Colonel of the 25th & 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments during the Civil War
Unites States Congressman from Pennsylvania
Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress
(1827-99) Born in Northumberland Co., Pa., he was the publisher of the Pottsville Mining Record. He enlisted on April 17, 1861, at Harrisburg, as a lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 25th Pennsylvania Infantry; promoted to colonel, May 1, 1861; mustered out of this regiment, August 1, 1861; commissioned colonel of the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, on September 23, 1861; resigned on March 12, 1863. He served as a U.S. Congressman, 1867-71, including the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress; and was chairman of the Committee on Accounts.
Signature With Place: 5 1/4 x 4 3/4, in ink, H.L. Cake, Tamaqua, Pa.