Posted 10 years ago
This carte de visite (CDV) depicts a soldier from the 14th Corps and was photographed by Phillips.
The soldier wears a four button sack coat with a dark civilian shirt underneath. The photograph dates from some time after OCT 62, when the Corps was established, and before AUG 64, when photographs were taxed.
The 14th Corps fought at Stones River, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea.
Phillips designation of "Photographer, 14th Army Corps" should not be miscontrued as anything official. He simply moved with the Army as a readily available source of work and used the backmark to promote his business.
Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.