Fascinating grouping of Civil War letters from Captain George Collings of the 24th OVI which was the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment. The 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Jackson and Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio and mustered in for three years service on June 17, 1861, under the command of Colonel Jacob Ammen. The grouping contains five letters from Captain Collings who was from Adams County, Ohio this was Adams County's first offering in the civil war.
To be exact concerning this company and Captain Collings it was mustered into service June 13, 1861. The original officers were: Moses Patterson, captain; Armstead T. Cockerill, first lieutenant; Lafayette Foster, second lieutenant.
2, 1861, and Cockerill succeeded him and became lieutenant colonel of the regiment. Dryden, killed at the battle of Chickamauga, was the third captain and George Collings was the fourth.Captain Collings was an educated man and these letters indicate this. Here is a list of the letters. I have included detailed photos of each page for your reading. Statement of George Collings concerning the aftermath of the Battle of Nashville December 15-16 1864 Camp Chase June 19th 1861 four pages Camp Chase July 1st 1861 on Colonel Ellsworth letterhead 3 pages George Collings hand-written detailed biographical description of his Civil War service and engagements. Two 8 x 12 pages. George Collings Civil War Ohio 24th OVI Archive Adams County, Ohio MUST SEE! This grouping contains five letters from Captain Collings who was from Adams County, Ohio this was Adams County's first offering in the civil war. (Good content throughout) 1st person recruitment of Civil War Service/ Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge. Statement of George Collings concerning the aftermath of the Battle of Nashville December 15-16 1864. Camp Chase June 19th 1861 four pages. Camp Chase July 1st 1861 on Colonel Ellsworth letterhead 3 pages. George Collings hand-written detailed biographical description of his Civil War service and engagements. This grouping of letters is part of an important and extensive archive associated with the. Collings/Kirker family of Adams Co. That I have listed in my shop. The Archive over-all consists of materials from the Kirker-Collings-Gibson family of Adams Co. Ohio, from just before statehood to the end of the 20th century. Two of the progenitors of this clan are James R. Gibson and his wife, Martha King Gibson. These Civil War letters listed here appear to have been accumulated and come through Mary King Collings, who, it appears never married. Please take a moment to examine my many other items from the Collings and Kirker families of Adams County, Ohio. For the Ohio collector this particular grouping of never seen before Civil War letters is must for any collection.
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