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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.
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"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)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
11 13/16 x 9 8/16 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation