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Thomas D. Collins, Sr.

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Hillside Cemetery

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Born:  August 14, 1847 at Neversink Flats, NY

Entered Service in the US Army from Liberty, NY

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism May 15, 1864 at Resaca, GA

Died:  May 26, 1935 at the age of 87

During Union General Sherman's march to the sea the Confederate forces under General Johnson fell back rapidly, but stiffened their resolve to make a stand at Resaca, Georgia, on May 13 - 16, 1864 during which eight men earned Medals of Honor. In action against these rebel forces on May 14, Sergeant Thomas Collins was one of five men cited for his heroism during which he braved the fire of the battle to capture the flag of a Confederate regiment.

 

 

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