Rebecca Richardson Collingwood lost her husband, Captain Joseph Collingwood, after the Battle of Fredericksburg where he fought with the Massachusetts 18th Regiment. He was wounded in the thigh and succumbed to his injury, most probably because of infection, on 24 December 1862.
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