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Thomas Burroughs Phillips

Thomas Burroughs Phillips mustered out of the Union Army September 20, 1865 as a Corporal in Company A, 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in Louisville, Kentucky. His company also served in Paducky, Kentucky and Bowling Green, Kentucky (Date of enrollment: August 2, 1861, age 18, date of discharge: October 15, 1865, age 21). When Thomas enlisted on August 11, 1862, he was 5' 8 1/4" tall and had hazel eyes and brown hair. His father Titus Phillips signed the consent papers. The original name of the Wisconsin Company A was Captain Harriman's Company. Thomas B. Phillips was mustered in on October 21, 1862 in Madison Wisconsin. He was on detached service at Green Bay, Wisconsin by special order No 62 Dist of Wisconsin, November 25, 1863. He was appointed Corporal on May 1, 1864, S.O. #46. In September 1863, he was absent from the muster role on furlough 15 days from September 29 in Pierce or St. Croix County.

From: The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union:


From Wisconsin Civil War Regimental History:

Thomas (usually referred to as T.B.) lived in Star Prairie, Glenwood, and New Richmond, Wisconsin. After the War, he worked as a harness maker until his shop was destroyed in the Cyclone of 1899. He then worked as a rural mail carrier on route 2, New Richmond, Wisconsin. His obituary was on the front page of the New Richmond Republican Voice February 21, 1906:

Photograph and information submitted by Thomas Burroughs Phillips' great great grandson, Brad Hall.

Thomas Burroughs Phillips
(At Enlistment, 1861)


Quiner, E.B. 1866. Chapter XXXVIII. IN. The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union. Clarke & Co., Chicago, Illinois.

State of Wisconsin. 1886. Thomas B. Phillips, page 419. IN Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume II. Democrat Printing Company (

Note on Thomas Burroughs Phillips' statistics at enlistment from National Archives Military Records.

Note on service of 30th Wisconsin in Sioux Uprising in 1862 from

Excerpt from Wisconsin Civil War Regimental History from

New Richmond Republican Voice, February 21, 1906.

Photograph of Thomas B. Phillips from

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