CDV OF MAJOR CHARLES PHILIP MUHLENBERG, 25TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY & 5TH U.S. LIGHT ARTILLERY

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Image is a chest-up view of Charles Muhlenberg. He is wearing a dark colored coat with shoulder boards, white shirt and cravat. Image is clear with good contrast.

Reverse has photographer’s backmark, “SAYLOR’S NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY, S.W. CORNER OF FIFTH AND PENN. STS. OVER HOWARD’S EXPRESS, OPPOSITE MANSION HOUSE, READING, PA. NO. 3995”. In pencil is, “CP MUHLENBERG”.

Charles Phillip Muhlenberg was born at Lancaster, Pa. Nov 24, 1838. 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 began 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 profession in Reading. Muhlenberg enlisted on 4/18/1861 at Reading, PA as a Private and was mustered into "A" Co. PA 25th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 7/25/1861. On 5/14/1861 he was commissioned into U.S. Army 5th Light Artillery. He received the following promotions: 1st Lieutenant on 5/14/1861 (As of 5th U.S. Army Artillery); Captain on 6/3/1864 by Brevet (Cold Harbor, VA); and Major on 3/13/1865 by Brevet. He Resigned on 2/7/1867 and resumed the practice of his profession in Reading. He died in January 1872, at the early age of thirty-four years. [sl]

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