Major General William Phillips
British Royal Artillery (1731-1781)
Somewhere in the outer northeast angle of Old Blandford Church, in Petersburg, Virginia, lays the hidden body of Major General William Phillips, a British officer who died in this town on 13 May 1781, far away from his English homeland.
Since his death of a contagious fever over two hundred years ago, this extraordinary officer has remained in almost total obscurity.
For the story of the Generals life and times and how he came to be involved in the Revolutionary War in America, Virginia and Petersburg please click on the graphic below.