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Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial

 
 
Collis Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Collis Memorial
Inscription.
Bt. Maj. Gen.
Chas. H. T. Collis. U.S.V.
Col. 114 Reg't Penn'a Vol. Infty.
Collis Zouaves
Born Feb. 4, 1838 Died May 11, 1902
Erected by the
Survivors of his regiment
and his friends.

 
Erected 1906.
 
Location. 39° 49.196′ N, 77° 13.919′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the center of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); The Gettysburg Address (about 300 feet away); 136th New York Infantry
Collis Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 20, 2000
2. Collis Memorial Marker
(about 400 feet away); Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial. Charles H. T. Collis was awarded the Medal of Honor-
MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION-COLLIS, CHARLES H. T.
Rank and organization: Colonel, 114th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 4 February 1838, Ireland. Date of issue: 10 March 1893. Citation: Gallantly led his regiment in battle at a critical moment
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Collis Zouaves. Collis was badly wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, and was not present at Gettysburg. However, his regiment played a part in the fighting near the Peach Orchard. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Charles H.T. Collis. Charles Henry Tucker "Tucky" Collis (February 4, 1838 - May 11, 1902) was an Irish-American US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the American Civil War. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Plaque on Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Plaque on Front of Memorial
The plaque takes the form of a diamond, the symbol of Third Corps, of which the 114th Pennsylvania was a part.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bust of Collis image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Bust of Collis
Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Bust image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
5. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Bust
Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
6. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Monument
Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
7. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis
Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Monument<br>Soldiers' National Monument in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
8. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Monument
Soldiers' National Monument in Background
Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis (1838-1902) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, circa 1864
9. Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis (1838-1902)
Collis had been wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville and later contracted typhoid, so he was not present at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, he returned to Gettysburg where he lived at his home Red Patch which stands on West Confederate Avenue.
Red Patch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
10. Red Patch
Although not present at Gettysburg, Collis opted to build a summer home in the town. "Red Patch" stands on Seminary Ridge near the Schultz Woods. A tablet in front of the house states "Red Patch. The Gettysburg Home of the late Brevet. Genl. Charles H.T. Collis of New York City."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. Photos:   1. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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