U.S. Legislative Branch COL MOH -Phelps, Charles Edward - U.S. Congressman, MD

Charles Edward Phelps:
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Born: May 1, 1833
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Birthplace: Guliford Vermont
Father: Judge John Phelps 1777 – 1849
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery Baltimore Maryland)
Mother: Almira Hart 1793 – 1884
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery Baltimore Maryland)
Wife:
Martha W. Woodward 1839 – 1922
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Maryland)

Children:
USN Captain William Woodward Phelps 1869 – 1938
(Buried: U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis Maryland)
John Phelps 1873 – 1955
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Maryland)
Frank Hart Phelps Sr. 1874 – 1954
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Maryland)

Political Party:
1850’s – 1861: Member of Know – Nothing Party
1861 – 1866: Member of Unconditional Union Party
1866 – 1869: Member of Conservative Party
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Education:

1852: Graduated from Princeton College
Attended Harvard University Law School
1907: Received Honorary Doctor of Laws from Princeton University

Occupation before War:
1855 – 1862: Attorney in Baltimore Maryland
1860 – 1861: Member of Baltimore Maryland City Council

Civil War Career:
1855 – 1862: Attorney in Baltimore Maryland
1861: Major of the Maryland State Guard
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 7th​ Maryland Infantry Regiment
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 7th​ Maryland Infantry Regiment
1864: His horse was killed under him while leading charge at Laurel Hill at Battle of Spotsylvania Virginia.
1864: Wounded and Captured at the Battle of Spotsylvania Virginia.
1864: Rescued by Sheridan’s Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer.
1864: Honorably discharged due to wounds on September 9th​.
1865 – 1869: United States Congressman from Maryland
1865 – 1867: Member of House Militia Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Naval Affairs Committee

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: United States Congressman from Maryland
1865 – 1867: Member of House Militia Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Naval Affairs Committee
1866: Confirmed as Brevet Brig. General to rank from March 13, 1865.
1867 – 1869: Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee
1867 – 1869: Ranking Member House War Department Expenditures Committee
1869 – 1882: Attorney in Baltimore Maryland
Baltimore Maryland Commissioner of Schools
1882 – 1908: Judge on Supreme Bench for City of Baltimore Maryland.
1884 – 1907: Law Professor at University of Maryland
1898: Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for duty at Laurel Hill Virginia on May 8th​, 1864.


Died:
December 27, 1908
Place of Death: Baltimore Maryland
Age at time of Death: 75 years old
Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery Baltimore Maryland
 

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He was colonel of the 7th Maryland but on that actual day (May 8, 1864) he appears to have been leading the 3rd brigade in the 2nd Division of the 5th Corps. This appears to be his last day of military duty as records indicate he never returned to duty after the Laurel Hill incident.
 

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