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 William “Mosby” Collins

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William “Mosby” Collins

Birth
Death 11 Jul 1864
Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 39192029 View Source
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Civil War Union Army Soldier. He was a Private in Company D, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Known as "Mosby", he was a Union prisoner of war at the infamous Andersonville prison camp and leader of the group collectively known as "Mosby's Raiders". The group beat, stole from, murdered and terrorized fellow Union prisoners before they revolted. In a trial conducted by the prisoners, and endorsed by Prison commander Captain Henry Wirtz, the six "Raiders" were found guilty, and hanged. Their remains were interred away from the rest of the Union soldiers who died at the prison.


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WM. COLLINS
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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 7 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39192029
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39192029/william-collins : accessed ), memorial page for William “Mosby” Collins (unknown–11 Jul 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 39192029, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .