Maj Charles Phillip Muhlenberg

Maj Charles Phillip Muhlenberg

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Death 9 Jan 1872 (aged 34)
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 64129679 · View Source
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Charles Phillip Muhlenberg was born at Lancaster, Pa. Nov 24, 1838, fifth son of Dr. F.A. Muhlenberg. His education was begun at home, but he attended the common schools of his native city, and in 1853 entered the sophomore class at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, graduating from that institution in 1856.
He bagan the study of law with Nathaniel Ellmaker, Esq.,of
Lancaster, and concluded his legal studies in the office of L. Pringle Jones, being admitted to the Berks County bar in 1859, from which time until the opening of the Civil War, he practiced his proffession in Reading. In April 1861 he became a member of the Ringgold Light Artillery. The following month he was commissiomned as an officer of artillery during the whole of the war. He received the brevet of captain for services in the Peninsular campaign; received the brevet of major for gallant conduct at the battle of Antietam; was in the campaign of the wilderness and of Petersburg under General Grant, and resigned from the Army at the close of 1867 to resume the practice of his profession in Reading. He died in January 1872, at the early age of thirty-four years.


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  • Created by: N.D. Scheidt
  • Added: 12 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64129679
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Charles Phillip Muhlenberg (24 Nov 1837–9 Jan 1872), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64129679, citing Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by N.D. Scheidt (contributor 47099775) .