PHILLIPS, WILLIAM J. - Dawes County, Nebraska | WILLIAM J. PHILLIPS - Nebraska Gravestone Photos


Whitney Cemetery
Dawes County,


The oral history is that William J. Phillips was a member of the Confederate Army during the Civil War and that he was a “close friend” of Robert E. Lee.
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November, 2009: A viewer and researcher has provided the following information. Thanks

William J. Phillips of Whitney Cemetery, Dawes County
1910 census says he was born, as was his wife, in Virginia.
Private William J Phillips
Capt John W Drewry's Independent Company (Southside Artillery) Virginia Artillery.
Assigned to the 2nd Battery Virginia Artillery Company C.
Enlisted September 1, 1862 for the duration of the war
Paroled Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865
Only time not present for duty was between December 4-7, 1864 when he was admitted to General Hospital #9 at Richmond.
He was a pretty old fellow when he enlisted, he would have been 34 years old. According to the 1860 census, he was a farmer at Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Contributed on 8/19/05 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 8/19/05 • Approved: 11/12/09 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R272-G272-S3

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