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Confederate (CSV)


James Jasper Phillips

(1832 - 1908)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1853;Class Rank: 5/25

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

After graduating from VMI and serving briefly as an instructor, he founded and was President of the Chuckatuck Military Academy (1854) [history]. At the start of the War, he helped organize and was elected Captain of the Chuckatuck Light Artillery in May 1861; they became Company F, 9th Virginia Infantry and he mustered as their Captain on 18 May 1861. He "saved the Regiment's flag at Malvern Hill" on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company and the regiment for at least some part of the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. He was commissioned Colonel of the Regiment on 4 July 1864 and was captured at Sayler's Creek, VA on 6 April 1865, briefly in Washington, DC, then held at Johnson's Island, OH. He was released on 25 July 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

He was in business in Norfolk to about 1890, when he moved to New York and was President of New York Board of Trade. He died of stomach cancer.

References & notes

Biographical details from the VMI Archives.1. His command at Sharpsburg from Carman.2 Service details from his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/23/1832 in VA


02/11/1908; New York City, NY; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA


1   Virginia Military Institute, and Diane B. Jacob, Head, Archives & Records Management, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Published c.2000, first accessed 01 January 2003, <>, Source page:  [AotW citation 2305]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. II, pg. 545  [AotW citation 29823]

3   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 29824]