Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Edward W. Phillips, 5th, Massachusetts Infantry.

Edward W. Phillips.

Birth: 1842.
Death: October 13, 1867, Salem.
Age at death 25.

Father Stephen C. Phillips.
Mother Margaret M. Peele Phillips.

EDWARD W. PHILLIPS. 1st Lieut. Age 20. Single. Salem. Com. Sept. 3, 1862. Resigned on account of ill health July 13, 1863, and died at Salem, Oct. 13, 1867. Previous service in 4th Battalion, which garrisoned Fort Independence for several weeks in 1861. He was assigned to special service as Commissary of Subsistence on the voyage to New Orleans on the transport J. S. Green, which sailed from New York, Dec. 3, 1862. On arriving at New Orleans he became superintendent of the U.S. bakery there, but subsequently rejoined his regiment. He was the son of Stephen C. Phillips of Salem.

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