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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 Antietam

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."

On the 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 rest of the War

He was honorably mustered out of service 19 June 1863.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.


Date not known in NY