Capt Watkins Phelan

Capt Watkins Phelan

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 2 Apr 1865 (aged 27)
Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 64923484 · View Source
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Son of Judge John Dennis and Mary Ann Harris Phelan. He was just twenty-seven years old when he lost his life in the Civil War, falling at Petersburg.

From another contributor:

His record also shows him wounded at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 and in the Wilderness, VA in May 1864.

Documented in his military records in the Alabama State Archives in several ways his death is stated as 2 April 1865.

His gravestone says he died at 27 years old.

A publication called "The Lost Cause" of October 1900 has a brief sketch of his life, and has his birthday on 22 February 1837 in Tuscaloosa, AL. That resource also says he was wounded at Petersburg on 2 April 1865 and died of wounds two days later.

Although it has many other details of his life correct, I do not know how reliable that source is, being some 35 years after the fact.

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  • Created by: Lonewalker
  • Added: 30 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64923484
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Watkins Phelan (22 Feb 1838–2 Apr 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64923484, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Lonewalker (contributor 46987063) .