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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II
p514
1576

(Born N. Y.)

Edwin D. Phillips

(Ap'd Mich.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852‑53; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 1, 1853)

at Ft. Clark, Tex., 1853‑54, — Camp Gardiner, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1854‑55, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1855‑56, — Camp Cooper, Tex.,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Oct. 31, 1856)

1856‑57, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1857, — Scouting, 1857, — Nueces River, Tex., 1857, — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1857‑58; on Recruiting service, 1858‑59; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1859‑61, — Camp Verde, Tex., 1861, — San Antonio, Tex., 1861, — and Indianola, Tex., 1861, being made Prisoner of War at Matagorda Bay by Texas Insurgents, Apr. 25, 1861; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1861; and at

(Captain, 1st Infantry, May 14, 1861)

the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Sep. 25, 1861, to Aug. 26, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑64: in command of Company at Corinth, Mis., Sep. 3, 1862, to Feb. 3, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Corinth, Mis., Oct. 3‑4, 1862; in the Vicksburg Campaign, Feb. 27 to Aug. 25, 1863, being engaged in the Bombardment and Siege of Vicksburg, May 19 to July 4, 1863; and in garrison at Carrollton, La., Aug. 27 to Oct. 5, 1863, — and at New Orleans, La., Oct. 27, 1863, to Nov. 26, 1864.

Died, Nov. 26, 1864, at New Orleans, La.: Aged 37.


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