Charles Albright (Congressional Directory, 1878)

Ben Perley Poore, “Albright, Charles,” The Political Register and Congressional Directory: A Statistical Record of the Federal Officials, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, of the United States of America, 1776-1878 (Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1878): 254.
Albright, Charles, was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1830; was educated at Dickinson College; studied law at Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, and was admitted to the bar in 1852; in 1854 went to Kansas, and participated in the early struggles of the Territory for freedom; in 1856 returned to Pennsylvania, and resumed the practice of law at Mauch Chunk, where he has since resided; in 1860 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention; entered the army in 1862 as major of the One Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; after the battle of Antietam, was made lieutenant-colonel; on February 22, 1863, was commissioned colonel, commanding the third brigade, third division, Second Army Corps, until after the battle of Chancellorsville; in September, 1864, was commissioned colonel of the Two Hundred and Second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; in March, 1865, was promoted to brevet brigadier-general of volunteers; after the surrender of Richmond, was sent to pacify the tumults in the mining regions; in August, 1865, he was mustered out of service, and resumed business at Mauch Chunk; in 1872 was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia; was elected to the Forty- third Congress as one of the three congressmen at large from Pennsylvania, as a Republican, receiving 360,674 votes against 314,036 votes for Richard Vaux, Democrat, and serving from December 1, 1873, to March 3, 1875.
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