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Arthur Collins
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1842
Creswell
Washington County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1913

Private Co M 1st North Carolina Infantry
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St. Paul's parish records:
"Collins, Arthur (February 9, 1842-July 6, 1913) son of Josiah Collins III and wife Mary (Riggs)"

Information courtesy of Find A Grave contributor C. L. Roth
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Private Arthur COLLINS CSA

Military (29 April 1861): 1st Infantry Regiment, usually known as the Bethel Regiment, was organized at Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 1861, and immediately moved to Virginia. Its members were from the counties of Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, Orange, Buncombe, Cumberland, Burke, Guilford, and Lincoln. The unit fought at Big Bethel with about 800 men, then served in the Army of the Peninsula near Yorktown. Two companies from Bertie and Chowan Counties joined the regiment which increased its strength to more than 1,200. On November 12, 1861, the unit disbanded and returned to North Carolina. Many of the men transferred to the 11th North Carolina Regiment. The field officers were Colonels Daniel H. Hill and Charles C. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Starr, and Majors Robert F. Hoke and James H. Lane.

Companies L & M were not assigned to this regiment until after the fight at Bethel.
Co. M.: Capt J.C. Jacobs-- May 1st 1861
1st Lieut Stark A. Sutton-- May 1st 1861
2nd Lieut F.W. Bird-- May 1st 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut James J. Spellen-- May 1st 1861

Enlisted as a Private for 12 months at Edenton 29 April 1861.
Company Muster Roll: Present 26 May to 30 June 1861. Remarks: Served from 26th May without taking Oath.
Company Muster Roll: July & August 1861 Present
Captain James K. Marxhall's Company (Dixie Rebels) 1st Regiment North Carolina Volunteers
Muster-in Roll: Roll dates 31 Aug 1861 Ship Point, Virginia
Enrolled for active service: 29 April 1861 at Scuppernong
Mustered into service 25 June 1861 at Yorktown by J.M. McLean, JP.

1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment was organized at Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 1861. It disbanded and returned to North Carolina on November 12, 1861. Many of the men transferred to the 11th North Carolina Regiment.

Appears on a Roll of Honor Company M 11th Regiment North Carolina Troops (Old Bethel Regiment)

1863: Military Unit: Appears on Special Requisitions February-November 1863 as 2nd Lt. Company F. Colonel Peter Mallett's Battalion, North Carolina Camp Guards (Camp Holmes)
General: Arthur managed to retain the 1,450 acre tract of land on the plantation referred to as Weston Farm that he acquired earlier from a family deed. Arthur hired hands to help him on the farm and lived there for many years. Hurry Scurry was sold on January 12, 1867, with all proceeds to be used to clear up debts.

Information courtesy of Find A Grave contributor Dick Pickett

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Josiah Collins (1808 - 1863)
  Mary Riggs Collins (1808 - 1872)
 
 Siblings:
  Josiah Collins (1830 - 1890)*
  Edward Riggs Collins (1832 - 1843)*
  Hugh Daves Collins (1834 - 1843)*
  George Pumpelly Collins (1835 - 1903)*
  William Kent Collins (1837 - 1857)*
  Arthur Collins (1842 - 1913)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Son of Josiah and Mary Riggs Collins
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Episcopal Churchyard
Edenton
Chowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 1
 
Created by: CindyS
Record added: Mar 12, 2008
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Arthur Collins
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