Lawyer; born in Frederick, Md.
, Sept. 29, 1829; graduated at Princeton in 1849; studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1850-51, and began practice in Frederick
In 1851 he was State attorney of Frederick county
In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions
; voted for the States' Rights platform; and, with most of the Maryland
delegates, withdrew from the convention, and gave his support to the Breckinridge and Lane ticket.
During the Civil War
he served in the Confederate army, rising from the rank of captain to that of brigadier-general.
After the war he practised law in Richmond, Va.
, till 1879, and then in Baltimore
He was a member of the State Senate in 1875-79.
His publications include Chase's decisions
; The foundation of Maryland
Life of General Washington
; Memoirs of Joseph E. Johnston
; The Confederate history of Maryland