Charles E. Phelps (1833-1908)

Charles Edward Phelps had a varied career as a congressman, judge, author, amateur scientist, and professor. During the Civil War, Phelps served as a colonel in the 7th Regiment, Maryland. He had his horse shot out from under him at Laurel Hill (Spotsylvania) and was wounded in action while leading a brigade. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for this action in 1898. He was elected the U.S. Representative from Maryland and served from 1865 until 1869. He was appointed to be a judge on the Supreme Bench of the city of Baltimore and held that post from 1882 until 1908. He was also a law professor at the University of Maryland.

1865 circa 5 years
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