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Age: 31, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. B, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 12/23/63, m/i 12/23/63, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, pow, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, Andersonville, prld 4/28/65, m/o 5/23/65
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Birth: abt 1831, Saint-Jules, Canada East
Burial: Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 14326137
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/1/1879; widow Emeline, 7/13/1904, RI
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
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From the Pawtucket Evening Times, June 16, 1904:
Phillip Duphiney, 75 years old, and a veteran with a brilliant war record, died at his home, 95 Carpenter street, yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Bright's disease was the cause. Mr. Duphiney was one of the best known painters in Pawtucket and for 26 years was employed in the repair shop at Valley Falls. He came to this city 27 years ago and had resided here without interruption until his death. He was born in St. Jule, Canada.
The early years of his life were spent in Vermont, and when the War of the Rebellion broke out he enlisted in Company B, Twelfth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 25, 1862. While a member of this company he was engaged on the fortifications south of the Potomac and in picketing the line toward Mount Vernon until Nov. 24, 1862.
He did outpost and picket duty near Bull Run, Chantilly and Centreville, and was engaged at Dumphries and Fairfax Station. He was also engaged in operations in the rear and flank of Lee's army retreating from Gettysburg. Despite his unusually active participation in the war he seemed to bear a charmed life and was never wounded.
After being mustered out of the Twelfth Vermont he re-entered the service in Company D, Ninth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, Dec. 23, 1863. While connected with this company he was captured near Newport Barracks, N.C., Feb. 21, 1864. He was held prisoner in Wilmington and Salisbury, N.C. and Andersonville and Savannah, Ga. With his company he took part in the destruction of the salt works at Bear Inlet, the defense of Newberne, Jordan's expedition against the Wilmington and Goldsboro railroad, expedition against guerillas, siege of Richmond, capture of Fort Harrison, battle of Fair Oaks, operations against Longstreet's sortie, operations against Confederate gunboats and the occupation of Richmond. He received an honorable discharge, Dec. 23, 1865.
Mr. Duphiney was a member of Tower Post G.A.R., and was well and favorably known, having many friends in this city and Central Falls. He is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters. The sons are Phillip of Waterbury, Conn.; Moses (known to the theatrical profession as Todd Judge) of Pittsburg, Penn.; Nelson, Wilfred and Robert of Pawtucket. His daughters are Mrs. Delia Maynard, Mrs. Percy Beaulieu and Emelia Duphiney, all of this city.
The funeral will be Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, when services will be held over his remains in Notre Dame Church, Central Falls. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
A link to his Find a Grave page.
Contributed by Jen Snoots.