Charles Albright (Biographical Annals)

Charles Lanman and Joseph M. Morrison, “Albright, Charles,” Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States: From Original and Official Sources (New York: J. M. Morrison, 1887), 4.
Albright, Charles; was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1830; educated at Dickinson College; studied law, and came to the bar in 1852; in 1854 visited Kansas, and in 1856 returned to Pennsylvania; in 1860 was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention; entered the Army in 1862 ; was commissioned Colonel, commanding the Third Brigade, at Chancellorsville; was placed in command of Camp Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, to organize troops; in July was sent to Philadelphia to assist in the draft; in September, 1864, was assigned to an independent command to protect Railroads and the outer defenses of Washington; in March, 1865, was promoted to brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers; after the war was sent to the command of the Lehigh military district, to pacify tumults in the mining regions; in 1865 was mustered out of service; in 1872, was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia; was elected to the Forty-third Congress, serving on the Committee on Military Affairs.
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