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Pvt Thomas Hudson “Tom” Phillips

  • Birth Feb 1847 St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 2 Jul 1920 St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 52755552

According to the book,"The St Helena Parish Phillips Family" by Anna Phillips Speed,Tom is buried here in an unmarked grave after passing away from cancer.

"Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers"
by Andrew B. Booth have him listed as
Phillips,Thomas, Corpl. Pvt. Co. D, 12th La.Inf.
En. Aug. 18, 1861, Camp Moore, La.
Roll to Oct. 31, 1861, Absent on sick furlough for thirty days commencing Oct. 12.
Rolls May, 1862, to June,1864, Present.
Detailed as Regt.Teamster since June,1862,order Col.Scott.
Roll July and Aug., 1864, Present.

There was a statement in Mrs.Speeds book that Tom is supposed to have made
"Things i dislike is the Army, Attakapa ponies and Mississippi women !"
He also refused to sign the Amnesty Oath after the war.

St. Helena Marriage Index , 1809-1933
St. Helena Parish, Louisiana lists
Thomas H.Phillips,to H.E.Carter,12-24-1876
T.H.Phillips, to Mary Hale, 9-26-1900

Update : From his death certificate
LA Death Certificate #11384-1920
Thomas H. Phillips died 2 July 1920

Thomas Hudson Phillips was son of Thomas E.Phillips
and Emily Day of St.Helena Parish La.
He was also a great uncle to young David Hudson Phillips buried here.
It is known that he lived for a time with his nephew
and niece Mr. & Mrs. Madison Monroe Phillips Jr.

Family Members



No known headstone.There may have been a funeral home marker at one time.

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  • Created by: Mike Curls
  • Added: 23 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52755552
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Thomas Hudson “Tom” Phillips (Feb 1847–2 Jul 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52755552, citing Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Mike Curls (contributor 46975403) .