Walter Phelps, Jr.(? - 1878)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was apointed Colonel of the 22nd New York Infantry regiment at it's organization on 6 June 1861 for two-years service.
He wrote: "In compliance with orders from General Hatch, I assumed command of his brigade Sunday, September 14,  at 10 a.m. The column of General Hooker's corps was then moving through Frederick toward Middletown on the pike."
In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. His Brigade advanced through the Cornfield early on the 17th in close support of BGen Gibbon's 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade.
The remainder of the War:
He was honorably mustered out of service 19 June 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
|Birth State: NY |
Death Date: 2/28/1878
« Search for Another Participant