|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1840|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1902|
John Phillips enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Miller County, Georgia, as a Private in Company E, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops on 8 October 1861. The muster roll dated 8 April 1862, last on file, shows him present. He mustered out in April 1862. Private Phillips later enlisted as a Private in Company E, 55th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, on 3 May 1862.
He was captured at the Battle of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, on 9 September 1863, and spent the rest of the Civil War as a Prisoner of War (POW) at Camp Douglas Union POW Prison in Chicago, Illinois. Private Phillips was released at Camp Douglas, Illinois, on 12 June 1865, to return home to Miller County, Georgia.
Nancy Phillips (1842 - 1920)*
William D. Phillips (1859 - 1881)*
Melesse Ann Phillips (1874 - 1881)*
Pilgrims Rest Church & Cemetery
Created by: Tom Benefield
Record added: Nov 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43890750