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Charles John Biddle

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Born: April 30, 1819

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father:
Financier Nicholas Biddle 1786 – 1844
(Buried: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Jane Margaret Craig 1793 – 1856
(Buried: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Emma Mather 1831 – 1918
(Buried: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​
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Children:
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Jane Emma Biddle Dixon 1853 – 1923​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​
Charles John Biddle Jr. 1857 – 1923​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​
John Craig Biddle 1859 – 1946​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​
Dillon Biddle 1861 – 1933​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​

Adele Biddle Thomas 1863 – 1940​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​
Alexander Mercer Biddle 1865 – 1946​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​
Katharine Craig Biddle 1872 – 1919​
(Buried: All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, Pennsylvania)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1837: Graduated from Princeton College​

Occupation before War:

1840 – 1847: Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​
1847 – 1848: Served in the Mexican-American War rising to Major.​
1848 – 1861: Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. Colonel in Pennsylvania State Reserves​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 42nd​ Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1861: Elected to congress to fill vacancy of E. Joy Morris who resigned.​
1861 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania​
1861 – 1863: Member of House Militia Committee​
Declined the rank of Brigadier General in the Union Army.​
1862: Resigned from the Union Army in February.​
1862: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.​
1863: Chairman of Pennsylvania Democratic Central Committee.​

Occupation after War:

Half Proprietor and Editor – in – chief of Philadelphia Age Newspaper
Author of The Case of Major Andre Poem

Died:
September 28, 1873

Place of Death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age at time of Death: 54 years old

Burial Place: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
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That 42nd Pennsylvannia Volunteer Infantry that he briefly commanded (6/14/61--1/21/62)was also know as the 13th Pennsylvannia Reserve Regiment, the 1st Pennsylvannia Rifles, Kane's Rifles or simply the "Bucktails".

The original Bucktails. When he resigned on February 1, 1862, Captain Hugh McNeil of Company D was promoted to colonel and commanded the regiment until September 16, 1862 when he was killed in action in the skirmishing against Hood's Division on the evening before the battle of Antietam.

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