Phillip Frank Liddell(? - 1862)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 11th Mississippi Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was mustered into the 2nd Mississippi Regiment of Foot as Captain in May 1846, and may have seen service in the Mexican War.
By 1861 he was Captain of the Carroll County Rifles, which became Company K, 11th Mississippi. He was elected Lt Colonel and commanded part of the Regiment at 1st Manassas. On the day after First Manassas, Colonel Moore accidentally shot himself in the foot with his own pistol. Temporarily disabled, he went back to Mississippi and later submitted his resignation. In April 1862 Colonel Liddell was confirmed in command as Colonel in his place.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded on the evening of 16 September while in command of his Regiment in defense of the Confederate line along the Smoketown Road just south of the East Woods. They were attacked by advance elements of Federal General Hookers I Corps. He was succeeded in command by Lt Colonel Butler.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: The Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Web Site on rootsweb by John Hansen.
Death Date: 9/1862 Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, North Carrollton, MS
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