Orson Decatur Phillips
100th Illinois Infantry
Orson Decatur Phillips, 1844-1925, enlisted as a Private in Co. G of the 100th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. In July 1863, Phillips was with federal troops under Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans in the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was apparently with those who pursued the withdrawing troops of Gen. Braxton Bragg, as he took part in the battles of Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge where he was wounded, thus preventing his continuing on with Gen. Sherman in his March to the Sea.
Photo and information submitted by Rex Baker, gr-grandson of Orson Decatur Phillips
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