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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pvt. James Phillips

U.S. Army

 
 
Pvt. James Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Pvt. James Phillips Marker
Inscription.  
Dec. 6, 1894 - Oct. 13, 1918
Died in service
World War I

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, World I.
 
Location. 33° 14.835′ N, 84° 15.848′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Taylor Street (Business U.S. 19/41) and South Hill Street (Georgia Route 155), on the right when traveling west on West Taylor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 S Hill St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Lt. W.R. "Bill" Jones (here, next to this marker); LCpl. Christopher B. Rodgers (here, next to this marker); Capt. P.A. Wilheit (here, next to this marker); Pfc. Howard Baugh (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Penia Roberts (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Emory Haynes (a few steps from this marker); SFC. R.L. "Bobby" Hollar, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Rufus Graham (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
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Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding Pvt. James Phillips. He was among a dozen African American soldiers from Spalding County who were not originally listed on the county's World War I memorial. The names of these "Forgotten Soldiers" were added in 2016.
 
Also see . . .  Pvt James Phillips. Biography on the Honor Our KIA website. (Submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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