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William Phillips
Birth: 1731
Death: May 13, 1781

American Revolutionary War British Major General. Born in England, he graduated from the academy at Woolwich and eventually was commissioned an officer in the Royal Artillery. By the outbreak of the American War of Independence, he was a Colonel in the British Army with a reputation as an excellent officer. Promoted to Major General in 1776, he was commander of all artillery in the Quebec Province. He supervised the building of the small fleet of ships that fought the Americans at the Battle of Valcour Island and took part in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga. In 1777, he was captured at Saratoga, New York and was a prisoner until he was exchanged and able to fight once again with Brigadier General Benedict Arnold who was now in the Brish Army. While on his way to link up, he contracted malaria and died at age 50 in Petersburg, Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: "Malignant Fever"
Blandford Cemetery
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Exact grave location unknown
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Record added: Oct 16, 2000
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William Phillips
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William Phillips
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One career military professional to another, even though we would have fought on opposite sides. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 13, 2016

- R I P
 Added: May. 13, 2015
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