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Federal (USV)

Private

George W. Phillips

(1836 - 1866)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old farmer in Trinity Springs, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, and in hospitals in Frederick, MD from 28 September to 2 January 1863, when he returned to duty. His wound continued to "supporate" and he was discharged for wounds at Stafford Court House, VA on 24 April 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, with help from Steven Russell's Roster. Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

07/18/1836

Death

08/06/1866 Fayetteville, IN; burial in Old Union Cemetery, Fayetteville, IN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 588  [AotW citation 18514]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #456, 1.032  [AotW citation 18515]