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Conflict Period:
Other Service 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Civilian Messenger 1
Birth:
1814 2
United States 2
Death:
25 Jan 1895 1
Washington, District of Columbia 1
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Person:
George Phelps 2
Age: 19 2
Birth:
1814 2
United States 2
State: Maryland 2
Death:
25 Jan 1895 1
Washington, District of Columbia 1
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Other Service 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Civilian Messenger 1
Service Start Date:
1836 1
Service End Date:
1892 1

Other Service 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
private 1
Service Start Date:
21 Jan1833 1
Service End Date:
1836 1
Enlistment Date:
21 Jan 1833 2

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  2. Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 [See image]
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Born in Long Old Fields Maryland, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on 21 Jan. 1833, at the age of 19y 11m 22d, for 3 years. His enlistment records describe him as having blue eyes, brown hair, a ruddy complexion, and as being 5ft 6in tall. After his military service ended in 1836 he worked as a messenger for the Quarter Master General's office in Washington DC for about 60 years. In 1892 he applied for and received a pension for his military service.

 

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