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At the age of eleven, John C. Collins of Albion followed his brother back to Washington, D.C. where he became a "regimental boy" with the 16th New York Cavalry. When Mary Surratt, David Herold, Lewis Powell, and George Atzerodt were executed for their roles in the Lincoln Assassination, Collins was present for the hangings.
County of Orleans
Village of Albion, 16th New York Cavalry, Lincoln Assassination, Orleans County
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Ballard, Matthew R., "Albion Boy Present at Execution of Lincoln Assassination Conspirators" (2018). Pioneer Record. 79.