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Civil War: Private. Wounded. Died in a hospital. Brother to Knut Phillips. Sources: (Ulvestad p323)


IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered on 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Mustered out on 4 Oct 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 72)


Civil War: Private. Wounded and taken prisoner. Post war: Lived in Story County, Iowa. Brother to ? Phillips. Sources: (Ulvestad p323)


IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, blue hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Sep 1861 at Aurora. Mustered 12 Sep 1861 at Aurora. Private. Died of diarrhea on 1 Dec 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel three p72)


MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence not given. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 5 Oct 1864. Mustered 18 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 26 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p584) (MCIW p622)

PHINNEY, William

US Navy. Born 1824 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted from New York. Boatswain’s Mate. Awarded Medal of Honor. On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 Aug 1864. Serving as a gun captain, Phinney showed much presence of mind in managing the gun and gave much needed encouragement to the crew during the engagement which resulted in the capture of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 189, 1019)