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Alonzo W. Phillips
Private Alonzo W. Phillips, 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Alonzo W. Phillips enlisted as a Private on 05 Sept 1861 at the age of 19; his residence was given as Brookfield, Massachusetts; his occupation was given as shoemaker.
He was mustered into Company 'F' Massachusetts 15th Infantry Regiment on 05 Sept 1861.
He served more than 14 months in the 15th MASS Infantry, 12 July 1861 to 06 Oct 1862.

While Alonzo W. Phillips was in service, the 15th MASS Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Ball's Bluff, Va., 21 Oct 1861
  • siege of Yorktown, Va., 05 Apr - 04 May 1862
  • Seven Pines [ Fair Oaks], Va., May 31 - June 1, 1862
  • Glendale [White Oak Swamp], Va., 30 Jun 1862
  • Malvern Hill, Va., 01 July 1862
  • Antietam, Md., 16 - 17 Sept 1862

    Alonzo W. Phillips was mustered out on 06 Oct 1862.

    Coincidentally, my wife's great-grandfather, 1st Sgt. Peleg Freeman Murray, Company E, was in the same regiment as Alonzo W. Phillips.

    The CVGR reports Alonzo W. Phillips'
  • birth year as 1840
  • death as 21 June 1924 in Leadville, Colo.

  • CVGR, Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations, 1862-1949, cards available at the Colorado State Archive, Denver, CO.
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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