later, however, Collins’ military service ended when he was mustered out in Brownsville, Texas. (By Don Sailer)

Life Summary

Full name
  Benjamine A. Collins
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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