Obituary Record

Charles Edward Phillips
Died on 2/4/1890
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Blair Courier 15 Feb 1890 (G.A.R. veteran)

Phillips, Charles E.

DIED---At his residence in Blair, Neb., on Tuesday, February 4th, 1890, Charles E. Phillips, in the 53rd year of his age.

Mr. Phillips, at the age of twenty-five, on the 18th day of September, 1861, enlisted as a private of company K, 12th regiment Iowa infantry, and in the April following fought in the battle of Shiloh, and served the term of his enlistment. For many years he has resided in Washington county, Nebraska, in the vicinity of Blair or in the town, and although physically weak, has been able to maintain himself and family. He has for years been entitled to a pension, but has refused to make the application for some reason best known to himself. He has been for a long time a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist church, being one of the members whose presence could always be relied on if bodily ability to attend. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his loss.

He was born in the state of Indiana, and was buried at Blair by John A. Dix Post G.A.R. on Thursday afternoon.

Blair Courier 154 Feb 1890

Resolutions of Respect.

Whereas, it has pleased the Great Commander of the universe to call away our comrade Charles Phillips, a veteran of the Grand Army and a worthy member of this post, therefore,

Resolved, that we mourn the death of our comrade, that we commend his patriotism and courage, as shown by his promptness with which he enlisted to serve his country, and if necessary to lay down his life to maintain the universe, as a further proof of his patriotism and loyalty, he re-enlisted after the expiration of his term, and remained until the victory was won.

Resolved, that we hereby extend our sympathy to his afflicted family in this their greatest sorrow.

Resolved, that copies of these resolution be spread on the post records, a copy furnished the family of our deceased comrade, and local papers furnished copy with request to publish.

Com.{ Theo. Haller Com.{ W. C. Vaugn

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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Printed in the Blair Courier on 2/15/1890