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Charles C. Phillips Civil War Papers Edit


MS 0327


  • 1864 – 1865 (Creation)


  • 11 items (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    The papers consist of the message book and diary (in one volume) kept by Phillips during the period April 24, 1864 - July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15.

    In addition, the papers include 10 miscellaneous documents dated 1864 - 1865, including bonds,receipt, Augusta County, VA paper currency (1862) for amount of 50 cents.

    The message book - diary has been transcribed and many individuals are identified in the footnotes of the transcription.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Charles Coatsworth Phillips was born September 18, 1843 at Urbanna, Maryland. During the Civil War he was a signalman serving with the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Following the war he graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School and practiced medicine in Staunton, Virginia. He died there on November 18, 1887 and is buried in Thornrose Cemetery (Staunton).

    Charles is the brother of Samuel Travers Phillips, VMI Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet.

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  • Preferred Citation

    Charles C. Phillips Civil War Papers. MS 0327. Virginia Military Institute Archives.