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Corp John Phipps

Corp John Phipps

Grayson County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jun 1865 (aged 27)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot , 3019
Memorial ID 2596217 · View Source
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*Corp. John Phipps

Son of Benjamin Phipps (1803 - 1886) Nancy Richardson Phipps (1807 - 1896)

Born 1837/1840 NC

Died 6/18/1865

ASHE CTY NC CENSUS aged 20, Laborer, 1860 AlCC HH#290,
Doughton's Co.,
Enl. in Alleghany Co. on 6/6/61, serving 1 month 22 days. Corp., Co. F, 22d NC Inf. Res. of Alleghany Co.,
Enl. in Wake Co. on 5/27/61, age 21.
Promoted to corp. on 12/20/62.
Taken POW at Appomattox River, VA on 4/3/65,
confined at Hart's Island,
where he died on 6/18/65 of chronic diarrhea.

He died AFTER Gen R E Lee surrendered April 1865

Lament them not!
No love can make immortal
That span which we call life
And never heroes passed to heaven's portal
From fields of grander strife.

Company F, of Alleghany County, Captain Jesse F. Reeves, the "Alleghany True Blues"; Jesse F. Reeves, of Alleghany County, was first Captain of F Company, which numbered 160 men during its term.

While on duty at Evansport, about the middle of October, 1861, the following roster of the line officers of the regiment, with dates of their commissions, was returned:

Company F--Preston B. Reeves, Captain, 10 September, 1861; John Gambol [sic], First Lieutenant, 11 September, 1861; Horton L. Reeves, Second Lieutenant, 27 May, 1861; George Mc. Reeves, Second Lieutenant, 27 August, 1861.

At different times during its entire term of service the following were line officers of the Twenty-second Regiment; the list is not quite complete:

Company F--Captains: Jesse F. Reeves, Preston B. Reeves, W. L. Mitchell, S. G. Caudle. Lieutenants: John M. Gambill, N. A. Reynolds, David Edwards, Horton S. Reeves, Calvin Reeves, George G. Reeves, Calvin C. Carrier.

General J. Johnston Pettigrew
The original Colonel of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Colonel Pettigrew would refuse his first promotion to Brigadier General, Pettigrew felt duty bound to complete the formation of the 22nd North Carolina.
Under his command the regiment went into the fight at Seven Pines in May- June, 1862, in whichIn the "Seven Days' Fight" around Richmond the regiment was next engaged: First, at Mechanicsville, 26 June, in which Colonel Connor was badly wounded; at Ellison's Mill; at Gaines' Mill, 27 June, where it won the highest encomiums.

General A. P. Hill says of it in his report of the battle: "The Sixteenth North Carolina, Colonel McElroy, and the Twenty-second, Lieutenant-Colonel Gray, at one time carried the crest of the hill, and were in the enemy's camp, but were driven back by overwhelming numbers." And General Pender: "My men fought nobly and maintained their ground with great stubbornness." Next at Frazier's Farm, 30 June.

In this fight the regiment was very conspicuous and suffered severely. Among the killed were Captain Harper and Lieutenant P. E. Charles, of Company E. The latter was bearing the regimental colors at the time, and near him, in a space little more than ten feet square, nine men of the color guard lay dead. Captain Ephraim Bouldin, of Company H, was also killed.

On 9 August, the battle of Cedar Mountain was fought.
it was heavily engaged, and its losses were severe.

The regiment was with Jackson in his battle with Pope of 28 and 29 August, and bore an active part at Second Manassas on 30 August. In these actions it was efficiently commanded by Major C. C. Cole, owing to the extreme sickness of Lieutenant-Colonel Gray.

Two days later it was again engaged with the enemy at Chantilly, or Ox Hill, fought in a terrible thunder storm, in which the artillery of heaven The Twenty-second Regiment took part in the reduction and capture of Harper's Ferry 15 August, where it remained until the 17th, the day the battle of Sharpsburg was fought.

On that day the regiment, with the rest of A. P. Hill's division, arrived on the battlefield after a forced march of seventeen miles, in time to aid, in the afternoon, in the decided repulse of Burnside's attack at the "Stone Bridge," thereby preventing the turning of General Lee's right and saving the day to the Confederates

At the battle of Fredericksburg, 13 December, Jackson's Corps formed the right wing of Lee's army and Pender's Brigade was on the left of A. P. Hill's Division in the first line. At Chancellorsville in May, 1863, the regiment was in Jackson's flank attack on Hooker, and throughout the whole of the action was heavily engaged. Its losses were very severe

Chancellorsville was the eighteenth battle of the Twenty-second Regiment, and the most fatal.

It went through the Maryland campaign of 1863 and Gettysburg with credit.

Participated in the first day's brilliant success at Gettysburg, was engaged also on the second day, and on the third the brigade was part of General I. R. Trimble's division, General Pender having been mortally wounded, in support of Heth's division, then under Pettigrew, in the famous charge on Cemetery Ridge

After the return of the regiment to Virginia it was re-organized, when Thomas S. Galloway, Jr., at one time its Major, was elected Colonel, to date from 21 September, 1863; Wm. L. Mitchell was Lieutenant-Colonel; J. H. Welborn, Adjutant; J. D. Wilder, Quartermaster; P. G.Robinson, Surgeon. Benj. A. Cheek was still Assistant Surgeon.

The Line Officers, with dates of commission, were as follows:

Company F--Captain ___________; First Lieutenant, David Edwards, 20 October, 1862; Second Lieutenant Shadrach G. Caudle, 25 April, 1863.
The Twenty-second bore well its part here, and so on, always maintaining its high reputation, at Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and through the weary winter of hardship and want of 1864-'65, borne with fortitude, in the trenches at Petersburg; on the trying retreat at Appomattox in April, 1865, where the sad end came.
In Company F but eight privates "present for duty," were left, and in Company H but five. Besides those mentioned several members of the regiment, who were on detached service were paroled elsewhere.

The Phipps family has looked for John since he died.
The Phipps (green) book (page) has him as missing in the Civil War.

I found him on a visit to Cypress Gardens and was shocked!
Who knew there were confederates in Brooklyn, NY.!!!!

Established in 1848 east of the Ridgewood Reservoir, a section of the cemetery was designated as the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in 1862 as a military burial ground for soldiers of the American Civil War, which in 1941 received the bodies of 235 Confederate prisoners who died on Hart Island.




  • Maintained by: Carole Conrad
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2596217
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John Phipps (19 Nov 1837–19 Jun 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2596217, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Carole Conrad (contributor 46532185) .