Phillip H Brock


BirthDec. 23, 1843
DeathJuly 24, 1931
CemeteryKilfoil (Merna)
PostRice (Merna)
Unit23rd Iowa Infantry, Company D

Private Phillip H Brock

Company D, 23rd Iowa Infantry

Brock was born in Owen County, Indiana on December 23, 1843. He was residing in Corydon (Wayne County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on July 26, 1862. Brock was mustered on August 23, 1862 and served a little less than 3 years. He was discharged on July 26, 1865 at Harrisburg, Texas.

The 23rd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Des Moines on September 19, 1862. During Brock’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Port Gibson (MS) (May 1, 1863).

Battle of Black River Bridge (MS) (May 12, 1863).

Battle of Milliken’s Bend (LA) (June 7, 1863)

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Occupation of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).

The battles at Black River Bridge and Milliken’s Bend were very costly to the regiment. On May 17, 1863 at Black River Bridge, the regiment lost 9 soldiers and 81 were wounded. On June 7, 1863 the unit lost 24 soldiers and 19 were wounded at Milliken’s Bend.

Brock died on July 24, 1931 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Kilfoil Cemetery in Merna (Custer County), Nebraska. Brock was a member of the Rice Post (#256) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Merna.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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