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army officer , governor of Pennsylvania

John Frederick Hartranft, American army officer, governor of Pennsylvania. famous charge which captured stone bridge at Antietam, (one of most brilliant achievements of war).

Background

Hartranft, John Frederick was born on December 16, 1830 in Fagleysville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Engle and Lydia (Bucher) Hartranft.

Education

Graduate Union College, 1853.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1860. Commissioned colonel 51st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, United States Army, 1861. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1864, served in 2d Battle of Bull Run, battle of Chantilly, South Mountain and Fredericksburg.

Led famous charge which captured stone bridge at Antietam, (one of most brilliant achievements of war). A commander Army of West, 1863, engaged in battles of Campbell’s Station, Vicksburg, Knoxville, brevetted major general United States Volunteers, 1865. Auditor general Pennsylvania (Republican), 1865, 68.

Governor Pennsylvania (Republican), 1872-1874. Commander Pennsylvania National Guard, 1879-1889. Postmaster Philadelphia, 1879.

Collector Port of Philadelphia 1881-1885.

Achievements

  • Famous charge which captured stone bridge at Antietam, (one of most brilliant achievements of war).

Connections

Married Sallie D. Sebring, January 26, 1854, 3 children.

father:
Samuel Engle Hartranft

mother:
Lydia (Bucher) Hartranft

spouse:
Sallie D. Sebring