James Jasper Phillips(1832 - 1908)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
After graduating from VMI and serving briefly as an instructor, he founded and was President of the Chuckatuck Military Academy (1854) [history]. At the start of the War, he helped organize and was elected Captain of the Chuckatuck Light Artillery in May 1861. They became Company F, 9th Virginia Infantry. He "saved the Regiment's flag at Malvern Hill" on 1 July 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Possibly promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in late spring 1863, but listed as Captain and wounded in action in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. He was commissioned Colonel of the Regiment on 4 July 1864 (per muster roll). He was captured at Sayler's Creek on 6 April 1865 and held at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Released 25 July 1865.
After the War:
He was in business in Norfolk to about 1890, when he moved to New York and was President of New York Board of Trade. He died of stomach cancer.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical details from the VMI Archives1.
|Birth Date: 01/23/1832 |
College: Virginia Military Institute Graduating Year: 1853 Class Rank: 5/25
Death Date: 02/11/1908 Death Place: New York City, NY Burial Place: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA
1 Virginia Military Institute, and Diane B. Jacob, Head, Archives & Records Management, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Published c.2000, first accessed 01 January 2003, <http://www.vmi.edu/archives/>, Source page: http://www1.vmi.edu/archiverosters/Details.asp?ID=549 [AotW citation 2305]
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