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Federal (USV)


Erwin Timothy Phillips

(1838 - 1906)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A shoemaker from Topsfield, he enlisted in Company F, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 23 in May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Returned to duty in April 1864, and mustered out 28 May 1864.

After the War

Married Ruth Gould Lake (b. Boxfield 1840) in Ipswich on 11 or 17 October 1869, occupation still shoemaker.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. Details from the Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society (Vol. 12, 1907; Vol. 21, 1916) and family genealogists.


07/12/1838; Boxford, MA


01/31/1906; Hamilton, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 365 - 376  [AotW citation 14454]