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Federal (USV)

Corporal

James J. Sinclair Phillips

(1845 - 1865)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Corporal in Company I, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1862.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Hatcher's Run, VA on 6 February 1865, one day before his 20th birthday.

References & notes

Basic information from Porter1 with details from Bates2. One of his headstones spells his name as James J. S. Philips (one "L"), and his name is listed as "James James Sinclair Philips" on his Findagrave gravesite.

Birth

02/07/1845

Death

02/06/1865 Hatcher's Run, VA; burial in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Park, PA

Notes

1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 448 - 492  [AotW citation 13595]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13603]