Phillips, John

Rank: Private

Unit: G Co, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: March 29, 1860 in Albany, New York. He was 25.

Date of birth: 1835

Hometown: Newbridge, Ireland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Civil War

Died: 21 February 1862

Age at death: 26 or 27

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Val Verde, New Mexico

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Place of interment: Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico (initial burial at Fort Marcy Post Cemetery)

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