Tag Archives: William Nelson Pendleton

18 October 1864: “to get me into some place that will be better than serving in the ranks”

Item Description: Letter from A. F. Pendleton to his uncle Brigadier General William Nelson Pendleton asking him to use his reputation to get him a position outside of the military ranks. Item Citation: Folder 41 in William Nelson Pendleton Papers, … Continue reading

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28 January 1864: “Here we remained without interruption until the 15th of Nov, when a cavalry force of the enemy made its appearance opposite Warton’s ford”

Item Description: Report from Captain Harrington on Jones’ Battalion movements and actions from November 3rd until the 23rd while the battalion was under the command of Captain Harrington. Item Citation: Folder 37 in the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, #1466, Southern … Continue reading

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6 September 1863: “Aunt Judy is nearly eaten out of house & home.”

Item description: Letter, dated 6 September 1863, to William Nelson Pendleton from F. W. Page.  Page asks Pendleton to use his influence in the Confederate army to recommend him for a captain’s commission, citing food shortages on a relative’s farm … Continue reading

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28 November 1862: “We are confident that we can handle any 60,000 Burnside has…”

Item description: Letter, 28 November 1862, from Alexander Swift (“Sandie”) Pendleton, officer on the staff of Stonewall Jackson, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, to his father Gen. William N. Pendleton. Item citation: From folder 29 of the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, … Continue reading

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29 May 1862: “the commanding General does not seem it necessary to invoke the troops of this Army to emulate the deeds of their noble comrades in the valley”

Item description: Official copy, dated 29 May 1862, of General Orders, No. 58, celebrating the Confederate victory at the First Battle of Winchester, part of Stonewall Jackson’s campaign through the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Item citation: From folder 23 of … Continue reading

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19 January 1862: “Except that I know what a comfort it is to Mama to have me at home…”

Item description: Letter, 19 January 1862, from Mary Pendleton to her father, William Nelson Pendleton. In the letter, Mary writes to ask her father’s advice on a difficult decision. It is believed that she has been asked to go to … Continue reading

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30 September 1861: “I have been a soldier in the 8th Reg. but finding that my health was failing I have determined to give up the service & act in some less laborious sphere.”

Item description: Letter, 30 September 1861, from P.D. Thompson to Anzolette Elizabeth Page Pendleton, together with a similar letter to Col. William Nelson Pendleton, both regarding the Pendletons’ invitation to Thompson to direct a local school. Thompson writes to the … Continue reading

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