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Charles Albright (New York Times)

Obituary

“Charles Albright,” New York Times, September 29, 1880, p. 5: 2.

Gen. Charles Albright, a leading lawyer of Mauch Chunk, Penn., died yesterday morning of paralysis. He was born in Berks County, Penn., Dec. 13, 1830, and received his education at Dickinson College. After preliminary legal studies, he admitted to the Bar in 1852. He spent a year or two in Kansas, and returned to Pennsylvania in 1856. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. Soon after the breaking out of the war he entered the Army, and was commissioned as Colonel, commanding the Third Brigade, at Chancellorsville. He was later in command of Camp Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, to organize troops. He assisted, in July, in the draft at Philadelphia. He had an independent command, in September, 1864, in the protection of the railroads and outer defenses of Washington. In March, 1865, he was made a Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers. He had charge, after the war, of the Lehigh military district, assisting in pacifying the mining tumults. His military career ended in 1865, when he was mustered out of the service. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, at Philadelphia, in 1872, and was elected to the Forty-third Congress, serving on the Committee on Military Affairs.

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