Charles Appleton Phillips

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1861-1865

GUSN

GUSN-221103

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

Descriptive Terms

photographs
paper (fiber product)
metal
Print, Photographic

Inscription

"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.),

Additional Identification Number

P340

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

11 13/16 x 9 8/16 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.763