October 29, 2022

Charles N. Phillips, 1843-1932 [RG4317.AM]


RG4317.AM:  Charles N. Phillips, 1843-1932

Papers:  1843-1897

Exeter, Fillmore County, Neb.:  Homesteader; businessman

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


Charles N. Phillips was born at Clarrie, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, in 1843. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. K., 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and took part in the battles at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettsyburg. At Gettysburg he lost his right arm, and was released from the hospital three months later. In 1870 he married Rosana Whitney at Cuba, New York, and four children were born to them. In 1871 the couple moved to Fillmore County, Nebraska, where they homesteaded and lived for several years. In 1897 they moved to Exeter where he served as postmaster for nine years. Charles Phillips died at Exeter in June of 1932.


This collection consists of one box of material arranged in three series: (1) business records, 1843-1885; (2) newspapers and clippings, undated; (3) miscellany. This material relates to the drayage business conducted by Charles N. Phillips in Fillmore County; and to the 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.


Series 1 – Business Records, 1843-1885

Box 1


    1. Records, c. 1843-1873 (This record must have originally belonged to Phillips’ father, but later entries indicate the time when Phillips was in business in Fillmore County.)

      Records, c. 1879-1882

    1. Records, c. 1882-1885

      Records, c. 1881-1885

Series 2 – Newspapers and Clippings, n.d.

    1. Includes: Fillmore County News, Vol. XLI, No. 23, which contains the obituary of Charles N. Phillips; also a number of clippings concerning the 149th Pennsylvania as well as other units from that state which fought at Gettysburg

Series 3 – Miscellany

    1. Includes certificates appointing Charles N. Phillips as postmaster at Exeter, dated 25 May 1897 and signed by U.S. Postmaster General James A. Gary



Exeter (Neb.) — Businesses

Fillmore County (Neb.) — History

Freight and freightage — Nebraska

Pennsylvania — History — Civil War, 1861-1865

Phillips, Charles N., 1843-1932

Postal service — Nebraska — Exeter

United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 149th (1861-1865)


DAB/HEK/jlc   04-22-1966

Encoded TMM   03-09-2011

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