Ancestor Spring Pilgrimage

Family Military History

VT photos of the trip:

Chancelorsville, VA – tour

Cheat Mountain, WV – tour

Fort Delaware, DE – tour

Fredericksburg, VA – tour

Philips Pennsylvania Cemeteries – tour

Saltville, VA and Emory & Henry College – tour

Rich Mountain, WV – tour

Warm Springs, VA – tour

A road trip down the Bearden, Maxwell and Phillips history trail, including battle sites of the 7th Tennessee and cemeteries of my first two generations of Phillips in America. 360º imagery will be captured wherever possible.

I am a direct descendent of Captain Walter Scott Bearden, 41st Tennessee CSA, Private James Jarvis Maxwell, 4th Tennessee Cavalry U.S. and John Bond Henderson, 4th Tennessee Cavalry CSA| Uncle (G3) Lt. David Phillips 7th Tennessee CSA, and Great (G3) Cousin Major Shelah Waters 4th Tennessee Cavalry U.S.

National Archives: research will be conducted on Lt. David Phillips III, David Phillips, II and Major Shelah Waters

Route A

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Start: Nashville Thursday April 27, 2017

27APR | 28APR Riverside Campground: 18496 N Fork River Rd, Abingdon, VA 24210

28APR Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA – Captain W.S. Bearden College and Confederate Hospital

28APR Battle of Saltville, VA – Captain Champ Ferguson

28APR | 29APR: Hidden Valley Campground Warm Springs, WV

29APR Battle of Cheat Mountain, WV – 7th Tennessee

29APR Peters Creek Baptist Church, South Park Township, PA – Grave of Reverend/Captain David Philips, Sr.

29APR | 30APR: Somerset, PA

30APR Battle of Gettysburg – 7th Tennessee

30APR Vincent Baptist Church, Chester Springs, PA – Grave of Joseph and Mary Philips

30APR | 01MAY Fort Delaware State Park – Lt. David Phillips III POW

Route B


National Archives College Park, MD

01MAY Point Lookout – Scotland Maryland – Lt. David Phillips III POW

01MAY Battle Fredericksburg, VA – 7th Tennessee

01MAY | 02MAY Battle Chancellorsville, VA – 7th Tennessee

02MAY Battle of Fair Oaks, VA – 7th Tennessee

02MAY Petersburg, VA

02MAY Jamestown, VA

02MAY | 03MAY First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, VA

03MAY Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beach, VA

03MAY | 04MAY Bennett Place, Durham, NC – Gen. Johnston’s surrender

04MAY | 05MAY Kings Mountain, SC – Maxwell family Revolutionary War service

05MAY | 06MAY Hiwassse River

06MAY Nashville – Saturday

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