CDV OF REUBEN D. PHILLIPS, 6TH ALABAMA INFANTRY

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Three-quarter standing view of a young looking Phillips in uniform. He wears a dark single-breasted frock with dark trousers and kepi. He supports a musket at "Carry Arms". The image is clear with good contrast. Photo is pasted to back side of cdv mount leaving a printed oval frame on the "back". No photographer's backmark. Pencil identification is on the back.

Reuben Davis Phillips enlisted on May 15, 1861 as a Private in Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry. In September 1861 he was commissioned a junior 2nd Lieutenant by the Governor of Alabama. No further military information.

He was born December 1, 1839 in Loachapoka, Alabama. Died on February 26, 1893 and is buried in Mount Zion Cemetery in Rockwall, Texas.

The 6th Alabama Regiment, about 1,400 strong, was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861. Its twelve companies were recruited in the counties of Montgomery, Jackson, Autuaga, Lowndes, Russell, Macon, Henry, and Wilson. Ordered to Virginia, the unit was assigned to Rodes', O'Neal's, and Battle's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was engaged in conflicts from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox. In April, 1862, it contained 1,100 effectives. Subsequently, it lost fifty-nine percent of the 632 engaged at Seven Pines and reported 156 casualties at Sharpsburg and 161 at Chancellorsville. Of the 382 in the fight at Gettysburg, more than fifty percent were disabled. The regiment surrendered with 4 officers and 80 men.

From the collection of the late William Turner.  [jet] [ph:L]

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