REGIMENTAL HOSPITAL DISCHARGE FOR PRIVATE JULIUS F. PHELPS, CO. “E,” 5TH IOWA INFANTRY - WIA AT IUKA, MS, 9/19/1862, AND CHAMPION HILL, MS, 5/16/1863, KIA MAURY MILLS, TN, 11/28/1864

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Dated “Webster General Hospitals / Memphis, Tenn. October 26. 63” One page in ink, 7.75” x 4.75. Exhibits fold-marks & slight yellowing. Else VG.

Text: “Private Julius F. Phelps: Co. E,5 Iowa Vols. is discharged from this hospital& has orders to report to his regiment for duty. / Edw. F. Strode / Asst. Surg. USA /In charge of Webster Hospitals.”

Born in Vermont, Julius F. Phelps was 28 when he enlisted and mustered in as a private in Co. “E”, 5th Iowa Vols. He was wounded at Iuka, MS, 9/19/1862, and at Champion Hill, MS, 5/16/1863 (severely in the arm). He transferred into Co. “G”, 5th Iowa Cavalry, 8/8/1864, and was killed in action while on picket duty on the Duck River at Maury’s Mills, TN, 11/28/1864.

Included above is a scan of an image of Phelps from findagrave.com.

Solid collectible—fine memento  of a soldier twice  wounded while serving with the 5th Iowa Infantry, and killed in action while serving with the 5th Iowa Cavalry. Hawkeye state regimental collectors take note. In protective sleeve.  [jp]

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