|Birth||July 25, 1843|
|Death||June 25, 1932|
|Unit||149th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K|
Private Charles M Phillips
Company K, 149th Pennsylvania Infantry
Phillips was born in Potter County, Pennsylvania on July 25, 1843. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 26, 1862. Phillips served about 13 months and was discharged due to wounds on October 1, 1863. Additional information regarding his discharge is in the next paragraph.
The 149th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Harrisburg in August 1862. The regiment was part of the Army of the Potomac. The Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863) was the most costly for the unit. Regimental casualties on July 1, 1863 were 49 killed, 181 wounded, 27 captured, and 4 reported missing. Phillips was one of the wounded. He was wounded in his right foreman and the limb was amputated.
Phillips died on June 25, 1932 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Phillips was a member of the Brown Post (#76) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Exeter.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.