PHILLIPS, ALBERT H.
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Date: 10/29/2004 at 12:59:45
Biography reproduced from page 524 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Albert H. Phillips was born April 2, 1837, in Rochester, Monroe Co., N. Y. When twenty-one years of age he went to Bureau Co., Ill. Where he lived about one year; from there he went to Whiteside Co., Ill., where he was married to Ellen A. Nicols Oct. 3, 1860. They have two childrenóCyrus A. and Harry E. He enlisted Aug. 26, 1861, in the 34th Illinois Infantry and served until 1864, when he was veteranized, serving until July 1865. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Claysville, Lavergne, Stone River, Liberty Gap, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, siege of Atlanta and Jonesboro, besides marching through Georgia, North and South Caroline, Averysboro, Bentonville, Goldsboro and Raleigh. He was never wounded or missed a single fight. He witnessed the grand review at Washington, D.C., and went from there to Chicago, Ill., where he was mustered out. He then returned to Whiteside Co., Ill., where he followed farming for one year. He then thought he would try the northwest, coming to Kossuth county Sept. 23, 1866, and renting land for two years. In 1868 he took a homestead claim on section 34, township 96, range 28, where he built a cabin, and in 1879 built the home where he now lives. He owns 160 acres of good land. In politics he votes the greenback ticket.
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