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Henry Harrison Bingham

Henry Harrison Bingham was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War, who received the United States Military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of the Wilderness.


  • In Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania he became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.


  • After graduating from college Bingham accepted a commission as a first lieutenant for service in the American Civil War. Bingham enlisted in the Union Army and received a commission as a first lieutenant in the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862.While participating in the war he fought in several battles and served as Judge advocate.

    Bingham was mustered out of the service on July 2, 1866 and returned home to Philadelphia.

    On December 3, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Bingham for appointment to the brevet grade of brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from April 9, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on February 14, 1868.

Major achievements

  • Bingham County, Idaho was named in his honor.


Party affiliation: Republican Party


  • Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity


  • father: James
  • mother: Ann
Henry Bingham
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Died March 23, 1912
(aged 70)
  • 1862
    Jefferson College
  • March 1, 1867 - December 1, 1872
    postmaster, Philadelphia
  • 1872 - 1879
    court clerk
  • January 1, 1872 - January 1, 1900
    delegate, Republican National Conventions
  • 1879 - 1912
    Republican member, United States House of Representatives



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