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Federal (USV)


William H. Phillips

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old salesman in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 December 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was detached as a Forage Clerk to the Artillery Brigade, date not given, and transferred to Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 November 1864. He was discharged in December 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 His status at Antietam from Nelson.3


c. 1840


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23593]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23594]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 351  [AotW citation 23595]