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CSA: Nathan Wilson Phillips, b. MS; enlisted AL; d. TX.
Nathan Wilson Phillips died at the home of his son, R. K. Phillips, at Weatherford, Tex., on January 1, 1918. He was born in Mississippi on August 14, 1840, but was reared in Alabama and enlisted from that State in the Confederate army. During most of the war he served in Company B, 43d Alabama Regiment, Grade's Brigade. He served until the close of the war, surrendering with Lee at Appomattox.
At the close of the war Mr. Phillips returned to his old home, in Dallas County, Ala., and two years later married Miss Fannie Smith, of Talladega. In 1870 he moved to Talladega County, where he lived until he went to Texas in 1898. His wife died three years ago, and he is survived by the following sons: E. B. Phillips, of Rockdale, Tex.; C. R. Phillips, of Cameron, Tex.; Capt. N. H. Phillips, of the United States army; and R. K. Phillips, of Weatherford, Tex.
Mr. Phillips was a consistent Christian gentleman, a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church. His father, Rev. N. G. Phillips, was a minister of that denomination and died while serving as chaplain in the Confederate army.
The cause of the Confederacy came next in the affections of Mr. Phillips to his family and Church. He had attended a large number of reunions during the past twenty years and had met in this way many of his old comrades of the trying days of 1861-65. While he had become reconciled to the outcome of the struggle, he never ceased to champion the principles for which the Southern Confederacy stood and the gallant men who had suffered and died for it. He loved the Confederate Veteran and had not missed reading an issue of it for many years. He had many friends in Texas and Alabama who heard with sincere regret of the passing away of this true gentleman and gallant soldier.
Source: Confederate Veteran, Volume XXVI, published monthly in the interest of Confederate Associations and Kindred Topics, Nashville, Tenn., January, 1918; Pg. 493