Party affiliation: Republican Party
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.
Born December 4, 1841
Died March 23, 1912
March 1, 1867 - December 1, 1872
1872 - 1879
January 1, 1872 - January 1, 1900
1879 - 1912