Civil War Sixth Plate Tintype of Capt. William C. Myers, 14th Ohio Light Artillery, Taken in Jackson, TN, 1862
Sixth plate tintype of William C. Myers wearing a sergeant's jacket and Hardee hat with artillery insignia, armed with a holstered revolver and sword. Housed in a pressed-paper case with penciled identification under the plate and on the underside of the preserver: Will C. Myers, 14th Ohio Batt'y, Jackson, Tennessee, September 1862. Accompanied by a ninth plate tintype of Myers in civilian dress, dated 1861 and housed in a "church window" Union case, and a small printed parade flag.
William C. Myers enlisted as a sergeant in the 13th Ohio Light Artillery on Dec. 9, 1861, and transferred into the 14th Ohio Battery in April of 1862. He was promoted four times and mustered out as a captain on Aug. 9, 1865 at Camp Dennison. The 14th spent the majority of the war in Tennessee and Georgia, with notable service at Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, and Nashville. Myers had taken command of the battery just days before the Battle of Nashville, where on the second day they successfully drove a Confederate battery from their position on Hillsboro Pike, south of the city.
Tintype very good, with only the usual scratches where the mat meets the plate. Case separated at the spine.