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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Solomon Phillips

(1833 - 1914)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old farmer in Rockbridge County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 52nd Virginia Infantry on 1 August 1861 in Staunton. He was sick in a hospital in Charlottesville, VA 11-22 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head and arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty in February 1863. He was listed as a deserter on 5 May 1864 on the march to the Wilderness, VA.

After the War

He was a farmer in Rockbridge County.

References & notes

Service from Driver1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/02/1833; Augusta County, VA


01/21/1914; Collierstown, VA; burial in Collierstown Presbyterian Cemetery Collierstown, VA


1   Driver, Robert J., 52nd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 18755]