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Cassius M Collins
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1848
Death: Sep. 2, 1925

Cassius M C Collins. He was born in Cameron Co., Penn., in 1847. When but five years of age his parents emigrated to Wisconsin and settled in Sauk county. Here he made his home with his parents until March, 1864, when he enlisted in company A, 37th Wisconsin, and with the regiment joined the Army of the Potomac and participated in a number of engagements, of which we mention the following: battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg; his brigade was the first to make a charge after the mine explosion before Petersburg; Yellow Tavern, Ream's Station, Hatches Run and Five Forks. He was discharged in August, 1865, and returned home. In 1868 he came to Eagle, and two years later purchased his present farm on section 17. he was married Dec. 30, 1871. His father, John Collins, was also a soldier in the Union army. He enlisted in 1862 in the 17th Wisconsin, but was soon after transferred to the 11th Missouri Light Artillery. He died while in the service, at Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1862, while on his way home. He was born at Williamsport, Penn., in February, 1808. When quite young his parents moved to Clearfield county, where he grew to manhood. He was married in 1832 to Rosanna Jordan. They lived in Pennsylvania until 1852, then removed to Sauk Co., Wis., and purchased land in the town of Lavalle. Three years later he sold out and moved to Reedsburg, where he remained until the time of his enlistment. His son, Hugh, was born in Cameron Co., Penn., in 1845. He enlisted in 1861 in the 19th Wisconsin, company A, and joined the Army of the Potomac six months later. He was discharged on account of disability and returned home. He re-enlisted in January, 1864, in company D, 19th regiment, and served until the close of the war. He returned home sick, and died two years later. Mrs. Collins makes her home with her son, Cassius M C Collins, in the town of Eagle.

1884 Richland Co. History 
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  John Collins (1808 - 1862)
  Rosanna Jordan Collins (1813 - 1898)
  Sarah E Roth Collins (1848 - 1919)
  Julia McKy Ewers (1854 - 1937)
  Cora B Collins Persinger (1873 - 1921)*
  Cassius M Collins (1848 - 1925)
  George V Collins (1851 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Basswood Cemetery
Richland County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Jun 27, 2012
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Cassius M Collins
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Cassius M Collins
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