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Phillips, Henry Clay


Age: 21, credited to Manchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/15/64, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, dsrtd 2/3/65, rtnd n.d., m/o 6/12/65

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Birth: 07/10/1844, Pawlet, VT
Death: 01/21/1927

Burial: Wells Town Cemetery, Wells, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 45016171


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/11/1890, VT; widow Sylvia, 3/23/1929, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Wells Town Cemetery, Wells, VT

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Death of Henry C. Phillips

Henry C. Phillips, 82, died January 21 at his home in East Wells after a few hours illness with heart trouble. He had been an invalid with rheumatism for a great many years and was confined to a wheel chair.

He was born in Hanover, N.Y., in 1843, the son of Charles and Maryette Bennett Phillips, coming to Pawlet with his parents when young. In July 1864 he enlisted in the first Vermont cavalry, company G, serving throughout the war. February 15, 1866, he married Silvia Reid, daughter of Ephraim Reid of Wells. Soon after they bought the place and built up on it, that has been their home for 47 years. Some of the children, also some of the grandchildren there. The children are: Mrs. Rollin Wescott, Poultney; Mrs. Claude Barden, Wells; Mrs. Helen Cooper, (now dead); Mrs. Lloyd Pratt, Wells; also two adopted children, Harry Phillips and Mrs. George Edmonds.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, January 29, 1927
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.