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Confederate (CSV)


Philip A. Heilig

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old farm worker on his widowed mother's place near Salisbury in Rowan County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company K of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 30 June 1861 in Rowan County, NC.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly a prisoner at Fort Delaware until sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange. He was formally exchanged on 10 November. He was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his father as James W. Heileig, and the US Census of 1860, as Philip A. Heilick.


c. 1842; Rowan County, NC


05/12/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27622]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27623]