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Thomas N. Collins

I'm sixty this year. I'm an RN at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Ky with over thirty years of service to our government and veterans. I served four years in the USN. I love to fish, canoe, hike anything outdoors.

Apr 192015

Captain Thomas Collins


Hey Kull Family,

I was recently surfing the web for my great uncle Capt Thomas B. Collins name and he poped up under the Kull Family tree.Being the much talked about family hero, I have heard many stories about Tom over the years. I thought I would share a few with you.

Tom was college educated and played the violin. As the Civil War was breaking out, Tom sent his personal servant Bill with $400 to North Carolina to live the remainder of his life under the care of a friend. Tom road in several battles suffering two wounds and eventual capture. Upon escape, Tom turned spy for the Confederat Secret Service where he was recruited by Capt. Bennett Young and became a key player in the St.Albans, Vermont raid of 1864ยท(I encourage a look at that action)

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