History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 470 - 481
CAPTAIN ALBERT O. COLLINS was born in Knox county, Ohio, July 16, 1836, removed to Illinois in 1856, was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Sheldon's Grove. At the organization of the company he was chosen first sergeant, and promoted second lieutenant at Nashville, Tenn., April 9, 1863. He was promoted to be captain October 7, 1863; commanded the company until the close of the war, and was mustered out with the regiment. After the close of the war he removed to Missouri, where he was engaged in farming until 1873, when he removed to California. Since 1873 he has been engaged in farming and stock raising near Laws, Inyo county, California. He was married in Illinois in 1861; has five children, three sons and two daughters, all grown and doing for themselves.
Company I was enrolled by William H. Marble under date of August 1, 1862, in that part of Fulton county bordering on the Illinois river. The records of the company show that there were carelessly kept, and are very defective in many respects.
The company was organized at Marble's mills by the election of the following commissioned officers: William H. Marble, captain; David M. Holstead, first lieutenant, and Hugh McHugh, second lieutenant.
One man was killed in action, and 12 were wounded who lived beyond the close of the war, 4 officers resigned, 2 were mustered out with the regiment and one was promoted, 18 men were discharged, 11 died of disease, 5 were transferred and 21 returned home at the close of the war.
In the individual sketches which follow an attempt is made to give a concise statement of the history of each member of the company, each of whom may look back with pride upon the results of the war, and rejoice in the fact that it was his privilege to bear an honorable part in the great struggle for freedom.
East Line Street Cemetery
Plot: Section 8, Row 7, Grave 29
Created by: Anne Mount West
Record added: Jul 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15019557
Mr. Collins contributed greatly to the early days of Bishop. Collins Road- 6 miles south of Bishop is named after him and his family.|
Added: Dec. 4, 2011
virtual cemetery 85th ILLinois Infantry on my home page|
Added: Jun. 28, 2011
Anne Mount West
Added: Jul. 23, 2006