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W. Phelps, Jr.
W. Phelps, Jr.

Federal (USA)


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 appointed 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, [1862] 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    

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