Samuel L. Phillips was born sometime around 1829.
Samuel was 32 years old and probably living in Tallmadge, Ottawa County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company I on May 13, 1861. (Company I was made up largely of men from Ottawa County, particularly from the eastern side of the County.)
He died on September 5, 7, 13 or 25, 1861, of “congestive fever” in either Georgetown or Union Hotel hospital, Washington, DC, and was buried in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery).
No pension seems to be available.