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 George Fredrick Phillips

George Fredrick Phillips

Birth
Saint-John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 4 Jun 1908 (aged 46)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Saint-John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Memorial ID 8170489 · View Source
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Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Machinist First Class. He was awarded the CMOH for his role in the intentional sinking of the "USS Merrimac" at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, on June 2, 1898. His citation reads "Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Phillips displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation". His Medal was awarded to him on November 2, 1899.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 9 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8170489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Fredrick Phillips (8 Mar 1862–4 Jun 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8170489, citing Fernhill Cemetery, Saint-John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .