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Encyclopedia > Henry H. Bingham

Henry Harrison Bingham (December 4, 1841March 22, 1912) was a Union officer in the American Civil War and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Early life

Henry H. Bingham was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1862 and from the law department of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Washington and Jefferson College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Washington, Pennsylvania. ... Canonsburg is a borough located in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. ... Washington and Jefferson College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Washington, Pennsylvania. ... Washington is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Civil War service

Bingham entered the Union Army as a first lieutenant in the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862. He eventually became a brevet brigadier general of volunteers on April 9, 1865. The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... First Lieutenant is a military rank. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The word brevet has several meanings: In the military, brevet refers to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to temporarily hold a higher rank, without a corresponding pay increase. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


During the Battle of Gettysburg, he was serving as Captain and Judge-Advocate on the staff of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock's II Corps.[1] During the battle he witnessed Pickett's Charge, and was near the "Angle" where the Confederates reached the "High Water Mark". He received the effects from the dying Confederate Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead and carried the news to General Hancock, Armistead's friend from before the war.[2] Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 93,921 71,699 Casualties 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured/missing) 22,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured/missing) The Battle of... Portrait of Winfield S. Hancock during the Civil War Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer who served with distinction as a general in the American Civil War and ran unsuccessfully for President of the United States in 1880. ... There were five corps in the Union Army designated as II Corps (Second Corps) during the American Civil War. ... Map of Picketts Charge, July 3, 1863. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The High Water Mark of the Confederacy refers to a location on Cemetery Ridge, outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. ... Lewis A. Armistead Lewis Addison Armistead (February 18, 1817 – July 5, 1863) was a Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. ...


During the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, on May 6, 1864, as a captain of Company G, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry, he "rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under fierce assaults of the enemy."[3] He was awarded a Medal of Honor on August 26, 1893, for these actions. Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Ulysses S. Grant George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 101,895 61,025 Casualties 18,400 11,400 The Battle of the Wilderness was the first battle of Lieut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... This article concerns the rank and title of Captain. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Public service

Henry Bingham was appointed postmaster of Philadelphia by President Andrew Johnson in March 1867 and served until December 1872, when he resigned to accept the clerkship of the courts of oyer and terminer and quarter sessions of the peace in Philadelphia. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1872 though 1900. He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1878, and served until his death. In Congress he served as Chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and on the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department. If you are looking for different meanings of this word, see Postmaster (disambiguation) A postmaster is a term used in post offices to denote the head or master of the office. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1969 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... Oyer and terminer is the Anglo-French name, meaning to hear and determine, for one of the commissions by which a judge of assize sits. ... The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assize courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales. ... The Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Republican Party, is held every four years to determine the partys candidate for the coming Presidential election and the partys platform. ... The U.S. House election, 1878 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1878 which occurred in the middle of President Rutherford B. Hayes term. ... The Committee on Government Reform is a House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816. ... The Committee on Government Reform is a House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816. ...


Trivia

  • Bingham County, Idaho, is supposedly named in his honor. However, according to the Bingham County website, an alternative story for the naming of the county includes a footrace won by an Elisha Bingham.[4]
  • Henry Bingham was a Mason (Charties Lodge #297), and the story of how he provided assistance to the dying fellow Mason, General Armistead, was used in Masonic literature.[5]
  • Bingham was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

Bingham County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ...

References

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Order of battle
  2. ^ Brother's War description
  3. ^ Medal of Honor citation
  4. ^ Bingham County website
  5. ^ Masons at the Battle of Gettysburg
Preceded by:
Chapman Freeman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1879 - 1912
Succeeded by:
William S. Vare

 
 

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