Kenneth N. Phillips Collection

This collection includes 1862-1865 Original Indian Home Guard Company G, 3rd Regiment documents and muster rolls.  The regiment was under the command of Captain Maxwell Phillips.  Data includes soldiers’ name, age, rank, when and where enrolled, remarks on desertion, death, etc.  1862-1866

The discharge certificate was issued to Captain Maxwell Phillips, having served with Co. G of the 3rd Reg. of the Indian Infantry Home Guard from May 8, 1863 to May 31, 1865 at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation by reason of muster out orders.

The ledger was written by Capt Maxwell Phillips at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation.  First entry is dated November 20, 1863.  The ledger is a letter copy of all correspondence incoming and outgoing through the date May 15, 1866.

Correspondence in this collection is related to the enlistment status of the officers and men of Co. G, 3rd Indian Home Guard.  Of particular interest are a series of letters between Capt. Phillips and the Major General Samuel R. Curtis commanding the Department of Kansas.  These letters detail the investigation of Capt. Phillips of stolen stock from Indian Territory by men with military credentials.  This case was a major scandal in Kansas and led to the removal of several upper ranking military officers in the Union Army in this region.