Saturday, September 01, 2012

Isaac Peterson "Pete" Collier

Isaac Peterson "Pete" Collier

Birth: Jul. 7, 1831, Georgia.

Death: May 24, 1895.

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Served as a Pvt., of Co. K, 5h. GA Inf. Regt., Upson Guards, C.S.A. On May 11, 1861, he was appointed 3d Corporal August, 1862 and surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. April 26, 1865. He received a commendation for bravery in battle and was offered a battlefield commission which he refused, chosing to remain with his comrades. He was promoted to Sergeant right after his act of bravery during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and was discharged after the surrender.

1 comment:

KevinMillerPHX said...

Thank you for posting this! Isaac Peterson Collier was my great-great-great-grandfather. I am proud to be of such great lineage.