PHILLIPS, ALEXANDER H., JR.
PHILLIPS, ALEXANDER H., JR. (1830–1863). Alexander Hamilton Phillips, Jr., lawyer and Confederate infantry officer, was the son of Alexander H. and Susan B. (MacRae) Phillips of Victoria, Texas. His father had moved to Texas in 1837 and was a lawyer in Houston and Galveston before moving to Victoria. Phillips attended Princeton University and graduated at the age of twenty-one in 1851 with academic honors. Following college, he returned to Texas and by 1860 was practicing law in Lavaca, Calhoun County. At that time he had an accumulated wealth of nearly $10,000.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Phillips and his younger brother William joined the Sixth Texas Infantry in the summer of 1861 in company A. William was taken prisoner at the battle of Arkansas Post on January 11, 1863, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison camp where he died. Following a promotion to major, Alexander H. Phillips, Jr., was killed later that same year on June 4, 1863, in Montgomery, Alabama.
J.W. Petty, Jr., A Republishing of the Book Most Often Known as Victor Rose's History of Victoria (Victoria, Texas: Book Mart, 1961).The War for Southern Independence: 6th Regiment, Texas Infantry (http://www.researchonline.net/txcw/unit54.htm), accessed March 29, 2011. John Rogers Williams, ed., Academic Honors in Princeton University, 1748–1902 (Princeton: C.S. Robinson & Co., 1902).
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