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army officer

Edgar Thomas Collins, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (French). Episcopalian.

Background

Collins, Edgar Thomas was born on March 7, 1873 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jeremiah and Katharine (Hyde) Collins.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897. Honor graduated from Army School of the Line, 1910, graduated from Army Staff College, 1911, Army War College, 1917, 20.

Career

J. J. Van Horn, October 5, 1898. Children—Margaret Katharine (Mistress Frederick Viehe Armistead), Mary Elizabeth (Mistress Allison J. Barnett). Commissioned add. Second lieutenant infantry, June 11, 1897.

Promoted through grades to brigadier general, November 3, 1924. Lieutenant colonel and colonel N.A., August 5, 1917-August 31, 1919. Participated in battles around Santiago, Cuba, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Numerous engagements in Philippine Insurrection. With American Expeditionary Forces, in France, World War. Twice assigned to General Staff.

Connections

Married Margaret, d. Children: Margaret Katharine (Mistress.

father:
Jeremiah Collins

mother:
Katharine (Hyde) Collins

spouse:
Margaret

child:
Margaret Katharine (Mrs Collins