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Haw Hudgins Jones Phillips Sinclair Smith

Obituary of C. H. Phillips, Elizabeth City County, Virginia.

C. H. Phillips, who served in Company B, 3rd Virginia Cavalry, died at his home on Hampton Creek, Elizabeth City County, Va., on April 13, 1921, in the seventy-eighth year of his age.

He joined the Old Dominion Dragoons (Company B), May 14, 1861, and served in the field from the battle of Big Bethel, June 10, 1861, until the close of the war.

He took part in most of the severe fights in which his brigade was engaged and was slightly wounded at Cannon's Wharf, on James River, in 1864. The Old Dominion Dragoons was made up of men from Elizabeth City County, who were among the first to volunteer. The company was with Magruder on the Peninsula until the arrival of Johnston's army in 1862, when they were joined to Stuart's Cavalry, Wickham's Brigade, A. N. V.

The company had on its roll, all told, one hundred and five men. Charlie Phillip's death reduces the number of survivors to three-Capt. Jesse S. Jones, their last captain, R. S. Hudgins, and G. K. Sinclair, Jr.-and reduces the roll of R. E. Lee Camp No. 485, U. C. V. to fourteen. He was buried in St. John's Cemetery at Hampton, Va.

Comrade Phillips is survived by a son and a daughter, and three grandchildren, also by a sister, Mrs. Rosser Smith, of Yorktown, Va.

In civic life he had been a successful farmer, a good neighbor, and a loyal citizen.

[Joseph R. Haw, Adjutant R. E. Lee Camp.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1922.

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