Phillips, Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton Phillips was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1840 and later served in the United States Colored Troops. According to Phillips’ service records, he worked as a boatman before the Civil War. In July 1863 he joined the 3rd USCT Regiment in Philadelphia. His regiment participated in several operations at Fort Wagner, South Carolina and in Florida. After he left Camp William Penn without permission in August 1863, military authorities arrested him for desertion and fined him $10. Phillips received a promotion to corporal in December 1863 and later became a sergeant on July 20, 1865. His military service ended while stationed at Jacksonville, Florida on October 31, 1865. While the date of his death is unclear, Phillips was buried at the Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. (By Don Sailer)

Life Summary

Full name
  Isaac Newton Phillips
Place of Birth
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Boatman
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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