The son of John and Susanna Hambright, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania November 22, 1786, Frederick Hambright was a member of the Lancaster Phalanx, 1810; Fourth Corporal, 1813, Elkton, Md., War of 1812; same campaign, deployed to Baltimore, promoted to Ensign, 1814; promoted Captain, 1815, retaining that rank in the Phalanx to 1838, when the company disbanded. He was sheriff of Lancaster County, 1821; and state Senator, 1826-1830. He received battlefield commissions to battalion Major on several occasions; was elected Captain of Lancaster’s “Jackson Riflemen” in 1839; commanded regiment in 1840-41, Camp Wayne; brigade Commander 1841-46, Camp Lafayette; July 1842, Major General, 4th Division, Pennsylvania Militia; moved to Allegheny City about 1852; passed away, March 17, 1872.
To Major Frederick Hambright, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, August Koeliner, 1841, Palmer Museum of Art The Pennsylvania State University, partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Conner and Ralph M. Yeager.
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