the Estate of Lt. Col. Milton L. Phillips
Contributed by Donald J. Phillips
The following is an inventory of the
estate of Lt. Col. Milton L. Phillips who died of Tuberculosis
at the age of 29 Dec. 3, 1863. Milton enrolled in the Union Army
in Jacksboro Aug. 1, 1861 and mustered in as Captain of Company
B of the First Tennessee Regiment Infantry in Barboursville, Kentucky.
He was soon promoted to rank of Lt. Col., and as field officer,
he and Col. Robert Byrd were cited for outstanding bravery during
the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) January 1863 in the
war report of Gen. James G. Spears. After the war, a G.A.R. Post
was established in Jacksboro and named in Milton L. Phillips'
honor. The estate administrator, James H. Phillips, was his younger
brother and my great granddad (Will & Estate Book C, page
Submitted by: Donald J. Phillips
Inventory of personal effects which came into my hands as administrator
of the Estate of Milton L. Phillips.
One Gold Watch
$600.00 six hundred Dollars due from Bank at Knoxville
One Account on Col. L.C. Houk for $120.00 One hundred and Twenty
One Account on A. Monroe for 14.00 Fourteen Dollars
One Account on Adys Hall for 5.00 Five Dollars
The foregoing is a full and true account of the Effects which
came into my hands as administrator of the Estate of Milton L.
James H. Phillips
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