(1835 - 1876)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Detachment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
A 25 year old "confidential clerk" to prominent Philadelphia banker Charles H. Fisher, he enrolled on 1 September 1861 and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 10 September. He was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company A on 1 October and to Captain of Company G on 29 March 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded a detachment consisting of Companies B and G of the regiment in Maryland, serving as HQ escort to General Franklin, 6th Army Corps.
The rest of the War
He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability on 2 April 1863.
After the War
He spent a year in Europe then returned to Philadelphia and went into the real estate business with his brother Charles, as CH & HP Muirheid. He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and Inspector General, Pennsylvania National Guard and in 1875 was appointed Brigadier General and commander of the First Brigade, NG. He died relatively young at age 40 from "congestion of the brain."
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09/10/1835; Pennington, NJ
04/28/1876; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Pennington Cemetery, Pennington, NJ