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Phillips, George Henry


Age: 26, credited to Winhall, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, 2SGT, Co. C, 14th VT INF, pr 1SGT, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 05/03/1836, Athol, MA
Death: 01/20/1904

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 98780792


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT

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Phillips, George Henry, of Putney, son of Aaron Jones and Susan (Walker) Phillips, was born in Athol, Mass., May 3, 1836.

He moved with his parents to Winhall at an early age, and it was here that he received his early educational training by attending school during the winter season and laboring during the summer on the farm, as was customary in those days.

On the 28th day of August, 1862, Mr. Phillips enlisted as a private in Co. C, 14th Vt. Vols., and was promoted through successive grades to that of orderly sergeant, which rank he continued to hold until his discharge in 1863. He is a member of Greenwood Post, No. 90, GAR, of Putney, and has always taken an active part in its work.

In 1864, after his return from the war, he bought a farm at Winhall and carried it on for one season, when the well-known Dr. Ranney farm in West Townshend was thrown on the market, and he sold his Winhall interests and purchased the latter place, which he successfully conducted until 1870, when he removed to Putney, where he has since resided and carried on farming, as well as real estate business and the shipping of cattle to Brighton.

Mr. Phillips has served the town of Putney for three years as lister, for two years as selectman, and in 1882 as a member of the Legislature.

Mr. Phillips was married, Nov. 25, 1864, to Helen Mar, daughter of Holman and Lucretia (Whipple) Barrows.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 311.


George H. Phillips, probably the most widely known drover in southern Vermont, dropped dead from heart disease Wednesday at his home in Putney. Mr. Phillips was 68 years old and was a veteran of the Civil war, being a sergeant in Co. C, 14th Vt. Vols. He had been a resident of Putney about 30 years, dealing in cattle and horses all the time, in addition to carrying on a large farm. In the cattle business he was associated with J.T. Henry, of Watertown, Mass., and sent each week a shipment to the Brighton market. Nearly every year he sent a large consignment of fatted steers to the markets of England. He was a public spirited man and had twice represented his town in the state legislature.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record, January 20, 1904

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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