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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)


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