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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Lieutenant John Yates and Captain Edward Phillips Apr 1855

Albumen print | 18.9 x 15.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500313

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Photograph of Captain Phillips mounted on a horse facing left with Lieutenant Yates standing by the head of the horse with his left arm resting on the saddle. Both are wearing military uniform and have swords. There is open ground and a hillside behind them.

Captain Phillips served with the 8th Hussars during the Crimean War and Lieutenant Yates with the 11th Hussars. Phillips charged with the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Lieutenant John Yates (1819-1862)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars (1846-1920)
    Phillips, Edward, Captain (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-8th (King's Royal Irish) Light Dragoons (1810-1824)
    Army-GB-Cavalry Regiments
  • 18.9 x 15.8 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Lt Yates 11th & Capt Phillips 8th

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)