Addresses delivered at the Meeting of the Philadelphia Bar, held December 11, 1880 upon the Occasion of the Death of Chapman Biddle, Esq.

Honoring Philadelphia lawyer Chapman Biddle


This pamphlet collected the remarks delivered at the December 11, 1880 meeting of the Philadelphia Bar on the occasion of the death of Union officer and Philadelphia lawyer Chapman Biddle (1822–1880).

Seven judges and lawyers, including Benjamin H. Brewster (1816–1888), all members of the Philadelphia Bar, expressed their “genuine sorrow” at the passing of this mild-mannered but eloquent barrister who had experienced bloody combat under heavy artillery fire at first hand. Biddle fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, during which he had led a brigade as commissioned colonel.

Benjamin H. Brewster, who was soon after appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Chester A. Arthur, spoke first remarking upon Biddle as accurate and thorough; brave yet gentle; modest and “full of quiet dignity.”


Description: Addresses delivered at the Meeting of the Philadelphia Bar, held December 11, 1880 upon the Occasion of the Death of Chapman Biddle, Esq.

Philadelphia: J. M. Power Wallace, 1880. 21 pp. Octavo. Pamphlet. Printed on heavy wove paper; stitched. Small call numbers and stamp to front wrap; binding slightly dust-soiled.

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OCLC 23259971: Huntington, Cornell, HSP, Western Reserve.


Price: $50.00

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