REVISED 1863 U.S. ARMY REGULATIONS ID’D TO LIEUTENANT WILLIAM COLLINS, 16TH U.S.C.T.

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Published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 1863. Owner inscription in ink, front endpapers. 594 pp. In blue blind-stamped buckram, 8.5 x 5.75”, with gilt lettering & spine trim. Exhibits scuffing, with medium wear and rubbing at the extremities. Else good, with tight spine. Owner inscription is entirely legible: “Lieut Wm Collins / 16th U.S.C. Inft”.

William Collins enlisted on 10/21/61 as a Corporal at the age of 22. On 1/11/62 he was mustered into Co. D, 74th Ohio Infantry. Discharged on 11/27/63. On 2/1/64 he re-enlisted at Nashville, TN; one source indicates his initial rank as Private, another says he was a 2nd Lieutenant. On 2/1/64 he mustered into Co. C, 16th United States Colored Troops. At some point he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, and also transferred to Co. F, 16th USCT. Date and method of discharge not given.

The 16th U.S. Colored Infantry was organized in Nashville, TN, 12/4/1864 and participated in the Battles of Nashville and Overton Hill December 15-16, 1864 and in the pursuit of Hood’s Army, December 17-28. It was posted in Chattanooga through 1865, and mustered out there, June 1866.

Solid ID’D memento from the 16th U.S. Colored Infantry. Invites further research.  [jp/ld]

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