Pvt Henry Collins
Henry Collins name: Collins, Henry
Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. B, 98th Regiment, New York Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill G.A.R. Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot: 99-16-4 
Service: -
Birth: 4/26/1844 Marshal, Oneida, New York
Death: 6/20/1916 Rock, Wisconsin
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  98th Regiment, New York Infantry1

Organized (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "E," "G" and "H") at Malone, N. Y., and (Cos. "F," "I" and "K") at Lyons, N. Y., January 25-February 8, 1862. Organization completed at Albany, N. Y. Left State for Washington, D. C., March 8, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Naglee's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to October, 1863. Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. District of the Currituck, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, Heckman's Division, 18th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 28, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Reconnoissance toward Lee's Mills April 29. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 21-23. Reconnoissance to Seven Pines May 24-27. Chickahominy, near Savage Station, and Seven Pines May 24. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16-23, and duty there till September 18. Duty at Yorktown till December. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 25-January 1, 1863. At Carolina City till January 21. Moved to Port Royal Harbor, S. C., January 28-31. At St. Helena Island, S. C., February 10-April 3. Expedition against Charleston, S. C., April 3-11. Moved to New Berne, N. C., April 12-15. Expedition to relief of Little Washington April 17-21. Duty in the District of Beaufort, N. C., till October Moved to Newport News, Va., October 16-18, and duty there till December. At Portsmouth, Va., and in the District of the Currituck till February, 1864. Veterans on furlough March-April. Moved to Yorktown, Va., April 26. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 3-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 8-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-28. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Duty in the trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front till September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Detached for duty in New York during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. Duty in trenches north of James and before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Provost duty in Richmond and in the Dept. of Virginia till August. Mustered out at Richmond, Va., August 31, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 235.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

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