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Alonzo W. Phillips Papers


Alonzo W. Phillips Papers
Phillips, Alonzo W.
Collection number:
0.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
May 9, 1858 - December 11, 1861
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9058, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Alonzo W. Phillips was a Union Corporal in Company F of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteers during the American Civil War. The collection includes twelve letters written by Alonzo to his aunt, Hannah Folsom, and one letter to her husband, Simeon. Major topics include military life, the health and affairs of numerous family members, and civilian attitudes toward the war. His letters detail his travels throughout Maryland, his defense of the Potomac River near Poolesville, and the Battle of Ball's Bluff near Leesburg, Virginia. He was discharged due to illness in 1862.

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