Thomas Collins:

Born 1 Dec 1847

Died 1 Dec 1917

Place of birth:

Place of death: Falls Church, Fairfax

Buried: Second Baptist Church Cemetery Fairfax County, Virginia, USA

How died: Cause unknown

Military service: Private for the United States Colored Troops

Units: Company D 6th N.C. Colored Troops, served from May 15th, 1864, to August 15th 1865.


Little is known about Thomas’s past. He was born on the first of December to his mother, Lizzie Gaskins, and father, Thomas Collins. Thomas served as a Private for the United States Colored Troops from 1864 to 1865, for company D 6th N.C. Colored Troops. After the war, he continued on to be a laborer. He was known to be a widow by the time of his death, on December 1st 1917.


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 31 January 2020), memorial page for Thomas Collins (1849–1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171131465, citing Second Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by bvd (contributor 49124792).
  2. Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia, compiled by William Page Johnson, II
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