|Birth||April 19, 1844|
|Death||Sept. 15, 1939|
|Cemetery||Maple Creek (Beaver City)|
|Post||Freas (Beaver City)|
|Unit||57th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F|
Private Samuel G Phenice
Company F, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry
Phenice was born in Pennsylvania on April 19, 1844. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on February 12, 1864. The date and method of his discharge from the unit was not available.
He joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. In the spring of that year the unit was assigned to General Grant’s Overland Campaign. The Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864) was the first major battle against General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. It was also, the most costly engagement for the 57th Pennsylvania. Regimental losses for May 5, 1864 were 14 killed, 51 wounded, and 2 were captured. Private Phenice was one of the wounded. It is possible that his wound led to his discharge.
Phenice died on September 15, 1939 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Maple Creek Cemetery in Beaver City (Furnas County), Nebraska. Phenice was a member of the Freas Post (#163) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Beaver City.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.