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Dorsey Pender
Original name: William Pender
Birth: Feb. 6, 1834
Death: Jul. 18, 1863

Civil War Confederate Major General. Born William Dorsey Pender in Edgecomb County, North Carolina, he graduated from West Point in 1854, was commissioned an officer in the US Infantry and served in the West Coast. With the start of the Civil War, he resigned from the US Army and was commissioned a Colonel in the Confederate 13th North Carolina Infantry. After his performance at Seven Pines, he was promoted Brigadier General, led his brigade at the Seven Days battle and at Chancellorsville. Promoted Major General in June 1863, he was placed in command of a division in the 3rd Corps under General A.P. Hill at Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863, in a follow-up attack on Seminary Hill, Pender received a shrapnel wound in the leg. The leg became infected as he was being transported to Staunton, Virginia, which resulted in being amputated there, and he died subsequent to the operation, on July 18, 1863. At the time of his death, he was widely considered one of the outstanding younger generals in the Confederate Army. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Pender (1786 - 1873)
  Sallie Routh Pender (1791 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Frances Shepperd Pender (1840 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Turner Pender (1859 - 1897)*
  William Dorsey Pender (1861 - 1920)*
  Stephen Lee Pender (1863 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Pender Bridgers (1817 - ____)*
  Robert Henry Pender (1820 - 1881)*
  Mary J Pender Ricks (1825 - 1915)*
  Dorsey Pender (1834 - 1863)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Church Cemetery
Tarboro
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.8994, -77.53039
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11048
Dorsey Pender
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Dorsey Pender
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- RoxღEd
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Patriot, your bravery lives forever, be at peace.
- Pipedreamer
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
God bless you, Sir. Deepest respect....
- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
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