Egbert Guy Fowx, Photographer at Petersburg
Born in Kentucky, 1821. Active in Baltimore. Died 17 October 1889. Buried Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey. At the start of the Civil War, Fowx enrolled as one of Mathew Brady's photo-documentarians. By 1863, he was working for Alexander Gardner. In February 1863, Fowx taught Captain Andrew J. Russell the ins and outs of the wet-plate collodion process, purportedly for the fee of $300. Sometime in late 1864, Fowx set up a portraiture studio at City Point and also worked for Mathew Brady on commission. He was one of the first photographers, along with Andrew Russell and Thomas Roche, to document the ruins of Richmond at the end of the war. After the war, he operated his own photography studio in Baltimore, Maryland.