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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

William N. Pendleton

(Ap'd Va.)


William Nelson Pendleton: Born Dec. 26, 1809, Richmond, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Served: in garrison at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1830‑31; at the U. S. Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1831, to

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Oct. 27, 1832)

Sep. 8, 1832; and in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1832‑33.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1833.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics in Bristol College, Pa., 1833‑37; and in Delaware College, Newark, Del., 1837‑38. Clergyman, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1837‑61 and 1866‑83. Rector of Episcopal  p451 Diocesan School of Virginia, Alexandria, Va., 1839‑44. Author of "Science a Witness for the Bible," 1860.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Died, Jan. 15, 1883, at Lexington, Va.: Aged 73.

Buried, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he was the Chief of Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia. The deficiency is made good on several websites; the page at Find-a‑Grave linked above provides an adequate summary.

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