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John W. Phelps
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John Wolcott Phelps
Birth name John Wolcott Phelps
Born (1813-11-13)November 13, 1813
Guilford, Vermont
Died February 2, 1885(1885-02-02) (aged 71)
Guilford, Vermont
Place of burial
Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, Vermont
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1836–1859; 1861–1862
Rank Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General
Unit 4th U.S. Artillery
Commands held 1st Vermont Infantry
Battles/wars Seminole Wars
Mexican–American War
Utah War
American Civil War

John Wolcott Phelps (November 13, 1813 – February 2, 1885) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, an author, an ardent abolitionist and presidential candidate.

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