First Sargent, Doctor Charles Edward Quail Schuylkill (R29) (part of) County, 1901-1908
1st Sargent, Doctor Charles Edward Quail, born October 9, 1841, Baltimore, Maryland, son of Alsatian-German immigrant Conrad Quail and Mary Ports; educated, Baltimore common schools, Mount Irvin College, University of Maryland Medical School; First Sargent, 1862-1865 (Civil War); finished medical school; relocated, Auburn, Pennsylvania; married, Emma Catherine Weishampel, 1867, three children; doctor; Schuykill County coroner; federal pension examiner; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1901-1908; chair, Schuykill County Republican committee; died suddenly, Capitol Building, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1910, interment; Auburn Church of God Cemetery, Auburn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. (i)
Enlisted, August 13, 1862, Sargent, Company D, 8th Maryland Volunteer Infantry (Union), Baltimore, famed “Maryland Brigade.” Action, Antietam; Clarksburg (W.Va.); Bolivar Heights; Gettysburg Campaign; Maryland Heights and Funkstown (Hagerstown); the Wilderness; Laurel Hill; wounded, Spotsylvania Courthouse. At Laurel Hill, took company command after all officers had been killed or wounded. Continued action, many major battles including, Hatcher’s Run; Siege of Petersburg; and Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865; mustered out, along with regiment, May 31, 1865.
Returned, Maryland, received, medical degree; interned, Baltimore Infirmary; relocated, Auburn, Pennsylvania, 1867, opened practice.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Schuylkill and Pennsylvania Medical Associations; member, Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Commission; member, treasurer, Auburn School Board, thirty-three years; Chair, Schuykill County Republican committee two years.
Schuykill County Coroner, 1873-1876.
Federal Civil War pension examiner, 1889-1901.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 29th district, Schuykill (part of) County, 1901-1908; Chair, Public Health and Sanitation, member Appropriations, Judicial Appropriations, Military Affairs, Public Printing, Public Road and Highways Committees.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1905) Miller, H.P., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 962, 992-995.