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Charles Appleton Phillips

2006.44.763 (RS9889)

Description

Black and white photograph of a man identified as Charles Appleton Phillips. He is standing outside in a field next to a horse. He has one hand on the horse and the other is at his waist. He is wearing a uniform consisting of a long coat, a hat and a sword. Metal frame painted gold.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1861-1865
Inscriptions
"Charles Appleton Phillips / sone of Stephen C. Phillips / b. in Salem June 30 1841 / d. in Nevada / Virginia City Mar 2. 1876 / buried in Salem. / Harvard College 1860. Went / into the war and served / all through. He was Capt / of the 5th Mass Light Battery / and had a fine record as / an artillery officer with / the Army of Potomac in / nearly all the great battles. / After the war started in Ohio / but finally went to Nevada / in the silver excitement / and got pnemonia. / he was thought by my / father to be a very able / man whose career was / served by the war S.W.P." (Handwritten note formerly attached to the photograph)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
metal
paper (fiber product)
photographs
Print, Photographic
People and organizations
Phillips, Charles Appleton, 1841-1876
Dimensions
11 13/16 x 9 8/16 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.763
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
221103

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