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Confederate (CSA)

Captain

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. 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

Possibly promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in late spring 1863, but listed as Captain and wounded in action in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. He was commissioned Colonel of the Regiment on 4 July 1864 (per muster roll). He was captured at Sayler's Creek on 6 April 1865 and held at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Released 25 July 1865.

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 Archives1.

Birth

01/23/1832

Death

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

Notes

1   Virginia Military Institute, and Diane B. Jacob, Head, Archives & Records Management, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Published c.2000, first accessed 01 January 2003, <http://www.vmi.edu/archives/>, Source page: http://www1.vmi.edu/archiverosters/Details.asp?ID=549  [AotW citation 2305]