Civil War categorization

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Could someone tell me what would be the appropriate categorization or sticker for Jehoida N. Phillips (Phillips-18115)?  He enlisted on 25 September 1861 at Freedom Illinois in Company A of the Illinois 64th Infantry Regiment, and was killed in action, 4 Oct 1862 at Corinth, Miss.

Specifically, I don't understand the difference between the following two categories:

  • Died in Military Service, United States of America, United States Civil War
  • Killed in Action, United States of America, United States Civil War
WikiTree profile: Jehoida Phillips
in Genealogy Help by Ken McEvoy G2G6 Mach 1 (12.5k points)

1 Answer

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Died in Military Service is for someone who died from noncombat related injuries, ie desease, heart attack ...

Killed in Action is for a combat related death.

I hope this helps.

by Kevin Conroy G2G6 Pilot (256k points)

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