Capt. Fred Phillips
(Aug. 15, 1882 - Jan. 10,1973)
1st Tennessee Infantry
The story was true as told to me.
My grandfather Joe Phillips did re-enlist to go with his brother
Fred Phillips, who enlisted Aug. 15, 1899 and was discharged Aug. 14, 1902 at Fort Snelling, Miss, to fight in what had become the Filipino-American War but was discharged because of malaria in May 1900, but not before traveling back to the Philippines a second time.
Fred Phillips was Capt. at a camp near Nashville called Camp Nemo
See New York Times Articles below.
My grandfather became a Captain later in the Tennessee National Guard after completing his training at Camp John Sevier during 1914
Both were son's of Riley Phillips of Scott County, Tennessee.
This gives Fred Phillips enlistment and discharge dates. He must have reinlisted after 1902. I may order Fred Phillip's military information at some point.
There was a conflict over private versus
public ownership of Reelfoot Lake that resulted in the famous "Night Riders".
That resulted in the deployment of the state militia by governor of
Tennessee Malcolm Rice Patterson
in 1908 to restore law and order. Nearly one hundred suspects were incarcerated in a makeshift camp called Camp Nemo, set up by the Guard. Nine daily newspapers
had staff that stayed at Camp Nemo during the time that Sheriff Haynes and
his possee were rounding up "Night Rider" suspects following the killing
of Quinton Rankin and the attempted killing R. Z. Taylor.
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture