William Phillips (1731-1781)

William Phillips (1731-1781)
Title
William Phillips (1731-1781)
Date 
ca. 1760-1762
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. ( 29.8 x 23.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Heirs of Hall Park McCullough
Object Number 
1971.119
Gallery Label 
Phillips was a British major general who commanded a regiment of the Royal Artillery under General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga. He led the retreat from Saratoga, and was taken as a prisoner of war and later exchanged for the American general Benjamin Lincoln who was captured at Charleston, South Carolina. Phillips then joined the British forces under General Sir Henry Clinton and subsequently campaigned in Rhode Island and in Virginia where he contracted a fever from which he died.
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Creative: Tronvig Group