b. 04/12/1841 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 22/03/1912 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.
Henry H. Bingham was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1841. He graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1862, where he became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He later graduated from the law department of Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Henry Bingham was appointed postmaster of Philadelphia by President Andrew Johnson in March 1867 and served until December 1872, when he resigned to accept the clerkship of the courts of oyer and terminer and quarter sessions of the peace in Philadelphia. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1872 though 1900. He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1878, and served until his death. In Congress, he served as Chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and on the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department. He didnt receive his Medal of Honor until 31 August 1893.
Rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under the fierce assaults of the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: LAUREL HILL CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SECTION Y, LOT 105
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.